17+ Lifehacks That Could Come In Handy Someday

As someone who's always looking for the easiest and quickest ways to accomplish everyday tasks, I'm game whenever someone shows or tells me about a useful lifehack. And if you're in the same boat as I am, you're not going to want to miss out on the collection of fresh tips below.

1. Stay organized with soap holders.

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Whether you're going on a road trip or just need a little bit of help getting your home organized, soap containers from the dollar store can hold a variety of things, like playing cards, crayons, and toy accessories.

2. Apple slicers make amazing French fries.

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Rather than cutting your batch of potatoes one slice at a time, use an apple slicing tool to get the job done in an instant.

3. Save your legs from scrapes and bruises with the help of a pool noodle.

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If your shower has a door that slides on a track, covering it with a pool noodle can help little ones avoid hurting themselves as they climb in and out of the tub.

4. Untangle and defrizz doll hair with hot water.

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Start by brushing out the hair, and then dunking it in a bowl of hot (not boiling) water. Leave the hair in the water for 30 seconds before towel drying, brushing, and restyling it.

5. Store frequently used products in empty soy sauce containers.

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Oils, vinegars, and other cooking products are the perfect candidates for this clever hack! Thanks to the design of the soy sauce container, you'll get a perfect pour every time you use it.

6. An empty spool is the perfect headphone holder.

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You probably have a spool somewhere in your home, and if it's almost empty, clear the remaining thread and wrap your headphones around it for portability and reliable storage.

7. Add a handy eraser to your dry-erase markers.

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Hot glue and a pom-pom are all you need! Now you can use your dry-erase board without wasting time looking for the block eraser it came with.

8. Create a makeshift funnel in a pinch.

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A sheet of wax or parchment paper folded into a cone is the easiest way to put together a funnel when you don't have one on hand.

9. Extend the life of that bottle of handsoap.

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Wrap an elastic band around the base of the pump so that anyone who uses it will get half the amount of soap they normally would. Don't worry, it's still more than enough!

10. Never play the guessing game with a power cord switch again.


Simply add a piece of colorful tape to one end of the switch, indicating the direction you have to spin the wheel in order to turn something on. You can even write "ON" to make it that much easier to figure out.

11. Clean garden tools with wax paper.

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Crumple a piece of wax paper into a ball and rub it all over the tool. The crumbled edges will loosen everything, and the wax will coat the metal, which can help prevent rust.

12. Use patterned duct tape and cotton balls to create dollhouse accessories.

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If you have a die hard doll fan in your home, this is something you're going to want to do for them. You can even use dollar store embellishments to make the pillows even more stylish and realistic.

13. No spoon? No problem!

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The foil lid on some food products is sturdy enough to be used as a utensil. Simply twist out a handle on one end and create a scoop on the other.

14. Don't waste money on fancy dish protectors.

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Thick coffee filters work perfectly fine as an alternative and can be found at pretty much any dollar or grocery store you visit.

15. Decrease the amount of kernels that end up in your bowl of popcorn.


Before you completely rip open that freshly popped bag, create a small opening at the top, flip the bag upside down, and shake out all of the unpopped kernels.

16. Here's another great use for wax paper.

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Stuff an empty toilet paper roll with dryer lint and then wrap it with wax paper. You now have yourself an effective and reliable fire starter!

17. Quite strangling your fingers every time you floss.


Rather than wrapping floss around your fingers and cutting off your circulation, tie a knot with both ends of the strand and hold it like so. Now floss!

18. Not only are coffee filters great for protecting fancy dishware, they're also perfect for tea.

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If you're craving loose leaf tea but don't have any teabags or an infuser on hand, grab a coffee filter, place the leaves in the center, and twist it shut.

19. Bring crystallized honey back from the dead.

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Before you throw that bottle of seemingly useless honey in the garbage, try placing it in a pot of hot water. After a few minutes, you should be left with a bottle of smooth, liquid-y goodness.