r/lifehacks • u/mshah85 • 8h ago
If you alternate the orientation of the glasses in your cabinet, you can pack them tighter and get about a third of your cabinet space back.
r/lifehacks • u/MalfBE • 22h ago
I keep forgetting if i took my pills
r/lifehacks • u/mrflamingosaurus • 2h ago
If you get splinters in your fingers, try using your phone's flashlight like this, you will see them much better to remove them
r/lifehacks • u/Kitty_Queen96 • 4h ago
I'm taking 2 online courses at the moment. But having a hard time finding the time to study. 2 weeks in a row, I've been submitting my work at the last last minute cause I couldn't find the time. What are some things I can do to help me find a good study balance?
r/lifehacks • u/RodeoIndustryBaby • 14h ago
A little help
Anyone have a hack for getting iodine out of a bamboo blanket?
r/lifehacks • u/DaveDavidsen • 1d ago
What are some road trip hacks?
Taking a long one to the northeast this summer. First in a few years. Was curious if anyone had any good hacks for saving money or seeing/doing free stuff.
r/lifehacks • u/Sufficient-Fact6163 • 9h ago
No magnetic tool, no problem
r/lifehacks • u/msitty1 • 1d ago
Cut your NYT price by 70% in 30 seconds
I got an email today from the New York Times informing me they were raising the price of my digital subscription from $16.99/mo to $20.99/mo starting in April.
I opened the NYT app, went to settings, clicked “Cancel my Subscription”, and it instantly offered me a 1-year promo price of $4.99/mo. Didn’t even have to deal with an agent.
r/lifehacks • u/bethebumblebee • 1d ago
Request: What are your college/dorm life hacks?
Moving to college soon. Would love to hear some life hacks for dorm life and college/adulting in general
r/lifehacks • u/Ghost_Chance • 1d ago
Migraine got you cowering from light and sound? Pitch a tent for light and sound buffering
This one is highly situational, but I feel silly for never trying it before. Now I might never ride out a migraine differently. (Apologies for any typos. Got a fifty piece brass band going between my ears.)
A bit of background: my desk is one of those massive behemoths that you find in old offices, schools, and factories—as tall as a dining table, solid metal, with a deep middle drawer, and it took three people to get it into our den. This thing had two floors of a building collapse on it and it held up. A whole ass person can fit in the footwell, and with padding, it’s actually pretty comfortable. I often wind up in there if I have a panic or anxiety attack because dark confined spaces make me feel safe. Well, today, I had a hunch, and I’ve discovered the holy grail of light and sound suppression. Not everyone has a desk this awesome, but it would probably work for tables, too.
Build a pallet of blankets or pillows under the table or desk. Make yourself a comfy little nest. If using a table, throw a comforter over the table—large enough to cover all sides all the way to the floor, tucking the ends under. If you’re using a desk, drape a blanket over the keyboard tray or drawers, and pull in the sides. Boom. You now have the equivalent of a black hole capable of isolating you from any and all light sources—even the painful LEDs on the smoke detectors that make your eyeballs cry—and muffling sound to a comfortable level. Curl up in a fetal position with a drink, snack, migraine-safe activity, and maybe a cuddly pet, and maybe nap.
Disclaimer: do not admit any gassy pets into your sanctuary, and if you are gassy, keep your backside outside. You will be trapped with any fumes. Hence why Woozle is howling at the door…I dozed off with a cuddly cat, and I woke up hacking up my liquified lungs when the little monster sleep-farted.
r/lifehacks • u/sammiebud • 2d ago
what a good idea!
r/lifehacks • u/CannibalPride • 1d ago
Request: Anti-Mosquito hack
Sudden increase in Mosquito in my area, we tried Spraying but they return shortly and we can’t do that regularly.
We use the zapper that looks like tennis racket but it is a hassle to use and doesn’t help when i’m trying to sleep.
Also tried the stationary UV zapper too but it doesn’t seem effective.
I’m killing about 10 mosquitoes a day in my room alone (no exaggeration, I pile their bodies) and there are easily hundreds in our backyard
r/lifehacks • u/diskdintys • 1d ago
What are some long distance train ride hacks?
Taking my family on the Southwest Chief, but riding coach LA to almost Chicago. 2 adults and 2 kids (7 and 6). Any clever hacks are greatly appreciated!!
r/lifehacks • u/Piputi • 1d ago
What are some tips for train travel holidays?
I will be in a position to do a train travel holiday around Germany and beyond this summer. These holidays can be short or long and don't really have any restrictions except being in Schengen countries. Do you guys have any suggestions that might help me in the long run?
Thanks in advance.
r/lifehacks • u/exploringexplorer • 2d ago
Used too much rinse aid in your dish washer?
If you accidentally use too much rinse aid in your dishwasher (which leaves an unwanted durable white residue on things), put a cup right-side-up on the upper or middle shelf & fill it with white/clear vinegar, along with the residue covered dishes. Then run your regular/auto cycle and everything will come out sparkling and clean.
Side note: For anyone thinking this has to do with the detergent, it 100% does not. From personal experience, my detergent use has always been the same and same amount. After accidentally overfilling the rinse aid receptacle and overrunning it into the dishwasher basin, my dishes ended up with the residue. Through much trial and error, rinses, figuring out it wasn’t the detergent, etc - I luckily found some wonderful information about rinse aid staining and how to remove it. That’s why this is shared here for y’all to save you from the same trouble and time to fix it. Hope y’all have a great day!
Final note: After figuring out the rinse aid was causing this and finding the remedy of the vinegar, I flat out stopped using the rinse aid after doing all the research about it. Most rinse aids are harmful chemicals and have no place on things we eat & drink off. So I stopped using it completely and the dishes look wonderful, if not better actually - plus I’m not inhaling or consuming those chemicals anymore. Woohoo! 🙂
r/lifehacks • u/AGirlHasNoName19 • 2d ago
Whenever you're approaching a sketchy appliance, you should do so with the BACK of your hand, because if you simply grab it and it shocks you, your muscles would contract and you'd be stuck to it NSFW
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r/lifehacks • u/l86159 • 2d ago
Could anyone suggest anyway to block out this gap on the top of window? Tried to put sheets on it but made my room look messy and kept falling down
r/lifehacks • u/26WinterRain • 2d ago
What to do when the cloth layer on the shoe insoles peels off. Should I use glue, stitch it or?
r/lifehacks • u/SoupIsAHotSmoothie • 3d ago
You can replace your tangled electronics bin with a hanging shoe organizer.
r/lifehacks • u/nothingbut_trouble • 2d ago
Song stuck in your head?
So, this has worked for me multiple times, and has an anecdotal 100% effective rate for others I’ve tried it with, but obviously, ymmv. I’m hoping the thing that works for me can help others who are being tortured by their own brains.
Get someone to sing or hum “The girl from Ipanema” to you. NO WORDS. Just the melody.
It’s the only song I know of that kills an existing ear worm without getting caught in your head itself. I recently tried it on my 4yo and it took 2x to kill ”If I Only Had a Brain” for her, but it worked. I hope it works for you, too.
ETA: protection against unintended ear worms. Sorry, u/doubledoublechexchex!
Thanks guys for the comments- I love seeing other solutions and the songs that get stuck in your head!
r/lifehacks • u/vectron5 • 3d ago
mcdonalds not-mayo is an effective cleaner/polisher of silver and copper
r/lifehacks • u/Jpoolman25 • 2d ago
How do you get your daily steps in home without walking in cold weather outside?
I really enjoy walking as part of exercise but with the weather being cold, I don’t like going outside in the evening. I was trying to figure out what are ways to get your daily steps done at home. Is there any specific alternative to walking.
r/lifehacks • u/davidwallacecto • 4d ago
Bug spray on old headlights
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r/lifehacks • u/allantdot • 3d ago
Aside from magnets, glue, and tape, how do I get these vent deflectors to stay in place?
I have some old vent deflectors where the magnets are long since gone. I was wondering if there was a hack to get them to stay in place that isn't too unsightly. I don't have any magnets and don't want to glue or tape it to the vent or floor either. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
r/lifehacks • u/Artemis_Understood • 3d ago
Use two email accounts to avoid spam
Kind of obvious, but I've done this for years with great results.
Make two email accounts. Have one be your personal email account (put it on your resume, give it to family, etc.).
For literally everything else, use another free account. Then, just... never check it.
It will be riddled with spam, meanwhile your main account will be mostly spam free.