Friday, April 19

10+ Everyday Life Hacks to Save You Tons of Time

Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr +

According to studies, the average person complains 15–30 times per day. We believe that our life is hard. And it doesn’t come with a guidebook. But luckily, there are some people who know answers to almost any question and they’re ready to share them with us.

5 Fun Facts wants to make the lives of our readers easier. We have prepared a collection of life hacks that cover tips from peeling eggs easily to removing wrinkles from a shirt while taking shower. Scroll down if you’re intrigued.

1. How to make a half-moon manicure at home?

There are a lot of things that make up someone’s look. And nails are one of them. That’s why it is important to always have a chic manicure. Unfortunately, we do not always have the time and money to visit a professional, but the good thing is that we can try to do it by ourselves.

What you need:

  • 2 nail polishes
  • hole protectors
  • a top coat

First, apply the color you want your half-moon to be. Then stick on the hole protectors, as shown in the picture above. Paint the open part with another color. Remove the stickers and apply the top coat.

2. How to peel eggs easily?

If you have a hard time when peeling hard-boiled eggs, follow this advice. Add around a teaspoon of baking soda into the cooking water. It will increase the alkalinity and make the process of removing the eggshell fast.

3. How to inflate balloons within minutes and without efforts?

Is your child’s birthday coming and you have no time (or desire) to blow the balloons up yourself? Here is a simple trick that will save the day.

What you need:

  • A funnel
  • A plastic bottle
  • 1/3 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • Balloons

Add baking soda to the inside of a balloon using the funnel. Fill the plastic bottle with vinegar. Put the balloon on the plastic bottle and lift it upright. The baking soda will fall down and cause a chemical reaction which will then blow up the balloon.

4. How to find a hole in your tire?

If you enjoy driving a car or riding a bicycle this is something that can happen to you. Here is a little trick that will help you find where the hole is. Fill your tire full of air, mix dish soap and water, and apply it to the tire, bubbles will show you the place where the air leak is.

5. How to clean sweat stains with lemon?

Sweat stains can be difficult to get rid of. But there is a simple method that will give your T-shirt a new life.

What you need:

  • water
  • lemon

Mix equal parts of water and lemon juice. Rub it on the stain. Then, hand wash the item.

6. How to save time cleaning a bathroom after shaving?

The process of cleaning a bathroom after shaving can be very time-consuming. Additionally, if everything goes straight down sink, it can lead to a clog. To avoid any difficulties, you can cover your sink with a plastic bag. In this case, the only thing you have to do after shaving is throw the bag away.

7. How to prevent a garbage bag from slipping into a can?

It is always annoying when a trash bag slips off the edges of the trash can and you have to retrieve it from the mess that’s already in there. Command hooks can help you forget about this problem forever.

What you need:

  • 2 command hooks
  • trash bag
  • trash can

Attach the command hooks upside down to opposite sides of the trash can. Put the trash bag into the can and loop its handles over the hooks on each side.

8. How to remove wrinkles from a shirt without ironing it?

In the mornings we do not usually have much time. We sometimes oversleep or forget to set the alarm clock. In these cases, every minute is valuable. To make your clothes look neater, hang them up in the bathroom as you shower and the wrinkles will fall out easily.

9. How to open hard-to-remove lids?

We believe that almost everyone has had to deal with this problem. Jars that are stuck can prevent us from eating something yummy. And this isn’t what we really want. That’s why we want to tell you about a simple trick that will ease your life.

What you need:

  • Closed jar
  • 1 foot long strip of duct tape

Apply the duct tape to the jar making sure that the bottom of duct tape is aligned with the bottom of the lid. Wrap the tape at least one quarter of the way around the lid. Fold the first few inches of the tape down onto the top of the lid and then fold the rest of the tape in half. Then hold the jar with one hand and pull the duct tape with the other.

10. How to save time confirming that you are not a robot?

These online tests can be extremely annoying and time consuming. For example, you can be requested to “click on all traffic lights until there are none left.” But what can you do if it is impossible to see that one pixel-sized light in the bottom right corner of that small square! Here is a piece of advice from an internet user that we thought was crucial to share.

When you’re asked to confirm that you are not a robot, long press the check box and release. You will not be asked to complete the these tests anymore.

11. How to put on a duvet cover and save your nerves?

Replacing a duvet cover can be a real challenge. You try rolling, shaking, and then eventually crying and fighting just to get a big clump as a result. But we know how to make the process enjoyable and want to share this tip with you.

Flip your duvet cover inside out. Lay it on your bed. Place your comforter on top of the cover. Roll starting at the closed end. Then flip the cover over the end. Then zip the cover and start to unroll. Give it a shake and start to believe in magic.

Have you tried any of these life hacks? Rate their effectiveness from 1 to 5 in the comments!

Preview photo credit Ms.TaylorElyse /


About Author

Comments are closed.