We all want to be more productive, both at work and at home. Life hacks help us do just that – they’re little shortcuts that make a big difference. Below we share 13 genius, why-didn’t-I-think-of-that tips that will optimize your efficiency at the office, on the road and at home. Prepare to be the envy of all your friends.
At The Office
Use a staple remover to add or remove keys from a ring without breaking a nail.
Keep your cords tangle free – use empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls to divide and conquer.
Leftovers for lunch? Space out a circle in the middle for significantly more even heat distribution.
On The Go
Hair straighteners = mini irons. Great for collars, cuffs and more when you’re traveling.
Breakfast on the run? Resurrect your CD spindles; they make perfect bagel totes!
Treat your trusty steed (aka your car) to an affordable spa treatment. White toothpaste polishes headlights – and tail lights – in a jiffy!
Wrap a rubberband around a can of paint to wipe excess off your brush and keep the sides drip-free.
Drop something? Find a seller’s lost jewelry or your dropped eyeglass screw by placing a stocking over the end of a vacuum tube.
Place a folded sticky note under any holes you’re drilling to keep plaster off the floor.
At An Open House
Slice soft cheeses and cakes like a pro with unscented dental floss (just be sure to throw out the evidence before guests arrive).
Carry a walnut in your pocket or purse when you visit your listings. A simple swipe instantly removes light-colored dings on wood surfaces.
Dress to impress: four ways to tie a tie.
How to make a brownie in the microwave in less than two minutes. Go!
After a long day of prospecting, presentations and showings, you deserve it! (And you have our permission not to share a single bite.)
Click here to discover more great life hacks – when you’re done hunting down your floss, walnuts, and staple remover, that is.