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
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2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

Clever!! Will remember this one.

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#3

Seal Any Bag Tightly

Seal Any Bag Tightly

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Sunzilla
Community Member
2 years 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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Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

Poor squirrels. :(

stacyh
Community Member
2 years ago

It doesn't hurt them thankfully! And squirrels can go through a whole feeder full of bird seed in such a quick amount of time, it's good to have a way to keep them out.

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

Man, how many times is that squirrel going to keep trying to get up there? I've watched at least 22 attempts :-P

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Haha...23 and counting

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raprent
Community Member
2 years ago

Just feed the squirrels too! They gotta eat.

Sandra DeRosia
Community Member
1 year ago

Squirrels are pests and can ruin your property, just let one of them burrow into your attic and start nesting and you'll change your tune.

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Holly Hofmann
Community Member
2 years ago

Aww, poor guy! I put out food specifically for the squirrels. They're so fun to watch,

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years ago

Welcome to the Squirrel Gym! Sproiiiiiiiing..!

Shari H
Community Member
2 years ago

Personally, I prefer to just feed the squirrels too. I buy "critter" food and have low lying, open feeders for the squirrels and rabbits.

Sandra DeRosia
Community Member
1 year ago

Just saying that's how you attract rats and mice as well. 😢

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Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
2 years ago

Give him time. He'll figure something out.

♡ Zaylah ♡
Community Member
2 years ago

I bet they would turn it into a game, cute!

Evette Pagano
Community Member
2 years ago

This actually works as long as there isn't anything close to the pole that they can jump from to the feeder.

Mary Waisanen
Community Member
2 years ago

I would literally sit there and watch it all day...that's hilarious.

Tinka Maruu
Community Member
2 years ago

This is hilarious! Squirrels are resilient, by the way. They jump amazing distances, both vertically and horizontally. I think they wouldn't be hurt by this. Only impressed. :D

Kandi Ali
Community Member
2 years ago

Haha I hope this lil fella is ok. I'm sure his little squirrel ego took a blow lol

Cynthia Hutchison
Community Member
2 years ago

Quickly becomes a playground, fun for squirrel and everyone watching!

Adam Havlík
Community Member
2 years ago

I could watch this all day! :D

Sunzilla
Community Member
2 years ago

Haha! :)

Neb
Community Member
2 years ago

Can it stop the cats from climbing onto high rise nests?

Pi...
Community Member
2 years ago

I kinda feel sorry for the lill guy...

June Pixeld
Community Member
2 years ago

And, free backyard entertainment!

Candy Alyssa
Community Member
2 years ago

Why? Just let them eat...

Rebekah
Community Member
2 years ago

WHEEEE

Full Name
Community Member
2 years ago

That's just adorable

William Teach
Community Member
2 years ago

I keep waiting for the squirrel to be slinkyed into the sky.

Adriana E. Henricy
Community Member
2 years ago

will they start playing with it?

BREAK YOUr perceptions
Community Member
2 years ago

BAHHAHAHAHH! beautful

Susan Forbes
Community Member
2 years ago

Genius!

Nancy E
Community Member
2 years ago

Finally, a squirrel stopper !

Biana Weatherford
Community Member
1 year ago

or just for entertainment

Sandra Crisp
Community Member
1 year ago

I’m betting the squirrel figures this out

Bobby Anderson
Community Member
1 year ago

GREAT!

Karen Dalgaard
Community Member
1 year ago

I can't stop watching. This is the funniest i have seen in a long time :-D

Michal Mánert
Community Member
1 year ago

not as funny as lube, but perhaps more long-term :D

Max L.
Community Member
1 year ago

the squirrel looks enjoy the hack

Dianimal
Community Member
2 years ago

Why?

Wendy Newhouse
Community Member
2 years ago

Probably a good idea ................... perhaps a thought for a squirrel feeder too?

Amber Senter
Community Member
2 years ago

Lmao that's the funniest yet most clever thing I've seen yet!!

Isabel Care
Community Member
2 years ago

I had a slinky, it was too scared to go down my stairs. Lived in my parents attic (old servants quarters in 1880 house)

Nancy Higginson
Community Member
2 years ago

I wish we had squirrels so I could do this....better entertainment than TV

Bobby Clemente
Community Member
2 years ago

LOOOOOL! 2_dog_laug...dae766.jpg 2_dog_laugh-59dad4edae766.jpg

Tarah Gagné
Community Member
2 years ago

They said, "Everyone loves a Slinky" but not today!

Stephanie Esparza
Community Member
2 years ago

clever

Jacquie McKamey
Community Member
2 years ago

Smart tip

Vivien Someya
Community Member
2 years ago

Why shouldn't they eat? They are hungry too.

Jim Horton
Community Member
2 years ago

I can't quit watching this. Pure Genius!

Maria Campbell
Community Member
2 years ago

I could watch this all day.

Maryann Stork
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm so going to try this...Sorry squirrels I know you have to eat too but.....

Terri Rowland
Community Member
2 years ago

Hahaha 😂😂😂😂 love this one

Sharon Louise
Community Member
2 years ago

The squirrel's like 'WTF?'

danielw
Community Member
2 years ago

i used to have a springy-wire-thing you could hang a dried out corn cob on. watching the squirrels try to figure it out was always amusing. Personally, though I'm rooting for the squirrel. I know. I know. but it's like the difference between watching bugs bunny et al and, uh, that painting show on PBS.

Mandy Delaforce (PC Girl)
Community Member
2 years ago

HA HA HA HAHA

Sherrie Glendening
Community Member
2 years ago

Good for entertainment, too.

Debra Snyder
Community Member
2 years ago

Too cool

adiana
Community Member
2 years ago

Why stop the squirrels from eating? let them!

Katie Pedelty
Community Member
2 years ago

Hmm, not sure if I agree with this one

Peter McLeary
Community Member
2 years ago

Mel’s you need this.

Alice M Baker
Community Member
2 years ago

I feed squirrels because they are so much fun to watch and they let me know when I need to fill feeders again for birds. Have a lot of both.

Stella Rose
Community Member
2 years ago

This amuses me. Just imagine being the squirrel and climbing all the way to the top only to bounce back down again!

Susan Bertke
Community Member
2 years ago

The slinky worked at least once (the tape is on a loop), BUT if this squirrel is anything like ours, he probably came up with an alternate solution in about five minutes. Can't tell you how many "squirrel proof" bird feeders we've purchased. Trust me, squirrels are plotting world domination. Humans haven't got a chance.

Lira Mai
Community Member
2 years ago

i feel sad for the squirrel.

Laura Johnston
Community Member
2 years ago

Great idea! Will be trying this after battling 18 squirrels last winter. They won, I lost. So sad.

Dominic Roadknight
Community Member
2 years ago

Hilarious!

Lauren Morgan
Community Member
2 years ago

Plus, this serves as entertainment, redneck style

Daniel Popescu
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't understand what makes one animal more valuable than another, but if it's your bird feeder, it's your choice

stacyh
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't know if it's that, it's just that for me... I want to feed birds at my feeder and not have them scared off by squirrels. I love birds, they're so gorgeous and when squirrels come around, the birds stay away. I just prefer to feed them separately :)

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KK
Community Member
2 years ago

ahahahha idk i find this funny lol

Red Ruffensor
Community Member
2 years ago

Vaseline also works, but this is cleaner.

La Dung
Community Member
2 years ago

Then the squirrels came back with his friends for the new thrilling game...

Johanna Zamora
Community Member
2 years ago

Elevator ride down, not do shabby

Kenneth Donnelly
Community Member
2 years ago

.......and then spend hours laughing at the squirrels.

Molly Block
Community Member
2 years ago

I LOVE IT!!

Sandra La Madeleine
Community Member
2 years ago

''WEEEE!!!!''

Susan Gardner
Community Member
2 years ago

That is basically cruelty to animals. I would not recommend this. Squirrels could get hurt. Let them eat the damn bird seed

Sop Hie
Community Member
2 years ago

woeiiiiii

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
2 years ago

Ah, that looks so cruel for the squirrel.

Marlene Evans
Community Member
2 years ago

That’s so mean.

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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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

lol the pencil though

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#13

Coffee Freshness Hack

Coffee Freshness Hack

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Dana Rodic
Community Member
2 years ago

Sooo smart!!!!

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#14

Hide Your Spare Key

Hide Your Spare Key

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Talia Johnson
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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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Christina Waide
Community Member
2 years ago

Also good if you like lightbulb flavored potatoes.

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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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Cassie
Community Member
2 years ago

We make patties and put them in the bags to freeze. That way, you can remove just as many patties as you want to use and can either cook them up as burgers or as ground beef for whatever recipe.

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#31

Use Clothespin To Hammer A Nail Safely

Use Clothespin To Hammer A Nail Safely

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maryhadalittlelamb
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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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