22 Genius Life Hacks that Win
Coat your shoes in a layer of beeswax to make them waterproof. Then you never have to worry about taking them out in the rain!
Paint the tops of your keys with different colors of nail polish to help you remember which keys go to which doors.
Use a clean dustpan in your sink to fill up a container with water that won’t fit under your faucet! This is a genius idea that will save you tons of time.
Put pancake batter into an empty (clean) ketchup bottle. This will make it easy to control the amount of batter you use for pancakes without making a huge mess.
Put a marshmallow inside an ice cream cone before you fill it up. This will help prevent leaks from coming out of the bottom!
Put a wet paper towel around your beverage and then stick it in the freezer for about 15 minutes. It should help make your drink ice cold in that short amount of time.
Drinks are nice when they are cold, but it’s annoying when you use ice and it waters down your drink. Make ice cubes out of the drink you want and it will keep your drink cold without ruining the flavor.
To make your white clothes brighter without using harsh chemicals, let them sit in warm water for a while with some slices of lemon.
If you accidentally throw a shirt in the dryer and it shrunk, don’t fear! You can put your shirt in a bowl of ice cold water with a cup of conditioner and it should go back to normal size.
If you are camping and need some more light, put your small light under a water bottle or gallon of water. This will help illuminate your tent more than your small light would be able to.
Use some baby powder to get sand off easily! Seriously, this is a MUST have for the beach. You’ll be amazed at how quickly the sand comes off.
Also when you go to the beach, put all of your valuables or important belongings in an empty sunscreen bottle. This will keep them hidden and less likely to be stolen.
This is a GREAT hack if you are moving. Slip garbage bags tightly over as many clothes on the hangers as you can. They are easy to transport to your new place and then just hang them and rip off the bags when you get there.
If your car headlights need some extra attention, and they have a really foggy look to them, rub them down with toothpaste. After you let it sit and then wipe off the paste your headlights will look as good as new.
If you have an item you want to hang on your wall but it doesn’t have any hooks, screw in the bottom part of a soda tab to the back of what you want to hang. Then the top part will make a great hook to go on your wall.
If you are trying to cross out something you wrote, instead of scribbling over the top of it, just write other letters over the top of what you wrote. It’s so much more effective, and really makes sure that your note cannot be read.
Throw your kids’ legos into a mesh bag and then run them through a cycle in your washing machine. This will get them clean and disinfected.
Drop batteries about 6 inches from a hard surface to test if they are still good or not. If they bounce once and fall over they are still good, but if they bounce around a lot they are bad or almost out.
Use a pen spring around your electronic cords. This will help your cords from bending or breaking and getting ruined.
Add a teaspoon of baking soda to your water when you make boiled eggs. This will help the egg shells come off effortlessly when you want to eat them.
Use tongs to squeeze your lemons! This adds a lot of pressure to your lemons so you get a lot of juice out and will also keep your hands cleaner.
Clean your blender so much quicker by giving it a quick rinse and then adding soap and water inside. Run your blender with the soap and water and then you’re done!