Cleverly's Best Hacks Of 2020 (So Far)
While 2020 has thrown many wrenches our way, there were a few bright spots. Sure, there are many big problems in this world that seem impossible to solve by ourselves, but that makes finding solutions for those pesky little issues that can harshen moods and blacken days that much more satisfying. And those bright spots of the year all fall under the category of "life hack." To add a little positive energy to your day, we've compiled this year's best hacks (so far), and there's something here for everyone – from the DIY nut to the foodie!
1.–5. Fun Science Experiments
If you've run out of cartoons and movies to keep your kids entertained, here are 5 super fun science experiments to impress them with. And here's the kicker: you don't even have to leave the house to successfully perform these tricks! So grab an old CD, a balloon, a candle, 4 straws, a ball chain, and a comb and work your magic. Your kids are going to love these tricks! Get the instructions for the 5 Fun Science Experiments.
6.–16. Brilliant Everyday Life Hacks
It's the small things in life that make us happy. At the same time, it's the small things in life that can frustrate us to no end, and our everyday life is littered with opportunities to turn a good day sour. In order to stop these kind of situations right in their track, we've come up with 11 simple life hacks with big results. These genius tips will tackle little annoyances and everyday problems head-on so you never again have to succumb to the frustration of shoes that are way too tight, losing your USB stick, and so much more! Get the instructions for the 11 Brilliant Everyday Life Hacks.
17.–20. Useful Home Garden Tips
Growing your own fruit and vegetables is obviously all the rage these days and with good reason. Whether it's a community garden or your own garden, growing your own tomatoes, garlic, avocados, and more can be super rewarding, and not just because the fruits of your labor will taste much better than anything you can get at the grocery store. You can even grow your own peanuts! Nuts, right?! Get the instructions for the 4 Useful Home Garden Tips.
21. DIY Wishing Well
There's simply nothing better than hanging out in your backyard or garden with family and friends, or just curling up with a good book if you want a little bit of me-time. And there's one thing that's undeniable about home gardens: Wishing wells are beyond charming and the effort is well worth it, so roll up your sleeves and let the spirit of DIY flow through you with this enchanting addition to any backyard. After all, it's about time all your wishes came true! Get the instructions for the DIY Wishing Well.
22. DIY Couch Caddy
This cozy DIY project guarantees that you will finally have order in your living room! If you don't have room for a coffee table, yet love having all your favorite snacks and goodies right next to you when you're watching TV, this couch caddy is the answer to all your prayers. It will also come in quite handy when you're looking for a place to store the remote control, TV guide, and perhaps even that sneaky bottle of wine for especially rough nights. So grab a few wooden boards and the screwdriver and craft your way to the most relaxing weekend ever! Get the instructions for the DIY Couch Caddy.
23.–30. Genius Fresh Food Hacks
Is there really such a thing as too many food hacks? Probably not, right? It doesn't matter how old you are – there's always something new to discover and learn in the kitchen. And because food waste is such a huge problem, we've come up with 8 food hacks that will help keep your food fresh for longer. By using these tricks, you'll not only help the environment but also your bank account. Say goodbye to the days when you had to throw away unused food, because these 8 genius hacks are sure to help you avoid food waste! Get the instructions for the 8 Genius Fresh Food Hacks.
31.–36. Nifty Baking Soda Hacks
You most likely have a box of baking soda sitting in your fridge to keep things fresh, you use it in recipes all the time, and if you're really in the know, you already use it to unclog your drains. But what else can baking soda be used for? The results will amaze you, because baking soda really is a jack of all trades, as these 6 life hacks will prove. From DIY beauty recipes to household cleaners, now's the time to stock up on baking soda! Get the instructions for the 6 Nifty Baking Soda Hacks.
37.–41. Handy Knot Hacks
We're obsessed with simple tips and tricks, but especially these – who knew it was so fast, easy, and cost-effective to spruce up your cables, shoes, keys, and hoodies?! Check out our Knot Hacks 101 tutorial and we'll show you how easy it is to make cool things with just a few strands of material. All you need is some dexterity, a little patience, and a few cords, strings, or even shoelaces. What a time to be alive! Get the instructions for the 5 Handy Knot Hacks.
42. DIY Slide-Out Pantry
You know that awkward little corner in your kitchen that's usually between a cabinet and a wall? We'll show you how you can build your very own pantry cabinet for your kitchen into that tiny space. Did we mention that it's on wheels? Well, it is, which makes it even easier to use as the perfect storage space for all the essentials or even kitchen utensils. Turn your weird corner space into a functional cabinet with this easy DIY hack! Get the instructions for the DIY Slide-Out Pantry.
43.–49. Cool Food Hacks
Is there anything that food can’t do?! Besides literally giving us the nutrition we need to make it through the day, food can be a total lifesaver in a lot of other major ways. Try these awesome food hacks on everything from dirty laundry to unripe tomatoes and attempt fascinating experiments at the same time – all using food and drinks you probably already have in your kitchen! Get the instructions for the 7 Cool Food Hacks.
And this was just the beginning! 2020 is far from over, so stay tuned for what other genius hacks we have in store for you this year!