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There are always these pesky little obstacles in life that make everything so difficult—pot always boiling over, zipper constantly unzipping itself, or ice cream melting on your clothes. All these first-world problems can easily ruin your day. Luckily, the internet is full of handy DIY life hacks and tips that can help you! We have collected the best and the most helpful ones. And trust us, they will definitely make life easier.

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This awesome list of genius solutions and life hacks will teach you how to make your beer cold quickly, hammer nails without hurting yourself, keep your greedy colleagues away from your lunch, cover up dings on wooden furniture, keep your take-out pizza warm, and many more! There are even a few life hacks for kids; gotta teach them young!

Unfortunately, these DIY ideas and life tips are so widely spread that tracking and crediting the original authors is impossible. If you notice your life hack here, please let us know, and we will be more than happy to credit you and your DIY projects.

Tennis Ball Hanger

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Who knew tennis balls could double as great hangers and holders? Just one cut and the ball can hold your keys, pen, napkins, or letters. You can even stick two googly eyes on it and make the ball look like it’s grinning at you!

Helpful Straw

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Insert a straw from the bottom of the strawberry all the way to the top and watch it pluck out the stem. Stem-free and juicy strawberries are waiting to be devoured.

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A Quick Life Hack

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Remove the hanger clips and use them to seal opened chip bags. You can enjoy crispy bites whenever you want.

Ice Cold Beverage in 15 Minutes

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Summers and cold beverages go hand-in-hand. Wrap your beverages in wet paper towels and keep them in the freezer for 15 minutes, and voila, ice-cold beverages will be waiting for you to sip during the sultry afternoons.

How to Protect Your Fingers from the Hammer

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Hammered your fingers many times instead of hammering the nail you are holding? Don’t worry; this hack is perfect for protecting your fingers. Just hold the nail with a clothespin and hammer away.

Easy Tip for Toasted Sandwich

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Crunchy on the outside and soft inside; that’s how most of us like our sandwiches, right? So, place two slices of bread in a single toaster slot before making a sandwich, and get this perfect blend of toasty-soft.

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Upcycle a CD Spindle

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Before CDs went out of style, we all had a case to store them. Find such a case because it’s also perfect for storing your bagels.

Life Tip for a Happy Cat

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Your pet cats just love to annoy you and sit in front of your computer while you are gaming or working. To enjoy some cat-free time, place a box next to the computer. Apparently, cats love to snuggle up inside a box more than they love annoying you.

Cupholder Hack

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Missing a cupholder in your car? Don’t worry; even a shoe can do the trick of holding your drinks.

A Trick for Safe-Keeping Your Money

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Don’t think there’s been a robbery where the thief stole just the sanitary napkin from your purse. So, the sanitary napkin package is probably the safest to hide your money. The thieves won’t even touch it.

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Don’t Throw Away Toilet Paper Rolls

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Before blooming into big plants, some are grown from seeds in small seed starter pots. Instead of buying numerous of these pots, just make them from toilet paper rolls. So, next time, think twice before you throw away those rolls; they might be useful!

Keep Water From Boiling Over

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You have put a pot on the stove to boil water and move around to complete other tasks. You come back, and the water has boiled over, creating a mess. More work for you! To avoid this, just place a wooden spoon over the pot and let the water simmer.

Life Hack to Protect Your Clothes from Ice Cream

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It’s summer, and you are enjoying a popsicle of your favorite flavor. But the heat is melting it too fast for you to eat. Place a cupcake paper under the melting popsicle and let it melt into the paper while you enjoy the cold flavor at your own pace.

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Cookbook Holder Hack

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Constantly returning to the cookbook you placed on a table while trying new recipes is a hassle. What if you add the wrong ingredient and mix up the recipe? Why not use a pants hanger to hold the cookbook? This way, you can solely focus on turning the recipe into the most flavorful delight.

Anti-Theft Lunch Bags: Protect Your Meal

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Anti-theft lunch bags have fake mossy spots on them. When you keep a sandwich inside, it will look like it is old and has gone bad. Nobody will dare steal your lunch.

Toilet Paper Rolls to the Rescue

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With numerous electric gadgets in your house, there will be numerous wires, too. How do you separate and store these wires systematically? With toilet paper rolls, of course.

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Make Pancakes Without the Mess

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After devouring delicious homemade pancakes, cleaning the mess is such a pain. To avoid this mess in the first place, put the batter in an old, washed, and cleaned ketchup bottle. Now, you just have to think about enjoying the pancakes.  

Safe-Keeping at the Beach

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What’s the least likely thing to be stolen at the beach? A sunscreen bottle. That’s where you keep all your important belongings like keys, money, and phone.

Upcycle a Muffin Tin

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You have to keep different condiments in different bottles for those fun BBQ nights. But they are not so fun when you have to clean those bowls later. Just use a muffin tray to serve all the condiments together.

Socks for the Toilet Seat

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The toilet seat can get really cold during winter. Add socks on it so you don’t freeze yourself when using the toilet.

Lit Doritos

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Doritos light up quickly and can give you an instant fire to stay warm. 

A Quirky Life Tip to Identify Your Keys

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Paint the tips of your keys with different-colored nail polish so you can distinguish them with a glance.

Storage for Cleaning Supplies

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A hanging shoe rack is perfect for storing your cleaning supplies while keeping them away from your kids.

Grapes to Chill White Wine

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Say no to ice cubes that will water down your wine. Place frozen grapes in your wine glass and let them chill the wine. 

Toilet Paper Roll: An Unsung Hero

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Keeping your wrapping paper rolled up using rubbers can sometimes damage the paper. Cut up toilet paper rolls and use them as cuffs to keep the paper from rolling open.

Walnut Magic

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As your wooden furniture starts to get old, it’s gonna get dings due to certain things. All you have to do is rub a walnut against the wood and watch as the dings fade away.

The Usage of a Dustpan

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Big containers are tough to fit inside the sink. You might have used small containers multiple times to fill the bigger one. But next time, just place a clean dustpan in the sink. The water will pour directly from the dustpan into the big container, making your job easier.

How to Keep Your Pizza Hot

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Seat warmers don’t just keep you warm but also keep pizzas warm. You can enjoy hot pizzas even when it’s cold outside.

Life Hack to Say Goodbye to Marketing Emails

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Marketing emails are a nuisance, and they keep spamming you all day long. Filter them by the word “Unsubscribe,” and you will stop receiving them altogether.

Keep Your Fly Up

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We have all had those embarrassing moments when the zipper keeps slipping down. To avoid embarrassment, put a key ring on the zipper and place the ring on the button. It will never slip without your acknowledgment.

How to Remember You Have Locked the Door

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Human memory is so fickle; we always forget whether we have locked the door or not. Do something unusual that’s not part of your routine (for example, eating a biscuit on the doorstep) right before you lock the door when going on a long trip.

Helped by the Pool Noodle

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You smoothly park the car in the garage but always bang your door against the wall while opening it. Cut a pool noodle in half and simply attach it to the wall—no more scratches or door bangs.

DIY Project for the Crib

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Once your kids grow up and the crib has played its role, you can turn it into the most functional study table for the kids.

Keep the Extension Cords Plugged

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Extension cords are little rebels that always unplug. Tie them in a knot before plugging so that they will stay plugged.

Grocery Shopping Hack

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You always forget that one important thing while grocery shopping. So, take a picture of your fridge before shopping to never miss out on what you need. 

When in a Hotel…

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After a long trip, everyone needs to charge their phones in the hotel, leaving you with no plugs. That’s what the TV is for. Most models have a USB plugin you can use to charge your devices.

Ice Cold Water on the Go

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A quarter-filled water bottle placed sideways will make one side ice all the way to the brim. Just pour water in it before leaving the house, and you will have cold water till the last sip.

DIY iPhone Speaker

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Who knew that cutting a small portion of a toilet paper roll and placing your iPhone in it could make the cheapest iPhone speaker? Well, here we are!

Lit Candles

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If the wick is too far down in the candle container, light up a spaghetti stick and use it to light the candle—no harm done to your fingers.

Easy Hacks for an Easy Life

Such an eye-opening list, was it not? It makes you wish you had known these hacks sooner; it could’ve saved you so much time! But hey, it’s never too late to learn these amazing tricks. Try them out and let us know in the comments how they helped you. Also, don’t forget to share it with your pals who could really use these hacks and change their lives, too!

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