Daily Mail has compiled a list of the best life hacks ever that the internet has to offer
It used to be that these sorts of tricks stayed within families having been passed down through the generations.
Today, we have the internet. And as a result, information for all.
Here is 33 nifty hacks that will transform the way you handle fiddly tasks and streamline your life for the better.
Heading away on holiday with someone? Massively up your chances of bagging an empty plane seat between you both by booking the window and the aisle seat. No-one picks the middle one, so if the flight isn’t full, it’s likely to stay empty. Need to iron your creased shirt collar in a hurry or while away, but don’t have an appliance on hand? Use hair straighteners instead.
These hacks, sourced from Imgur, cover everything from travel and technology, to kitchen shortcuts and DIY. Long live the simple life.
Solved: Chopsticks can be highly frustrating to get the hang of, but it’s a good skill to conquer. Behold, the perfect compromise
Stretch out: An almost entirely no-lose strategy that might well bag you an extra empty seat
Simple: This hack saves you all the time and trouble of taking clothes off hangers, boxing them, then putting them all back on at the other side
Paper hats: No-one likes creepy crawlies swimming around in their drink, and now you’ll never have to endure one again
Beats a plaster: Superficial paper cuts or shaving nicks can be ‘sealed’ instantly with a touch of lip balm
Money-saver: Your journey will be much smoother with a mounted map system, but you needn’t bother purchasing an expensive gizmo when an elastic band will do
As if by magic: Tin foil can bridge the gap and conducts the electricity from A to B
Power up: Apparently there are all sorts of tricks you can pull with a battery, including chilling them to extend their life
In a pinch: For those days when you really need to cool down but are lacking an air conditioner – let science take over
Savvy: Easier than messing around with a pencil and ruler, a blob of toothpaste will get the job done
Wizard move: You won’t get texts or phone calls of course, but perhaps the game is more important anyway
DIY: Coil cords tend to be much less prone to tangling, and here’s how you can make your own
Photo pro: A quite remarkable hack that will turn an ordinary camera lens into a macro one
Thrifty: Why purchase triple-distilled vodka for premium prices when you can do the process yourself at home?
Bread clips! A very simple way to organise your tangled mess of electrical cords
Flare: The paraffin wax in a crayon keeps it alight and the paper covering it acts like a wick
Salvation: A scratched LCD screen is a sad thing indeed, but here’s a quick fix that requires only a rubber
Bizarre: The question is, who on earth came up with this concept, and what gave them the idea?
Nuts: The waxy consistency of a walnut will smooth over scratches on wood
No more inching: Position the ball just right and simply drive forward until it touches the windscreen
On loan: Getting an iron and an ironing board out simply to fix a creased collar will be a thing of the past. Assuming you live with a female who owns a set of hair straighteners
No more blisters: All new shoes are a bit tight at first, and breaking them in the usual way is no fun task
Makeover: This might work particularly well with cheap clothes that often have weak stitching around the buttons
Dainty: Have you ever peered beneath the keys of your keyboard? It’s probably time for a spring clean down there
Plastic waterfall: Unless you have a sizable sink, filling a bucket of water can be a bit of a chore. Not anymore
Keep it soft: The microwave will suck all the moisture out from the cup of water, instead of your leftover pizza
Make a well: It’s a straight-forward trick that will eradicate cold pockets mixed in with your microwave meal
Transformed: Arguably not the quickest of hacks, but if you really, really fancy a hard shell taco – voila
Genius: This could well change the way you craft your toasted sandwiches forever
Crisp: This will prevent moisture from settling on the leaves while your salad sits in the fridge
An apple a day… Apparently keeps the the little green sprouts away
Buddies: An onion-sidekick will keep your avocado green for a couple of days. Onions contain sulfur, which prevents the enzyme from interacting with the air
Too many keys on your chain? End confusion forever more by assigning each one a different colour using nail polish
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