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Life Hacks

on September 3, 2013

I always just assumed they were tips and hints of cool and inventive things to do to make your life easier. Who knew they had an actual name? According to Wikipedia “life hacking refers to any productivity trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method to increase productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life; in other words, anything that solves an everyday problem in a clever or non-obvious way.” I like it!

Fred has just found “life hacks” on the internet. I can tell when he’s found new ones because his eyebrows raise and there’s a distinct twinkle in his eye as he hits “mail link to page.” Within seconds, I hear a “ding” on my phone alerting me there’s a new email, followed by a big smile and “didja geddit yet?” (Yes, it is mandatory to stop what I’m doing to look at his email. But I can’t really fault him for wanting to share. I’m sitting here doing a blog post about it that’s going out to the world…).

Here are a couple to get you started, in case life hacks are new to you, too. I’ve also put a couple of links, below, in case you want to take a peek at some more (sorry about any duplicate ideas in these — some things are just worth posting again and again!).

Use a sticky note to get debris out from in between the keyboard keys (a vacuum with an attachment works well, too but you don’t always have one of those in your desk drawers…).hack 1

This is a tip that I’ve been using since before Life Hacks had a name!hack egg

Use a can opener to cut through the edges of that super hard, plastic packaging.hack 2

 

This is, by far, my favorite one. It makes me want to do laudry…almost. http://www.youtube.com/watchv=0qeozw4thnM&feature=player_embedded

Website links:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/readcommentbackwards/37-essential-lifehacks-every-college-student-or-a-dmjk

http://dedalvs.tumblr.com/post/48998678919/99-life-hacks-to-make-your-life-easier

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/100-life-hacks-that-make-life-easier.html

http://1000lifehacks.com/

(Hey! If you’re the originator of any of these, let me know! I’m happy to give you credit and kudos!).

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