14+ Clever Hacks Aimed At Making Life A Little Bit Easier

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If someone offered to show you a bunch of tips and tricks designed to make different areas of your life easier, you’d probably jump at the chance, right? Well, that chance is right now! We’ve compiled 16 basic yet clever life hacks that you’ll wish you knew about years ago. You’re welcome!

1. Bobby Pin Dispenser

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Sick of finding bobby pins all over your bathroom and home? Store them in an empty Tic Tac container. That way, you can easily dispense them one at a time, whenever you need them.

2. Tape Marker Hack

We all know how frustrating it is when you can’t find the end of a tape roll. When you’re done using the tape, stick a paperclip to the end. This way, you’ll have a marker clearly showing where the end is.

3. Pancake Batter Trick

To make mess-free, perfectly circular pancakes, transfer the batter into an empty, clean ketchup bottle.

4. Fix A Flip Flop

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To fix a flip flop in a pinch, use the tab from a milk bag to keep the rubber strap from sliding through the bottom.

5. Paint Can Tip

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Fasten an elastic band around a paint can. Use the elastic band to wipe off excess paint on your brush. This will save the sides of the can from getting covered in paint, as well as prevent a paint-splattered mess!

6. Shave Sweaters

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To remove pilling from knit sweaters, shave them with a disposable razor!

7. Soften Masking Tape

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To soften masking tape that’s become dried out, stick the entire roll in the microwave for a few seconds!

8. Unstick A Zipper

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To unstick a zipper, apply some Vaseline or lip balm along the zipper’s teeth.

9. Drink Cooling Hack

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To cool down a drink extremely fast, wrap the bottle in a piece of wet paper towel before putting the drink in the freezer. After 10 to 15 minutes, the drink will be completely cool.

10. Double Closet Space

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To double the amount of clothes you can hang in your closet, use soda can tabs to hang one hanger from another.

11. Prevent Water Spillage

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To prevent a pot of water from boiling over the edge, lay a wooden spoon across the top of the pot.

12. Perfect Iced Coffee

If you like iced coffee on a hot day, brew a pot of coffee and pour the liquid in an ice cube tray. Once frozen, pop some of the cubes in a glass and pour some milk or cream over top!

13. Door Hack

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If you’re going to be coming in and out of a door and want it to stay open, fasten an elastic band around the handles in an X-shape. This will ensure the latch part stays tucked in.

14. Chill Your Wine

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If you want your wine to be colder but don’t want ice cubes watering it down, freeze grapes and use them instead!

15. Perfect Cake Slices

The easiest way to get mess-free, perfectly even cake slices? Cut your cake using dental floss!