Are you one of those people who pull when a door is marked push? Do you run into the corners of your bed even though you know your room like the back of your hand? You’re not an idiot. You’re just a creature of habit.
As creatures of habit, we tend to make the same mistakes. However, it’s never too late to replace them with better ones. You can do so with a bit of creativity and practice.
The 23 hacks below will teach you some ways to better handle everyday things and make you feel like the best little problem solver there ever was. No more face palming for you. You’ll be more like, “Look at me now.”
#1. Stop guessing and use this method to tell good eggs from bad ones.
#2. Save your feet by breaking in your shoes with a thick pair of socks (or two) and apply heat with a hair dryer on low. Repeat the process with another layer of socks if additional stretching is needed.
#3. Use a cookie cutter to decorate the top of a cake.
#4. Shrunk your T-shirt again? Add the T-shirt to a mixture of water and hair conditioner, stretch, then dry!
#5. Remove pills with a razor, then use a lint roller or a piece of tape to clean up the mess.
#6. Work like a pro in the kitchen with a hands-free cookbook hung by a pant hanger.
#7. Tuck the corners of your fitted sheet into one another to fold it correctly.
#8. Are your muscles a little weak? Use duct tape to remove a stubborn lid.
#9. To do as little peeling as possible, crack the ends of a hardboiled eggs and blow.
#10. Improve the appearance of your hardwood floors by rubbing them with raw walnuts. This will help “erase” marks, depending on the type of wood.
#11. Fold your socks using the KonMari method to keep their shape; they’re also much easier to store this way.
#12. Revive your eyeliner with a match or lighter.
#13. Don’t tell the kids to put away their Legos. Use them to introduce fractions.
#14. To dry a pair of damp shoes, pack them with pieces of crumpled newspaper. This will also help to deodorize and maintain its shape.
#15. Prevent a perfectly good birthday cake from going stale with toothpicks and bread.
#16. Hang long sprigs of fresh eucalyptus in your bathroom for an aromatic shower experience.
#17. Repurpose a plastic cereal dispenser into a trash can for your car.
#18. Chilling your cookie dough for as little as 30 minutes can bring out the color and flavor in your batches.
#19. Tuck in the extra parts of your king pillowcases and smooth over to fit your standard pillow better.
#20. Use frozen grapes to chill wine without watering it down.
#21. Make the perfect ice cream sandwich by slicing a pint of ice cream horizontally.
#22. Save time by removing your shirt with one swift move.