Sometimes life hacks could be so useful, even more than we think. People shared the most useful life hacks that all work and here are 30 of them.
Here are more ‘life hacks’ posts.
Setting a 45-60 minute timer, getting rid of any and all distractions, and just doing as much as I can on a task in that period of time. It has kept me on top of assigned readings/schoolwork that tends to pile up, cleaning, and working out. The best part is typically once the timer is up I just keep going cause hell, I’ve already started!
10/10 would recommend for any procrastinator
I work at a bougie coffee shop. Instead of saying “thanks for waiting” or even “sorry for the wait” I always say “thank you for your patience.”
People respond to it better because you are thanking them which means they did something right and saying they have a good quality like patience. If you say “sorry for the wait” you’re apologizing which means you did something wrong and waiting is something people don’t like doing so they respond more negatively and annoyed.
I deal with a lot of rich and entitled people so it’s important to make them feel better about themselves and I make some pretty good tip money for it so I’m cool with it.
When I want something and I don’t know what it is, it’s water. It’s always water.
I make lists all year long about gift ideas for the people in my life.
Filling in the ‘to’ field of an email last. After I’ve written the body of the email and checked everything. Amazing how many stupid errors I HAVEN’T sent to people since I started doing this. So simple, so satisfying.
Saying something out loud so I remember it. Such as “I have locked the back door”. Really helps you remember you did it.
For the ladies: if your mascara is drying up, put a few drops of saline solution in the tube. It’ll last a lot longer.
Sugar cures a burnt tongue.
For mosquito bites: run a spoon under hot water for about 30 seconds, then press the spoon to the bite. No more itching.
Pour pancake mix into an old ketchup bottle for no-mess pancakes.
If you frequent a zoo, notice the color the employees wear and match it next time you go. The animals will come right up to you.
Don’t put it down, put it away.
Has thoroughly changed me around the house I must say.
My son and I ride our bikes to fireworks displays, sports events, outdoor movies and park events. When the events are over, we ride past massive traffic jams and get home in ten minutes while everyone else is stuck in traffic for an hour. If the event is far away from home, load up our bikes and we drive to a location a few miles from the event and ride in, then ride back out. We make sure to be extremely careful. We don’t trust anybody. We feel like geniuses when we do this.
Nonzero days, for battling depression and feelings of worthlessness.
So many days, I feel like I did nothing. Entirely useless. I didn’t do the laundry, I didn’t wash the dishes, I didn’t clean up the living room. What kind of person doesn’t do the most basic of household tasks?
The principle of nonzero days brought some perspective to my situation. I don’t have to clean the entire apartment to prove my worth or to make progress. I can take a deep breath and spend about 10 minutes walking around gathering dishes. My day is now a nonzero day, because that 10 minutes brought me closer to one of my goals (cleaning the apartment).
My favorite thing about it is that every single work day is automatically a nonzero day. I have earned my pay for the day, I have done my best to carry my weight on the team, sometimes I even work two 8-hour shifts, two or less hours apart.