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Stuck At Home? Household Hacks You Can Try Right Now

If you’re looking to get more use out of all of your normal household items then you come to the right place. We’ll show you how to use coat hangers, Solo cups, TV antennas, coins, and more to great effect. These common items you interact with on a daily basis can make your life a lot easier if you take the time to learn what they can offer besides their normal uses.

On this list, we’ll show you how to use common items to save you plenty of time, money, and frustration with secret methods. Whether it be repurposing or not we bet you never knew about these tricks.

This one is a small thing but we bet most people don’t know this about their car. If your car is newer than 2010 odds are if you take a look at the fuel gauge you’ll see a picture of a gas pump followed by an arrow that either points left or right. Don’t know what this means? Well neither did we until recently, the arrow indicates whether your fuel tank cap is on the left or right side of the car, nifty little thing, right?

Granted this is a niche thing because once you’ve driven your car for around a week you’ll always remember which side the cap is on. But if you ever need to borrow a friend’s car or you’re renting one on holiday, now you know how to figure out where the cap is without having to get out of the car and look.

Now here’s a handy little device to keep with you considering everything that’s going on right now. You’ve probably seen them on Facebook and we don’t blame you if you’ve skipped right past them, but trust us, they work! Having an ultraviolet light in your pocket or bag can really help out if you’re ever in a situation where you need to be sure. The devices help sanitize surfaces from bacteria, viruses, and pathogens by rendering them immobile, this means they can’t infect or reproduce.

It’s always important to sanitize just to be safe, even if it just saves you from a nasty cold we’d say that’s worth it. Important surfaces to sanitize are cars, tables at restaurants or bars, and even bathrooms. And don’t worry, the UV light won’t do anything to electronics, we promise.

We’ve all been there when it’s 3 a.m and we’ve been woken up by your snoring or your partners. This normally makes getting back to sleep a nightmare and everyone can empathize with going to work with barely a wink of sleep. Before now, the only solution to snoring would be CPAP machines, and if anyone’s ever used one they know it’s hit or miss. They’re expensive too and can sometimes wake you up more than the snoring party.

A nifty little device is Sleep Connection, it’s kinda like a watch and it will use the best technology to determine if you’ve started snoring. If you are in fact snoring it will send fancy natural electrical pulses we don’t entirely understand, but it works! It’ll be sure to stop your snoring and give you the good night’s rest that you deserve!

Everyone has at least one fancy button-up cuffed shirt, I bet you’ve noticed the loop on the back but never really paid it much mind. This loop actually originates from the Navy. It turns out that when you’re on a ship, the builder’s first priority wasn’t closet space. Looping your dress shirt on a hook was their best solution.

Believe it or not, kids in college used these loops for their shirts wouldn’t get creased while they worked out at the gym. Nowadays, you normally will find these loops on good quality shirts. And sometimes girls will even tug on the back loop of a boys shirt if they like them, it’s a niche use for it but it’s there!

We all understand how frustrating it is to have slow internet speeds and don’t even mention dropping the connection to the wifi. Nothing ever fixes it, not even calling your ISP helps. They normally just tell you to upgrade your line to a faster one. And even if you dothat you just get throttled anyway. Now RangeXTD Wifi Booster is a wise solution to the problem.

This handy device does more than just speed up your internet. You’ll also find that the WiFi in your house will be extended a great deal. Imagine that every signal dead zone suddenly has full bars! It’s great for a big house or even a small one.

Ever noticed that right at the bottom of the toothpaste there’s a small colored block? Ever wondered what it was? probably not, but for those who are interested, it’s not just for show. There are two theories out there about this block, the first is that it’s an indicator of what chemicals are in the toothpaste and the other explanation is that they tell the machines in the manufacturing process where they should separate the line of toothpaste tubes. The latter explanation is the true one. 

If there weren’t those blocks then you’d have quite a few extra tubes of toothpaste at the end of yours. And don’t worry, the chemical theory really isn’t true, if you’re worried then take a look at the ingredient table at the back.

Even though it’s not on your mind that often, there are a lot of germs and bacteria that can inhabit your bedsheets. Even if you’re the cleanliest person we guarantee you’ll still be breathing in a few while you’re asleep. There’s a product that can really help you out though and it’s called antibacterial silver.

Miracle Sheets are actually made with this material and the silver ions will get rid of 99.9% of germs hiding in your bed. In the long run, your sheets will be cleaner and you’ll be a much healthier person. Not only will antibacterial silver help get rid of most bacteria but people claim it’s really soft and comfortable too! You’ll also find it easier to breathe at night again and you won’t wake up with sweats ever again.

Ever started exercising and starting a healthy diet only to find that neither is really helping you lose weight? Before now, those were your only options and sometimes it still just didn’t work. Keto may help you, many people have said that Keto can help you lose weight.

When you take SuperSonic Keto, it turns on a switch in your body that tells it to burn fat for energy instead of carbs. This means you burn fat without having to even lift a finger. The proof is in the thousands of people giving it 5-star reviews who have lost weight with it. Apparently, when you take Keto you’ll burn fat instead of carbs, so you’ll burn fat just by sitting down. People in Hollywood are raving about it right now, would you try it? or rather give it a pass?

Here’s one that everyone has noticed, ever looked at all the extra buttons on your jeans and wondered why they’re there? You might think that it’s just a fashion choice, but trust us, it’s for function. The buttons are actually rivets and they’re cleverly designed to stop the jeans from ripping at the seams.

You’ll be glad those rivets are around, imagine your jeans tear while you’re at the mall, or somewhere even more embarrassing. Levi Strauss originally added them to provide a solution to the problem miners were having with their jeans wearing out way too fast.

There are plenty of pros to getting to old age, but everyone can agree that when it comes to having body ache it’s definitely a con. Instead of turning to pain pills that you can easily get addicted to or have to do exercises that can add complications to other parts of your body, why not try this oil to relieve all that pain? Plenty of people have claimed that CBD oil is the way to go for body pain. There are currently no known side effects and it’s as simple as putting a couple of drops underneath your tongue.

It is said to even help with sleeping and calm people down. There are plenty of inferior kinds of CBD oils out there, just watch out which ones you buy. A lot of companies just want to make some money rather than actually help you out.

What’s the worst part of Summer? Most people would agree that it’s those pesky mosquitoes that come out to play. They can give you whatever disease that they currently have. Bug spray and awful scented candles don’t often work. UV devices have been released on the market to help combat these uninvited guests while you sleep.

They work kind of like bug zappers but instead of annoying bright light, they use UV light. Once the mosquitoes get close enough they get zapped. You can put one of these up anywhere since it’s so portable.

Life goes by too fast. Before you know it, you hit 30 and your once young-looking skin starts showing its age. You wake up one day and wrinkles starting popping up, crows feet appear, and your skin just looks “old”. It doesn’t help the times we are living in are full of stress as this actually makes your wrinkles worse and skin age faster. In the past, it was one of those things you had to just live with unless you were rich enough to pay for expensive plastic surgery.

This is no longer the case thanks to a new trick generating a ton of buzz all over the country. Doctors, celebrities, and moms are all calling this the biggest breakthrough in anti-aging they’ve ever seen. Beau Skin Serum’s skin-smoothing and wrinkle erasing technique is simple and its effectiveness is amazing.

Salt is one of the most commonly found minerals on earth. And while most people associate it with cooking, it actually has tons of uses all around the house. One of the more helpful alternatives uses for salt is to help fix clogged drains. Here’s what you need to do. First, clear as much of the blockage as you can by hand. Then take 1/2 a cup of salt and 1/2 a cup of baking soda and pour it into the drain. Then take vinegar and pour it down the hole. 

It will bubble up fast, then by the time the bubbles stop, the clog should be gone. Salt can also be used for things like putting out a dangerous grease fire. You can also use it as an abrasive to help clean a very dirty pot or pan. There are literally ended uses for salt around the house, that’s why it pays to always keep extra in your pantry.

It’s not that hard to understand why so many people are in a bit of a funk with all that’s going on right now. In fact, a recent survey shows Americans are the unhappiest they have been in 50 years. Constant mood swings, always feeling tired, and living with a constant state of “brain fog” are just a few symptoms of stress, lack of sleep, and poor overall mental health. People will exercise to help their bodies become fit, but when it comes to mental health, most people do nothing. Considering the brain is the most important body part, this is a critical mistake. This is exactly why natural supplements like SF180 were created. Thousands of people use SF180 and supplements like it each day to help boost their brainpower, normalize their moods, reduce stress, and help return to a normal sleep pattern.

SF180 is a propriety Nootropic which basically makes your brain run smoother and faster. It’s why so many people are calling it the “limitless” pill since it unlocks your brain’s ability to perform. If you ever feel like your memory isn’t what it used to be, you’re lacking energy, or you’re stressed you seriously need to consider trying SF180 or something similar.

Most people are unaware that back, knee, hip, and even neck pain are all tied to their feet. When you think about how you’re on your feet all day it makes sense. Even the slightest misalignment and it breaks havoc on your entire body (especially your back/spine). The team behind MindInsole combined modern technology with 3,000-year-old reflexology to create an insole to fix this issue. These insoles deliver over 400 acupoints that lead to quick relief and better circulation in your feet.

Millions of people are already using MindInsole to help them including people who suffer from neuropathy pain, plantar fasciitis, chronic back pain, and more.

For those in cold-weather climates and those without hair, winter hats are a necessity. But have you ever wondered why so many of them have a fluffy ball or pom-pom on top? Naturally, the origin of this fashion feature can be traced back to Scandinavia, where it’s practically winter year round. Anyway, the pom-pom may have been put there initially as a way to gather the seams together during a time before knitting was common. 

Over the past several centuries, many types of headgear have had pom-poms or similar features. For whatever reason, having a pom-pom at the top of a hate has been popular throughout history. One generation after another, people seem to take a liking to it.

Unless you’re a professional cook, you may be confused as to why most pots and pans have a hole at the end of the handle You may not have even noticed that the hole is there. There are actually two good reasons why pots and pans have this hole. First, it makes it easy to hang them up on hooks when they’re drying or not in use. This is often seen in professional kitchens or house that have a lot of space. 

Another trick that experienced chefs like to use is using that hole to hold a utensil. For example, if you have a stirring spoon, you don’t just want to leave it in the pot or set it on the counter. But with the hole at the end of the handle, you can slide the utensil in there so it just sits up and drips back into the pot. Try it out next time you want to impress people with your cooking skills.

All cheap drugstore nail clippers need to be thrown out ASAP! As we get older arthritis in our hands and wrists gets worse and worse. This makes it impossible to get a good grip on the tiny handle of your typical nail clipper. When you finally do get a grip, you end up cutting yourself or dropping it. It’s annoying, embarrassing, and dangerous. It also means you’re left with uneven sharp nails. This is exactly why ClipperPro was invented.

The inventor experienced these same issues all the time and knew something had to be done. So he created ClipperPro which is made from surgical grade steel. But the genius behind his invention is the swivel blade that allows you to clip your nails at any angle and the ergonomically handle. It’s dead simple to use and just needs a light touch to operate.

Parenting is the hardest but most rewarding job in the world. Knowing how tough it can be, especially in times like we are living in, it can never hurt to try new things. They are calling his life hack “pennies for entertainment”. We all know how restless kids can be, especially when they are stuck inside all day. Next time you find yourself with some crazy kids and no idea what to do, glue some coins to their shoes.

This will have them tapping away and having fun (for a little while at least). You can also use this to help keep your child focused on getting ready. The sound of the pennies will keep their focus on the task at hand while keeping it fun.

Do you want your dog to quit some bad behaviors, especially now you’re around them more than ever? The never-ending barking when the bell rings or a car pulls into the driveway…or worse, the wind at night has them barking which wakes up the whole house? It’s just plain annoying. Our pets just want to please us and make us happy but many times they don’t understand what they shouldn’t be doing.

BarxBuddy is a genius device that helps stop these bad behaviors and corrects them on the spot. It emits a high pitch sound only they can hear, which stops the bad behavior and diverts their attention. It’s 100% safe for them and works almost instantly.

With endless products claiming they can make your toilet look brand new, it can be hard to sift through them all and figure out which one to buy. Rather than spending money and time wasted, there’s something in your house already that you can use. And it’s not what you might think. Dish soap is the answer you’ve been looking for. And it couldn’t be any more simple to use. Take 1/4 cup of dish soap + 1/4 cup of baking soda + 1/4 cup of water. 

Mix them together, then pour them into the toilet. Stir the solution, then let it sit overnight. The next morning, do a light scrub and your toilet will look brand new! You can also use dish soap to unclog a toilet without a plunger. Simply put 1 cup of soap into your toilet, let it sit for 30 mins. Then take hot water and pour it into the bowl. The clog will be gone.

Weather experts are predicting this summer to be crazy hot. In fact, it’s supposed to be the hottest summer in over a decade. This means money thrown into the bottomless pit of the electric company or spending $1,000s of dollars to fix/tune-up your AC so it can handle the heat without breaking down completely. But thanks to a genius new invention, you no longer have to keep handing over hard-earned money to your greedy electric company a penny more to stay cool.

Blaux Portable AC is a tiny cube that runs on a rechargeable battery (which costs just pennies to run each month) and it dramatically cools the air around you. It also comes with a built-in filter that purifies the air of dust, pollen, and whatever other harmful things that are floating around your house. Tens of thousands of people already use Blaux to cool their homes, and most even ordered more units after seeing how well it works. People are keeping them int heir offices where they work, their kids’ rooms, the kitchen, even outside on their patios.

Let’s face it, cleaning the bathroom is a thankless task that seems almost impossible to get done properly. It takes a ton of elbow grease to get the shower spotless. And even after what seems like hours of scrubbing, it still looks dirty. There’s an easy solution to this..dishwasher tablets! 

Take a sponge, cut out a small hole, and insert a dishwasher tablet. Now when you go to clean your shower doors, instead of endless scrubbing, just rub this sponge over the door and wash away. It’s that easy. It even works on shower curtains, the tub, and faucets!

The next time you see the sun shining in your house take a closer look. Those tiny particles you see floating could be harming your family. It is estimated the number of pollutants inside your home is more than double than what you’d find outside. And since we are spending more time in our houses than normal, it’s more important than ever we keep our house free of anything that can make us sick.

One thing we’ve done is take all of those outlet air fresheners out of our homes and replaced them with outlet air filters. The one we liked the most was Pure. Unlike traditional air purifiers and fresheners that just “mask” these airborne particles with chemicals, Pure uses negative ions to destroy them. Just plug it into any outlet and walk away. The device does the rest and it’s 100% safe, natural and has no filters to replace.

Let’s be honest, how many people have ever taken a close up look at their microwave? Probably not too many of us. If you have, you may have noticed the black grating on the microwave door. This is called a Faraday shield, and it’s not an aesthetic choice, it’s super important. The Faraday shield is in place to prevent electromagnetic fields from leaving the microwave and causing harm to people who are waiting for their hot pocket to heat up. 

Without it, not only would your safety be at risk, but the microwave wouldn’t be effective in cooking your food. So, next time you complain about not being able to see inside the microwave, remember that there’s an important reason why that’s the case.

The term golf ball is actually misleading because they technically aren’t round. If you’ve ever seen one up close, you’ll notice that the outside of golf balls are filled with dozens of little dimples. This wasn’t always the case, but over time, savvy golfers noticed that older balls with bumps and nicks would travel further. These imperfections actually create turbulence in the air surrounding the ball, which helps to reduce drag. 

Eventually, golf balls were designed with these dimples as a way to manufacture this turbulence so that balls get more lift and reach greater distances. Unfortunately, if your game is putt-putt, the dimples on a golf ball aren’t going to do much to help you. But they are a big reason why professional players these days can hit the ball so much further than players of past generations.

For fans of adult beverages, it’s no accident that the drinks you like often come in bottles that have long necks. For starters, the shape of beer bottles makes them comfortable to hold for extended periods of time. It also makes them easier for pouring into that ice-cold glass or mug you pulled out of the freezer. 

Some long-neck bottles will also have a more bulbous neck to help collect particles and sediment in unfiltered beers. If that weren’t enough, long necks also help to distribute heat throughout the entire bottle when your warm hand clutches it. Essentially, the long neck plays a role in making sure your beverage stays cold, which is what you want, right?

If you’ve ever popped open a can of soda, you’re surely familiar with the tab at the top of the can. Also, if you’re like most people, this tab has probably annoyed you at one point or another, especially if it becomes detached and then falls into the can with the rest of the liquid. As it turns out, you haven’t been using the tab properly.

As it turns out, the tab on soda cans was designed to be flipped over again and used as a holder for your straw. Who knew, right? Obviously, most of us don’t use straws to drink from cans because they’re usually so flimsy inside the can. Isn’t that why they started giving cans a wider mouth a few years back? But if you think about it, using the tab to hold your straw in place makes perfect sense.

Unless someone else ties your shoelaces for you, there’s no way you haven’t noticed the extra unused holes at the top of your shoes. It’s not a design flaw; in fact, the extra holes are there for your benefit. People who get blisters on their feet or can feel their feet moving around inside their shoe can place their shoelaces in those extra holes but in the opposite direction. 

This creates a loop on each side, allowing you to cross your laces inside each loop. Then you pull down on the laces to create a much tighter lock before tying your laces normally. This maneuver is called the “lace lock” or “heel lock” and it helps ensure that your shoes remain tight to your feet.


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