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My wife's hair clip turned out to be an excellent charging cable organizer

My wife's hair clip turned out to be an excellent charging cable organizer

Why can't Apple make a decent charger? I have Androids, but have never to repair a cable like many of my Apple owning friends.

Just get Anker cables and call it a day.

I've owned apple products for years and have not had to replace a single cable once. It's all about how you take care of things.

I think the point is, for the price, we shouldn't have to take extra care of the cables while other manufacturers' cables don't need that extra care. I should be able to use my charging cable without worrying about if it'll break or not because I accidentally pulled too hard on it.

Fold a shirt in 2 seconds

Fold a shirt in 2 seconds

I used to fold my t-shirts like this, but I didn't really feel like it saved time. Granted, the actual folding takes 2 seconds, but there's prep work prior. I prefer to just fold mine in half and half again. They're just t-shirts.

I feel you, I used this technique as well, but now all my t-shirts have sharpie lines and A, B and C on them.

Even faster method here!

http://i.imgur.com/Aw6smQZ.gif

(But srsly I will try the method shown, thx)

Even faster method here!

(But srsly I will try the method shown, thx)

How many of you get your shirts out of the dryer and they're flat?

No one.

Sure it takes two seconds to fold, but 10 seconds to pull it out of the hamper / dryer, lay it flat, then fold it.

No, sorry, it's faster to grab the first article of clothes from the top of the pile, fold it in 4 seconds, and grab the next article of clothing.

This is neat if you work in a retail store.

How to prevent earphones from getting tangled in your pocket

How to prevent earphones from getting tangled in your pocket

Wow, this trick totally changed my life. Because of this trick, I have a wife and 2 kids, a beautiful home, and great health. I owe my life to whoever made this trick.

DON'T DO TIGHT KNOTS WITH YOUR EARPHONES.

This goes for every cable, more or less.

It will break them. Eventually. This isn't a problem if your headphones are 20€ ones, but I can't stress how many people break their headphones by tying them too tight and causing the cable to break inside/break from a jack/headphone end.

Even professional musicians do this with XLR & Instrument cables, and it does my fucking head in.

Loose knots. Thank you for your time.

Unfortuantly this causes the headphones to become very curly and quite displeasing to the eye

Great technique, but that is wrapped way too tight and would break the copper wire very quickly.

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Cleaning out my parents garage today and found out this sub was printing in paperback 1969

Cleaning out my parents garage today and found out this sub was printing in paperback 1969

Scan into a PDF!

Ok. But if I scan it, what will I do with the scans? Is there a lifehack for that?

Get a life preserver so you don't drown in karma?

I wonder how many of these tips are actual inventions today

I've been pouring juice wrong my whole life

I've never had this problem, because I pour it slowly to start with.

This gif is so bad it should be in an infomercial.

When you want to stop pouring , juice splashes all over the box.

/sub/wheredidthesodago

Remove cherry seed with a funnel

Do not do this if you have to pit many cherries, especially red ones. You will end up with your hands, the funnel, your face and everything in a 3 foot radius sprayed and stained with stick, sweet, blood red juice. I mean, it costs $18 for enough cherries to make a cobbler, whats a $5 pitter.

Those are called "pits".

Or just 7 bucks for a cherry pie at the grocery store..

I just chew it and spit out the pit.

If you get anxious during public speaking, remember that the audience can't tell how stressed you are, even if it seems obvious to you. Studies show that you become more confident by simply being aware of this cognitive bias (the Illusion of Transparency).

If you get anxious during public speaking, remember that the audience can't tell how stressed you...

LPT: for easy confidence boost just be confident

I feel like it's really easy to see how stressed someone is by their body language though.

Honestly this isn't too far from the truth. I used to be (and still kind of am) a pretty shy/reserved person, until I realized "people don't know I'm shy or reserved until I show them that I am".

Meaning that if I acted confident, talkative, peronabe, etc, people wouldn't think I was pretending to be all those things, they would just assume that's who I am.

And as mentioned in the article, just realizing that helped me feel much less self conscious about being more confident. Highly recommended stuff πŸ‘

Edit: I meant personable, not peronabe

I vomit uncontrollably if forced to speak in front of group so 100% certain they know how stressed I am

Saw this,thought it was smart

Saw this,thought it was smart

Damn I guess my floor at home is magnetic right now.

A lifehack that doesn't even require extra effort! It's like spotting Bigfoot!

Quick! The floor is magnet!

doesn't even require extra effort!

You have a lot of magnetic strips around the house already?

Thanks r/lifehacks I have been using this watering system with rags for a while now and it works great for my apartment plants.

Thanks r/lifehacks I have been using this watering system with rags for a while now and it works great for my apartment plants.

It's cool that it works, but it's unsightly. :\

This idea seems great, until the Sciaridae move in. I don't know what they are called in common English, but they look like fruit flies and their larvae thrive in overly wet plant pots feeding on dead plant matter and young roots. It is nearly impossible to grow seedlings if you have a infestation. The adult flies will make a mess all over the place. Little dead flies everywhere. They are attracted to all water sources. Even your breath and Eyes. They can be held in check with a beneficial organism called Nematode. TL;DR : Stop it or you'll regret it. Those aren't fruit flies.

Yes it's not the most glamorous watering system. When the visitors come around these generally get hidden.

Fungus gnats! If you pick up some mosquito pellets (the stuff you chick in ponds) and crumble a bit over the soil, you won't have any problems. The bascillus thurengensis or Bt will kill off the gnats. :)

Rubber jar opener gets cat hair off your couch

Rubber jar opener gets cat hair off your couch

We have some friends coming over and I was straightening up the house. I remember seeing something on here about how a rubber glove does a good job getting cat hair off furniture, but I didn't have any rubber gloves. I thought about what else I had that was rubber and grabbed the jar opener. Worked like a charm πŸ‘πŸ»

Beautiful cat!

You can also use those for brushing your cat. I have a pair of gloves made out of very similar material and my cat prefers it because I'm just petting her instead of some scary rake-thing

Wearing rubber gloves and wiping the couch with your hand works great as well.

Try one of these subthreads