Practical Life Hacks That Help With The Little Things

Have you ever wondered if there was an easier way to go about living your life? It turns out there is, and all of these internet bloggers and Reddit posters have figured it out. We’ve compiled all of the most useful life hacks on the internet so you’ll never be caught without contact lens solution when you need it, or have a dirty toilet, or a disorganized pantry.

Keep reading to find out how to make your whole house smell fresh and how to store your knives in the cutest way possible.

Keep Grimy Hands Off Your Remotes

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Photo Credit: wiltony / Reddit
Photo Credit: wiltony / Reddit

Cover your remotes in plastic to keep your kids from getting sticky residue all over them. This hack will keep all of your electronics in good working order, and it’s easy to clean or replace. No more juice gunk in the buttons!

You Can Clean Your Toilet With Coke

toilet
Photo Credit: WikiHow
Photo Credit: WikiHow

Coke contains acids and carbonated action to help you clean grime off of our toilet bowl. It’s not a disinfectant, but it can help you make your toilet bowl look fresh and white.

A Room With No Windows

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Photo Credit: ZZbrew / Reddit
Photo Credit: ZZbrew / Reddit

This basement space doesn’t have any real windows, so this person took some frosted plexiglass and mounted it on the wall in front of electric lights. Now it looks like this room is getting tons of natural light.

A Bigger Ziplock

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Photo Credit: Vega_128 / Reddit
Photo Credit: Vega_128 / Reddit

If an item is too big to fit in a Ziplock bag, you can turn a second Ziplock bag inside out and attach it to the first one. Now you have double the storage space.

Cute Knife Storage

knife
Photo Credit: The Owner Builder Network
Photo Credit: The Owner Builder Network

If you don’t have a butcher’s block for a knife holder, you can use some thick books and some sturdy twine. Just tie the books together tightly and slip the knives inside.

A Fresh Smell

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Photo Credit: ThisIsParadise / Reddit
Photo Credit: ThisIsParadise / Reddit

You can take a car air freshener and attach it to a vent in your home. The air from the vent will blow through the air freshener, leaving your house smelling amazing.

Give Old Cookies New Life

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Photo Credit: sad_cereal / Reddit
Photo Credit: sad_cereal / Reddit

If you have stale baked goods lying around your home, you can make them taste fresh again by storing them in a container with some moist cornbread. The moisture from the cornbread will transfer to whatever baked good is close by.

Another Use For A Shoe Organizer

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Photo Credit: Pinterest
Photo Credit: Pinterest

We’ve seen these shoe organizers used for just about everything, but we’ve never seen anybody store fruits and vegetables in them before. This is such a good idea if you don’t have a lot of pantry space.

Baby Wipes Tame Flyaways

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Photo Credit: The Krazy Coupon Lady
Photo Credit: The Krazy Coupon Lady

If you have a bunch of baby wipes lying around your house (presumably because you have a baby), you can use those wipes to help tame flyaway hairs. Just dab the wipe on your head and press down.

Life Is Better With A Funnel

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Photo Credit: The Boat Galley
Photo Credit: The Boat Galley

You don’t realize how useful a funnel is until you have a funnel. Then you can’t remember how you ever got by without one. You can make your own funnel by cutting just about any bottle in half.

A Cutting Board Trick

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Photo Credit: Succlady / Reddit
Photo Credit: Succlady / Reddit

When you try to slide chopped-up vegetables off of your cutting board into a bowl or a pan, they always end up getting everywhere. Use that little handle slat at the end of your board instead.

A Makeshift Sponge Holder

sponge holder
Photo Credit: Itivite / Reddit
Photo Credit: Itivite / Reddit

This really is the perfect way to store your sponges. It’s cheap, it lets al of the water drain out right into your sink, and you’ll always have your sponges handy when you need them.

Get Everyone In The Family Photo

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Photo Credit: thatsweetembrace / Reddit
Photo Credit: thatsweetembrace / Reddit

This family came up with a creative way to get everyone in their family photo—even the person taking the photo. Just have someone in your group hold up a mirror.

Perfect Holes Every Time

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Photo Credit: Robertokpi / Reddit
Photo Credit: Robertokpi / Reddit

If you need to hang something that has holes in very specific places, photocopy the whole object and then drill through the holes in the photocopied image. Then you can be sure the holes are in the right place.

Hang Pot Lids

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Photo Credit: Las_El / Reddit
Photo Credit: Las_El / Reddit

Place some hooks on the inside of your cabinets so that you can hang up your pot lids. This way, they won’t take up space on your shelves and you can stack your pots inside each other.

Open A Key Ring Without Breaking Your Nails

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Photo Credit: Motoring About
Photo Credit: Motoring About

It’s super hard to open a keyring (for good reason—because you don’t want it to open accidentally while you’re walking around). You can use a staple remover to make the job a bit easier.

Stop Your Zipper From Falling Down

jeans
Photo Credit: Pinterest
Photo Credit: Pinterest

If you have a pair of jeans that just doesn’t like to stay zipped up, attach a key ring to your zipper and loop it onto the button of your jeans. Then do up the button.

Pretty And Functional

keys
Photo Credit: Jewel Pie
Photo Credit: Jewel Pie

Paint your keys with nail polish so you can find the one you’re looking for more easily. This is especially useful if you have a bunch of keys that all look the same.

How To Get Kids To Take Medicine

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Photo Credit: goodlyearth / Reddit
Photo Credit: goodlyearth / Reddit

This little girl thinks that it’s her lucky day. She gets to drink all the juice that she wants. What she doesn’t know is that all of that juice is actually medicine.

Never Be Caught Without Contact Solution

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Photo Credit: @Redrabbits / Twitter
Photo Credit: @Redrabbits / Twitter

Is there anything worse than forgetting your contact solution? If you wear contacts, keep an emergency baggie of contact solution in your purse so you’ll never be caught without it.

Water Your Plants When You’re On Vacation

plant
Photo Credit: Genie In The Garden
Photo Credit: Genie In The Garden

Set up a bucket of water next to your plant and place one end of a rope in it. Place the other end of the rope in your plant. This system should slowly deliver water to your plant while you’re away.

Make Moving Easier

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Photo Credit: randomusefulbits / Reddit
Photo Credit: randomusefulbits / Reddit

If you’re moving a bunch of clothes into a new house or a new office, place a garbage bag around the clothes while they’re still on their hangers. Then tie the hangers together with the garbage bag handles. You can now easily move large chunks of your wardrobe at once without folding anything.

Elevated Chips And Dip

chip and dip
Photo Credit: Diana Rambles
Photo Credit: Diana Rambles

Elevate your chip and dip game—literally. Stick a martini glass into your chip bowl for an elegant, space-saving display. Also, now that you’re dip is raised, there’s more room in the bowl for chips.

How To Dip Oreos

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Photo Credit: Eredhel / Reddit
Photo Credit: Eredhel / Reddit

This is the perfect way to dip Oreos in milk. You don’t have to get your hands dirty and the whole Oreo gets submerged in milk. Who knew a fork could be so useful?

There’s A Spot For A Marker In Tape Dispensers

tape dispenser
Photo Credit: ClaudioCFi86 / Reddit
Photo Credit: ClaudioCFi86 / Reddit

There is a hole at the bottom of tape dispensers that’s the perfect size for a permanent marker. Stick one in there so you always have one on hand when you need one for labeling boxes.

Micellar Water Is Good For More Than Taking Off Makeup

micellar water
Photo Credit: @jingsyy / Twitter
Photo Credit: @jingsyy / Twitter

Micellar water is an excellent makeup remover, but it also works really well for getting dirt and grime off of your running shoes. This shoe looks as good as new.

Fit More Pizza On Your Plate

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Photo Credit: AlexanderLEE27 / Reddit
Photo Credit: AlexanderLEE27 / Reddit

Just so everybody is aware, this is the best way to put pizza on a plate. This is how you get the most pizza in the microwave at one time. No more pizza pile in this house.

Starbucks Lids And Red Solo Cups

cup
Photo Credit: bfly21 / Reddit
Photo Credit: bfly21 / Reddit

Starbucks lids fit perfectly on red Solo cups. Save up your Starbucks lids for your next party. Or you could just go to Starbucks and ask for a whole bunch of lids.

Unscrew A Broken Lightbulb

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Photo Credit: @BeverlyBurrey / Twitter
Photo Credit: @BeverlyBurrey / Twitter

If a lightbulb breaks while it’s still screwed into the socket, you can use a cut potato to get it out. Just press the potato into the glass and twist.