The 35 Shortcuts That Will Save Your Day And Boost Your Productivity
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The 35 Shortcuts That Will Save Your Day And Boost Your Productivity

We all want to simplify our lives. Whether it’s finding shortcuts to organizing or just looking for a way to save on space. There’s always a better way to do things. Discover how you can make your life easier, and save your day in those little moments of panic, with these 40 great life hacks. You won’t regret it! 

1. Level-Headed

Trying to kill 2 birds with one stone? How about using a coffee cup to level-up your microwave experience? See the original hack from DaNReDaN.

The 35 Shortcuts That Will Save Your Day And Boost Your Productivity

2. Rack ‘Em Up

Use towel racks to keep lids for your pots and pans organized. Just ask hgska.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

3. Clipping Together

Binder clips make the perfect way to fix those broken keyboard stands. No more wobbles!

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

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4. Maximize Your Counter Space

Not enough counter space? Try opening a drawer and using a cutting board to create pull-out counter space. Check out this life hack on Reddit.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

5. Struggling With Strength

If you are struggling with that jar of preserves, try using duct tape to open the jar. Give your hands a break and cut your frustration in 1/2.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

6. Bin Lining

This is one of my favorite life hacks and one I can’t believe I didn’t think of sooner. Line the bottom of your bin with old newspapers to absorb food juices, reduce smell and prevent those pesky leaks.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

7. Portable Media

Did you know you can take mount your iPad anywhere, simply by using self-adhesive plastic hooks? See the original at etothepowerof3.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

8. Zip Up

Keep those zippers up by using old key rings. Seriously, this is less of life hack and more of a life saver.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

9. Condiment Kingdom

Organize those in-fridge condiments by using a Lazy Susan. Save on space and never search for another bottle of salad dressing again.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

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10. Save Money, Buy Anything

Make your purchases at certain times in the year to save on money. Check out this great guide to learn more.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

11. Lazy Man Movie Night

Want to watch movies while you lay down? Download VLC player (free) and rotate your video of choice 90 degrees in settings. Presto! The ultimate lazy man’s Netflix hack.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

12. Tape It Up

If, like me, you can never seem to find the end of that roll of tape, try using paper clips to mark ends.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

13. Wing It

Love chicken wings but struggle with the bones and the mess? Not anymore…

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

14. Get Artsy

This life hack is a bit more involved, but you can use a laser pointer to create a beautiful macro lens for your camera phone. See how via randoh12.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

15. These Boots Were Made For Walking

Keep those riding boots looking their best by inserting pool noodles. This helps them keep their shape and last longer.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

16. Why Spend More

Don’t spend the money buying chip clips. Instead, turn old pant hanger clips into the perfect bag clincher. See how from omgchrista.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

17. No Pain…All Gain

Don’t break out the tweezers yet…Remove a splinter easily by applying a baste of baking soda and water instead. Via PhauSst.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

18. No More Bumps…Just Shortcuts

Prevent shoulder bumps in your favorite sweater by hanging them in this alternative way:

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

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19. So Fresh and So Clean, Clean

Easily clean a microwave by filling a bowl with water and microwaving it for 2-3 minutes. The steam will loosen and dried food particles and make wiping down a breeze.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

20. A Little Bit Sideways

Turn your toaster sideways to create the ultimate grilled cheese maker.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

21. Pop Those Sicles

Forget the days of awkward popsicles. Place popsicles upright in the freezer to guarantee a clean cut and easy-to-eat popsicles.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

22. Puff Those Pillows

If your pillows are looking deflated, place them in the sun for 30 minutes.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

23. Clean Your Keyboard

You can use the sticky end of  a post-it note to keep those pesky little crumbs and particles out of your keyboard.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

24. Baby Steps

Ever think about using a laundry basket to keep those toys in reach for your toddlers bath time?

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

25. Watering Can, Schmatering Can

Turn an old milk jug into a DIY water can. Reduce, recycle, reuse.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

26. Easy Unload

Don’t waste time by placing cans one-by-one on the shelf. Instead, use this brilliant technique to unload all cans at once.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

27. Slip-n-Slide No More

Have a busy house with kids, pets and plenty of chaos? Keeps those rugs soundly placed in the midst of it all by using velcro strips to secure them to the floor.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

28. Portable Sauce

Recycle an old Mio bottle to create the perfect portable sauce carrier. Easily pop soy sauce, salad dressing and more into that lunchbox with no mess and more space!

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

29. Grunge Be Gone

Really want to get that tub or shower sparkling clean? Power up your scrubbing game with this little life hack. Via eqrunner.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

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30. Clean Your Blender

I’m crap at cleaning my blender, so needless to say this life hack was more of a life saver!

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

31. Cool Down

Cool down an overheating laptop by using empty egg crating.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

32. It’s All About the Bread

Make yummy bread using only ice cream and flour. Yeah…it’s yummy too! Find out more from Robin Edds.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

33. Hands Free

Hate pumping gas like I do? Get a hands-free pumping experience by using your gas cap to hold the release trigger.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

34. Travel Hack

If you aren’t lucky enough to have an in-flight screen in the chair in front of you, use a ziplock bag to suspend your smartphone.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

35. Cupcake Game Level = Boss

Eat your favorite treat the right way by splitting the cupcake in 1/2 and making a cupcake sandwich.

The 35 Greatest Life Hacks That Will Totally Save Your Day

 

And just like that your life is simplified. Start using these great life hacks today to save yourself time, money and stress. You won’t regret it!

 


 What’s your favorite life hack? Let me know in the replies below or on Facebook and Twitter!


 

 

 

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