Any type of trick, shortcut or method used to increase efficiency and productivity in everyday life in a clever way is referred to as a life hack. It’s all about being creative and improvising when you either have to solve a minor problem or when you simply want to improve the quality and efficiency of something. To understand this concept better and to also get some ideas, we have put together a list of ten ingenious examples.
Give a tennis ball a new use and turn it into a key holder or into a multifunctional and funny-looking accessory for your home. Just make a cut on one side, glue on two eyes and use the small opening to insert small objects and to store and display them there.
Toilet paper rolls can be used to make wonderful and tiny seed planters which are perfect because then you can just insert them into the soil in the garden. Just cut the roll to size and glue the bottom.
An empty plastic container from cleaning solutions for example can be cut and turned into a spatula for gardening or for cleaning. All you have to do is find the container with the right shape and size.
A dust pan can be helpful in more than one way. For example, if you need to fill a bucket with water, the dusting pan would make a perfect intermediate. It will let the water fall right into the bucket without you having to worry about anything else.
Nobody uses cassette tapes but those plastic containers in which they came can be repurposed. You can use one as a dock for your phone. Be creative and save money while also being original.
You can also use the same item as a space where you can deposit notes, cards and memos. Put it on your desk and it will be a functional and interesting-looking piece.
When you have to drill a hole in a wall there’s always dust coming off which is an inconvenient for everyone. So use a post-it and put directly under the hole you’re drilling, fold it in half and it will catch all the dust.
A clothespin can be very useful when you have to hammer a nail into a wall. If you don’t want to risk getting hurt, use the clothespin to hold the nail in place.
If you’re watching “The Big Bang Theory” then you must remember Sheldon’s ingenious and very simple way of folding the shirts perfectly. Well, you can use the same thing to make your life easier.