It seems like only a few years ago that life hack videos started going viral, resulting in everyone becoming obsessed with finding shortcuts in everyday tasks. But according to Merriam Webster Dictionary, the first use of the term “life hack” with the meaning that we know today was used in 2004.
That’s why in this article, Bright Side put together some ideas you can use at any time — today or 20 years from now.
10. Bottle opener
If you’re staying at a hotel and you can’t find a bottle opener, the door will absolutely do the trick.
9. No more leaky bottles
If you have an annoying bottle that leaks all the time, just tape a napkin or a paper towel to it.
8. Cleaning everywhere
Sometimes even the narrowest attachment for a vacuum cleaner can’t do the job. Just use a toilet paper roll and adjust it.
7. Chip clip
If you can’t find a chip clip, you can use something that we all have in the house like a pen, for example.
6. Pool noodle protector
To protect a car door from getting scratched by a garage wall, attach a pool noodle to the wall.
5. Toothbrush holder
Sometimes hotels don’t provide toothbrush holders, or you are hesitant to use them. You can use a paper cup as a holder.
4. Keeping the curtains closed
It can be annoying when curtains don’t want to stay closed. To avoid that, you can use a hanger.
3. Reusable Swiffer pads
If you run out of Swiffer pads, you can use a fuzzy sock and then wash it. Not only does it work like a charm, but it can also help to save a few bucks.
2. Sprinkler system
Here’s a quick and easy sprinkler system for your garden that is both planet and budget-friendly.
1. A clean shower head
If you put some vinegar diluted with water in a bag, tie it around your shower head and let it soak for a few minutes, you will be left with a nice, clean, shiny shower head.
Did you know that some brands put the actual product in the little cube on the bottom? It’s worth checking — maybe your favorite lipstick that you are running out of can get a second chance!
Have you tried any of these hacks? Let us know your favorite trick in the comments!