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Amazing life hacks to make your everyday life that bit easier.

Updated on June 20, 2013

Iced coffee cubes

Sick of your iced coffee getting watered down?

By making conventional coffee in a jug you can then pour it into and ice tray holder and after making ice coffee instead of using normal ice cubs which would melt and ruin you otherwise perfect cup use these new cubes to ensure that your iced latte remains as perfect and as tasty as ever before.

Sick of your friends or you forgetting about the goods you lend them?

After you loan your goods to your friends have them pose for a picture while holding the item you loan them in their so hand so then when scanning back over your photos you'll see the photo of your item and also who has it so you will easily be able to ask for it back and not have another precious book lost in translation.

Easy way to de-stem strawberries for baking and eating

When you have to de-stem a large amount of strawberries for baking or even just for eating an easy and cheap way to do this is by de-steming them with a straw. By sticking a straw up through the middle of the plant you will remove the green inedible portion of the plant and also reduce on waste that would be lost through other methods.

At a hotel and need more charging ports ?

If your at a hotel and you don't have enough open sockets or rather didn't bring any electrical converters having travelled aboard, a good idea is to check the tv as most modern TVs have usb sockets where you can plug in leads for iphones etc to allow them be charged through there.

Looking for an inexpensive cookbook holder?

By getting a conventional hangar used for pants and placing the open pages of your recipe in the clasped teeth you can then hang it off the handle of an above cupboard and wallah! you have a cookbook holder that takes up no space on your work surface and also wont have to be destroyed by your grubby hands or spills from the kitchen!

Don't burn yourself lighting awkward candles

By lighting the end of a piece of spaghetti you can then use it as a wick to reach into candles in an awkward position to stop you from burning your hand on the naked flames. These are a lot cheaper than other fire lighters as they come in such great quantities. But remember to not attempt to eat spaghetti after using it as a wick surprisingly wax just isn't as nice as it looks.

Sick of your soda or beer cans exploding ?

Although many people believe by tapping a closed can on the top will stop it from exploding in fact this isn't the case the most effective way to stop a can of soda exploding upon opening it is to slowly knock it three times before opening gently. Hey Presto! No more ruined trouser legs or awkward conversations with friends about the smell of beer on their carpet

An easy way to open blister packs

Blister packs are notoriously hard to open there tough plastic is dfesinged to stop children reaching the potentially harmful objects inside, although they do keep chuldren out these packs pose an obstacle to adults as well as it seems there is no simple way to open them. A great way to solve this problem is by using a can opener and placing it on the side of pack like you would any can and then just using it like normal.

Use toothpaste to clear hazy car headlights

Hazy car headlights are a problem for all drivers especially older ones a great way to solve this problem and clean them up. Is by getting a small amount of toothpast and simply using a cloth to wipe it around the affected area the chemicals in the paste wil help remove the dirt and grime that may have gathered on your headlights and give a new shine to your car.

Clear out an old lotion bottle then put your valuables inside

Take an old lotion bottle and clean it out removing all residue of the cream or oil. Then fill it with all the valubles you would usually bring to the beach such as your phone, car keys and money. Then place a small distinct mark only you would recognise on the cap so you can distinguish and place it in your bag along with all your other bottles. Now in the unfortunate event of someone pooching through your bag they will overlook this seemingly insignificant bottle and all your valubles will be safe!

Use nail polish to identify different keys

If you have many keys that look identical you can use nail polish to distinguish between them and no longer waste time searching for the correct key. Nail polish is a good alternative to paint as the brush is neater and also less likely to chip or rub off.

Doritos as a fire starter

If your camping and very stucking for fire fuel doritoes act as a great kindler the fat and chemicals in the crisp add new light to the fire and are relatively inexpensive as they come in such big bags

Use a muffin tray to serve condiments

This trick works great at all times but especially good at big events such as bbqs. Its very cheap and also helps to cut down on washing up as you don't have to bother with lots of small plates that need to be washed up this shoe is a one size fits all. Simply take your condiments and put them into the little grooves set out for the individual muffin mixture then have a few teaspoons handy and you're good to go!

Easy peasy

Life hacks for the kitchen

Keep pizza warm on the drive home

If your sick of your pizza going cold when driving home from collecting it then simply place it on the passenger seat and turn on your seat warmer(if your lucky enough to have them) the hot air generated will be enough to keep the pizza hot for a lot longer than if it were just left at room temperature.

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    • Aidan Mc Donnell profile imageAUTHOR

      Aidan Mc Donnell 

      5 years ago from Ireland

      Thanks for the feedback Alison!

      That seems to be a very popular tip alright especially with how over price frappes are in Starbucks etc.

    • allisonlawrence profile image


      5 years ago from Kansas

      This is a very helpful article. Thanks for the practical tips. Can't wait to try some, especially the ice cubes.

    • Aidan Mc Donnell profile imageAUTHOR

      Aidan Mc Donnell 

      5 years ago from Ireland

      Just be careful not to lose them in the freezer to long Thelma! Thanks for the feedback

    • Amanda108 profile image


      5 years ago from Michigan, United States

      Very useful hub! My favorite suggestion is the iced coffee ice cubes. Watered down iced coffee is a big pet peeve of mine.

    • Aidan Mc Donnell profile imageAUTHOR

      Aidan Mc Donnell 

      5 years ago from Ireland

      Thanks for the feedback, unfortunately your correct about the mistakes but as this is only my 3rd hub I hope you'll forgive me. Ill be sure to be more careful in the future

    • Aidan Mc Donnell profile imageAUTHOR

      Aidan Mc Donnell 

      5 years ago from Ireland

      Thanks Thelma as a matter fact I uses that trick myself just yesterday while at a water park, just don't forget to wash out the bottle first and thanks for the feedback!

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany

      I like the suntan empty lotion bottle trick, too. These are great tips. I´ll have to remember it the next time I´m in the beach. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!

    • TDowling profile image

      Thomas Dowling 

      5 years ago from Florida

      I loved the old suntan lotion bottle trick. I agree with Jared. This is very entertaining and educational. However, you need to spend more time proofing your Hub. In the first paragraph -- the most important paragraph when you draw your reader in -- you mention: "ice cubs." And there are two typos in the "blister packs" paragraph.

      Voted up and useful. -TD

    • Aidan Mc Donnell profile imageAUTHOR

      Aidan Mc Donnell 

      5 years ago from Ireland

      Haha sounds good I wonder how the people running to catch the elevator would take it though!

      If you enjoyed this hub I'd really appreciate a follow!

    • Jared Miles profile image

      Jared Miles 

      5 years ago from Australia

      I haven't tried it, but apparently if you're on an elevator and you press both your floor button and the 'close door' button at the same time, it will take you directly to your floor, so you don't need to wait for others!

      Worth a try I think?

    • Aidan Mc Donnell profile imageAUTHOR

      Aidan Mc Donnell 

      5 years ago from Ireland

      Me too some of them are so simple yet effective!

      But no I haven't heard of that yet what is it ?:)

    • Jared Miles profile image

      Jared Miles 

      5 years ago from Australia

      I enjoyed reading this Hub, I like reading life hacks in general. Thanks for an entertaining and educational read. By the way, have you heard of the elevator life hack?


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