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30+ Completely Random Hacks That You Need In Your Life

We all lead very busy and hectic lives. While these hacks may not be life changing, they just might help you save a little time and frustration.


Don't spend money on helium. Use vinegar instead (source not found)

Use Perler beads to color code your cords. (source not found)

Make your keys easier to identify by painting them with different colored nail polish. (source not found)

If your butter is to cold to spread, run it through a cheese grater. (source not found)

Tired of your post it notes curling up? You've been peeling them off the wrong way. (source not found)

Want to cook two pizzas at once. Here is how to do it. (via)

Use command hooks to hold your tablet or IPad to the wall. This makes it easy to watch Netflix while doing the dishes or laying in bed. (via)

Need more counter space? Place a cutting board on an open drawer for more surface area. (via)

If you're wrapping a bunch of presents or doing a school project the requires lots of tape, pull off a long strip and attach it to your work surface. Use scissors to cut into manageable sizes. (via)

Use this guide to tell how fresh your eggs are (via)

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Use a pants hanger to keep notes within easy reach while working on your laptop. (via)

Clean and sanitize your kids toys by running them through the dishwasher. (via)

Use baskets to keep fruits and veggies from getting smashed in the fridge. (via)

Use binder clips to organize frozen veggies in your freezer. (via)

Freshen up your home by clipping a car air freshener to your air vents (no source found)

Save your memories on rocks. (no source found)

Need dinner ideas? On you can enter what ingredients you have and it will provide you with recipes that you can make with those ingredients.

Need to unseal an envelope? If you've already sealed an envelope but forgot to put something in it you can place it in the freezer for an hour to unseal it.

Signing up for something online but don't want your e-mail to get spammed? will provide you with a temporary e-mail so you don't have to provide your personal one.

Completely stuck on what to get a friend for their birthday? Ask them to make guesses of what you got them. Now you have ideas to go off of.

Simple way to figure out a 20% tip. 
  1. Take the total ($43.20)
  2. Move the decimal to the left 1 space ($4.32)
  3. Double it ($8.64)
  4. 20% tip = $8.64
Loose something small in the carpet? If you drop an earring, sewing needle, or something else small and shiny try turning off the light and using a flashlight. The reflection from the light will make them stand out.

Have you ever been watching t.v. and fell in love with an outfit one of the actors/actresses was wearing? finds the exact clothes and lists where you can buy them.

Have a song stuck in your head but can't think of the name? allows you to sing or hum a song into your computer or phone and it will find it for you.

If you send Minnie and Mickey Mouse a wedding invitation they'll send you back an autographed photo and a "just married" button. Here is the address:

Mickey & Minnie 
The Walt Disney Company 
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burback, California 91521

Before frying food, sprinkle a little salt in your pan. It will keep the oil from splattering everywhere.

When shoveling snow in the winter, spray your shovel with cooking spray before you go out. The snow will easily slide off making the entire process a breeze.

Can't afford Microsoft Word? Get "Open Office" It has the same features and is completely free.

Make any box cake taste like it came from a bakery. Follow the directions on the package except...
  1. Add an extra egg
  2. Replace oil with melted butter and double the amount.
  3. Replace water with an equal amount of buttermilk.
  4. Mix and bake as directed
Arm pit stains on your favorite white shirt? Get rid of them by wetting the area with lemon juice. Add a pinch of salt and rub in with your fingers. Let the shirt dry then wash as normal. 

Gum stuck on your favorite pants? If you accidentally sit on gum place your pants in the freezer as soon as possible. Once the gum if frozen it will be easy to remove.

Need to flip a coin but don't have one on hand? Ask google or Siri to "flip a coin" for you.

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  1. I can't believe there are no comments! I gave just read at least 20 new tips that I've never seen on all the other sites I've visited! Enjoy these and see if u find something simple and new but helpful just the same!

    1. Thank you! I was actually having a major issue with spam so I disabled my comments for a while and just recently enabled them again. I'm happy to hear that you discovered so many new tips!!

  2. I would be President of the United States by now if hacks were in my younger life. People of the world are so clever.

  3. Clever ideas...........I tried the balloon thing but it didn't work out for me

  4. Vinegar and baking soda make carbon dioxide, which is heavier than air...which would create the opposite effect as helium in a balloon.


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