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10+ People Who Managed To Hack Life

Brittany Rae 10 Sep 2020

There are thinkers and there are doers, but the people featured in this article are both. That's because they saw a problem, put their thinking caps on, and managed to come up with a clever solution. Let's take a moment to salute these people who hacked life.

1. Listen, sometimes deceiving your kids is a good thing.

Reddit | nday79

"My kids were always complaining about getting the heel of a bread loaf, so I started flipping it over and putting the end side down so they wouldn’t know," this Reddit user explained. Pretty sneaky (and smart!).

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2. Infinite plants!

Reddit | foxonrocks

"Save money and wasted green onions — plant them in a pot! We get 3-4 growth cycles of onions from each one AND they don’t rot. Just harvested these this morning for ramen!" said this Reddit user.

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3. I cannot recommend getting a mug warmer more.

Reddit | gravydavid

"An electric mug warmer is great for ‘burning’ the last bit of candles, after the wick has gotten [too] short to burn. Also, no danger of open flame," this Reddit user said.

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4. Always have a clean sponge on hand.

Unsplash | CDC

"You can always have a clean sponge by having two, but using just one at a time. The other one is in your dishwasher, and each time you run it, you swap the two," one Reddit user suggested.

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5. See? Now you don't need to get your hands dirty.

That child is a genius. While cheese dust is satisfying to lick off your fingers once, it gets annoying after a while. Eat with a fork, instead! You're welcome.

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6. I love hacks that just involve using forks in unexpected ways.

Honestly, more people should do this. Corn holders take up space that you could use for other things. Use a fork and accomplish the same thing! Sure, you'll look like a clown, but you'll be a clown with corn in your belly.

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7. Never burn your fingertips again.

Reddit | Octopuscatarm

"Light a candle with dry pasta that’s too hard to reach with a normal lighter."

I just want to give a shout-out to life hacks that actually double as lazy people hacks.

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8. A mouse pad on the go!

I never would have thought of this, but I absolutely love it. It's the ideal solution for when you're using your computer on the couch but also want to use your mouse. A+ hack.

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9. Skip expensive Pelotons.

Reddit | lts_nodnarb

You could buy a $2000 Peloton, or you could make a mount for an existing bike and just stick a laptop on it. I cannot express how much that is literally the same thing.

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10. COVID chunk is real.

My pants can attest to it. Double-loop a hair tie around the button and bam! Your pants have a little more room. It's not a permanent solution, but it is a good one.

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11. Another fork hack? Another fork hack.

Listen, maybe this article is really just "things you can do with forks." I'm not mad about it. Sticking a fork in Oreo cream for easy dunking is just a good idea!

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12. I'm all for a mostly-natural solution to catching fruit flies.

Reddit | emilyeffy

"Strong paper plate + shaving cream = great way to get rid of fruit flies. I hate the chemical sprays, and other hacks recommend using cooking spray (which just flung oily flies at my walls)," said this Reddit user.

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13. Your fingers will thank you.

Reddit | WearADamnMask

"A large carabiner with a sponge grip makes carrying groceries a more pleasant experience for your fingers," according to this Reddit user.

Well damn, I never thought of something like this! Clip one on your keys so you never forget it!

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14. Finally, I'll stop losing hair ties!

I never thought to do this! Shoving them in a drawer isn't a solution, but actually having a place to wrap them totally is! You could also use a more fashionable holder, but the cardboard will do.

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