21 Simple Life Hacks From Reddit
When it comes to arbitrary advice, Reddit knows what's up. Thanks to threads like Life Hacks and Life Pro Tips, the site's users have blessed us with random tricks for anything you may encounter in this world. Check out the 21 useful yet utterly simple hacks ahead.
Use large, cozy t-shirts as pillowcases if you happen to be washing them overnight.
Cheap Flights Hack
Put your browser in incognito mode to find the cheapest flights, because websites may change prices if they know your search history.
If you get a haircut you really love, take a picture of it, so you can show the hairdresser exactly what you want next time.
Always forgetting your lunch? Put your keys in the fridge. The next morning, you're guaranteed to remember.
Bird Feeder Hack
Use a plastic bottle to make a bird feeder.
Not sure which side of the road your exit's on? Check the small exit sign on top of the larger road sign. If it's on the left side, your exit will be on the left side of the highway.
Turn on video game music while you study. It's designed to keep you focused without being distracting.
Work Environment Hack
Looking to interact more with fellow employees? Keep a bowl of mints or candy on your desk. Your co-workers will stop by to grab a goody, which sparks conversation.
Don't waste money buying extra green onions! Just put one in water, and it will grow.
If it's windy outside and you're wearing a tie, slip a coin down into the hem of it to keep it from blowing everywhere.
If you discovered something on the internet you never want to forget (such as a picture or article), email it to yourself. Write a short description, and include any key words in the subject line so it's easy to pull up when you need it.
Don't feel like washing the dishes . . . ever? Cover your dish with plastic wrap before placing food on it.
Use an ice cube tray to keep your paint colors separate.
Keep all your graded papers in a folder. Professors make mistakes when putting your grades in the system, so you should always have your assignments on hand as proof if need be.
If you need to dry your pants, turn them inside out and place them on a hanger with the pockets splayed out.
Can't reach your back when applying SPF? Squirt your sunscreen onto plastic wrap, and rub it on your back like you would a towel.
Put a bread tie over the cords of your earbuds to keep them from getting tangled.
Since hotels are full of germs, cover the remote with a plastic baggie before using.
Feeling tired? You may just be dehydrated. Drink a glass of water instead of guzzling coffee.
Paper Cutter Hack
Put a straight, long object like a ruler, pen, or straw in front of the paper cutter blade to see where it will cut.
Sick of bulky keychains? Use a ziptie instead.