18 Times The Internet Came Up With Smart Hacks To Simplify Life

I can't tell you how much I love to save time on doing my daily tasks. It's such a lifesaver when you can get things done faster and more efficiently. Am I right?

That's why I'm such a big fan of so-called #LifeHacks. Over the years, I've implemented many, but I'm always on the lookout for new ones. Here's the latest batch I found. Enjoy!

1. This Kitchen Hack

Did you know that commercial ice cream scoops come in various sizes? So you can use them as a quick and effective way to portion things like meatballs, crab cakes, burgers, and such. I need to get my hands on these ASAP.

2. Keeping Your House Tidy

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Here's a tip my mom gave me to keep the house tidy all the time. Are you ready for it? She told me to clean as I go. That way, you never have a huge mess to clean later. Thanks, mom!

3. Take A Shower To Perk Up

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Have you ever had a day where you just can't get out of bed? I feel you. I feel so unmotivated when the weather gets cold. But it's nothing that a refreshing shower won't solve. So try it!

4. This Candle Burning Trick

Time to unwind but what happens when your candle burns unevenly? It's a pain, right? Well, apparently, wrapping tin foil keeps the heat in and increases the temperature inside enough to melt the top layer, so your candle burns evenly. Aha! I never knew that.

5. Write Your Daily Tasks Down

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Do you have a lot to get through your day? Me too, and it's sometimes hard to remember it all. To combat that, make sure you write all your daily tasks down, so you can check them off as you complete them.

6. Stretch Your Body

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This one I literally swear by. The first thing I do when I wake up is stretch. Then throughout my day, I get up, walk around and get some blood pumping. It will help your muscles from getting sore at the end of the day.

7. This Chili Flavor Idea

Do you like chili? It's my go-to dish in the winter. But there's an actual hack that will make it taste even better. Just add a spoonful of peanut butter. Apparently, nobody will taste it, but they will miss it when it's not there.

8. Prep In The Evening

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Another thing that helps me stay organized throughout my week is nightly prep. I try to figure out what to wear the next day. Then I come up with something for lunch. This process really helps me get ready in the am.

9. Set Up A Drop Spot

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Speaking of prep, are you the kind of person who always loses their keys or your wallet? Well, perhaps it's time to designate a spot in your home for that very purpose. That way, you'll never look for it again.

10. Make A Budget

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This is such an important step of adulting, hehe. Chances are, if you don't budget for things, you'll end up spending more money. And I don't have to tell you that's bad. So do yourself a favor and budget wisely.

11. Shop Sales

Okay, speaking of spending money, this one may not seem that attractive. I admit waiting for a sale may seem daunting. But there's pretty much nothing you need right away unless it's an emergency, so learn some patience and save money. You'll thank me later.

12. This Fridge Expiration Dates Cheat Sheet

I admit it's hard to keep track of what's expiring in the fridge. So instead of searching endlessly, get a dry-erase board and write it down. It's that easy. I absolutely love this idea here.

13. Download A Comparison App

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While we're on the subject of sales, here's what else you can do. Download one of those comparison shop apps to know what things are on sale. Most retailers will do price matching, too, so it's a win-win.

14. This Easy Packing Tip

Let me ask you a question. Do you cover your shoes when you pack them? Well, you should. But did you know you can actually use a shower cap to do so? How neat is that?

15. This Moving Hack

Speaking of packing, nobody likes to do it when it's time to move. Am I right? So in order not to have to pack all your clothes just put all your hangers straight into the bag. Genius!

16. Use A Carabiner To Carry Groceries

Now, when you do make it out to a grocery store, it's no fun to carry all those bags, huh? Take a note from this lady's playbook and get yourself a carabiner like this one. VoilĂ !

17. Save Money On Gas

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Here's a really great way to save money on gas. All you need to do is get yourself a Costco membership. Yes, you need to pay for it, but the gas is a lot cheaper there, so you'll save in the long run.

18. This Spice Storing Hack

How many times were you ready to make a dish only to find out your spices have dried out? Ugh! I can't stand that. But you can prevent that by using plastic wrap under the lid.

I hope you'll find all these various life hacks useful.

My goal in life is to get through my day as painless as possible hehe. If that's what you're after, then go ahead and try these. Then come back and tell me how it worked out for you. Okay?