60 Life Hacks That Can Make Your Life Easier

60 Life Hacks That Can Make Your Life Easier

If you want to learn some easy and quick life hacks then you come the right place because here I’m going to share with you some of the best life hacks I learned which have improved my life a lot. I have also published a brief guide on parenting which you can also check out.

By tweaking things a little you can make your life easy and fun. I am listing 60 best life hacks I learned as an adult. Some of these hacks reduce the workload and some can play a big role in improving your social life. Without wasting time let’s get to the list:

60 Life Hacks That Can Make Your Life Easier

  1. If you’re genuinely nice to people in service roles, you get better service.
  2. Eat Ramen raw crushed in the bag and it was pretty life-changing. It makes an easy, crunchy snack on the go.
  3. Honey or any sort of thick sugar syrup is great when you have a cold. It will bring your voice back (temporarily) if you have laryngitis and a spoonful works as well as any cough suppressant if you have a dry cough.
  4. Also, if you have a dry cough and it keeps you up at night, sleep somewhat propped-up, not flat.
  5. Once you unlock ‘not giving a f*** about other people’s thoughts’ you basically double your mana indefinitely.
  6. let the other person talk about him or herself. It works! Most people like to talk about themselves
  7. Look people in the eyes when they talk to you and genuinely listen to them, rather than just waiting to inject your own thoughts and opinions.
  8. However much you earn, put a certain percentage in a savings account.
  9. Have burn ointment, or any antibiotic ointment with a painkiller (analgesic), ready in the kitchen. Put in on immediately when you get burned and the pain pathways will not be as set, it will hurt less from then on.
  10. If you have clogged sinuses, do everything you can to keep them clear – take a decongestant, hot steam showers, nettipot, whatever works for you. Keeping that infected gunk in there prolongs the infection.
  11. Activated charcoal is basically inert and can’t hurt you, but it can save you from all sorts of stomach upset. Just don’t take it with any other medication because it’s an absorbent. It will make you poop black, but don’t worry about it.
  12. Refrain from munching/eating when watching TV, because it becomes a habit/addiction and soon you can’t just sit still and focus on the screen. Same goes with reading. Whether this is a life hack or common sense, I don’t know but I wish somebody had told me this.
  13. Tape a small paper bag (usually one of the more flat kind) with painters tape underneath where he drills holes in the wall to catch all of the debris that falls.
  14. Put glasses of water beside your bed before you start drinking/go out for the night. You’ll see it when you go to bed and guzzle one. Same in the morning. Avoids long hangovers.
  15. When tying your shoes, if you loop the lace through the second time it’ll act like a double knot but undo like a single knot.
  16. If you’re prone to have pimples, get a soft towel for drying your face when you wash it, and use that towel only for your face. Also, change your pillowcase at least once a week.
  17. If you’re having a particularly bad nosebleed, just go ahead and stick a tampon right up in there.
  18. If you are putting tape on something that you will be pulling off later, fold the end over on itself in order to create a pull tab.
  19. At a bar or wherever they use those cheap cardboard coasters, sprinkle a little salt on the coaster before setting your drink on it. Then the coaster won’t stick to your glass as it sweats.
  20. Grocery bags are your friend. Keep a few for trash, carrying soiled clothing if you are potty training a toddler, collecting trash in the car, carrying things in general, etc.
  21. when you’re buying a pineapple make sure that the leaves in the center come off easily, that means it’s ripe.
  22. You can use aloe vera to heal cold sores and cuts.
  23. Bread in the fridge lasts way longer.
  24. Set the default ringtone on my phone to silent (had to download), and put a normal ringtone on the people I want to talk to.
  25. I always assume future me will be lazy or forgetful. Do I want to work out tomorrow morning? Bullshit, future me will hit snooze. But if I go to bed in my exercise clothes, it’d be kind of a waste to not drag my ass out of bed and exercise.
  26. I set my alarm clock to 4:30, so I can wake up and go back to sleep for another 2 hours. It really makes me feel like I got more sleep than I did. I’m usually much better rested during the day this way.
  27. I have a heated throw blanket in my living room- in the winter, I wrap my coat up in it, crank up the heat and in a few minutes, my coat is toasty warm so I can brave the coldest day.
  28. After I use a blender, I rinse it, leave some water in there, add soap, and put it back on the stand. Turn on and voila! Clean blender.
  29. On Chrome or Firefox if you accidentally close a tab you can use the shortcut “Ctrl + shift + t” to open the most recently closed tab.
  30. Anything you can do in under 10 mins, do it immediately. This saves your tasks from piling up.
  31. If you have no complaints about your food service/staff at a restaurant, ask to see the manager and pay a compliment and a “thank you” about the server/host/staff. Usually, people want to see a manager complain, and a compliment is nearly always welcome.
  32. Take a 1 dollar bill and flip it over. Now tape a 5 dollar bill and tape it to the end of the upside down single with as little tape as possible to make it secure. Now feed the five dollar bill into a change machine. The coin machine reads the five, gives you quarters, then reads the upside down single, rejects that, and boom, you got yourself a felony.
  33. Doing your own research especially on the important stuff. You would be amazed at the bad information people use to make life choices.
  34. The correct response to any compliment is “Thank you.” You can then follow it up with a comment if you’d like to continue the conversation. If someone likes your dress? “Thank you, it has pockets!” If someone compliments your art? “Thank you, I’ve been practicing.” If someone asks if you’re a professional singer because you have a good singing voice? “Thank you, I just sing for fun.”Not only does it make you seem confident and self-assured, it tells them that they are right! That’s a friendly thing to do.
  35. You don’t have to always “give away the recipe”. By that I mean, don’t over-explain yourself. If you can’t do something, 9/10 times it’s okay to simply say “unfortunately I’m not able to do that”, “can’t swing it this time”, etc. You don’t have to go on and on about why, or make up reasons and list them off. Over-explaining just ends up looking more suspect than simply being clear and concise.
  36. You can borrow almost all of your textbooks from the library as a college student because of modern book rental agreements most colleges have. Works in the USA.
  37. Ask questions, about everything. Ask people about themselves. Be open about stuff you don’t understand, and ask questions about that. When you forget someone’s name, own up to it and just ask them. I am amazed at how many people won’t acknowledge even a tiny amount of ignorance or won’t show honest curiosity about something, can’t admit they’ve forgotten something they feel is important, and won’t ever ask for help.
  38. As an adult, you can tell almost any kid who is running to stop running and they will.
  39. You become the people you surround yourself with.
  40. If any website offers a percentage coupon code like “10percentoff” try higher values like “20percentoff”, they often have them.
  41. Underpromise and Overperform. Say you’ll achieve less than you think you will and then do more and everyone will be impressed (works well at a job).
  42. When married don’t stop treating your significant other like you did when you were trying to win them over, it is a great way to show them you’re still as infatuated with them as you were when you first met.
  43. Walk with a purpose. For some reason, people think you’re busy and you don’t get hassled.
  44. When someone says something true, say “you’re right”, not “I know”. It’ll make them feel better and you’ve still shown everyone how awfully clever you are.
  45. No one stops a guy or girl carrying a pizza. It can get you backstage to concerts.
  46. Compliment your children with “you are a hard worker” and not “you’re smart”. Studies show that kids who think they’re hard workers outperform kids who think they’re smart.
  47. Niceness gets you everywhere. I get free shit from being nice. And no, it’s not because I’m a cute girl. Because I’m not. I’m an overweight, balding man. People respond to niceness. I’ve befriended the Comcast customer support person. I’ve befriended the most disliked, crotchety person in our office. I get special treatment at my cafeteria because I treat the service staff like actual human beings. I get fees waived because I asked nicely.
  48. I cannot overstate how much dressing well and being well groomed will impact your life. It’ll drop the difficulty by two or three levels. No joke. People will treat you VASTLY differently. The opposite is also true.
  49. Faking confidence usually leads to actually being more confident.
  50. If you’re genuinely pleasant to be around and you show up when it counts, people will let you get away with a lot of slacking off.
  51. If you admit you’re wrong and make changes to whatever it is that you’re wrong about, people will respect and appreciate you more. Unfortunately, this requires the swallow_ego.pill patch installed. Without this, you will be incapable of being a civil person.
  52. Use the word “soon” instead of “later” with your loved ones or if you are trying to form a new connection with someone. It shows you are interested in talking but currently busy with something.
  53. Believe in yourself. I know it sounds cheesy but it’s true: when you believe in yourself anything is possible because you are no longer bound to the expectations of others. Your life truly becomes your own.
  54. Set the do not disturb feature on your phone to turn on from 10pm-7am. You will sleep so much better without constant notifications from emails, games, or your mother in law who wants to send a group message at midnight because she is in a different timezone. If you have people you want to be able to reach you (family/girlfriend/boyfriend), you can make a special list that will let only their calls/messages come through.
  55. No matter what your bedtime and wake up time is stick with it. After a decade of being that person on Facebook at 3 am and off to work 4 hours later, I started to view sleep as an enjoyable activity, not a chore. It doesn’t mean you start reducing your sleep time.
  56. Mirroring people’s body language and tone of voice will make them comfortable with you quite quickly.
  57. Living within your means makes life pretty easy.
  58. I learned that earning grades, and learning are two different things.
  59. Don’t go out and try to make friends. Instead, go out and don’t make enemies. You’ll be amazed at how many friends and acquaintances you have on the other end of this because everyone will see you as friendly and approachable and will even stand up for you as a nice person. If you go out and try to make friends, other people for no real reason, other than you being friends with the said person, will dislike you because of cliquish foolishness.
  60. Delete Facebook. Made me realize it brings nothing to my life other than birthday reminders and some event notifications. Beyond that, it is detrimental to your mental health.

 

I hope some of these life hacks come handy someday for you too!

Parveen

Parveen Gupta is Co-Founder and Chief editor AT Mobiviki. He is an entrepreneur, movie lover, boaster, technology enthusiast with great knowledge of apps, security & privacy protocols. When he is not working, we are sure he is Redditing!