Have you ever noticed how some shirts have a mysterious loop on the back of them? You've probably thought that it was some odd design choice or just extra fabric they didn't want to go to waste. Actually, that loop is there for a very specific reason. It can be used to hold the shirt on a clothes line or even hang it on a hook without worry of it getting wrinkled.
Although they may serve the purpose you intended when you put them in, you may be using bobby pins incorrectly. Most people put them in upside down. The ridged side should rest against your scalp, as it gives you extra grip and does a better job keeping everything in place.
You could literally be in deep crap if you don't learn to properly utilize plungers. Most folks don't even use the right one. For toilets, you want to use a flange plunger, seen on the right in this image. The more common cup plungers, seen on the left, are meant to only be used for unclogging sinks.
There's nothing worse than wanting to freshen up your breath, trying to dispense a single Tic Tac and accidentally spilling 30 all over your lap.
Okay, maybe that was hyperbole and there are lots of things worse than that. In any case, you don't have to be frustrated by this annoyance ever again, because Tics have a crevice meant to catch a single Tac. One less problem in the world.
Is this picture blowing your mind as much as it is mine? There's no need to dirty any dishes when eating your leftovers. Simply break the box down and it turns into a plate. Of course, you can wash this "plate" after if you're really, really in dire need of extra dishes.
Natural peanut butter is much healthier but also much messier. The oil separates and can be a hassle having to stir it all up every time you want a simple sandwich. Turns out, you're supposed to store the jars upside down. By doing this, it keeps the elements all together and makes spreading that delicious goodness quicker and easier.
Toblerone is one of the most delicious chocolate treats on Earth. (Managing Editor's note: YUUUUPPPP.) But did you know that it's full of secrets? From its logo even to the best way to eat it. We all instinctually pull the chocolate segments toward ourselves. A more efficient way is to push it inwards. This ensures an even break every time.
Ketchup can be a bit tricky to coax out of a bottle. You can smash your hand against the bottom of it to force it out, but this usually ends in a mess. Stop doing this immediately. According to Heinz, they've secretly let you know for years where to tap on the bottle to most effectively pour the ketchup. The '57' in the middle of the bottle might as well be a target, because that's where you're supposed to aim.
Here's another nifty bit of knowledge that can help you prevent a tomato-related mess. Have you ever been making marinara over the stove and don't know where to put down the soiled spoon? Look at your pot. Many have holes in the handle that aren't just useful for hanging purposes, but are also meant to be used as a place to hold utensils when you need your hands free.
You may be wondering what a warming drawer is. That's the actual name and purpose of that drawer under your oven. No, it's not meant to be extra space for cookie trays. You can keep hot food hot by placing it in here. You can pretend you knew this all along by throwing some warm cookies on the tray in there, then take your time getting back to them. They'll keep warm, apparently.
No kitchen is complete without plastic wrap and aluminum foil, but using them can be frustrating enough to make you want to just ditch your leftovers. It shouldn't be that difficult. Look on the sides of the boxes and you'll notice little tabs. Push them in and they will keep the roll in place as you pull. No need to remove it from the box at all!
If you enjoy drinking soda from a can with a straw, odds are you've been doing it incorrectly. The straw has a bad habit of swaying around and being unruly. This can be prevented by putting the straw through the hole in the tab. I know its satisfying to rip those things all the way off, but keep it on because it comes in handy.
Now you know the best way to drink from a soda can, but do you know the best way to open it? You don't need to worry about bending your fingernail prying it open ever again. You can use a bottle opener. Yes, that tiny slit that you never quite understood was meant for this exact purpose.
How could we have been doing juice boxes wrong? You unwrap the straw and stick it in. Assuming you're not drinking a Capri Sun, this should be no issue. Well, juice boxes have another helpful use. The tabs on either side can be pulled up and used as easy-to-grip handles. This makes 'easy' even easier, and who can argue with that... aside from Capri Sun, of course.
Speaking of fruity childhood snacks, have you ever opened a container of applesauce and cursed yourself upon realizing you've forgotten the spoon? You don't need to, because the lid can easily be wrapped into a makeshift spoon. I don't even know if it can be called a life hack since it was designed to do this, but either way, it will make your life much easier.