Humans are constantly thinking up and creating new ways to solve the little problems that bring us all down as we bumble through life. Some inconveniences, however, just seem impossible to overcome. Enter the glorious subreddit known as /r/lifehacks, where geniuses from all walks of life come together to offer brilliant, simple solutions to those painfully irritating dilemmas that confront us each day. Tired of having three separate remotes for your TV, and wish you could combine them all into one? Solved. Need more space on your countertop while cooking? Solved. A cure for your persistent existential dread? Well... We'll get there one day.

Scroll down to see the life hacks that will change the way you do everything from now on. You might even feel like a changed person by the end of this post. Spread the revolution, and share this with the people in your life who need to get woke.

#1 Lost Your Dog?

Lost Your Dog?

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Hans 1 year ago

This needs to go to the top!

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#2 When You Have To Hang Something With Exact Holes, Photocopy The Back And Use As A Template

When You Have To Hang Something With Exact Holes, Photocopy The Back And Use As A Template

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Sunzilla 1 year ago

Clever!! Will remember this one.

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#3 Seal Any Bag Tightly

Seal Any Bag Tightly

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Sunzilla 1 year ago

Cleverest thing I've seen all week!

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#4 Use Legos As A Cable Holder

Use Legos As A Cable Holder

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1 year ago

'What in the f*ck are these?!'

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#5 Use A Slinky To Stop Squirrels From Eating Bird Seed

Use A Slinky To Stop Squirrels From Eating Bird Seed

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Hans 1 year ago

Poor squirrels. :(

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#6 We've Used A Small Tent To Make A Sandpit, It's Now Shaded & We Can Close It Up At Night To Keep The Neighbours Cats Out & It Also Stops The Grass Growing Through

We've Used A Small Tent To Make A Sandpit, It's Now Shaded & We Can Close It Up At Night To Keep The Neighbours Cats Out & It Also Stops The Grass Growing Through

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Alia 1 year ago

Oh boy just wait for bugs and spiders to get in there.

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#7 If You're Moving, You Can Use This Method To Easily Transport All The Clothes That You Hang

If You're Moving, You Can Use This Method To Easily Transport All The Clothes That You Hang

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Kiahna 1 year ago

Clever. If only this had been made earlier, would've saved A LOT of my time.

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#8 How To Include Everyone (Even The Person Taking The Photo) In A Picture

How To Include Everyone (Even The Person Taking The Photo) In A Picture

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Sunzilla 1 year ago

Or, you can just download an app that works on a timer...

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#9 Smear Peanut Butter On Your Shower Wall To Distract Your Dog In The Bath

Smear Peanut Butter On Your Shower Wall To Distract Your Dog In The Bath

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Jason O'R 1 year ago

This didn't look like peanut butter at first...

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#10 How To Feed Four Puppies At The Same Time

How To Feed Four Puppies At The Same Time

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Hans 1 year ago

This is quite cute and dedicated actually. But there must be devices you can get from a veterinarian?!

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#11 This Kid On A Longboard Using A Leaf Blower To Go Fast Is Now My Personal Hero

This Kid On A Longboard Using A Leaf Blower To Go Fast Is Now My Personal Hero

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Lillian Chesak 1 year ago

My boyfriend did this once. Crashed into a tree. I do not recommend trying it.

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#12 If It's Stupid And It Works, It Ain't Stupid

If It's Stupid And It Works, It Ain't Stupid

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Douglas Lee 1 year ago

lol the pencil though

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#13 Coffee Freshness Hack

Coffee Freshness Hack

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Dana Rodic 1 year ago

Sooo smart!!!!

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#14 Hide Your Spare Key

Hide Your Spare Key

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Talia Johnson 1 year ago

Let's hope the burglars don't read BP! :-)

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#15 I Trusted My Husband To Clean-Up From Christmas Last Year. This Is What I Discovered When I Went Down To Our Basement To Begin Decorating This Year. He's So Proud! I Can't Decide: Life Hack Or Lazy?

I Trusted My Husband To Clean-Up From Christmas Last Year. This Is What I Discovered When I Went Down To Our Basement To Begin Decorating This Year. He's So Proud! I Can't Decide: Life Hack Or Lazy?

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

I only wish I had a basement to able to do this!..I think this is a brilliant idea . I love my artificial tree,but the fact that it takes me 'hours' to assemble,all 6.5ft of it,repair endless baubles and do major reconstructive surgery on my 40 year old fairy ,is the part I don't love! In this case..Definitely a life hack!

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#16 My Girlfriend Devised A Way To Keep The Plastic Shopping Bags We Re-Use As Bin Liners In Place By Using Removable Picture Hooks

My Girlfriend Devised A Way To Keep The Plastic Shopping Bags We Re-Use As Bin Liners In Place By Using Removable Picture Hooks

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Caitlyn McCracken 1 year ago

COMMAND HOOKS ARE THE BEST

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#17 Pop A Stocking Over The Head Of Your Vacuum Cleaner To Find Small, Missing Items

Pop A Stocking Over The Head Of Your Vacuum Cleaner To Find Small, Missing Items

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Cristy Cable 1 year ago

Tried this once, the stocking ripped and sucked up the thing I was looking for :(

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#18 I Hang My Shirts Like This To Save Room. A Life Hack I Learned From Watching Tokyo Drift

I Hang My Shirts Like This To Save Room. A Life Hack I Learned From Watching Tokyo Drift

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Jenn 1 year ago

i love that 'how to hang washing' is what this person picked up from Tokyo Drift

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#19 Life Hack: Put Ice Cream In Your "Empty" Nutella Jar

Life Hack: Put Ice Cream In Your "Empty" Nutella Jar

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Lili Képes 1 year ago

This is pure gold!

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#20 Use An Old Iphone And A Generic Facebook Account As A Monitoring Service. Wanted To Ensure Our Baby Chickens Were Okay So I Facebook Lived It Under Private For 24 Hour Monitoring From Anywhere

Use An Old Iphone And A Generic Facebook Account As A Monitoring Service. Wanted To Ensure Our Baby Chickens Were Okay So I Facebook Lived It Under Private For 24 Hour Monitoring From Anywhere

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Stille20 1 year ago

Awww, respecting their little chick privacy ;)

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#21 How To Keep Bobby Pins Neat

How To Keep Bobby Pins Neat

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Sunzilla 1 year ago

Except, where do you buy the magnetic strip?

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#22 Never Drop A Book On The Bath Again. My 8 Year Old Daughters Invention

Never Drop A Book On The Bath Again. My 8 Year Old Daughters Invention

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Lili Képes 1 year ago

1. Your daughter likes to read at 8. 2. She also likes taking a bath. 3. She invents stuff. You must know something.

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#23 Bottom Of The Bunk Bed Brilliance

Bottom Of The Bunk Bed Brilliance

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Tess G 1 year ago

..until the person above you shifts too hard and it falls on your face

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#24 Notebook Organization Lifehack From Japan, Create A Word Index In The Back And Mark The Pages

Notebook Organization Lifehack From Japan, Create A Word Index In The Back And Mark The Pages

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Sunzilla 1 year ago

I don't understand...?

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#25 Mount An Ipad Or Tablet With Some Command Hooks For An Easy TV Or Night Clock In College. Just Slide It Out For Use!

Mount An Ipad Or Tablet With Some Command Hooks For An Easy TV Or Night Clock In College. Just Slide It Out For Use!

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Alira 1 year ago

probably gonna try with different hooks, this type would keep me agitating, worrying that it would suddenly plopped and crashing my phone to floor.

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#26 How To Fit Two Bowls In The Microwave

How To Fit Two Bowls In The Microwave

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Clare McDuff 1 year ago

Two bowls, one cup.

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#27 Use Old Chair To Make Shelves For Your Stuff

Use Old Chair To Make Shelves For Your Stuff

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Sunzilla 1 year ago

Or, you can just put up shelves...

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#28 Use Heavy Duty Paper Clips To Organize Your Freezer And Stop The Frozen Peas Avalanche

Use Heavy Duty Paper Clips To Organize Your Freezer And Stop The Frozen Peas Avalanche

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Caridina Japonica 1 year ago

Works perfectly until that grid is completely covered in ice

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#29 Props To My Wife For A Life Hack That Totally Worked. Removing A Broken Light Bulb With A Potato

Props To My Wife For A Life Hack That Totally Worked. Removing A Broken Light Bulb With A Potato

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Roald Andresen 1 year ago

Remember to turn of the power before using a potato. It conducts electricity.

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#30 When Freezing Ground Meat Flatten It Out As Much As You Can To Reduce Thawing Time

When Freezing Ground Meat Flatten It Out As Much As You Can To Reduce Thawing Time

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Roald Andresen 1 year ago

If you have several of these to freeze at the same time it is a good idea to spread them as much as possible for quicker freezing time. Then the meat keeps even longer.

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#31 Use Clothespin To Hammer A Nail Safely

Use Clothespin To Hammer A Nail Safely

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maryhadalittlelamb 1 year ago

normally i use pilers to hold it, since it's inside the toolbox too

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#32 Cheap Way To Cool Down Your Laptop

Cheap Way To Cool Down Your Laptop

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3ke 1 year ago

I had a laptop that got hot on my desk, saw this then used Rock Band drumsticks. It worked.

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#33 You Can Use A Tennis Ball As An Item Holder

You Can Use A Tennis Ball As An Item Holder

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Caitlyn McCracken 1 year ago

This would drive my dog insane

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#34 A Little Something I Learned In A Pinch

A Little Something I Learned In A Pinch

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Baked Panda 1 year ago

Coins are to soft a metal try a thick rubber band, also works with stripped screws

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#35 Lid Storage Hack

Lid Storage Hack

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BobbyK 1 year ago

Now that is worth doing!!!

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#36 Low On Counter Space? Pull Out A Drawer And Place Your Cutting Board On Top

Low On Counter Space? Pull Out A Drawer And Place Your Cutting Board On Top

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LoneWolfie 1 year ago

My cutting board is already pull-out lol...

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#37 Least Messy Way To Eat Watermelon

Least Messy Way To Eat Watermelon

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Sunzilla 1 year ago

Most boring too. The best way, is to sit on the lawn, dig your face into a slice, get all sticky and then jump in the pool.

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#38 Keeping The Plants Alive While We Are Away. The Water Lasts For Five Days In Some

Keeping The Plants Alive While We Are Away. The Water Lasts For Five Days In Some

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Clare McDuff 1 year ago

I also use wine to rehydrate 👌🏻

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#39 Use An Old Egg Carton To Separate Hardware Out Before Building Furniture From A Kit

Use An Old Egg Carton To Separate Hardware Out Before Building Furniture From A Kit

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Isabel Care 1 year ago

Years ago, did this with motorbike bits (as a 16 year old female control freak, labelled each section) and was fine til my dad wanted to help me and kicked it across the garage. Learned to lock myself in when doing the fiddly stuff and then move it before letting others "assist" me.

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#40 Before You Throw Away A Post-In, Run It Between The Keys On Your Keyboard To Collect Crumbs And Fluff

Before You Throw Away A Post-In, Run It Between The Keys On Your Keyboard To Collect Crumbs And Fluff

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Stille20 1 year ago

I like that you are getting two uses out of a post it

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#41 How I Hide Extra Cables In My Place

How I Hide Extra Cables In My Place

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Cat Meow 1 year ago

This would drive me crazy

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#42 How To Fit All Your Tank Tops On A Single Hanger

How To Fit All Your Tank Tops On A Single Hanger

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Katie Smith 1 year ago

Done this too. Gets messy after a while but works.

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#43 I Just Figured Out How To Protect My Make Up While Showering

I Just Figured Out How To Protect My Make Up While Showering

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

Wouldn't it just be easier to have a shower before applying make up?

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#44 Make A Phone Stand In The Hospital From A Styrofoam Cup For Hands-Free Viewing

Make A Phone Stand In The Hospital From A Styrofoam Cup For Hands-Free Viewing

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FutureVet_mtr 1 year ago

I am groot

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#45 Cover Your Trampoline Springs With Pool Noodles To Avoid Pinching Toes

Cover Your Trampoline Springs With Pool Noodles To Avoid Pinching Toes

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Paladin of Shadows 1 year ago

I had a friend who did this, it's been a few years, most of them fell off, the rest disintegrated

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#46 Small Elastic Band Fixes Pesky Zipper That Won't Stay Up

Small Elastic Band Fixes Pesky Zipper That Won't Stay Up

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Mary-Jane Scharnick 1 year ago

or you could use a key ring. attach it to the zip at the same the rubber band is threaded through...key ring hooked over the button and Roberts your fathers brother!!

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#47 Use A Colander To Prepare The Last Bowl Of Cereal From A Box

Use A Colander To Prepare The Last Bowl Of Cereal From A Box

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Paladin of Shadows 1 year ago

But I like the cereal dust

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#48 Use Bread Clips To Save Flip-Flops With Split Holes

Use Bread Clips To Save Flip-Flops With Split Holes

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Maria Tag 1 year ago

All my life I have had this struggle. Now I have a solution. My life has new meaning.

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#49 Don't Burn Yourself In Those Hard To Reach Candles, Light A Stick Of Spaghetti And Light The Wick With That

Don't Burn Yourself In Those Hard To Reach Candles, Light A Stick Of Spaghetti And Light The Wick With That

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Smoofy 1 year ago

Or just turn the candle sideways while you light it

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#50 Use A Spray Nozzle To Disperse Sauces

Use A Spray Nozzle To Disperse Sauces

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Krish Malhotra 1 year ago

it's a weapon!

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#51 Electric Yard Tools? Go Ahead, Pull That Cord All The Way Out Front

Electric Yard Tools? Go Ahead, Pull That Cord All The Way Out Front

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Sunzilla 1 year ago

Clever

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#52 Use Lego As A Cable Or Key Holder

Use Lego As A Cable Or Key Holder

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Abby Rexroth 1 year ago

Makes me almost wanna buy some Lego peeps, almost. :D

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#53 This Is How You Can Never Forget About Your Gas Cap

This Is How You Can Never Forget About Your Gas Cap

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Debbie Andersson 1 year ago

I´ve only seen lids being attatched to the car?

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#54 Had Some Sandal Clips From Gap And Then Got An Idea

Had Some Sandal Clips From Gap And Then Got An Idea

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Valerie Tolmie 1 year ago

Waste not want not!

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#55 Control Your Portion And Contain The Mess... Beautiful

Control Your Portion And Contain The Mess... Beautiful

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Hallak65 1 year ago

control your portion? Pfff.... There is 2 option: Yeah a full bag pistachios! oh no they are gone forever.... Oh nvm I find an another bag.

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#56 Poster Hack With Toilet Roll Card

Poster Hack With Toilet Roll Card

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Anna Wu 1 year ago

Good for wrapping paper, too.

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#57 How To Get Those Pringles Easily

How To Get Those Pringles Easily

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Christina Waide 1 year ago

I was just thinking how I need help eating more Pringles!

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#58 Cut Down On Dish Washing, Use A Muffin Tin To Serve Condiments At A Bbq

Cut Down On Dish Washing, Use A Muffin Tin To Serve Condiments At A Bbq

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CBN2143 1 year ago

Better yet, if you just use those fancy squeeze bottles that the condiments come in, you have even less dishes.

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#59 My Shower Curtain Was Slightly Too Short But Some Extra Curtain Rings Solved That Problem For A Quick Fix

My Shower Curtain Was Slightly Too Short But Some Extra Curtain Rings Solved That Problem For A Quick Fix

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Fairsher 1 year ago

omg!!! I have had shower curtains I love and bought 10 years ago but they are too short, looked horrid. I tried lowering the bar but that didn't work out having to duck under it getting in and out. Now I can finally hang them using this hack!!!

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#60 Want To Keep White Shoes White?

Want To Keep White Shoes White?

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Vali F. 1 year ago

just don't touch the fabric, it will bleach it

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#61 5$ Way To Hide Cables Under Your Tv

5$ Way To Hide Cables Under Your Tv

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Michelle Dodson 1 year ago

Our TV room is pirate themed. I've been meaning to decoupage some old maps onto posterboard for this very reason. Totally getting on that!

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#62 Easy Trick To Improve Your Carpet Cleaners Performance. Works Like A Champ!

Easy Trick To Improve Your Carpet Cleaners Performance. Works Like A Champ!

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Stille20 1 year ago

Explain? I'm sure this is not your intent but I keep chuckling at the thought that you are making your appliance work out

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#63 Use A Carabiner To Bring In All The Groceries On One Trip

Use A Carabiner To Bring In All The Groceries On One Trip

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

Here in Mumbai, they use similar sort of a technique to hang all the bags in local trains.

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#64 How To Prevent A Band Aid From Slipping Off

How To Prevent A Band Aid From Slipping Off

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Kiahna 1 year ago

Ouch. Hope the finger is okay.

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#65 Y'all Still Stuck In 2017, Meanwhile I'm Out Here In 3017

Y'all Still Stuck In 2017, Meanwhile I'm Out Here In 3017

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Catalina Salvatierra 1 year ago

Doooooon't do thisssssss, the old bread crumbs that were in the bottom catch on fire when you tilt the toaster and it smokes the whole kitchen :( I've done this twice (because I had forgotten the consequences of the first time)

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#66 Need A Quick And Dirty Tracing Table? Just Use A Cutting Board And A Lamp

Need A Quick And Dirty Tracing Table? Just Use A Cutting Board And A Lamp

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Caitlyn McCracken 1 year ago

"dirty" tracing table LOL!

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#67 When You Need An Iron

When You Need An Iron

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Hans 1 year ago

I guess you should give a word of caution here: if there are the slightest traces of grease or rust on the bottom, your shirt will be spoilt forever.

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#68 Nine Different Sandwiches In One. Genius

Nine Different Sandwiches In One. Genius

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LD Beatty 1 year ago

that looks disgusting

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#69 If Staying Put On Festival Grounds, Shoes Can Be Used For Handy Temporary Cup Holders On Uneven Surfaces

If Staying Put On Festival Grounds, Shoes Can Be Used For Handy Temporary Cup Holders On Uneven Surfaces

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Petra Christovová 1 year ago

"Hey Guy, could you please take off your boots and spray them a bit, co I can put my beer in them?"

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#70 If You Need A Coin To Grab A Shopping Cart But Don't Have One At Hand, Just Use A Key

If You Need A Coin To Grab A Shopping Cart But Don't Have One At Hand, Just Use A Key

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Hope Anastasia 1 year ago

This is no good at Aldi. The cashier keeps the cart you stuck YOUR quarter in ('cause it's empty) and gives you the previous customer's cart that he/she just filled up with your stuff after scanning it.

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#71 Life Hacks When Mopping!

Life Hacks When Mopping!

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1 year ago

-Starts skating around on the floor-

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#72 How To Book Cheaper Flight Tickets

How To Book Cheaper Flight Tickets

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Hans 1 year ago

These partly have been provden to be myths. Actual air fare pricing is much more complicated than this.

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#73 Quick Solution If You Don’t Have A Toothbrush Container When Traveling

Quick Solution If You Don’t Have A Toothbrush Container When Traveling

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Paladin of Shadows 1 year ago

I normally just put it in a ziplock baggie

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#74 Use Your Car Spoiler As A Picnic Table

Use Your Car Spoiler As A Picnic Table

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Meowton Mewsk 1 year ago

But what if you’re hungry and not a giant douche? 😆

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#75 Cheap Counter - Just Stack Up Ikea Lack Tables

Cheap Counter - Just Stack Up Ikea Lack Tables

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Alex Newell 1 year ago

Just a 2 inch slip from flat to flat-on-the-floor

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#76 How To Steam Your Shirt

How To Steam Your Shirt

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

Can't get any literal than that

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#77 We Are Living In 2017 And He's In 2064. Visionary

We Are Living In 2017 And He's In 2064. Visionary

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Caitlyn McCracken 1 year ago

it would fall all over the place

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#78 If It's Stupid And It Works, It's Not Stupid. My Facebook Buddy's Improvisation

If It's Stupid And It Works, It's Not Stupid. My Facebook Buddy's Improvisation

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Caitlyn McCracken 1 year ago

omg this is ridiculous

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#79 If You Have Too Many AAA Batteries And No Aa Batteries

If You Have Too Many AAA Batteries And No Aa Batteries