Welcome, 2021! Now that holiday festivities are over, many of you may be re-thinking some of your routines. How can you make life easier, more interesting, successful, and fun this year? These lifestyle hacks are so simple but effective you might find yourself saying: “why didn’t I think of that?! Do you have a special tip that isn’t listed? I’d love to know about it in the comments section here or Tweet @advicesisters and use #WDITOT?
Lifestyle Ideas & Tips to Try:
General & Travel Lifestyle Hacks:
Pump up the volume by placing your smartphone in a bowl. The concave shape amplifies the music.
Use pieces of velcro to tie up loose wires.
Put a few ice cubes or a wet washcloth in the dryer with your (lightweight) wrinkled clothes for about 10 minutes. As the ice melts and the water turns to steam, it will remove the wrinkles.
Use magnetic strips to store bobby pins, tweezers, and clippers, behind a vanity door.
Store bed linen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and no longer hunt through piles for a match.
Stuff socks with fragile items you’re carrying in your suitcase or carry-on.
Remove sand from your skin with Baby powder
Clever Kitchen Lifstyle Hacks:
Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.
put a wooden spoon across a pot to keep it from boiling over.
Turn your muffin pan upside down, bake cookie-dough over the top you’ll have cookie bowls for fruit or ice-cream.
Wonder if those eggs are still edible? Put the egg in a pan of water. If it floats don’t use it. It if sinks, it’s ok.
No need for a label maker. Use wide rubber bands. Wrap them around your jars and write on them. Also, they make jars easier to grip & open.
is a banana getting too ripe? Wrap plastic wrap on the stalk of the banana to keep it from ripening too fast!
Re-Use Plastic Lifestyle Hacks:
Cut the bottom off a plastic bottle to make a disposable funnel
Freeze Aloe Vera in ice-cube trays for soothing sunburn relief.
The clear plastic containers from items like tomatoes and berries can be mini greenhouses! The containers have holes for air and drainage, so all you need to do is add soil and plant the seeds. When the seedlings grow tall, leave the lid open until it’s time to transplant them.
A carabiner clip can clip all your plastic grocery bags together so you can hold them in one hand.
Empty a lip balm tube to hide emergency money in your purse or when traveling
Flat-pack your underwear in gallon (or larger) zip-top bags. They stay clean and take up less space in your suitcase. You can also use them at your destination to hold beach supplies or to tote liquids home.
Saturate a new sponge, put it in a zip-top quart bag and freeze. Now you have a re-useable icepack!