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25 Simple Life Hacks That Will Save You Time, Money, and Patience!

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Life is all about learning and as we age, boy, do we learn a lot! In order to make the most out of the wisdom we gain from age, we’ve decided to collect 25 of the most clever life hacks on the internet. You can use these simple life hacks for everything from work and travel to getting chores done faster around the house. 

Once you learn these life hacks, you will never want to go back!

Use a Spoon to Guide Your Eyeliner Application

If you spend any time in the beauty world, you know how important it is to have a perfect line when you apply eyeliner. Unfortunately, we live in an imperfect world and that means that we need a lifehack to make this happen! The easiest way to make your eyeliner application a breeze is by using a simple spoon to guide you through the process. Make this happen by placing the spoon atop your eye, allowing the bend of the spoon to demarcate your eyeliner.

With so many beauty life hacks out there, we wonder what else can be accomplished with items in the kitchen!

Quickly Chill Your Wine With Frozen Grapes

Are you a wine fanatic? Do you love popping a brand new bottle with dinner every once in a while? If you like wine but rarely remember to chill your own bottles, we do have some advice for you! In order to quickly and effectively chill your wine, you can simply freeze a bag of grapes! Use these grapes as ice cubes in your glass of wine to provide an instant chill to your glass.

BONUS: You can also freeze small portions of your wine in an ice cube tray. Use these wine cubes to chill your wine or add to recipes!

Chill Your Beverage FAST

If you arrive at the family barbecue without any cold beverages, you might feel out of luck. Don’t despair yet, however! In order to make your beverages cold as fast as possible, simply wrap them in slightly we paper towels. Once you’ve wrapped your beverage in a wet paper towel, place it in the freezer and let it sit for a short period of time.

The wet paper towel will quickly freeze onto your bottle, thus leading to the beverage instantly becoming chilled. This life hack is as effective as it is simple, so don’t be afraid to bust it out at your next party.

Open Hard Plastic Containers With a Can Opener

Have you ever purchased an item or received a gift that came packaged in hard plastic? This rigid plastic casing can be infuriating to try and remove, not to mention sharp and potentially dangerous! In order to bust right through his hard-plastic cover, you can use your household can opener!

Simply line the can opener alongside the edge of the rigid plastic before beginning your cut. You’ll quickly be able to get inside the rigid plastic without cutting yourself or getting frustrated due to your efforts. 

If you think this lifehack is handy, just wait until you see what we have in store next!

Injury-free Hammer Technique

If you aren’t a natural when it comes time to work around the house, you’ll probably welcome any extra help that you can get. If you are a butterfingers when it comes to hammering nails, you’ll want to grab a clothespin before you get to work!

All you need to do to make this lifehack effective is to brace your nail against the wall with your clothespin. With the extra inch or so of space it should be easy to hammer your nail without coming close to hitting your thumb.  

For a life hack that EVERYONE can enjoy, keep on reading!

Never Boil Over on The Stove Again

Do you love cooking on the stove in your kitchen? Do you hate the sound of water boiling over your pot and onto the stove? We’ve all left a pot unattended long enough for water to boil over, so we all understand how nice it would be to prevent that from happening again! 

With this little life hack, you can enjoy spill-free boiling for life! All you have to do is place a wooden spoon across the opening of your pot. As the water cooks to high, the bubbles will run into the wooden spoon and thus be stopped from overflowing.

Use Coins to Seal Your Hotel Sink For Quick Cleaning

If you are staying in a hotel, you might not have many options for your laundry. If you can’t afford to have your laundry cleaned by the hotel, you can use a plastic bag and a couple of coins to seal your bathroom sink. Once your sink is sealed with the coins and plastic, add some hot water and soap and get to work scrubbing!

This life hack is also perfectly ideal for filling your sink with ice during a small party. Who knew you could get so much done with a couple of spare coins and a hotel room?

Fill Your Mop Bucket With a Dust Pan

Sometimes innovation can come from unexpected sources. If you’ve ever had to fill a mop bucket at home before, you know our struggle. Filling a bucket without a large enough sink will require you to be a little creative. This life hack implores you to use a dustpan with a grooved handle to guide water to your bucket. As you can see from the example image, this lifehack can work if you have the right pan!

While we have you working around house and home, you might want to head to the office for this next creative life hack!

Clean Your Keyboard With a Post-it Note

If you have your own home office, you likely spend at least a little time eating at your desk. Eating at your desk isn’t bad or good, but it can be messy on occasion. If your keyboard has become quite dirty, you can quickly clean the surface with the back of a Post-It note. The sticky surface of the Post-It note will grab onto crumbs and other small particulates that may have found a home within their keyboard.

After you clean your keyboard, it is time to grab a tube of toothpaste before heading to your garage. What do we have in store next?

Scrub Your Headlights Clean With Crest Toothpaste

Unless you’ve recently replaced your headlights, the covers on your car are likely due for a cleaning. If you notice that the plastic covers over your headlights are yellow or discolored, you can use this household life hack to get them back in great shape. Who doesn’t love a good automobile life hack?

All you need to do is take a container of Crest toothpaste before rubbing it over your discolored headlights. Allow the toothpaste to sink into the surface for a little while before buffing it out. When you are done, you will notice that your headlights look clearer than they have in years!

Super Secret DIY Travel Wallet

Traveling can be difficult in the best of circumstances. Now, imagine traveling when your money gets stolen from your pocket. Terrible, right? If you want to protect your money while you are traveling in the world, consider rolling up your cash and putting it inside of a chap stick container. Thieves and pickpockets won’t be trying to get a hold of your chap stick and you can rest easy knowing that you are financially secure for your trip.

With this life hack, you just need to be careful that you don’t forget where you put your money! 

Use a Rubber Band for Clean and Drip-free Painting

There is something immediately satisfying about a clean layer of fresh paint. When it comes time to paint your home or help with a friend, you will want to implement this lifehack right at the beginning!

All you have to do to enjoy drip-free painting is attach a rubber band to your paint container. This rubber band will stay suspended across the open container, thus giving you the chance to dab your brush between each dip into the canister. This is a great way to stop drips, save paint, and make your job as easy as you could possibly want.

Convenient Bobby Pin Storage

If you buy bobby pins, you know how easy it is to lose them. You can lose a pack of bobby pins seemingly overnight before finding them around your home for years to come. Instead of losing your bobby pins and buying more, simply adopt this lifehack as a way to store your accessories. Simply take an empty Tic-Tac case before ripping off the sticker covering the center. You can now slip your bobby pins into the candy container. Also of benefit is the small size of the Tic-Tac container which makes it perfect for purses, pockets, and even tossing in your luggage.

Heat Multiple Foods in the Microwave

The odds are pretty good that if you need to heat a bunch of food, your microwave won’t have enough space. When space is an issue and time is of the essence, you can use a simple glass jar to elevate one container of food overtop the other. By stacking the food in your microwave, you can heat more food at once.

For this life hack to be effective, you will need to make sure to increase your cooking time to cover for the additional dishes inside of the microwave. We’re pretty sure every college kid should know this life hack!

Placing A Rubber Band Around Both Door Knobs

If you have kids then this is a trick then you have to know. Imagine going in to check on your baby and you open the door and she wakes up right away because of the noise of the door knob and the lock clicking. With this trick you can keep your baby sleeping and still check and make sure everything is alright. Just wrap a rubber band around the lock and guess what no more waking baby for a noisy door.

Protect Your Vacuum With a Stocking Filter

Vacuuming is a satisfying household chore that has a surprising amount of variables. When you are vacuuming, the wrong sucked up objects can lead to massive repercussions. In order to protect your vacuum and your home, consider putting a filter over the hose attachment of your vacuum. This filter should ideally be made from a household stocking to provide air for dirt to pass. Larger objects that would otherwise impact the faculties of your machine will be filtered by the stocking, thus keeping your machine safe and operational.

For our next life hack, we are going to head back into the kitchen!

Implement This Ultra Practical Cutting Board Drawer

If you live in a small apartment or simply have a small kitchen, you know how important it is to make sure to prioritize your space. Unfortunately, there are some things that you are going to need, such as a cutting board.

In order to fit your cutting board into your kitchen, consider lining up the board inside of your drawer. You can also opt to have a commercial cutting board-drawer installed in your kitchen should you want something that looks a bit more professional. 

While we are in the kitchen, let’s turn our attention to that dirty microwave in the corner.

Clean Your Microwave the Easy Way

Cleaning the microwave is a job that nobody anywhere has ever wanted to do. Whether you are at work or at home, a nasty microwave can dissuade you from wanting to even use the machine. Rather than sweating while you pore over the machine with a sponge, consider microwaving a glass of water, first.

Microwaving a glass of water will lead to steam coming off of the cup. This steam will begin to soften all of the food remnants that can still be found in your microwave. Suddenly, it is easier than ever to clean your favorite convenient kitchen appliance.

Introducing the Toaster Grilled Cheese

Is there any meal more delicious than a fresh grilled cheese? We can’t answer that for you, but our taste buds say ‘no’! If you want grilled cheese basically on-demand, all you need is a toaster, bread, butter, and cheese. For this life hack, merely lay your toaster onto its side. Place your bread in both slots after buttering just the top. Place your layer of cheese atop the bread and start your toaster.

With this life hack, be sure to always operate your toaster carefully. Some models cannot lie upon their side, so your mileage for this tip will vary.

Easiest Way to Pour Dressing/Oil

Whether you are a salad lover or a fanatic for cooking life hacks, this simple trick will make your dressing-pouring days a breeze. Instead of peeling off the paper seal that keeps your oil/dressing safe, simply pierce it with a fork. With these small piercings, you will be able to direct a small yet steady flow of dressing toward your plate or cooking implements.  This life hack can work for anything that you will pour, just make sure not to rip too large of a hole when piercing the top of the container with your fork!

Let’s leave the kitchen to check out some technology life hacks, now!

Protect Your Charging Cables With a Spring

If you have a smartphone then you’ve no doubt gone through multiple charging cables in your life. The common reason for charging cable failure is that the ends of the cable begin to fray. Instead of allowing your cables to fray over time, you can protect your charger forever with a simple spring from an ink pen.

Use the spring to protect the outside of your cable while keeping the accessory rigid. You’ll notice that the increased rigidity and added protection will keep your charger operational for longer than ever. Now, you just need to find a pen with a spring!

Ultimate Aloe Vera Sunburn Relief

There is nothing worse for your skin or your morale than going to the beach without any sunscreen. When you don’t wear sunscreen, you put your skin at serious risk. If it is too late to prevent a sunburn, you can make yours more manageable by freezing an iced tray of aloe vera. 

Aloe vera is ideal for calming down burns and freezing it can improve the benefits! By freezing your aloe vera, you can introduce a comforting and cold element to treating your sunburn. Just make sure you don’t throw that aloe vera ice cube into any of your regular drinks.

Easily Open Jars EVERY Time

Wrestling with tough-to-open jars can feel like a lesson in emasculation. After all, what is less encouraging than facing a jar that simply will not open? Don’t worry, you aren’t weak. Instead, you are just without this usable life hack!

To make sure that you can always open a jar when you need to, keep a roll of duct tape on hand. You can use this duct tape on the lid of the jar to provide you with a point of leverage. This will allow you to increase your torque on the lid of the jar leading to an open container every time.

Erase Scratches in Wood With Grocery Nuts

Wooden furniture looks great in just about every home, even ones with pets. Unfortunately, cats and dogs can end up scratching our wooden furniture with their claws and teeth, even accidentally. If you want to quickly get rid of a few small scratches on your wooden furniture, this life hack will definitely come in handy.

While this may sound a little ‘out there’, all you need is a bag of nuts to treat the scratches on your furniture. Simply scrub the scratches with your nut until they begin to vanish from the surface. This may take a little while, so be prepared to keep scrubbing.

Quickest DIY Ice Pack EVER

Dealing with extreme heat can be a difficult proposition. Dealing with an injury without an ice pack can also be a challenge. You can tackle both problems at the same time by making your own DIY Ice Pack! This DIY ice pack life hack requires nothing more than a Ziploc bag and a sponge from the kitchen.

All you need to do to make your own quick DIY ice pack is to wet the sponge before zipping it away in the freezer bag. Throw the bag in the freezer for a short period of time to allow the package to freeze.

Drink Beer In Public With a Coca-Cola Disguise

There are many reasons that you would want to disguise your beer can while out in public. Maybe you are tailgating and don’t want people to know you drink Coors. Maybe you are enjoying a backyard barbecue and would rather not have the nosy neighbors call the cops on you for an ‘open container’. Whatever your reasons, this lifehack is for you.

Simply cut a Coca-Cola can in half before removing the lid portion of the container. Now you can wrap your beer can or drink of choice with the aluminum shell of your Coca-Cola can. Suddenly, your Coca-Cola cans have found a new use!

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NYPD Solves a High-Profile Turtlenapping

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The New York City Police Department makes headlines every day, but it is not every day that the NYPD makes headlines for solving a turtle kidnapping case. But kudos go to the NYPD for solving the disappearance of a beloved resident of Alley Pond Environmental Center in Queens, 100-year-old African spurred tortoise, Millennium.

A Century of Millennium at Alley Pond

Millennium could have been a youthful, 11-year-old turtle when the 655-acre Alley Pond Park was acquired by the City of New York in 1929. When Millennium found his, her, or its way to the park, the Alley Pond was the source of water that the town of Flushing used for, well, flushing. Millennium survived the construction of the Long Island Expressway across the park, the creation of a golf course, and the founding of the Alley Pond Environmental Center at 228-06 Northern Boulevard in Queens in 1972.

Or maybe Millennium wasn’t around for any of those events. Although Millennium undoubtedly weighs about 100 pounds, and is larger than many of the children who come to visit him every day the park is open, the turtle rescuers who found the intrepid animal believe he could be a mere 17 years old or possibly as much as 100 years old. Either way, visitors to the park regularly ask to see him. And that is how they learned he was missing.

A Shocking Tortoise Disappearance

When visitors asked to see Millennium on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 18, 2017, Millennium was nowhere to be found. The attendants had no difficulty locating Millennium’s companion turtle Mini-Me, but even checks of video surveillance cameras showed no sign of the celebrity turtle. We think of tortoises as moving slowly, but actually they can move quickly, blending in with trees and grasses, so the park staff held out hope that Millennium might just be taking a little vacation looking for a different source of grass and grubs. But when there was no trace of Millennium the next day, they had no choice but to call the police. They were afraid they had a Code 597, abuse of an animal.

Millennium Returns from Connecticut

Fortunately, a Connecticut resident with a conscience made the reunion of Millennium with his young fans possible. And helped the police nab the turtlenappers’ accomplice Shawn Waters in the process.

Thirty-seven year old Shawn Waters loves turtles. He kept small turtles and other animals in the apartment he shared with his mother in Queens. On the afternoon of July 18, Waters was approached by two men who had cut a hole in the back of Millennium’s enclosure and absconded with the famous reptile. They made a deal with Waters to sell him the stolen turtle, and Waters started to take Millennium home in a stolen shopping cart. But no sooner did he have Millennium in his clutches than he realized his mother would never let him keep Millennium at home.

Waters hatched a plan to cover up his crime and get a smaller turtle his mother would approve. A man in Stamford, Connecticut had placed an ad on Craigslist to sell his musck turte. Waters struck a deal to swap reptiles and get $300 cash in the process. (Ordinarily, a turtle of Millennium’s 2 foot by 2-1/2 foot size and gentle watermelon-eating habits would have fetched about $2500, according to park officials.) Waters, who does not own a car, took a commuter train with Millennium to Connecticut, where he sealed the deal.

But by this time the police were checking turtle transactions on Craigslist. They located the buyer, who surrendered the turtle, which was returned safely to Alley Pond Park.

Waters was arrested and later sentenced to six months in jail at Rikers Island. His mother reports that he hopes to get his license to work as a security guard back when he gets out of jail.

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Strange Sounds Coming From the Walls Reveal a HAUNTING Surprise to New Homeowners!

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No matter where you are in the country, every town has a story about that house. You know the one. The house that looms above all, lending urban legends and stories to people in the community. Well, today, we are going to introduce you to a home in Germantown, Tennessee, as well as the mysterious sounds that emanated from its walls. Let’s dig in because this story is going to make you want to check your own walls!

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Airline Passengers Attention Please: Avoid Wearing These Items While You Fly!

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With the state that the airline industry is currently in, flying comfortably can be a challenging quest to undertake. Despite how uncomfortable flying can be, air travel has become the beating heart that connects every nation on our planet. Knowing that air travel is so important, we felt that it was vital to understand what best to wear during our travels. Today, we are going to highlight everything that airline passengers should avoid wearing while flying!

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