100+ LIFE HACKS! The BEST life tips, hints, and diy


We all need a little help from time to time and I am ALWAYS all about things that make life easier so I compiled this little list. These are THE BEST, (and some the craziest) household, tips, hints, life hacks, and DIY that I found throughout the internet. I haven’t had time to try them all so if you have tried one and would like to talk about it comment away! :)

1.Kids keep falling out of bed? Put a pool noodle under a fitted sheet as a bumper. 

2.Put pantyhose over the hose on your sweeper to locate tiny things without sucking them up.

3.Paint your keys with nailpolish to remind you which is which

4.Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish

5. Rub a walnut on damaged furniture to cover up dings

 6. Use an old tanning lotion bottle to keep your valuables in at the beach.

 7. Migraines-Gatorade (powerade won’t work)

8. Elmer’s Glue – paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel off like a face mask

9. Clear up hazy headlights with toothpaste 

10.Shiny Hair – use brewed Lipton Tea

11. Wood Treatment- 1 cup Olive oil 1  1/2 tsp Lemon Juice

12.Sunburn – large jar of Nestea in your bath water

13. Smelly Fireplace? Crumple old newspapers and sprinkle ground coffee on top, light a fire and allow it to burn. The yummy coffee aroma will clear the sooty odor.

14. Minor burn – Crest or Colgate toothpaste

15. Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it

 16. Use a staple remover to get things off your keychain

17. Arthritis? WD-40 Spray and rub in, kill insect stings too (this one works..not sure how good it is healthwise though..)

18. Bee stings – Meat tenderizer

19. Use a paste of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to clean cooked-on gunk from a stove top

20. Chigger bite – Preparation H

21.Cinnamon in the Sandbox – It keeps the bugs away!

22. Remove rust spots from knives with lemon juice.

23. Puffy eyes – Preparation H

24. Paper cut – crazy glue (glue is used instead of sutures at most hospitals)

25. Fungus on toenails or fingernails – Vicks vapor rub

26.  How to open those impossible to open clamshell plastic blister packs that hold toys and things- Use a can opener

27. Kool aid to clean dishwasher pipes. Just put in the detergent section and run a cycle, it will also clean a toilet. (Wow, and people drink this stuff?!)

28. Kool Aid can be used as a dye in paint also Kool Aid in Dannon plain yogurt as a finger paint

29. Vinegar or Lemon Juice as Garbage Disposal Deodorizer Deodorize a garbage disposal. Make vinegar or lemon ice cubes and feed them down the disposal. After grinding, run cold water through the drain.

30. Every time you eat oranges or lemons pitch the peel in the garbage disposal for a natural deodorizer

31. Peanut butter – will get scratches out of CD’s! Wipe off with a coffee filter paper

32. Sticking bicycle chain – Pam no-stick cooking spray

33. Soak corks in hot water for 10 minutes before cutting them for crafts–they won’t crumble.

34. Pam will also remove paint, and grease from your hands! Keep a can in your garage for your hubby

35. Peanut butter will remove ink from the faces of dolls

36.Use wine bottles or soda bottles to keep your boots in shape.

37. When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with corn starch and watch them slide on

38. Dandruff – pour on the vinegar !

39. Make a milk jug into a mini scooper, just keep the handle part and the bottom & cut off the top

40.  Body paint – Crisco &  food coloring. Heat the Crisco in the microwave, pour in to an empty container and mix with any food color of your choice.

41. Store cupcake liners in mason jars

42. Tie Dye T-shirt – mix a solution of Kool Aid in a container, tie a rubber band around a section of the T-shirt and soak

 43. Use a hanging shoe rack (the kind that hang off a door) to hold cleaning supplies

44.Preserving a newspaper clipping – large bottle of club soda and cup of milk of magnesia , soak for 20 min. and let dry, will last for many years!

45. Fill pot with 2″ of soil then place one uncracked raw egg in the pot. As it decomposes, it will serve as a natural fertilizer.

46.Rubber Glove as Pet Hair Remover- Put on a damp rubber dishwashing glove and run your hand over hair-covered upholstery—the hair will cling to the glove, not the sofa.

47. To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with Colgate toothpaste

48. When you prepare vegetables save the cooking water for your plants.

49. Wrap a rubber band around your thumb for easy paper sorting or page turning

50. Start seeds in icecream cone then plant. 100% safe & biodegradable

51. Wine stains, pour on the Morton salt and watch it absorb into the salt.

52.To remove wax – Take a paper towel and iron it over the wax stain, it will absorb into the towel.

53. Fire Ants- Simply pour 2 cups of CLUB SODA directly in the center of the ant mound. The carbon dioxide in the water is heavier than air and displaces oxygen which suffocates the queen and the other ants.

54. Remove labels off glassware etc. rub with Peanut butter!

55. Baked on food – fill container with water, get a Bounce paper softener and the static from the Bounce towel will cause the baked on food to adhere to it. Soak overnight. Also; you can use 2 Efferdent tablets , soak overnight!

56. Crayon on the wall – Colgate toothpaste and brush it!

57. Smelly feet – Jello

58. Athletes feet – cornstarch

59. Use an old issue box to hold plastic grocery bags

60. Dirty grout – Listerine

61. Stains on clothes – Colgate toothpaste

62. Hard water stains- To get rid of lime buildup, make a paste of 1 teaspoon vinegar and 2 tablespoons salt. Apply to sink fixtures and rub with a cloth.

63. Grass stains – Karo Syrup

64. Grease Stains – Coca Cola , it will also remove grease stains from the driveway overnight. We know it will take corrosion from car batteries!

65. Fleas in your carpet? 20 Mule Team Borax- sprinkle and let stand for 24 hours. Maybe this will work if you get them back again

 66. To keep FRESH FLOWERS longer add 2 aspirin , or just use 7-up instead of water.

67. Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week? Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each day has a different color twist tie-Monday-Blue, Tuesday-Green, Thursday-Red, Friday-White, Saturday-Yellow

68. Use the little plastic piece that keeps your bread closed as labels for cords. Just write on it with a sharpie and clip it on.

69. Use vinegar to get rid of weeds in your yard!

70. Use a small photo album to store small seed packets

71. Test Your Soil’s pH with Vinegar: Sprinkle some vinegar on a handful of dirt. If it fizzes, the soil is alkaline

72. Glue bath toy openings to prevent mold from getting inside and you from having to clean them.

 73. Use a coffee filter to hold baking soda for a fridge odor absorber

74. Window squeegee removes pet hair from carpet

75. Copper pennies before 1982 help keep algae from growing in bird bath

76. How to keep flies away when eating outside-Lemons and whole cloves

77. Clean your grill with an onion. Quick, natural and effective.

78. Use salt and a paper bag to clean dust off of wreaths (and more) with nooks and crannies.

79. If you need to remove a nail, criss-cross a couple of rubber bands over the top of the hammer before using the hammer’s claw. The rubber bands will protect the surface that you’re removing the nail from.

80. Clean Your Iron With Toothpaste

81. Hot sauce shines copper

82. Use mustard if you have a stuffy nose and don’t have vapor rub

83. Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. Use it around all of the edges of flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into beds.

84. Apply thin layer of polish to center of button to keep thread from coming loose.

85. Use a banana to fix a DVD rub in and gently wipe clean

86. Cornstarch will untangle all kinds of knots. Rub some into the knot in shoelaces, chains, string etc and watch as it comes apart.

87. Use whitening toothpaste to remove tarnish from silver. Cleans without removing all the beautiful patina.

88. Wrap a piece of Glad Press’n Seal around your wrapping paper roll to keep it from unrolling. It comes off cleanly, is reusable, and doesn’t damage the paper like tape or rubber bands.

89. For sharp, rust-free tools, store in a sand-filled bucket (or pots) with a little oil mixed in.

90. Storing yogurt, sour cream, and cottage cheese upside down makes them last up to one week longer

91. Use Hydrogen Peroxide to keep Fountains algae free

92. Rub a piece of wax paper along your shower curtain rod. This will make your curtain glide back and forth, no more sticking.

93. For icy steps and sidewalks in freezing temperatures, mix 1 teaspoon of Dawn dishwashing liquid, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon hot/warm water and pour over walkways

94. Put cupcake batter in a squirt bottle to eliminate the mess of spooning it in the cupcake wrappers.

95. Use a baby wipe container as yarn holder

96. Place a layer of wax paper on top of upper kitchen cabinets where dust and grease particles gather. Every few months, switch out the paper for a fresh sheet

97. How to cover a dish like an iced cake with saran wrap without it sticking- make a tent with the saran wrap and little drink umbrellas.

 98. Use a bundt pan as vertical roaster for a turkey or chicken

99. Put two TBS of vanilla extract in an oven-safe cup/bowl, then place it in the oven at 300 degrees for one hour. Within twenty minutes the whole house smells amazing.

100. Put a penny in the water to keep tulips standing tall.

 101. Natural bathroom cleaner can be created using baking soda and Murphy Oil Soap

102. Cool whip will condition your hair

103.  Mayonnaise will KILL LICE, it will also condition your hair

104. Swipe fingernails with a vinegar soaked cotton ball before painting to make the polish stay on longer.

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