Life would be nothing without a pretty good hack someone told you about. Do you get that feeling when you realize something should be done in a different way? Life is immediately simpler and you feel such satisfaction that you want to share it with everyone. Here are 20 life-changing hacks to improve your life and make you even more enthusiastic.
1. Grow roses from cuttings
Push the bottom ends of the cuttings into small potatoes. Potatoes’ moisture and nutrients will allow for the cuttings to produce healthy roots. You can learn more about it here.
2. Waterproof shoes
It’s so easy to wear your canvas shoes and not to get wet on a rainy day! You only need beeswax and blow dryer. Spread beeswax all over your shoes. Then, use the blow dryer to melt the beeswax until you can no longer see it. Off you go, and don’t forget your umbrella!
3. Dry your clothes faster
Have an important event, but your dress is wet and you don’t have a hair dryer? Roll the towel with the garment inside, then pick it up and twist. You’ll need to twist it tightly so you can squeeze any excess water out of the clothing. Once you’ve gone this you can hang your clothing on a hanger to fully dry.
4. Smelly shoes
For bad-smelling shoes, just put a few dry tea bags inside each shoe and they will absorb the smell. If your shoes are smelly and wet, fill them with a mixture of rice and baking soda and leave for a few days.
5. Tight shoes
If your new shoes feel too tight, you stuff each shoe with wet newspaper as tightly as you can. Let the shoes dry, and then remove the newspaper.
6. Start a fire
Chips are great for starting fires. All the fat, oil, and the chemicals in chips make them a perfect fire-starting material.
7. Find small lost items
Cover the end of your vacuum cleaner with a stocking or pantyhose, and start searching. Good luck!
8. Time-marked water bottle
An excellent way to track your daily water intake. Simply draw lines on your water bottle with a marker pen, and then write the time beside the marked level. A great motivation to drink more water!
9. Remove toilet bowl stains
Believe it or not, Coca-Cola is the best for these. Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl, and let it sit overnight. In the morning, simply wash it with soapy water, and flush.
10. Unclog drains easily
Run hot water down the drain for a minute, and then sprinkle 1 cup of baking soda down the drain. Then, just slowly pour 1 cup of vinegar down the drain. Flush the drains once more with hot or boiling water. SO easy!
11. Clean the shower head
These always get dirty, so the best thing to do is fill a plastic bag with white vinegar and secure it to the shower head with a rubber band. Then, allow it to soak in the vinegar overnight, and remove the bag first thing in the morning.
12. Keep buttons from falling off
Paint your buttons with a tiny bit of clear nail polish over the threads and keep them in place forever.
13. Body odor
If you forgot to put deodorant, simply cut a fresh lemon or orange into two halves and rub it onto your skin. The body odor will soon disappear.
14. Amplify your phone’s speakers
Put your phone into a drinking glass or a bowl to boost the volume of the speakers. Get the party started!
15. Make ice last longer in a cooler
To make your ice last longer, sprinkle salt on the ice. Just make sure you don’t do this to the ice you use to cool down your drinks.
16. Fresh breath
If you forgot to brush your teeth, try chewing an apple and the bad breath will be gone!
17. Citrus candles
Make these orange or lemon candles very easily and your house will smell good for hours. You can learn how to do it here.
18. Open a stuck lid
Run hot water over the lid for a minute or two, wipe down the lid down and then open it.
19. Wooden spoon trick
This one never fails! Place your wooden spoon on top of the pan. The spoon will pop the bubbles and keep it from overflowing quickly.
20. Open a SIM card tray when you don’t have an ejector tool
Insert a small paperclip you bent earlier into the small pin hole opening in the SIM tray. As simple as that!