Looking for some super simple and easy life hacks to use in your day-to-day life? Well, in this article we have discussed 16 different life hacks you can use every day and make life super simple easy.
20 best life hacks to use every day:
1. Stretch fabric with conditioner
In case your clothes have shrunk upon washing, you can simply unshrink them by adding 1 tablespoon of conditioner into a quarter of a bucket of warm water and mix it well. then, immerse your garment into this mixture and then let it soak for around 30 minutes. Then, drain out the water and rinse your garment with plain water, stretch to desired size and let it air dry in that position.
2. Ice cube for wrinkle free clothes
If you find that your clothes have wrinkles, all you need to do is, through in some ice cubes into your dryer and dump in all the clothes that have wrinkles.
Then, turn your dryer on the highest heat setting and let it dry for 10 minutes.
3. Remove scratches from furniture
Make a mixture of a 1:1 ratio of cooking oil and white vinegar in a bowl. Give it a mix and use an old cloth to dip in this mixture and wipe it over your scratched furniture as a homemade scratch remover. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes and wipe off with a plain dry cloth.
4. Stop your potatoes from sprouting
Into your paper bag of potatoes, add in one apple and this can prevent the potatoes from sprouting.
5. Store your carrots and celery for longer
Cut splices of your carrots and celery and instead of storing them in a container, store them in glass jars filled with water and they will last longer. The carrots will last even upto a month and the celery for around 2 weeks.
6. Use rice water for watering plants as nutrition
Once you have washed your rice, use the water to water your plants as they will provide natural nutrients to your plants.
7. Keep flowers fresh for long
Once open, use cool water (or simply add some ice cubes to the vase) in order to keep the blooms lasting longer. You can also keep the flowers in the fridge at night.
8. Hot spoon mosquito bite remedy
Just heat up a metal spoon under hot tap water for a minute or so, then press it directly against the bitefor a couple of minutes, and when you take it off, the itch should be gone for good.
9. Reheat hardened bread using water
If you find that your bread is slightly stale and has hardened, then you can sprinkle some water (over bread slices) or run some water (over a large hardened loaf of bread/bun) and reheat for a few minutes in the microwave or oven.
Bread slices can be reheated for a few minutes, while larger bread loafs, buns etc., can be reheated for 10 to 20 minutes.
10. Store vegetables and fruits separately
Fruits and vegetables must be stored separately, as fruits release a certain type of gas that can make vegetables get spoilt/ripened quicker than usual.
11. Freeze herbs to prevent wilting
If your herbs are wilting, you can simply freeze your herb leaves in water or olive oil (in ice cube moulds) and defrost before use.
12. Bring your own carry bags
Instead of buying/taking a carry bag from your store, carry your own reusable carry bag (a cloth bag preferably), while you go to the store to shop.
13. Your leafy greens have become dry and wilted
Do not throw away wilted leafy greens, instead, cut off a part of the stem and place them vertically in a container of ice cold water (immersing only the stems), for some time, to revive them before use.
14. Have lemons in excess
If you have too many lemons and feel like you will not be able to use so many and they will get spoilt, then you can simply squeeze out the juice from the lemons and freeze them ice cube moulds. Defrost before you need to use them.
15. Open stubborn jar lids
Just insert the tip of the spoon under the jar lid and gently push it up to pop it open or position the lid of the jar just over an open flame, like from a stove or lighter for about 5 secs. Use a towel when attempting to open the lid as the lid will be hot.
16. Mouthwash to repel mosquitos
Listerine mouthwash can be effectively used as a mosquito repellant. Use the yellow bottle of Listerine and lightly spray it on your arms and legs or around the area where you seat to repel mosquitoes.
17. Shoes too small
Put on a thick pair of socks with the shoes, then use your blow dryer to aim at the tight spots, using medium heat to soften the shoe until it fits comfortably. This will take couple of mins.
18. Disinfect Pillows
Put your pillows in the dryer once every 3 months, it is a great way to get rid of dead mites, dust and disinfect it. Set the dryer to medium heat and add some wool dryer balls ( optional) along with the pillows for 10-15 mins. Tumble and fluff the pillows by hand.
19. Clean Burnt Pan
Add equal parts of vinegar and water on the burnt pan and bring it to a boil. Take off the heat and remove the vinegar water. Cover the burnt area with 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda and add a bit of water to make a paste.
Let it sit for 15 mins and then crumple up some aluminum foil and scrub until all food bits and stained areas are clean. Rinse pan with warm soapy water.
20. Repel rats and mice
Use black pepper to repel rats, black pepper has a sharp, pungent smell that rats don’t like. Create a thick black pepper barrier around these places where the rats are seen, you can also use black pepper essential oil.
21. Car deicer with rubbing alcohol
How to Make Your Deicing Solutions. Combine 1 part water with 2 parts rubbing alcohol (or Isopropyl alcohol) into your bottle. Simply spray your windshield generously while your car’s defrost is on. Then watch as the frost melts away!