Over the years, we accumulate a lot of things but sometimes we might discard them because we feel there is no need for them anymore. Once we get past the specific use that a certain household item was designed for, it lets us imagine what other problems you can solve with it. Enter life hacks.
Using an empty water bottle to remove yolks or using safety pins to eliminate static cling are just some of the wonderful uses for products we’d normally throw away. If you have already tried these 52 cleaning hacks, here are 47 more life hacks that you can do at home using everyday items you can find around your home.
1) Staple Remover – Easily add keys to your key ring using a staple remover. No more chipped nails!
2) Clothes hangers – They are not only useful to organize your clothes but also useful for organizing your jewelry.
3) Rubberband – Wrap one around a paint can to easily remove excess paint from your brush and keep the edges of the can clean.
4) Straws – Prevent tangled necklaces with life hacks by looping them through a straw. Store them in your suitcase when traveling and don’t worry about getting a tangled mess!
5) Safety Pins – Zap the static cling by clipping a safety pin on the inner seam of each pant leg.
6) Plastic Water Bottle – Squeeze an empty water bottle and release the pressure slowly over an egg yolk. It will create suction and you can easily transfer yolks to another bowl.
7) Button – Never lose a matching earring again by storing them together using a normal button.
8) Kneaded Rubber Eraser – They’re great for removing pencil marks but did you know they are also there are rubber eraser life hacks for removing scuff marks on hardwood or tile floors?
9) Paper Clip – Use a jumbo paper clip to help fasten your bracelet together.
10) Emery Board – Use one to gently polish off scuff marks on your suede shoes.
11) Curtain Rings – Use old shower curtain rings and a clothes hanger to create a handy scarf holder.
12) Rubber Band – Get a better grip on a stripped screw by placing a rubber band between it and the screwdriver.
13) Rubber Band – Prevent kids from accidentally locking the door or make a door easy to open if you have your hands full by using a rubber band.
14) Eyeglass Case – If you need to throw out your eyeglasses, use the case to store anything that normally gets lost.
15) Socks – Wrap fragile items in a sock if storing them to prevent any damage.
16) Laundry Stain Remover – Use this to help remove stubborn stickers that just won’t come off.
17) Bread tags – Label cords easily with bread tags and you can even color code them!
18) Chocolate Box Insert – When you are done eating the delicious chocolates, use the insert and box to store a variety of small items.
19) Dryer Sheets – They help repel dust so use them to wipe your baseboards or even your floors!
20) Paper Tubes – Keep your tablecloths are other linens wrinkle-free by rolling them around a paper tube before storing them.
21) Spoons – Stinky hands after chopping onions or garlic? Rub your fingers on a stainless steel spoon under running water to neutralize the odor.
22) Parmesan Cheese Shaker – Fill them up with granular plant fertilizer for an easy way to spread them around your garden or use it to store herbs or spices you purchase in bulk.
23) Rubber Bands – Prevent your clothes from falling off clothes hangers by wrapping the ends with rubber bands.
24) Straws – Keep your tulips standing straight by putting their stem in a straw before placing them in your vase.
25) Newspaper – Before recycling it, polish your dark leather shoes with a crumpled up page of a newspaper. No polish needed!
26) Cooking Spray – Keep your doors squeak free by spraying their hinges with cooking spray.
27) Rubber Gloves – Wear them the next time you have a stubborn glass jar that just won’t open. The extra grip will make it easier to open.
28) Sticky Notes – Because of their sticky edge, they can be used to remove dust or debris from crevices such as your keyboard.
29) Comb – Instead of throwing it out, use it to help untangle fringes from your area rugs.
30) Flower Pot – Keep your toilet plunger off the floor by placing it in a decorative flower pot.
31) Shower Caps – Prevent dirty soles from soiling your clothes by wrapping shoes in a shower cap when storing them.
32) Pillow Case – Store your suits or coats with it by poking a hole at the closed end. Unlike plastic, it will prevent mildew as cotton and other fabrics absorb moisture.
33) Coffee-Mate Lids – Add a handy dispenser cap to your Mason jars by using Coffee Mate lids.
34) Candle Stub – Use an old candle as a pincushion and the wax will help pins slide in more easily when you sew.
35) Tissue Boxes – Store plastic grocery bags in empty tissue boxes and reuse them later!
36) Paper Plates – Protect your antique china plates or fine dinnerware from scratches by placing an inexpensive paper plate between them when storing.
37) Coffee Filters – Prevent dirt from draining out of your flower pots when watering by placing a coffee filter before adding soil.
38) Sponges – Remove unsightly pilling from your sweaters or linens by rubbing them with the textured side of a sponge.
39) Penny – Add a penny and a little sugar to your flower vase to keep your flowers looking great longer. Don’t ask me why. It just works!
40) Plastic Mesh Fruit Bag – Instead of tossing it out, ball it up and use it as an effective scouring pad for dirty dishes.
41) Toothbrush Holder – Repurpose a toothbrush holder to hold your makeup brushes.
42) Clear Nail Polish – Put a dab of nail polish over each button to prevent the thread from unraveling over time.
43) Soda Can Tab – Double up your closet space by adding a soda can tab to your clothes hanger to help secure another hanger! Double hangers!
44) Vinegar – Control weeds around your home by spraying them with household vinegar. No chemicals!
45) Bar of Soap – Keep your zippers sliding easily by regularly rubbing them down with a bar of soap.
46) Pill Bottle – Because they come in different sizes, this makes them great for storing and organizing loose change.
47) Binder Clips – Prevent charging cables from always falling on the ground by securing them with a binder clip. Brilliant!
The best part about these life hacks is that they cost little or nothing to make because all of us have most of these things on hand. Please share these handy life hacks that will make life a little easier for your friends and family.