25 Simple Life Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

Life can be complicated. Even the smallest things can prove to be bigger than what they appear. Needless to say, any help making life a little bit less complicated is appreciated. Thanks to simple life hacks, many of these problems have been mitigated and simplified, consequently making life a little bit easier. Now for those of you who don’t know, a life hack is a technique that revolves around life’s little annoyances, can be implemented quickly, and can be used to make one’s physical life more efficient when a more standard approach or product is either unavailable or undesirable. In other words, life hacks are creative little ways to make our lives easier. These low-budget tips and tricks can help you organize and de-clutter space, help your products last longer, or teach you something you simply didn’t know before. So in case the complexity of day to day chores are negatively impacting your day or you’re just simply having problems dealing with little problems, stop worrying, because we’ve compiled a list of 25 simple life hacks that will make your life easier, because as the sages used to say, “a simple life is the best kind of life.” And if these hacks are not enough, maybe you’ll enjoy these 25 Life Hacks Every College Student Should Know.

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Most people know that freezing a water bottle is one of the best ways to get ice cold water. The problem however is waiting for enough ice to melt. Wait no more with this genius solution! Simply fill a water bottle a quarter of the way, lay it on its side in the freezer. After its frozen, fill the remaining bottle with water. The frozen portion will almost instantaneously chill the water, giving you Ice cold water on demand.

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Put a bar or two of unopened soap in the drawers you use to store your clothes. Your clothes will always smell extra fresh and nice.

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A frozen, saturated sponge in a bag makes an ice pack that won’t drip all over when it melts.

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Is your butter rock hard from the fridge but you're too hungry to wait, then just use a grater to grate the butter into shredded pieces. The butter will soften considerably faster.

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When you want to enjoy a bottle of cold beer but don't have the time or patience to wait, wrap your beer bottle in a couple of wet paper towels and put it in the freezer for 8 - 15 minutes.

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Want fresh meat at McDonald’s or Wendy’s or any other burger chain? Ask for a burger with no seasoning and they’ll make you a fresh one.

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If you have an important date or job interview coming up tomorrow and an annoying pimple appears out of nowhere don’t panic. Put toothpaste on it and it will disappear overnight.

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You might see it in movies and think this will never happen to me, but because in life you never know, in case you ever get trapped underwater in your car, use your headrest to break the window.

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Wrinkly shirt? It might sound like a paradox but just throw it in the dryer with a few ice cubes for five minutes. Wrinkles gone!

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After a nice, long hot shower, most of us usually have the same problem: the bathroom mirror is too fogged up for you to shave or brush or whatever. Instead of trying to wipe all that moisture off, just give it a quick blast of hot air from a hair dryer. After a few seconds, you’ll be able to use your mirror as it was originally intended.

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Most wine bottles come with a foil wrapper on top that, often, is hard to get off. Many of you wine experts may already know this, but for the rest of you: don’t try to unwrap the foil. Use a cork screw! Just drill right through the foil, twist, and pull—you’ll be enjoying your wine in no time.

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Rather than breaking your fingernails when trying to get a key off a ring, use a staple remover.

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If you can’t find a flathead screwdriver, use a plug. Basic power plugs usually fit medium and large-sized screws.

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Needing a quick, cheap way to clamp your bag of chips, use a clip hanger.

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If you’re one of those people who happen to injure your fingers every time you try to hold a nail while hammering, use a clothespin to hold the nail instead of your fingers.

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If your bedroom happens to be small you can always set your mattress atop a storage unit to create more floor space.

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Got ink on your brand-new tee? Don’t panic, there’s a solution. Drop a bit of hand sanitizer on the stain to dissolve the ink. Follow up by throwing the shirt in the wash.

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If you like wearing footwear without socks, you're probably familiar with the odor associated with such practice. To get rid of the odor, wash your sneakers and stuff them with newspaper. The newspaper will soak up the moisture and any bad smells. However you might want to start wearing socks.

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Are your zippers constantly getting stuck? We have a solution for you. Believe it or not, rubbing graphite—in other words, a pencil—on zipper teeth will lubricate them.

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The last thing you want while moving is to have all your drinking glasses shatter. Avoid this by tucking all your glassware inside clean socks. This helps prevent clinking and clattering.

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Although summer is almost over, sunburns are still possible. Thankfully, there’s an easy remedy for treating them. Apply teabags directly to your wounds or press a tea-soaked washcloth to your skin.

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Hang a tennis ball in your garage so you know (when you hit it) when to brake while parking.

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Keep a plastic container in your car so that your empty soda cups and used napkins don’t end up on the floor or the backseat.

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For those of you who shave often but at the same time are tired of cleaning the rust marks on your shaving cream container: turn your shaving cream upside down. Voila, no more rust.

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Want to know if a battery's still good to use? Let it bounce on a table from about 6 inches high. If it bounces once, it's good; if it bounces more than once, you need to get rid of it.

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