23 Real People Who Discovered Genius Little Lifehacks

Diply 17 Apr 2018

Love 'em or hate 'em, it's hard to ignore a good hack when you see one. And even though the internet has more than its fair share of useless tips and tricks, if you weed through them, you're bound to discover a gem or two.

1. Movie Theatre Popcorn Perfection

Reddit | Reddit

"Get the butter to the middle of your popcorn."

Seriously, why have I never thought to do this? Give this moviegoer an award because this trick is genius!

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2. Glasses On Glasses On Glasses

Reddit | Dirtpig

"My wife and I have many pairs of glasses. This is how we organize them. $5 hanger organizer from Ikea."

Is there anything Ikea can't do?

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3. The Candle Coaster Co-Op

Reddit | Joshh9ix

"No coaster? Use a Yankee Candle top!"

Pretty much anything can be used as a coaster, but the perfection of this candle lid is pretty impressive.

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4. To Catch A Thief

Reddit | murdo1tj

"If you worry about your purse getting taken at the store then try clipping it to your cart."

Who has time for annoying grab and runs? I sure don't!

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5. I'm An Open Book

Reddit | jennifer_lori_

"Use pants hangers to hold coloring books open/flat while you work. Also keeps them open so wet media (paint, gel markers, etc) can dry."

Parents? Teachers? How awesome is this?!

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6. Ice, Ice Baby

Reddit | GracieChaos

"Ice cube in the cereal really does keep the milk cold and cereal from getting soggy!"

You know what would make this hack even better? An ice cube made of milk instead of water. BOOM!

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7. Command Organization

Reddit | Lars_El

"I used Command hooks to hang my pan lids onto the inside of a cabinet door."

Command hooks are definitely one of the most useful and versatile products out there.

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8. Happy Little Trees

Reddit | BeaulaGoo

"Instead of buying a new air freshener, add a few drops of essential oil to the old one. Cheaper, lasts longer, and you can customize!"

I smell a genius.

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9. Stubborn Sticker Solution

Reddit | brokenchemicalbonds

"To remove strong adhesive labels from plastic containers, simply leave the containers in the freezer for a few hours first. The stickers will peel off with ease!"

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10. Mini Watermelons To Go

Reddit | [deleted]

"Cut out the end of your watermelon and use a spoon to eat the insides if you're too lazy to slice it."

Who wouldn't want to try this?

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11. Let Me Get This Straight

Reddit | Tatertot-pie

"Use a hair straightener to fix crooked collars."

This idea would definitely come in handy while travelling — it's a lot easier to lug around a hair straightener in your carry-on than an actual iron.

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12. Hungy, Hungy Hardware Store

Reddit | bleuzizou

"I see your tile coasters and raise you a hardware store marble charcuterie board ($4.95)."

Well played! *Grabs car keys and speeds to closest home improvement store*

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13. A Hairy Situation

Reddit | wickedlobstah

"Move over Elon there's a new genius in town."

Back hair may not be very pleasant, but you have to give credit where credit is due, and this makeshift razor deserves some.

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14. The Toilet Paper Technique

Reddit | kvnmahan

"A coworker more clever than me had a fix for the gaps in the bathroom stall doors."

Don't have something to read in the bathroom? Come up with genius, life-changing ideas instead!

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15. The Toilet Paper Technique Part II

Reddit | captinmcmuffin1

"If an automatic toilet keeps flushing while you're sitting on it, cover the sensor with toilet paper to make it stop."

We've all been there.

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16. Back Off! Get Your Own Sandwich Tie!

Reddit | BlueBooks7

"Run out of hair ties? No problem, just use a sandwich bag tie!"

Well, I guess that's one way of doing it. The things some people come up with, eh?

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17. So Cheesey

Reddit | Civegirl

"Use chopsticks to eat messy snacks like Cheetos to keep your fingers clean."

As someone who absolutely hates getting their hands dirty while eating, this is my kind of hack.

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18. Who Wants To Be An Engineer?

Reddit | annnnnnnnulik

"When you ask your husband to help with dinner."

Why bother buying one of those expensive KitchenAid stand mixers when you have a sweet setup like this?

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19. Dashboard Rationale

Reddit | huisi

"When your radio's broken and you're struggling to hear your podcast."

I think we can all agree that there's nothing worse than having to sit through an entire car ride all by yourself in absolute silence. Ten points to Gryffindor!

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20. The Two-For-One Deal

Reddit | poppinfresh_original

"If you eat a hard taco over a soft tortilla shell you get a second taco."

Two tacos are always better than one. Anything less would be uncivilized.

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21. Glove Box Hero

Reddit | arjo_reich

"Organize your glove box by storing items in a pencil box."

"He's a glove box hero, got stars in his eyes! GLOVE BOX HEROOO!" I'll let myself out...

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22. The Mayo Master

Reddit | FireFall13

"Are you stuck for getting the last reminders of mayonnaise out of the bottle? Simple lifehack: use a bread knife to cut through the bottle and you get all that creamy goodness with ease!"

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23. Button Up!

Twitter | @xobaileyy

"I wanted to wear this romper but it wasn’t staying together at the chest & I didn’t have a cami or clothespin so I took a pair of earrings and made it look like buttons to keep it together

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Which of these hacks are you most impressed with?


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