12+ Hacks That Seem Bizarre, But Are Actually Really Smart
There are certain hacks floating around the internet that make us go, “What?!” And while the hacks on this list may warrant this same reaction upon first glance, they’re actually just downright smart! Shoutout to these creative people who have found ways to make life just a little bit easier.
1. Perfect Pancakes
Make perfectly precise pancakes by putting the batter in a clean, empty ketchup bottle.
2. Protect The Floors
Hate the sound of chairs scraping across the floor? Cut a slit in tennis balls and attach them to the end of chair legs!
3. Double Duty
Want to heat up two bowls at once, but they both won’t fit in the microwave? Place one on a cup to elevate it and create room for both of the bowls.
4. Hands-Free Phone
If you need to look at your phone’s GPS while driving, attach it to your car’s air vent with two elastic bands so it’s visible.
5. Squeeze Out Your Toothpaste
Get the most out of your toothpaste tube by using a bobby pin to put pressure on the end.
6. Cool Down Your Duvet
On a hot summer’s night, cool down your duvet cover before bed by pointing a fan into the insert. The cold air will cool down the cover.
7. Chill Your Wine
Want to chill your wine without watering it down with ice cubes? Freeze grapes, and use those instead!
8. Chip Bag Bowl
Turn your chip bag into a makeshift bowl by folding the sides in on themselves.
9. Store Spaghetti Smarter
If you open a package of spaghetti and know you won’t use the whole thing, put the extra in a Pringles can to keep it from spilling all over your pantry!
10. Remove Strawberry Stems
The easiest way to remove stems from strawberries? With a straw, of course!
11. Faster Grilled Cheese
For super quick grilled cheese, flip your toaster on its side like this!
12. Color Code Your Keys
Color code your keys with nail polish so you know exactly which key is for which lock!
13. DIY Speaker
Need to make an iPhone speaker in a pinch? Two plastic cups and an empty toilet paper roll are all you need!