17+ Random Hacks We Felt The Need To Share

Diply 5 Oct 2018

Have you ever come across a piece of advice that was so good, the thought of not sharing it with others just seemed greedy? Well, that's exactly how we feel every time we find a fresh lifehack — we can't help but share it with the world!

Below is yet another batch of useful tips and tricks that can help make everyday problems easier to manage.

1. "When at a hotel, and you need a place to stash your toothbrush." 

Reddit | BrReg

I'm pretty particular when it comes to finding a spot to leave my toothbrush while travelling, so this is a hack I'm 100% on board with.

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2. "Keep your headphones tidy in a pinch."

Reddit | DrunkTankGunner

Is there anything worse than wanting to listen to a fresh podcast or your favorite playlist only to realize you have to spend an annoying amount of time untangling your headphones?

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3. Trying to figure out which buttons to switch in the dark after blowing a fuse isn't fun — or safe, for that matter.

Martha Stewart | Martha Stewart

To make this process simpler to manage, use magnets or Velcro to attach a flashlight to your breaker box.

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4. When it comes to moving, utilizing every possible storage space is the key to successful packing.

I Heart Nap Time | I Heart Nap Time

For example, instead of wasting a cardboard box on something small like bottles of herbs and spices, put large, empty appliances to work.

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5. Anyone who's ever baked knows the struggle of pulling out a bag of brown sugar only to discover it's gone rock hard.

Lifehacker | Lifehacker

To avoid this frustration during future bake-offs, place a couple of orange peels in the bag to keep the sugar soft and moist.

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6. Keeping your vehicle clean and organized is one of the easiest ways to ensure an enjoyable and smooth ride.

The Krazy Coupon Lady | The Krazy Coupon Lady

A great way to keep necessary products all in one easy-to-access spot is by storing them in a large shower caddy.

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7. If you're planning on hosting a big group of people and have promised ice cream on the menu, make things easier on yourself with this clever idea.

Pinterest | Pinterest

Scoop the ice cream the day before your event and store them in the freezer using a large tin pan. When it's time to serve, remove the tin from the freezer and place it inside a second one that's been filled with ice.

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8. "A small hook next to your bed makes your charging cable easily accessible, and keeps it from falling to the ground." 

Reddit | -Trump1doZ1380

Now this is a hack I can seriously benefit from! No more digging behind the bed for my charger? That's a win in my books.

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9. Leftover pizza is awesome, but soggy, microwaved slices are not.

Facebook | Antonio's Pizza

So, the next time you want to enjoy a slice of leftover pizza that isn't unpleasantly chewy, place a glass of water inside the microwave with it.

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10. As someone who strives for perfection when it comes to anything related to arts and crafts, a hack that helps me acheive that is always appreciated.

Skip To My Lou | Skip To My Lou

Rather than using a Sharpie to draw an outline of your design on a pumpkin, use a dry erase marker! So simple, but also so brilliant.

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11. "My clever husband set a pot of chili in our slow cooker and then stood the hot dogs up around it. Warmed everything up without messing up the stove."

Pinterest | Pinterest

This tip is essential for weekend get-togethers.

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12. "Attach a cheap stylus to your zipper pull on a heavy winter jacket to use your phone more accurately."

Reddit | daftcfark

I like this idea a heck of a lot more than taking off my gloves and trying to work a touch-screen with frozen hands!

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13. Have a sudden urge to bake cupcakes or muffins but know you don't have any liners for your pan?

The Kitchn | The Kitchn

No problem! As long as you have a roll of parchment paper on hand, your urge to bake can still be fulfilled.

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14. It may seem silly, but you can actually get a lot of small tasks done while you're waiting for something to heat up in the microwave.

Lifehacks | Lifehacks

And if you add all of those small tasks together, you can come pretty close to having an entirely clean kitchen.

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15. Make this year's pumpkin carving session a bit easier and less messy by using an ice cream scoop to clear out the guts!

Sweety High | Sweety High

You'll get more stuff with every swipe you take, and you won't have to resort to stabilizing the head of a spoon with your hands.

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16. "One dollar, super effective shower drain hair catcher. Just cut a strip of this plastic canvas, roll it up, and stick it in the shower drain."

Reddit | skreeth

According to this Redditor, something like this can be found in the sewing/embroidery section of most craft and hobby stores.

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17. I like getting out in my garden and making making it look pretty, but I don't really own a pair of shoes I'm OK with ruining.

The Krazy Coupon Lady | The Krazy Coupon Lady

However, now that I know about this shower cap hack, I guess that's something I don't have to worry about anymore.

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18. This hack won't help everyone, but if you have a little one who's obsessed with the idea of dressing up as a minion for Halloween, you're going to want to pay attention.

Pinterest | Pinterest

To make the perfect minion-esque accessory, simply glue two mason jar lid rings to some plastic safety goggles — both of which should be readily available at the dollar store.

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19. "Moving/transporting hack — use a wine bag for plastic wrap, foil, plastic bags etc."

Reddit | redheadedmama24

And once you've emptied all of these important kitchen essentials out of the bag and into your new home, be sure to find the closest place that sells wine so you can use it for its intended purpose!

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20. If you don't have access to a mass of newspaper while packing, grab a bunch of paper bags from the dollar store as a substitute.

Listotic | Listotic

You can double the bags for extra protection, and you also don't have to worry about ink transfer.

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21. "THE CUBE ON THE BOTTOM OF LIPSTICKS IS A LIP BALM!!"

Reddit | FloralRoseX

I get that this isn't going to be true for every tube of lipstick out there, but it's still pretty amazing that I made it this far in life without realizing this about certain brands. And I know I'm not alone, so you're welcome!

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22. Another awesome use for shower caps is as ice packs for outdoor events.

The Krazy Coupon Lady | The Krazy Coupon Lady

Simply fill the caps with ice and secure them around any food items that need to stay cool.

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23. Just because camping takes you away from everyday luxuries like stove tops and refrigerators doesn't mean you can't enjoy your favorite meals while you're doing it.

AllRecipes | AllRecipes

The next time you find yourself waking up in the great outdoors, use a muffin pan to cook up a delicious batch of fried campfire eggs.

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24. Adding a cardboard tube to the center of a tall jar can help limit the number of decorations it takes to fill it up.

Dandelions And Dust Bunnies | Dandelions And Dust Bunnies

If you're planning on decorating your home for the holidays, this is a definitely hack you have to remember.

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