15 Mind-Blowing Life Hacks From Instagram
Life hacks — two little words that have the potential to change the way you live. You've seen some of the best that Reddit has to offer, but Instagram users are just as creative and resourceful. That's why we've rounded up some of their most impressive life hack ideas that are easy to copy yourself. From how to cook your eggs the perfect way to how to take those mason jars on the go, you'll want to check out these pretty genius ideas. Prepare to have your mind blown and wonder, "How did I live without them before?"
— Additional reporting by Hilary White
Cook the Perfect Fried Eggs
Separate the yolks from the whites, beat the whites, and then add the yolks back in before pouring into a pan — voilà, you've got the perfect eggs!
Microwave Two Bowls at Once
To fit two bowls into the microwave at the same time, simply place one on top of a glass so that it sits higher than the other. How easy is that?
Expand Ketchup Cups
Did you know? You can unroll the rims of ketchup cups to increase the ketchup capacity and even dip burgers in.
Create a Cup Clock
This one's great for the office kitchen. Instead of wondering how fresh or old a pot of coffee is, make a cup clock so whoever brews the coffee can mark the time they made it.
Remove Strawberry Stems With a Straw
Simple strawberry solution alert. Get rid of those pesky stems without wasting too much of the fruit by inserting a straw into the bottom of the strawberry and pushing up. The leaves will come off, too!
Make Small Shoes Fit Your Feet
Desperate times call for desperate measures. If you have a pair of shoes that are a little too small, put on big socks, slip on the shoes, and use a blow dryer on the tight areas. They will stretch out and fit perfectly!
Turn a CD Spindle Into a Bagel Holder
An old CD spindle is the perfect size for a bagel sandwich you want to take on the go.
Make a Bike Basket Out of a Container
Simply mount a container onto the front of your two-wheeler to create a handy bike basket. Kitty litter optional.
Eat Snacks With Chopsticks
This life hack comes with two pointers: use chopsticks to eat snacks and fruit so as not to get your fingertips messy. And when you don't have chopsticks within reach, improvise with straws.
Turn a Popcorn Bag Into a Bowl
Greasy arms no more. Instead of reaching deep into a popcorn bag, enjoy the treat by ripping or cutting strategically and creating your own resourceful bowl.
Give Your Mason Jar a Lid
Sometimes your mason jar needs a to-go lid. Just transfer that coffee lid over, and you're ready for picnics at the park.
Use a Paper Clip as a Luggage Lock
If you don't have a lock to keep your luggage zippers from separating, a paper clip will get the job done just as well so you can jet off without any worries.
Stick a Fork in Your Oreo
Avoid getting your fingers sticky from milk or breaking your Oreo when going in for the dip. Stick a fork into the creamy part of the cookie, and dip with ease!
Bump Music Out of a Cup
In need of a sound system? Make DIY speakers for your smartphone by placing it into a plastic, paper, or glass cup for some extra volume.
Open Nail Polish With Ease
It's important — especially when traveling — to close nail polish as tight as possible, but to make it easier to take the top off when you're ready to use it, wrap a rubber band around the cap to help with your grip.