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Life Hacks in This Instructable

Life Hacks in This Instructable

Life Hacks are tips and tricks to help make your life a bit easier. Sometimes common sense isn’t so obvious until you’ve seen it.

So, in this video you’ll see how to;

– Automatically block ads on smartphone apps and games

– Avoid the “walk of shame” at the gas pump

– Start your grill with potato chips

– Peel a Kiwi the fastest and easiest way

– Boost the chances of finding your phone if it ever gets lost

– Win the battle between hot and cold in the shower

– Effortlessly keep your tie straight and in place

– Keep kitchen rolls in place when wrapping up leftovers

– Get a better nights sleep without the cost of expensive pillows

– Turn your plastic bags into an instant bag dispenser

Instant Ad Blocker

Instant Ad Blocker

This little trick will make it so you can play games on your smart phone without having to deal with strategically placed ads.

Simply try switching your phone over to airplane mode.

This will turn off the phones radio function, and even make your battery last longer, so you get more playing time, without the incessant distractions.

Fill Port Finder

Fill Port Finder

If you’ve ever rented a car, you know the feeling of pulling in to the gas station, only to realize too late, that you forgot to check which side the fill port was on.

Rather than being caught doing the walk of shame, you can avoid the embarrassment altogether, by glancing at the pump icon on your gas gauge.

There’s a little arrow pointing to the side you need to fill up on. So remember this little trick the next time you borrow a car, and you’ll be a gas pump hero on the very first try.

Tinder Chips

Tinder Chips

It’s the season for grilling, and if you want to switch things up at your next party, why not skip the lighter fluid, and try starting your charcoal with a handful of potato chips?

They make a surprisingly flammable tinder, and will easily burn long enough to light up a stack of coals.

…And this way, you won’t get that lighter fluid taste in your meat.

Easy Kiwi

Easy Kiwi

The kiwi fruit. It’s so exotic and so delicious, but how do you peel it without hacking it up and leaving so much fruit on the skins?

The solution is so simple you won’t believe it. Try using a spoon.

Just cut the ends of the kiwi, then push your spoon inside, making sure the back slides in along the peel.

Now carefully work the spoon around the inside edge, until the entire fruit pops right out.

It really is that quick and easy, and hardly anything gets left behind.

Phone Finder

Phone Finder

Before your phone gets misplaced, take a picture of your email address, or some other contact information written in big letters.

Go ahead and save it as your lock screen photo, and now if your phone ever does get lost, the first thing anyone will see, is exactly how to get it back to you.

Shower Setter

Shower Setter

Every day we face a torturous moment of truth, when we turn on the shower, and get blasted with icy cold water.

If it’s not cold, then it’s unbearably hot.

But you can easily fix this daily challenge with a bottle of nail polish or white-out.

The next time you find the sweet spot, mark the trim plate and the handle with a couple of dabs that line up with each other.

Now you’ve got the power to win this epic battle, by hitting the perfect temperature on the very first try.

Tie Saver

Tie Saver

If your tie keeps getting twisted out of place, it’s so frustrating to have to keep checking and straightening it all the time, isn’t it?

Try rigging up a permanent fix with an old dress shirt, and a pair of scissors.

Carefully cut the front strip so you end up with a piece just a bit longer than two of the button holes.

Now then next time you dress up, simply slip one of these “tie savers” through the keeper loop on your tie.

Fasten it to the buttons on your shirt, and now your tie will always be straight, look great, and fall back into place even when it gets knocked around in the wind.