30 Life Hacks and Tips


  1. If you go to http://supercook.com/ you just enter the ingredients you have and it tells you what meals you can make and how to make them
  2. For a no-mess experience, put pancake batter in a ketchup bottle
  3. Do you have a sore throat? Grab a pack of Jello, but instead of putting it in the freezer, heat it up and add a teaspoon of honey. The gelatin will coat and soothe your throat.
  4. When filling your car with gas, hold the trigger half way. You’ll get more gas and less air in the tank.
  5. Get the wi-fi password to almost anywhere by checking comments on Foursquare.
  6. You can heal papercuts and immediately stop the pain with chapstick
  7. Placing an envelope in the fridge for an hour will unseal it. A good tip to know if you forgot to include something.
  8. Microwave a Nature Valley cereal bar for 30 seconds to prevent crumbs when you eat it
  9. If you peel a banana from the bottom, you won’t have to pick the little “stringy” things off of it
  10. Eating pizza once a week can actually help reduce the risk of esophageal cancer. So go eat some pizza!
  11. If you don’t own an ironing board, throw your wrinkled clothes in the dryer for 30 minutes with a wet sock
  12. If you type “Do a barrel roll” into Google search, the whole page will spin
  13. People are more likely to return a lost wallet if they find a baby picture inside it
  14. When watching a DVD press stop-stop-play-skip to skip the ads and go straight to the movie (I can’t tell you a time that hasn’t worked for me.)
  15. If you’re at a hotel that uses a Nokia TV system, enter 2-2-1-down arrow- and hold “ok” on the remote to access free movies
  16. On http://shelterpups.com/ you can send them a picture of your dog and they will send you a stuffed animal that looks just like it
  17. On http://lozo.com/ you can put in everything on your shopping list and it will give you coupons for each item
  18. Want to naturally whiten your teeth? Gently rub the inside of a banana peel around on your teeth for two minutes, the minerals will absorb into your teeth and whiten them
  19. If you have a scratched CD or DVD, you can rub the inside of a banana peel on the shiny side and clean that off and VOILA – it works! I’ve heard this trick also works with toothpaste and nail polish remover
  20. If you think someone is giving you a fake number, read it back to them incorrectly. If they correct you, it’s probably legit
  21. Sticking your fingers in your ears for a few seconds can instantly get rid of hiccups
  22. Feeling sick? Eating 10-12 almonds is the same as having an aspirin
  23. When you’re finished with an essay, copy and paste it into Google translate and listen to it. It’s the easiest way to find mistakes
  24. Do you have items of clothing that are pilled up? Use a razor to shave them off!
  25. On http://musicovery.com/ you can find new music based on your mood
  26. Tuesdays at 3:00 P.M., six weeks before your flight is when airplane tickets are the cheapest
  27. Febreze kills ants on contact and doesn’t leave your house smelling like poison
  28. Get a free Redbox movie: type in “dvdonme” when it asks for a promo code. At Walgreens, type in “dvdatwag” for a second one
  29. Submerge your wet nails in cold water for three minutes. Your nail polish will dry completely and it gets rid of any that got on your skin.
  30. Buying something from Apple? Add it to your shopping cart but don’t buy it yet. In 7-10 days they’ll give you a 15-20% discount on that item

What are some life hacks you use or have heard of?



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