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#1 Procrastinator5000

Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:55 PM

This is going round Facebook.

I like the bottle top chocolate chips one but pretty much all of them had me going, 'that's so neat'! What's your favourite?

http://twistedsifter.com/2013/01/50-life-h...ify-your-world/


#2 niggles

Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:58 PM

I saw that last week and tried the can opener on the blister pack. It didn't work. I'd given it quite the build up in my head so I was shattered.

#3 Just Another Cat

Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:01 PM

The Nutella one!

I have been known to eat Nutella straight from the jar ph34r.gif

#4 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:05 PM

All of them Tounge1.gif


I spend waaaay too much time here:

http://www.lifehacker.com.au/

#5 Grant Me Wings

Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:05 PM

The guys on My Kitchen Rules last night needed the egg one  happy.gif

#6 Sloane Peterson

Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:07 PM

wow I'm only up to number 5 and I'm already so excited!

Good find OP.

*gets back to it

#7 Procrastinator5000

Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:12 PM

QUOTE (niggles @ 08/02/2013, 09:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I saw that last week and tried the can opener on the blister pack. It didn't work. I'd given it quite the build up in my head so I was shattered.


ohmy.gif Devo.

Cool to know there is a whole life hacking website!

#8 FEdeRAL

Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:20 PM

I love them all! Brownie in mug will be one of the firsts on my must try list.
Thanks OP.

#9 silver-rain

Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:21 PM

I love the bread tags on the electrical cables one, simply because one is labelled "life support".
Totally going to try the rubber band on the paint tin, the egg separating bottle and the dustpan in the sink tricks!


#10 April girl

Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:27 PM

33 is genius. Really!

#11 Fat Amy

Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:33 PM

I loved about 45 of them. Although I think if I tried them all they might not work as easily as they seem.

#12 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:37 PM

I already do 18 (stack clothes vertically in drawers so you can see them) and 28 (put the last of the old soap onto the new one). Be careful with 34 (the brownie-in-a-mug) the mug is really hard to clean afterwards as the mix bakes on rock hard.

#13 *-*

Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:40 PM

One not there, that should be is:



#14 Majeix

Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:53 PM

Some of those are brilliant..(okay most)...

#15 ~~Cleopatra~~

Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:01 AM

I want to do 31, but I don't like my chances of finding a cassette tape sad.gif

#16 HighlandPinky

Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:09 AM

I've tried the can opener one too, and failed.  Also tried the brownie in a mug (or one of the other variants) and it was awful!

But quite a few of them are awesome ideas.  I'm partial to the nutella ice cream one as well!

I'm not sure about asking your friends to pose for a photo with stuff they've borrowed though!  Not really my kinda thing, and i can never find photos when i want them (or remember that i've taken them in the first place!)

Also not really sure how learning how to tie a tie is an efficiency tip?

#17 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:54 AM

will have t try a few of these! I love the clothes hangers and soda tab one!

#18 Fr0g

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:52 AM

I got quite excited at bacon pancakes, and probably studied the fitted sheet-folding too intensely for a Saturday morning.

The bulldog clips for loose cords looked handy, too.

#19 HRH Countrymel

Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:23 AM

Clever....  some things there I will try... (pretends the first one isn't bacon pancakes!)

However



Don't 'tie your extension cords in a knot'.

This is a dangerous thing, as is the 'wrap the power cord around two nails' one..  

It isn't a 'life hack' if you electrocute yourself!



#20 hoohoobump

Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:06 AM

QUOTE (niggles @ 08/02/2013, 09:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I saw that last week and tried the can opener on the blister pack. It didn't work. I'd given it quite the build up in my head so I was shattered.



I find my spare garden pruners great for blister packs!

#21 BadCat

Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:06 AM

I love some of those but eeeewww to bacon pancakes.

#22 LittleListen

Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:20 AM

Actually the pancake place I regularly frequent makes an excellent corn and bacon pancake stack with whipped butter...


ahhhh those were the days..

#23 Procrastinator5000

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:48 AM

Yeah I don't know about the bacon pancakes either.. they looked a bit weird!

#24 Zahhy

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:54 AM

omg, my life is going to be so full of win after I finish reading this!

#25 Bluenomi

Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:01 AM

QUOTE (niggles @ 08/02/2013, 10:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I saw that last week and tried the can opener on the blister pack. It didn't work. I'd given it quite the build up in my head so I was shattered.


Apparently it depends on the can opener. The ones that cut so the top of the can isn't sharp won't work, it has to be an old fashioned one




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