Why Didn’t I Think Of That… Life Hacks That Work! Another episode of fabulous Life Hacks is waiting for you… they have all be tested by me and ready for you! Make life a little easier!
You loved this series the minute we started with it and there have been many episodes… but there hasn’t been a new one for awhile… so we sure hope you enjoy this one. You can use them in every day life and each one of the works perfectly because I tested each one myself. If you have any life hacks you would like to share… please do in the comments and we will add them. Hope you enjoy and let us know if you would like this series to be Monthly!
Bring a Marker back to life Hack
Did you know you may be able to bring your dried out marker back to life by dipping the tip in a bit of rubbing alcohol. Get a small glass and place just enough rubbing alcohol in it that the tip will be covered… then place the marker in it for about 5 minutes or so. Then put the cap back on the marker and wait about 1-2 hours and then it should be back to writing again.
Get the last drop of Lemon Juice Hack
Do you ever feel as though you are not getting all the juice out of those lemons and limes when you hand squeeze them? Well if you want to get to the last drop… just take out those tongs and squeeze. No need for any fancy gadget… that will do the trick. To make it work even better… try the next hack before you squeeze your lemon.
Get more juice from your Lemon with this quick and easy Microwave Hack
If you want more juice from your lemons and limes… place them in the microwave for 15 seconds… the roll them with the palm of your hand on the counter… then cut and squeeze… it makes such a difference! If you have too much juice… freeze it in ice cube trays for the next time.
Essential Oil Deodorizer Hack
Do you spend a fortune on deodorizers for the Bathroom? Well there is no need. There is a simple… natural and budget friendly way to keep that air smelling fresh. Simply pick out your favorite essential oil and add a few drops to the inside of your toilet paper roll. Each and every time it goes for a spin it will activate that wonderful aroma and make the air fresh and fabulous.
Houseplant Watering Hack
You can do your plants a favor by saving the water you use to hard boil eggs in. It is filled with all kinds of nutrients that will make your plants happy! Also… think about saving that pasta water… it too is rich with minerals and vitamins. Just in case you didn’t know… you can use your pasta water to add to sauces and soups. It adds tons of flavor… it’s magic!
Removed Fabric and Wool Pilling with a Disposable Razor
You know how a sweater can get a bit “pilly” at times? Of course you do. Well instead of sitting there picking off what you can… take a disposable razor and lightly shave the area and you will remove a ton with no effort. ez pz!
Prevent Garbage Bag Leaking
If you would like to avoid any messy little spills that might leak to the bottom of your Kitchen Garbage… crinkle up some News Paper and place it at the bottom of the can. That way it will soak up anything that might leak.
If you need a bunch of small icepacks for lunches… did you know you could fill a sponge with water… freeze it… then put it in a ziplock bag and VIOLA… instant ice pack. You can use them over and over and over again and when you are finished with them… they are disposable and bio-degradable!
Quicker Popping Corn Hack
Do you hate when all of your popcorn does not POP!!! Well this little hack will help you out. Simply soak your kernels for about 5 minutes and then drain them… then proceed to pop! You will find that the water makes the corn pop a little bit faster and not as many go unpopped! Give it a try!
Keeping Lemons and Limes Fresh Hack
Love fresh lemons? Does this Sometimes happen to you…there is a great special on lemons but you don’t want to buy too many because they don’t last long enough? Well problem solved… here is a hack that will keep those lemons fresh for 3 months… simply put your fresh lemons into a container filled with water and place it in the fridge. It’s that easy! You can also use a bowl… but I like having a lid on… saves on spills : ) It also looks really pretty when you open the fridge.
Cold Drink in 15 Minutes
Looking for a cold drink but you forgot to put the bottle or can in the fridge? No problem… wet a paper towel and then wrap it around the can or bottle… put it in the freezer for 15 minutes and VIOLA… nice and cold and frosty! Cheers!
Instant Recipe Holder
I have to be honest… I am really nervous having my ipad near where I am cooking… even if it is on a stand… so there are times that I print out a recipe or use a magazine. When I do… I simply use a pants hanger … hook it on my cabinet and I can read the recipe easily as I go along.
Dust Pan Hack
When you use your dust pan… does it always seem like you leave a bit of dust residue behind? Well that is easily solved by placing a strip of masking tape or paint tape to the edge of the pan… everything gets swept up perfectly… ez pz!
Apples Do Not Make Good Neighbors
Do you store your Apples with other foods? Not a good idea be cause Apples give off an Ethylene Gas and that causes other foods to decay quicker. Apples are delicious… they are just not good neighbors : )
Hot Cleaning Rag Hack
I am sure you have heard that microwaving your sponge will kill all the germs… that is not exactly true with further examination. It seems as though it does kill some bacteria but not all. Well… here is a HOT cleaning hack that will work and is really easy to do. If you have something you need to give a really good cleaning like the inside of your fridge, the interior of your microwave, food splatters, the top of your stove, the over window, bathroom tile and the list goes on… You can take your cleaning rag… give it a good soak and then a soft squeeze and place it in your microwave at 30 second intervals until it gets nice and hot but not so hot it burns you (you can also use rubber gloves so the heat doesn’t bother you) As soon as the rag gets to a good temp go get that grime. (The hotter the rag the more grease, soap reside and grime you can cut through) You can use as is or add a bit of natural spray cleaner! This one really works.
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