Look around. The solution to some irksome problem is right in front of you. You just can't see it yet because you're still inside the box. 

But leap outside the box like the folks involved with these pics and you'll start seeing everything in slow-motion technicolor. 

You'll see so many hacks the only problem will be figuring out which ones to prioritize.

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1. Take the straw into your own hands because they charge extra when you ask for layered butter in your movie popcorn

Modern theatres now have a dispenser near the napkins. So save a few nickels and double down on the golden topping. Do your best to bathe every salty kernel. 

2. Why didn't someone show me this hack 20 years ago?

2. Why didn't someone show me this hack 20 years ago?
Reddit |  Slaven16

It's so simple yet so effective. Bundle the tools you use infrequently in an elastic band and let your popular items float free and easy.

This could have altered the course of my life!

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3. Who needs a drone when you've got a phone on a string?

This likely wouldn't look as cool if I spun my phone on a string while I ate chips and watched Westworld, but it would probably still look pretty rad.

4. Is there anything on TV? Besides my feet, this ashtray and this bottle of Jack?

4. Is there anything on TV? Besides my feet, this ashtray and this bottle of Jack?
Reddit |  mackemong

These folks in Sydney, Australia are using an old TV for a coffee table. They could plug in a Nintendo and have a table-top video game!

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5. You've always wondered what those coat hangers were for

5. You've always wondered what those coat hangers were for
Reddit |  Rekordea

Word on the street was that they were for pants, but that always seemed like more trouble than it was worth.

Now you know. They're for hanging cookbooks and sealing chip bags.

6. If you need that many cupboards, you should probably start donating some excess cans to homeless shelters

6. If you need that many cupboards, you should probably start donating some excess cans to homeless shelters
Reddit |  AccordingtoJP

I mean, how many yachts can you water ski behind? No one needs that much cupboard space in their kitchen, and that ladder is just an accident waiting to happen. 

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7. Walk into the bathroom as an unemployed layabout and leave feeling like a surgeon

7. Walk into the bathroom as an unemployed layabout and leave feeling like a surgeon
Reddit |  axsthxticly

No matter how many days it's been since you shaved and no matter how many drinks you've had, you'll feel like surgeon heading into the OR after washing your hands in this bathroom.

Scalpel!

8. It looks just like the clear Swatch watch from the 80s

8. It looks just like the clear Swatch watch from the 80s
Reddit |  SimonVanc

No one will know it's Scotch tape unless you tell them. Just be cool and act the part. They'll think you're retro, not broke and weird. 

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9. Well, this should prevent them from accessing the 2nd floor

9. Well, this should prevent them from accessing the 2nd floor
Reddit |  CorpFixer

This is probably just meant to keep thieves from stealing these ladders. But what if it's next-level and also designed to keep the thieves from using those ladders to access second-story windows?

10. This cardboard splits the screen and functions as a table

10. This cardboard splits the screen and functions as a table
Reddit |  Parisauce

Rock, paper, scissors probably determines who gets the floor end of this cardboard hack but, really, there are no losers when you have time like this to devote to playing video games.

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11. That's the last time that onion cuts me off on the ski hill

11. That's the last time that onion cuts me off on the ski hill
Reddit |  escape_photo

These ski goggles will keep you from crying while you're cutting onions, but they're not going to land you on any magazine covers.

12. When you're low on counter space, we'd recommend eating eating out or ordering in

12. When you're low on counter space, we'd recommend eating eating out or ordering in
Reddit |  Rekordea

But if you absolutely have to prep food in your tiny kitchen, this hack will do the trick. Just make sure you get your knife out of the drawer first.

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13. When you absolutely need to check if something is level, this kitchen hack will work in a pinch

It's not as cool as throwing a pencil behind your ear, squinting your eye and running your hand across the counter while whistling, but it'll still work.

14. Cord control is an art form and this Lego hack is its Mona Lisa

14. Cord control is an art form and this Lego hack is its Mona Lisa
Reddit |  Orbalisks

Cord wrangling can be a thankless, confounding task, but it's handled creatively here with a Lego piece seemingly made for this job. 

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15. This car looks like a hockey player in the playoffs

15. This car looks like a hockey player in the playoffs
Reddit |  toddblevins

Getting stitched up on the bench so you can hit the ice for the next shift — that's playoff hockey. This car has grit and character and is giving it 110 percent. 

16. You won't just slip and fall if you're not careful on this floor — you'll be swallowed whole by a shark

16. You won't just slip and fall if you're not careful on this floor — you'll be swallowed whole by a shark
Reddit |  suckfail

Well, maybe not whole. You might just lose an arm or a leg. Or a torso.

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