Common Household Hacks To Make Life At Home Effortless

Common Household Hacks To Make Life At Home Effortless

Lesego Komane

We were probably taught to do certain things the wrong way, and in other cases, new and better ways of doing something has been found. Whichever one is the case, we’re here to turn your life around. Thankfully, it’s not too late to change and learn new things that can make our lives easier. Maybe your friends can learn a neat hack from you once you have read this article! From how to keep your phone dry poolside to the best way to always have ice on the go, we’ve got all the home hacks you will ever need! Who knew managing a household could be so simple? With these cool suggestions, you’ll realize that life is a can be made a lot easier with some super easy tips. You’re welcome.



Sturdy Hangers

This is the perfect tip for those who are moving out of their apartments or who need to transport a lot of clothing. Moving can be a stressful and exhausting process, and clothes can easily get creased if packed in boxes.



Single Serving

Dinner for 6, but if you are not sure just how much spaghetti to boil, we have a little tip to take the guesswork out of it. Good hosts hate for people to go away hungry after not preparing enough food. So get the water boiling, and reach for your pasta spoon.



Common Household Hacks To Make Life At Home Effortless

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We were probably taught to do certain things the wrong way, and in other cases, new and better ways of doing something has been found. Whichever one is the case, we’re here to turn your life around. Thankfully, it’s not too late to change and learn new things that can make our lives easier. Maybe your friends can learn a neat hack from you once you have read this article! From how to keep your phone dry poolside to the best way to always have ice on the go, we’ve got all the home hacks you will ever need! Who knew managing a household could be so simple? With these cool suggestions, you’ll realize that life is a can be made a lot easier with some super easy tips. You’re welcome.

Right Way To Floss

Have you ever flossed only to find yourself losing a grip on the floss when you are trying to clean the teeth right at the back? It’s annoying, isn’t it? Well, here’s a solution for you that involves nothing more than basic knot tying.

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We suggest that you tie a knot in a foot-long piece of dental floss. This way, you can encircle every tooth without worrying that you’ll lose grip. The knot boosts the amount of tension, so the floss is less likely to get away from you.

 

Seat Covers

Going to the bathroom in a public restroom is something that can make a lot of people shudder, Anyone who is is even slightly germ-conscious will reach for a disposable seat cover before they have even closed the stall door.

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The hack here, though, is that most people place the disposable cover on the seat with the flap part in the bowl, but we are here to advise that by placing the flap sticking out in front, the whole thing is actually easier to flush away when you are done.

 

Sturdy Hangers

This is the perfect tip for those who are moving out of their apartments or who need to transport a lot of clothing. Moving can be a stressful and exhausting process, and clothes can easily get creased if packed in boxes.

 
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Use two or three sturdy hangers as a makeshift rod to hang the others on. They can be further secured in place with zip-ties as an extra fix. Once at your destination, simply hang the hangers in the closets and continue unboxing.

 

Cable Tags

When you need to unplug a specific cable from a bunch of cords behind your desk, this hack will help you identify the one that needs to be unplugged in no time, and will prevent you from pulling out the wrong one by accident.

 
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Simply keep the little tags that come with the bag of your loaf of bread, label them and place as an identifying tag around each of your cables. This will stop you from ever unplugging the tv during a crucial match in error ever again.

 

Take-Out Boxes As Plates

Chinese takeout is the perfect option when you don’t feel like cooking, and it’s delicious. Anyone who orders Chinese food regularly is used to seeing the uniquely shaped boxes, also known as oyster pails. What most people don’t know, however, is that they have a specific purpose.

 
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Just in case you plan to place those boxes on the kitchen tabletop or in the dinner table, simply unfold the boxes so you will have plates. This way, your friends can easily get a few morsels from your plate. Afterwards, you can fold them back up to store away the leftovers.

 

Single Serving

Dinner for 6, but if you are not sure just how much spaghetti to boil, we have a little tip to take the guesswork out of it. Good hosts hate for people to go away hungry after not preparing enough food. So get the water boiling, and reach for your pasta spoon.

 
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Measure that pasta using your spaghetti spoon to ensure you have enough for everyone. The hole in the middle of the spoon is the suggested serving size for a portion. So measure out the required amount, or maybe even a bit more, if you like midnight snacking.

 

Shampooing Hack

Most people believe that to clean their hair properly, the shampoo needs to be lathered in from the root to the ends. But the truth is that it can actually dry out the hair excessively and cause damage to the ends.

 
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Hair sebum, or oil, is produced and released from the scalp, so that is where it is most likely to pool up. During washing, the scalp is the area that needs to be concentrated on, there is no need to spend as much time lathering the rest.

 

Getting The Most Out Of Your PB

Naturally made peanut butter is the best, and usually far healthier than regular store-bought ones! Unfortunately, they are prone to separation after a short time, and you are left with an unappetizing layer of oil on top of the solid butter part underneath it.

 
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The solution to this is to store them in your cupboards lying down. That way, when you turn the bottle up, the layers mix without you having to stir. Just wedge the bottle in between other containers so that it won’t roll around.

 

Pop Can Tab Secret

We love soda, and there is nothing better than grabbing a cold can on a hot day. You might have looked at the tab when opening your pop, and wondered what the hole in the tab was for, or if it was just there for decoration.

 
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That soda can tab is actually meant to be used as a straw holder. Simply turn the holder over the hole and place your straw in it. Now you can sip in the comfort that the straw is in place. You do not have to break eye contact with your date, nor do you have to try fumble around while guessing where the straw is with the tip of your tongue.  

 

Wooden Spatula

Most people, when cooking, will either leave the spoon in the pot or place it on the countertop next to the stove in between stirs. The first can make the spoon scolding hot if its metal, and the second, simply creates more mess in the kitchen that will need to be cleaned up.

 
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If you have even noticed the handle of a saucepan, you will see that there is a hole in the handle. That hole can fit the end part of your spoon, but make sure that the spoon is either wooden or metal. If it’s plastic, it might still be better to place it on a plate; it just might melt.

 

Taking The Plunge

Blocked drains are never fun, and almost always will need immediate attention. Be it your sink or bowl, you will need to find the right type of plunger to remedy the situation. If it makes you feel any better, we didn’t know there were different kinds of plungers either.

 
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The flat ones are perfect for sinks because there is less solid material, and therefore suction is needed to dislodge the clog. A toilet plunger, on the other hand, is used for the bowl because it fits right into that tapered hole where suctioning is required. There is also a taze plunger to clear large pipes, but best leave this one to the professionals. They use steel rods with it.

 

Jewelry Hack

Pillboxes are actually really versatile and can be used in every room in the house. This trick is to use them to keep earrings neatly stored in pairs. There is nothing more frustrating than looking for a missing earring in a rush.

 
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To be generous, here are some other useful tips for pillboxes- they can be used to store beads, buttons, and bobbins for all the craft lovers out there. They make your supplies easy to store and even easier to locate precisely what you are looking for.

 

Tic Tac Hack

Tic Tacs have been around for a long time, and never seem to lose popularity. So, no doubt, you have probably noticed the odd engraving inside the lid. It seems to fit the shape of a tic-tac, but how do we use it, you might have asked yourself?

 
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We are happy to tell you: With the flap facing the top, turn the container towards the lid, then open the cover. That ought to dispense one tic-tac for you to enjoy. It’s really is a bit of a tease, as we never knew that was a dispenser.

 

Fresh Milk

Even as adults, we often spill things when pouring them from the carton, causing rings on the countertop or splashes on the wall. To make sure you’re getting every drop of yummy goodness neatly out of the container, you need to do this:

 
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Unscrew the cap, and with the opening at the top, start pouring. Its contents will now come out smoother because air is freely entering the carton while the liquid exits: no sloshing, no bubbles, no waste. Good job, and you’re welcome!

 

Wooden Hangers

Every household uses hangers, and no one would be able to organize their closets without these bad boys. But not all of our hangers are equal in terms of functionality and quality. Wooden hangers are the most superior of them all.

 
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They were made to repel moths and bugs when you store away those winter tweed jackets or delicate lacework for months on end. They are durable and well-scented. Although they are more expensive, by protecting your garments, you will land up saving money in the long run. We’ll take them all please!

 

Unclogging Drains

We are going to say that its safe to assume that most Coca-Cola lovers will not be happy to know all the things you can do with this much- loved drink. The point is that if Coke’s acid content is high enough to clean a loo, it might be time to start drinking more water. About two liters of Coke will do. Bring it to room temperature, unscrew the lid, then pour it down the drain or toilet bowl and leave for two hours. The phosphoric acid will break down the materials clogging the plumbing. Afterward, pour hot water to flush out the debris.



Ready To Go Ice

During the hot summer months, it can be challenging to keep your water bottles cold, sure, you can drop a few ice cubes in it on the way out the door, but it won’t take long before you are drinking lukewarm water. If you fill your water bottle halfway and place it in the freezer at an angle the night before, you can take it out before you leave, and fill up the remainder of the bottle with your beverage of choice. This will keep your drink cooler for longer.



Coasters For Perfectionists

The plastic lid that you get with your soda has more than one use. Yes, we all know that it keeps bugs out of your drink, and secures the straw for easy sipping. But there is another neat thing you can do with the lid. The plastic lids are specially made to fit the base of your cup securely. So the lid can be used as a coaster for your drink and to prevent leaving ugly ring marks when you put your pop down on a surface that can be easily damaged by watermarks.