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!
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.
2. Rack ‘Em Up
Use towel racks to keep lids for your pots and pans organized. Just ask hgska.
3. Clipping Together
Binder clips make the perfect way to fix those broken keyboard stands. No more wobbles!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
13. Wing It
Love chicken wings but struggle with the bones and the mess? Not anymore…
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.
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.
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.
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.
18. No More Bumps…Just Shortcuts
Prevent shoulder bumps in your favorite sweater by hanging them in this alternative way:
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.
20. A Little Bit Sideways
Turn your toaster sideways to create the ultimate grilled cheese maker.
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.
22. Puff Those Pillows
If your pillows are looking deflated, place them in the sun for 30 minutes.
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.
24. Baby Steps
Ever think about using a laundry basket to keep those toys in reach for your toddlers bath time?
25. Watering Can, Schmatering Can
Turn an old milk jug into a DIY water can. Reduce, recycle, reuse.
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.
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.
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!
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.
30. Clean Your Blender
I’m crap at cleaning my blender, so needless to say this life hack was more of a life saver!
31. Cool Down
Cool down an overheating laptop by using empty egg crating.
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.
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.
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.
35. Cupcake Game Level = Boss
Eat your favorite treat the right way by splitting the cupcake in 1/2 and making a cupcake sandwich.
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!