There’s enough going on in day to day life that we have to worry about. Did I pay that bill; leave the oven on; have I been a good friend? Sometimes we need an extra hand in getting it together and doing things the smart way.
Here’s a list of life hacks to make your days slicker and more efficient. Many thanks to Reddit user bacongobbler for compiling this list.
1/32. Sprinkle some salt on your napkin coaster at the bar.. your beer won’t stick to it EVERY FREAKIN’ TIME….
2/32. To stop a sneeze, tickle the roof of your mouth with your tongue.
3/32. Absolutely NEVER answer any cops questions when they call you in for questioning. Just make sure you’re not rude about it.
4/32. When you’re talking to someone and can’t tell if they are interested in the subject/their mind is elsewhere, cross your arms. If they cross theirs as well, they are truly listening.
5/32. Before you take a dookie, throw in a piece or two of toilet paper in the toilet bowl to reduce/avoid splashing and that kerplunk noise.
6/32. Stop: Stop: Play. Skip advertisements in movies and go straight to the movie.
7/32. Dial 0 during most automatic menu phone systems to be taken to operator to route your call. also, mashing buttons may work as well. Whenever you have a voice automated phone system, typically saying “representative” gets you someone right away.
8/32. Keep a spare car key in your wallet/purse. If you have a bulky Key that won’t fit in your wallet, get a key made that doesn’t have the electronic chip on it. It will still unlock the car, it just won’t start it.
9/32. If you are speeding and suddenly up ahead see a cop that clearly just tagged you, slow down and wave to him/her. Your odds of being pulled over are quite a bit reduced.
10/32. If you want to get into a sold out concert simply go to the store and buy two bags of ice. Walk up to the front of the line and say, “I’m the ice guy”. Free concert, minus the price of the ice.
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11/32. If your credit card magnetic stripe starts to get worn from use and being in your wallet, and doesn’t always read in the card reader, you can use the plastic bag trick. Put the card in a plastic grocery bag and then swipe it. Not sure why it works, but it does.Taking it further though, you can simply apply a piece of quality cellophane tape over the mag stripe for a “permanent” plastic bag trick.
12/32. At the end of your shower turn the water really (or all the way) cold. This will wake you up and get blood flowing. It also closes your pores to allow for less dirt and bacteria to get in to help reduce acne problems.
13/32. If you don’t know if a baby is a boy or a girl ask the baby “Whats your name?” And the parent will answer.
14/32. Macy’s credit cards usually have a 20% discount on purchases. I pay with the Macy’s card, then while still at the register, I immediately pay off the charge with my debit card. I just got 20% off my purchase and I never get a credit card bill. – this also works with JCP and kohl’s cards.
15/32. When you buy something online, you usually get a chance to enter a promo code before you purchase. Google the promo codes. They’re out there – you can get anything from free shipping to 25% off the purchase.
16/32. Buy things out of season, this can save you money. Unless its food, then buy it in season.
17/32. When you have forgotten someones name, simply say : “I’m sorry, but what was your name one more time.” They may act offended, but when they give you there first name you simply reply “No, I meant your last name.” (more socially acceptable to forget). Bingo. First and last names.
18/32. Walk on the sides of stairs to avoid/reduce creaks.
19/32. When eating buffalo wings, the flat portions. You can detach the smaller bone on one end very easily, then twist it a bit and it will just slide out. You’re now left with a big hunk of meat and only 1 bone, you can just bite it off into your mouth in one piece, flintstones-style.
20/32. Most tinfoil and saran wrap boxes have little push-in tabs on the sides. If you push them in, the roll won’t fall out when you try to rip out a sheet of it.
21/32. You spill any liquid that will stain on your carpet (red wine, juice, etc), pour some salt on it. Work it into the carpet – just rub it in with your hands. Leave it there for a few hours (for serious stains, up to a day) and vacuum it out. Voila, stain gone.
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22/32. If you need to withdraw more money than your limit, if you do it quickly enough, you can withdraw your limit twice from the same ATM and sometimes the one next to it before it stops you from withdrawing any more.
23/32. If you drive stick and the battery’s dead, get some friends, put the key to the on position, put the car in 2nd and push the clutch down. have your friends push your car. when you get a decent speed going let the clutch up. (this is called “Popping the clutch.” your car with start and you can drive around for a while to recharge your battery(provided nothing is wrong with the battery or the alternator).
24/32. If you back up the toilet at work or someones house with no plunger available, look for liquid hand soap. Dump some in the toilet and wait about five minutes and flush again. The soap lubricates the nasties so they’ll flush away.
25/32. When you finish showering, use your hand as a squeegee(?) To get excess water off your body. It makes drying much faster and your towel will also be dry sooner.
26/32. If you gently rock back and forth while pooping it will take significantly less time and make it easier to pass more “troublesome” movements. Best. Lifehack. Ever.
27/32. On flights, if you are fighting for an arm rest with a stranger. bring your arm (the one thats on the same side the arm rest you want) up to your mouth and sneeze/cough. Then place it by the armrest. The other person will move their arm. Has had 100% success rate.
28/32. Listen to music when doing stuff by yourself, it will make the most mundane task feel awesome.
29/32. Don’t waste money buying expensive binoculars. Simply stand closer to the object you wish to view.
30/32. Pull on your hair in the shower, if it squeaks you already shampooed it.
31/32. When you eat hard shell tacos, do it over your nachos. That way when they disintegrate, you can eat the bits you lost with your nachos.
32. Kill a boner within 30 seconds by squeezing your thighs together really tight. (Guys only).
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