Do you make things harder for yourself without even realizing it? Don't feel so bad. We all do it sometimes. We're not purposely trying to torture ourselves or make our lives more difficult...sometimes we really don't know how easy things can be. That's why we've compiled this list of useful life hacks. You probably had no idea you were doing these things wrong your whole life, and I bet you will go, "DUH" at least once during this article.
Take Pringles, for instance. You've probably been eating Pringles wrong your entire life. Here's how you really should be eating these perfectly crispy, delicious chips: Slide a piece of paper inside the Pringles can to create an easy access chute. It's almost like a serving tray, except you don't have to serve anyone but yourself, and you don't have to clean a tray! Sounds perfect to me!
This one is for all of you amateur (read: bad) chefs out there. (ALL of my friends better be reading this.) Making pasta is Cooking 101. Everyone knows how to do it. Even broke, dumb college students. But some people still don't know how to keep water from boiling over when they're cooking pasta...and it results in a huge, sticky mess. Gah! If only there were an easy way to solve this!
Well, I'm glad you brought that up. Turns out there is an easy way to solve this small cooking problem. And the only tool you need is a wooden spoon. Simply lay the wooden spoon across the pot of boiling water to stop it from overflowing! Don't believe us? Try it yourself!
Useful and chic! This is a cute way to remember what groceries to buy or when your next project is due. Oh, and if you happen to use a non-dry erase marker, just scribble over it with a dry erase marker and then erase!
Don't forget to leave your roomies/significant other a sweet note every once in a while!
Load cans into your fridge by opening both sides of the box, putting it on the shelf, and then pulling the box away. You'll never have to organize or load cans in the fridge one by one again! Boom! Just saved you three minutes of unloading groceries.
We've all broken, bent, or hurt our fingernails trying to open a keyring before. Your nails will never have to suffer because of a pesky keyring again! All you need is a staple remover. You're welcome.
Ever Wonder What That Tab On Your Soda Can Was For?
After all these years, you finally get it. That hole in the tab of your favorite soda is to keep your straw in place! This is probably the best discovery/invention ever! Except...does anybody actually drink their soda out of a can with a straw? I honestly have never seen it happen...
Yes, You're Supposed To Flip The Honey Into The Yogurt
Wrap a wet paper towel around your drink and put it in the freezer. After 15 minutes it should be ice cold! Chill wine, beer, or juice with this handy method. This is especially nice on a hot summer day.
Chilled white wine is the best, but why use ice cubes to get that chilly feeling? Use frozen grapes instead. They won't water down your wine (a big no no) and you get to eat the wine-soaked grapes at the end (a big yay yay).