30 Life Hacks That Actually Work

In our hectic lives, we’re constantly trying to find ways to make things simpler, more effective, and perhaps a little more fun. Life hacks, whether they’re clever tips or puzzling tricks, can be a bit much sometimes.

But no need to stress! In this blog post, we’ll check out 30 practical and enduring life hacks handpicked by Peter Archibong. These aren’t just passing trends; we believe these hacks can transform ordinary things into something truly awesome for you.

  1. The seatbelt in your car can be used as a bottle opener.
  1. Changing your pillowcase daily/weekly can solve your acne and skincare challenges.
  1. Buy all your kitchen items from online restaurant suppliers to get up to 90% discounts.
  1. If you want to wear something white/ light in color,  wear underwear that matches the color of your skin,  not white. Or light grey. It hides better under white than white does.
  1. If you put something down temporarily, say out loud “I’ve put the screwdriver by the microwave” or whatever. This engages many more areas of the brain (particularly the language centres) which creates a richer memory making it less likely you’ll forget where you put it.
  1. Anything you want to accomplish is 90% completed by just showing up or getting started.
  1. If you bring something to someone’s house that you don’t want to forget, put your keys with it, assuming you can trust the people there.

    Also, get a Tile or similar Bluetooth device so you never lose your keys or phone again.
  1. Manners and general politeness will get you far and become the norm with but a small amount of practice.

    Reception? Gateman? Bolt driver? A simple “please” and “how was your day” and “thank you” with a genuine smile.

    A lady’s life was saved for being nice to a Bolt driver.
  1. Read the three and four star reviews for the most reliable information on Amazon items. Online vendors? Always ask for reviews from past clients. 
  1. Regularly change the oil in your car. On time. Do it. Use recommended if possible.

    Will help it last longer for years.
  1. When moving house, always set up your bedroom/ make the bed first so when your exhausted and just had enough you can fall into bed. Nothing worse than being exhausted and having to make the bed before getting into it.
  1. Never talk, talk less and always ask for a lawyer when in a case of any serious criminal, legal or civil trouble involving Nigerian policemen. They don’t conduct proper investigation but bank on using your words/statements against you.
  1. If you fucked up– admit it (unless you are talking to policemen).

    But in most situations just admitting how you were wrong and accepting responsibility is so much easier than trying to blame someone or something else or make up an excuse

    When you own the mistake it puts the onus back on the other person to accept that, be mature and move on. If you try and deny or shift blame it forces that person to examine those reasons and if they are BS, come back at you, dragging the process out and leading to unpleasant call outs and confrontations.
  1. If you’re having trouble getting your baking paper to fit your tray, scrunch it up first and then unfurl it. It stays in the pan easier and fits like a dream.
  1. Easiest way to remove blood stains is to use bar soap and handwash it. Works better than using laundry detergent Or, save money by using nursing trick’s of hydrogen peroxide to wash those good but coloured pants and underwear you want to discard.
  1. If you want someone to get more mad professionally without offending them you tell them to “calm down”. Also, call women “psycho” or Don’t forget to add “are you on your period or something?” They will definitely act more normal immediately.
  1. If you visit a busy lounge or bar to drink, always make sure you give the bartender a really good tip on your first order and ask them how they’re doing before you order. Chances are you won’t have to wait very long on your next couple of orders.
  1. Don’t buy things you can’t afford to buy again 3 – 5x if immediately damaged or stolen. If you can’t afford to buy it twice, you can’t afford it.
  1. Research statistics before making critical business decisions. Saves you from bad decisions. 
  1. Always poop on company time. This way, at the end of the year, you will have earned like 2 workdays pay by pooping. Hence you will be a professional pooper and also less money spent on toilet paper at home.
  1. If there’s a jar or container you can’t open, run the lid under hot water for a 30sec. Dry it so you can get a good grip, then open. Never had this not work.
  1. Putting your Oreos and cocoa-based products in the fridge makes them taste far better than room-temperature…
  1. Don’t take investment advice from most Internet strangers. Sometimes It’s a pump and dump scheme to take your money. Doubt me? Go ask retail crypto and stock traders.
  1. If you throw a house party where you, as the host, plan on getting drunk. Start the clean up while drunk. Trust me, waking up to a clean house when you’re hung over is fantastic. Drunk you will barely remember and sober you has so much less to worry about in the morning.
  1. If you use a bidet, you’ll never have to worry about running out of tissue paper during a global pandemic. And it feels and cleans better.
  1. No one actually knows what they’re doing. Also, No one knows what you are thinking, so might as well be honest to yourself.
  1. Don’t discuss politics at work except you are a politician and it’s your job to share input.
  1. You don’t need to keep contact with your family or friend. If a relationship with them makes you sad, you’re allowed to cut them out. Their failures or short coming aren’t yours.
  1. When in a group of people and they start laughing, see who looks at each other. People look at the people they like, admire or feel closest to when laughing.
  1. If you are not conventionally attractive, get good at grooming. Being clean, smelling good and looking good. Staying well-groomed can take you from a 1 to a 5. The most unattractive people out there are the ones who don’t wash, smell funky and wear ill fitting clothes.

Final Thoughts

When we make thoughtful choices using life hacks, they can completely transform our daily lives. The secret is to embrace simplicity and practicality, making changes that are not only sustainable but also bring positive contributions to our lives. 

As we navigate the complex dance of existence, let these reliable life hacks accompany you, steering you toward a more efficient, satisfying, and enjoyable journey.

Written by Seunfunmi Joshua

Seunfunmi is a Publicist, Filmmaker, Writer & Producer of Live Events..

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