Must Know Life Hacks

There is nothing more satisfying than discovering an app, home remedy or system that simplifies your life or just makes it better!   Not gonna lie…while I was on the hunt for amazing hacks I was not already aware of to share with my favorite people, I got pretty excited about a few of them!  How did I not know this sooner and who can I share this with that would really care???  So I chose YOU!!!!  You are honored right???  Ha!  Have a read…these are the top 10 home/technology hacks (in no particular order) that I feel anyone can benefit from!  You may know some of these but you won’t know them all so enjoy!  And feel free to leave a comment with your favorite hack!


 1.        Using Emojis On Your Desktop Computer (WHAT??  I had NO idea!)


Want to include some emojis in your documents? There are endless options at your fingertips!


Window Users – Hold down the Windows Key and period button at the same time

Mac Users – Hold down Command, control and spacebar


 


 2.       Recover Your Last Tab - Desktop


How many times have you accidentally closed a tab mid search or one you were saving for a reason?  Annoying!!!! No worries anymore!  You can recover your last tab as easy as 1-2-3!


Window Users – Control, Shift, T

Mac Users – Command, Shfit, T




 3.       Hotel Wifi Testing


Travelling and wifi service at hotels can be very important for frequent travellers connecting with families or meeting business deadlines.  Go to www.hotelwifitest.com , type in where you are travelling to and you can see which hotels have the best wifi speed and reliability.




 4.       Grammarly App


We aren’t all blessed with the ability to write on a sophisticated level ‍♂️….lets get real, we can all use a little help when it comes to expanding our vocabulary to sound a little smarter than we already are!  Grammarly App does exactly this…its not the pesky auto-correct our phones are equipped with and have made us look like fools more than once.  This App eliminates grammar errors, vocabulary enhancement, spell checker and much more!

 



 5.       Closing ALL tabs on Safari


For me personally, I like to keep a “clean” phone having as few tabs open at one time but with links, apps and downloads, the amount of tabs opened at a time can get away from me.  Until now I have gone in and swiped each tab individually to close them BUT there is a way you can simply close ALL tabs at once….AMAZING!   This is for Safari only…sorry Android users!


Click on Safari, hold down the pages button in the bottom right corner and you will be given the option to close all tabs!  Boom!




 6.       Group Photos Quickly – Windows Desktop Users


This one blew my mind!  Until now I have renamed photos one by one trying to keep them in order, etc.  What a pain!  In Windows, open the photos in their file, highlight all the photos, right click on the first picture and rename it…for example if it was Baby Pics then you could rename it Baby Pics and each picture will be named Baby Pic 1, Baby Pic 2, Baby Pip 3, and so on keeping them easy to group and order!  Life Changing!




7.       Cleaning Your Ceramic Top Stove


I would say majority of people own a ceramic top stove and they look beautiful when they are clean but how do you keep them that way??  Easy!


Magic Eraser – because they are magic….truly!

Arm and Hammer Toothpaste - Apply toothpaste to burned food stains and gently rub the paste in with an old toothbrush or your finger. Allow the paste to sit for 15 minutes before wiping clean with a damp cloth. That’s it!  Imagine what Arm and Hammer can do to your teeth???




 8.       How To Remove Crayon Stains From The Wall


What kid doesn’t draw on the wall at some point with crayons???  My toddler eats crayons but I am sure will progress to wall art at some point.  Here is an easy remedy for this!

Blow Dryer and Dish Soap - Turn on the blow dryer and blow hot air on the crayon marks. The wax will heat up and begin to melt, making it easier to wipe away.  Use a cleaning cloth or a paper towel with a little liquid dish soap and gently wipe away the crayon marks.  Microfiber cloths are a good choice.




 9.       Car De-Icer Spray (COME ON!)


This 2 Ingredient Homemade Car De-Icer Spray removes ice from your car windshield in seconds and will melt snow and ice from your car locks too!


HOW DO YOU MAKE CAR DE-ICER?

Add 1 cup of water to a clean spray bottle.

Add 1 cup of isopropyl alcohol.

Shake well before each use.

Spray your windows or lock liberally with your De-icer spray, watch for a second as your ice begins to instantly melt away and then turn on your windshield wipers! 




 10.   Clean a Foggy Mirror with Shaving Cream (Nope….not joking!)


This is a bit of a two-for-one cleaning tip. If you apply traditional shaving cream to your mirror and wipe it down with a paper towel or rag, not only will you rid the mirror of smudges and streaks, but it’ll also keep it from fogging up during a shower for a few weeks. This trick is also useful for cleaning your glasses and car windows.


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