7 Convenient Life Hacks For Everyday Annoyances
Do you ever have one of those days when everything just feels so much harder than usual? You're trying to open a jar and, despite all your best efforts and a little bit of elbow grease, it just won't budge! Or maybe you want to pop open a bottle of wine (finally), but you can't find the bottle opener anywhere. We've definitely all been there! These little things might be small, but sometimes they add up and become really frustrating, so it's time to take a stand against these day-ruining annoyances once and for all. Check out these 7 convenient life hacks and kiss those pesky problems goodbye!
1. Open A Wine Bottle Without A Corkscrew
- utility lighter
Light a utility lighter at the neck of your wine bottle and the cork will slowly get pushed up and out. Cheers!
2. Recover Lost Valuables
- vacuum cleaner
- nylon sock
- rubber band
Stretch a nylon sock over the nozzle of the vacuum cleaner and secure it in place with a rubber band. Stick the nozzle of the vacuum into all those hard-to-reach spots, like the crevices of your couch or behind your cupboards, and you'll be amazed at how many things you'll find. What was once lost is now found – plus nothing will get sucked up into the vacuum cleaner!
3. Reduce Food Waste
- can opener
To get all of the food out of a can, open the tab on top, remove the lid, and turn the can upside down. Open the bottom of the can with a can opener and press the bottom down so that you push all of the food out of the can, straight into the pan! This works great for something like tomato paste, which can be tricky to remove.
4. Easily Open A Tough Jar
- rubber glove
If the jar that you're trying to open won't budge, just put on a rubber glove. The rubber from the glove sticks to the lid so that your hand won't slip, and the lid will come off effortlessly!
5. Plastic Wrap Hack
Sometimes it's hard to find the end of a used plastic wrap roll, so to make things easier, just put the roll in the freezer. After it has gotten cold, you'll be able to find the end super easily!
6. Makeshift Faucet Sprayer
As we all know, the stream of water from a sink faucet can only reach so far. To remove stubborn dirt and grime from the entire sink, just cut off the top of a deflated balloon. Pull the mouth of the cut balloon over the faucet, and when you turn on the faucet you can direct the water in whatever direction you need to in order to wash away dirt and grime. The balloon is a quick, clever extension to the faucet.
7. Avoid Burn Marks While Ironing
- parchment paper
To avoid burn marks when ironing, just put a protective layer of parchment paper between the garment you're ironing and the iron. This will protect the clothing from getting too much heat.
These hacks are worth their weight in gold. Although they might seem simple, you'll be surprised at how much stress you'll avoid! Never again will you get upset over a dirty sink or burnt clothes, because now you know how to get into all those nooks and crannies. Life hacks are life!