25 Useful Features Of Things You Use Everyday That Will Make Life Easier

Have you ever had one of those moments where you learn something and think to yourself, “How on Earth could I have never thought of that? This changes everything!”. Well, get ready to have a bunch of those. There’s nothing quite like looking at something you’ve used almost your entire life and realizing that you’ve either been using it wrong or that there are several other useful things you could use it for. For example, did you know that milk is really good for removing blood stains? For real. If you soak it in milk, the bloodstains will come out. Or did you know that satellite dishes almost always all face in the same direction. This can be extremely useful information if you ever get lost in the concrete jungle of some city somewhere. And here’s one you’ll thank us for – you know those arm rests on airplanes? And how the aisle seat arm rest will never come up? Well, there’s actually a button you can push that will make it come up. And here’s the moment you’ve been waiting for – the button is under the arm rest. Just know that the flight attendant might ask you to put the rest back down. Hey, at least you’ll astonish all your fellow passengers with your coolness. Get ready because these are 25 useful features of things you use everyday that will make life easier.

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If you double right click on a youtube video you can select a "loop" option.

If you double right click on a youtube video you can select a "loop" option.Source: reddit, Image: pixabay
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A dollar bill is just about 6 inches long (6.14). This is an easy reference to use for measuring if you're one of those people that still carries cash.

A dollar bill is just about 6 inches long (6.14). This is an easy reference to use for measuring if you're one of those people that still carries cash.Source: reddit, Image: pixabay
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If you add white vinegar to the laundry it will remove even the worst bad smell

If you add white vinegar to the laundry it will remove even the worst bad smellSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
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If you put your phone on airplane mode while playing games it will prevent ads from running

If you put your phone on airplane mode while playing games it will prevent ads from runningSource: reddit, Image: pixabay
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Large paperclips work great as collar stays

Large paperclips work great as collar staysSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
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In the United States, even numbered highways go east-west and odd numbered highways run north-south

In the United States, even numbered highways go east-west and odd numbered highways run north-southSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
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The prongs on the headrest of your car can be used to break the window in an emergency

The prongs on the headrest of your car can be used to break the window in an emergencySource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
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In the United States you can call 911 from any cell phone, even if it doesn't have a plan/minutes.

In the United States you can call 911 from any cell phone, even if it doesn't have a plan/minutes.Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
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If your computer doesn't have a wifi receiver (or it has issues), you can use your phone's receiver. Just connect your phone to wifi, plug your phone into your laptop, and then enable USB tethering.

If your computer doesn't have a wifi receiver (or it has issues), you can use your phone's receiver. Just connect your phone to wifi, plug your phone into your laptop, and then enable USB tethering.Source: reddit, Image: pixabay
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If you have a broken lightbulb in a socket and can't get it out, turn off the power, cut a potato in half, and shove the cut end of the potato over the bulb shards. Then rotate it out like you normally would.

If you have a broken lightbulb in a socket and can't get it out, turn off the power, cut a potato in half, and shove the cut end of the potato over the bulb shards. Then rotate it out like you normally would.Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
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The metal notch on the end of the tape measure fits into the rut on a nail head. This is so that you can pound in a nail and make measurements by yourself.

The metal notch on the end of the tape measure fits into the rut on a nail head. This is so that you can pound in a nail and make measurements by yourself.Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
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The end of a bobby pin can be used to remove blackheads

The end of a bobby pin can be used to remove blackheadsSource: reddit, Image: pixabay
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Ceiling fans have a switch for winter mode where the blades spin backwards slowly. This causes the trapped warm air near the ceiling to flow back down to the floor by way of the walls.

Ceiling fans have a switch for winter mode where the blades spin backwards slowly. This causes the trapped warm air near the ceiling to flow back down to the floor by way of the walls.Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
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Near the gas gauge in most cars there is an arrow that points either left or right. That is the side your gas tank is on.

gas arrowSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
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Vaseline can be used to remove scuffs from dress shoes

Vaseline can be used to remove scuffs from dress shoesSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
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Moist fabric softener sheets can be used to remove bugs from your windshield

Moist fabric softener sheets can be used to remove bugs from your windshieldSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
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Turn signals start to blink rapidly when your bulb is about to go out

Turn signals start to blink rapidly when your bulb is about to go outSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
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Satellite dishes all face the same direction. This can be used for navigational purposes if you are ever lost.

Satellite dishes all face the same direction. This can be used for navigational purposes if you are ever lost.Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
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You can flip the metal square on your stapler around so that the staples attach outwards instead of inwards. This can be useful if you know you want to remove them in the future.

You can flip the metal square on your stapler around so that the staples attach outwards instead of inwards. This can be useful if you know you want to remove them in the future.Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
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Newer cars have a clip where you can hang your gas cap while pumping. It just makes you look classy.

Newer cars have a clip where you can hang your gas cap while pumping. It just makes you look classy.Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
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If you need to send someone money, use Walmart. It's cheaper than Western Union and the recipient can pick the money up at any Walmart within 10 minutes.

If you need to send someone money, use Walmart. It's cheaper than Western Union and the recipient can pick the money up at any Walmart within 10 minutes.Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
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Toothpaste is great for removing scratches on disks.

Toothpaste is great for removing scratches on disks.Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
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Soaking something in milk removes blood

Soaking something in milk removes bloodSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
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You can warm tortillas pretty quickly by laying them over the top of your toaster

You can warm tortillas pretty quickly by laying them over the top of your toasterSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
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Olive oil can get rid of fleas on your dog. Just rub it in, let it sit for a couple hours, and then wash it out!

Olive oil can get rid of fleas on your dog. Just rub it in, let it sit for a couple hours, and then wash it out!Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia


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