12 Simple Life Hacks That Are So Effective, I'm Shocked More People Don't Know About Them

January 11, 2024

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we often find ourselves yearning for quick and efficient solutions to everyday challenges.

Luckily, here exists a treasure trove of simple yet mind-blowingly effective life hacks that, once discovered, leave us wondering why they aren't common knowledge.

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These are top 12 upvoted simple "life hacks" submitted by users on Reddit. Hopefully, at least one will be a game-changer for you!

1. Always write down momentarily good ideas.

Don't lean on your memory.

2. Percentages are reversible.

Working out 4% of 50 will give you the same result as 50% of 4.

3. Angry customers just want to be heard.

From working technical support for longer than I dare think about, most angry customers just want to be heard. Let them have their rant, do active listening, and make notes about what they're saying. They will eventually run out of steam. Then, read back everything they talked about and go through it step by step. Works almost every time, and often they are very thankful by the end of the call.

4. Create a routine for BEFORE exercise.

I do the exact same things every time I go to the gym. When I'm not motivated, those little pre workout habits just trigger me into action.

5. When putting together furniture, leave all the screws a little loose.

Finish the whole thing. Place it where its going to be. Wiggle it so it settles into place. THEN tighten all the bolts.

6. If you feel terrible...

My grandmother always said that if you feel terrible, get out of bed, take a shower, do your hair and put on clothes, down to your shoes, and have a good meal. Either this will fix it or you're dressed and fed and in a better place to deal with the problem.

She was right.

7. Apply heat to mosquito bites.

If you have an itchy mosquito bite, heat up a spoon under semi-hot water (like 45-50°C), dry it off and tap or press it on the bite. Just as short as you can tolerate it but also as long as possible.

The heat dissolves the protein that makes the mosquito bite itch.

8. If you want a comfortable pair of high heels, invest in dance heels.

Lots of beautiful designs and colors, designed to be flexible and comfortable. Worth every penny.

Just make sure they're not felt-soled if you plan on wearing them outdoors. A good quality pair from a company like Repetto are worth getting rubber-soled if they aren't already.

Your feet will thank you.

9. When driving for long periods, turn off recirculating air.

One of the reasons you get tired in the car is not from lack of sleep but from too much co2 in the car. You ever been so tired driving home and when you get home you're no longer tired. It's because of lack of oxygen in the car. Especially if you have passengers in the car.

10. Label unique power chargers.

If you get something that comes with a unique charger/power cable, label it with what it's for.

11. When looking at recipes online, click the "print" link.

This cuts out the unnecessary backstory and random musings.

12. Never gossip no matter how much you dislike a person.

It can be really helpful in particular at work. Further, of you speak ill of someone behind their backs, your audience will wonder, even subconsciously, whether or not you talk about them behind their backs.

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