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Transform Your Old Collared Shirts Into Aprons With This Super-Easy Hack

Whenever I cook or eat, I drop something on myself without fail.

I have a whole collection of shirts and dress shirts collecting dust because I’ve stained them in one way or another. I’ve always used ruined tees as cleaning rags, but I never have any idea what to do with my old collared shirts…until now, that is.

With just a pair of scissors and a dress shirt, you can create your very own kitchen apron. Start cooking in style with this affordable life hack that will help you avoid making unnecessary stains on the pieces of clothing you’ve purchased to replace the ones you’ve already ruined.

Pretty cool, right? I think I’ll turn another one of my dress shirts into a bib. You have to cover all of the bases, people.

Transform Your Mismatched Socks With These 22 Unconventional Uses

No matter how careful I am while I’m doing my laundry, I always lose a sock to what I believe is a sock monster living behind the washer.

And you probably feel my pain. But just because you’ve lost the mates to your favorite pairs of socks doesn’t mean you should give up hope of ever finding new uses for them! Check out these 22 unconventional and creative sock crafts that will help you repurpose them into just about anything. Follow the links in each heading for more details!

1. This awesome beer cozy will keep you drinking in style.

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2. These donut sock toys look good enough to eat, and they make great cat toys!

3. Speaking of cats, how cute is this phone holder?

4. But wait, cat lovers! There’s more! This catnip toy project will be much appreciated by your furry friend.

5. Who knew a water bottle could look so good?

6. Perhaps the Easter Bunny can include one of these in your next basket?

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7. Craft a warm sweater for your little pooch and let the cuteness wash over you.

8. Cute bunny rattles are sure to cheer up any baby.

9. If you can’t find the strength to buy your kids a pet snake, try this alternative.

10. Nothing says class and sass quite like a sock bun.

11. Surprise your special someone with a bottle of wine wrapped in your cutest sock.

12. Give your potted plants a makeover.

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13. Deck the halls with this ornate wreath.

14. Let your baby roam the room with these simple knee pads.

15. Do you want to build a snowman? Well, now you can with this Olaf craft.

16. Stay warm with some fashionable scarves.

17. This armband is sure to pump you up for your morning jog.

18. Put a sock on your hand to clean blinds easily!

19. Check out this organic alternative to dryer sheets.

20. Never run out of Swiffer pads again. Just wrap an old sock around the end of the mop!

21. Covering a tennis ball with a sock and placing it in the dryer will eliminate static cling and dry your clothes quickly.

22. Carry your money in style with a little change purse.

All I want for my next birthday is a pack of socks so I can try these awesome projects.

20 Absolutely Genius Life Hacks You’ve Never Heard Before

There are so many life hacks out there that can make our lives way easier.

At this point, I’ve seen so many lists of life hacks that I feel like I can hack my way out of any situation. I’ll see something new every once in a while, but for the most part, the lists don’t surprise me anymore.

But I knew there had to be some tips out there that I didn’t know, so I scoured Reddit and the rest of the internet to find these new genius life hacks. Check them out below!

1. Never drive off without your gas cap again.

2. This genius idea will save you a ton of time and keep you from drilling unnecessary holes.

3. Look at his little face! What a great way to keep track of stuff.

You Can Do Some Pretty Awesome Things With These Tiny Plastic Hooks

As you shipped your sons or daughters off to college a few weeks ago, I’m willing to bet that Command strips were on your list of must-haves.

But this company makes products that are good for way more than hanging decorations. Command also makes hooks that are amazing for when you want to hang things like towels and coats without committing to a nailed-in rack.

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As it turns out, Command hooks are full of life-hack potential! To get you started, here are 15 uses for these little guys that you probably never thought of.

1. There’s nothing worse than having to constantly hold your iPad while watching TV in bed. Why not try this inexpensive wall mount that will give you a little freedom?

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2. Hang bags in the car to keep all your trash in one place.

3. Unraveling cling wrap can be a bit unnerving when you’re trying to tear and unroll at the same time. Rig boxes of cling wrap, aluminum foil, and wax paper by hanging them up with Command hooks.

4. Rotate your kids’ drawings by clipping them to clothes hangers and hanging them with Command hooks. No nails necessary!

5. Use them to increase storage in your cupboards by mounting lids on cabinet doors.

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6. Keep unwanted visitors out of the fridge with two hooks and a hair tie.

7. Prevent your trash bag from falling inside the can by securing the handles with hooks.

8. Living in a world with technology can mean that you have to deal with lots of misplaced wires. Keep them hidden with a few plastic hooks.

9. Show off your green thumb by creating your own hanging pots that you can use inside and outside.

10. Decorating for the holidays just got so much easier. Keep Christmas lights in place using small Command hooks.

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11. Can’t find your car keys? Ditch heavy-duty key racks like the one below and use Command hooks in the same way.

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12. Hang a wreath in place without leaving a nail sticking out when you take it down.

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13. Sideways hooks inside your bathroom cabinet make for an inexpensive toothbrush holder alternative.

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14. Our teacher friends won’t have to worry about disappearing headphones. Hang hooks on monitors so kiddos know exactly where to put them back.

15. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make sure you’re eating a balanced diet by measuring out the right portions with this simple hook hack.

I don’t know about you, but I’m hooked on the idea of using these simple hacks. (I’m sorry…I had to.)

These Aren’t Just For Crafting Anymore — Here Are 10 New Ways To Use Your Glue Gun

Just when you think you’ve run out of uses for hot glue, 10 more come along.

I’m sure you’ve probably breezed through this list of awesome glue gun hacks by now, but where there’s a will, there’s another way to improve your life with one of these awesome tools. From cabinet drawer bumpers to an awesome wardrobe fix, here are a few hacks that will help you get out of sticky situations.

Forget duct tape! I’ll be using hot glue to fix everything in my house from now on.

15 Surprisingly Useful Body Hacks You Can Use Right Now

The human body is a strange, wondrous thing, but do we really use our bodies to their fullest potential?

I mean, think about it. Plenty of us run ourselves ragged, survive on coffee, and regularly become totally consumed by stress. This can really take a toll when it comes to sleeping, eating right, and maintaining focus.

If this sounds like you, here are a few body hacks that you definitely need to add to your arsenal!

1. Falling asleep right after you study will help you retain more information.

2. Putting your tongue on the roof of your mouth will get rid of brain freeze.

3. Sleep on your left side to reduce the not-so-nice sensation of heartburn at bedtime.

4. Scratching your ear can relieve an itchy throat, since stimulating the nerves in your ears can cause your throat to twitch a bit.

5. Wearing socks while you sleep has been shown to improve sleep quality.

6. If you really want someone to take in what you’re saying, speak into their right ear. That goes directly to the processing center in the brain.

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7. Strike a power pose when you want a quick confidence boost. This is great to use before job interviews!

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8. Saying a few four-letter words when you stub your toe has been shown to reduce pain.

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9. If you’re making a long-haul flight, change your eating schedule to that of your destination a few days before takeoff to get your body adjusted.

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10. Coughing while getting an injection can make it hurt less.

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11. Feeling nauseous? Press between the two tendons in your wrist for 30 seconds.

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12. If you need to hold your breath longer, hyperventilate a bit before inhaling one more time and diving in!

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13. If you feel pain in your side when you run, train yourself to exhale when your left foot strikes the ground. This will take pressure off your liver.

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14. Stretch to improve your long-distance vision. If you work on a computer all day, periodically close your eyes and stretch major muscles. This will encourage muscles around your eyes to relax as well. Constant strain is linked to near-sightedness.

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15. Wake up a sleeping arm by tilting your head from side to side. This loosens up neck muscles, which will help that pins-and-needles feeling go away faster.

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So what are you waiting for? Strike a power pose and take on the day!

These Expert-Level Travel Hacks Will Make Your Vacation An *Actual* Vacation

Tired of the winter blues? You look like you could use a vacation! But for some, traveling is such a pain.

Well, YouTuber DaveHax has come up with some hacks that will make it way better, whether you’re heading out for a long getaway or a quick business trip. Even the most experienced traveler will be impressed! From packing efficiently to using your phone as a makeshift TV, check these tricks out!

As a terrible packer and frequent loser-of-money, these tips seemed to be expertly catered to make things easier for me.

Now if only Dave could come up with a hack that makes me not late for my flight every single time…

These 30 Inventions Will Transform Your Kitchen Into Awesomeness. #14 Though… What The?

When you have extra money to burn, it’s difficult not to spend it on stuff that’s just… cool. Stores like Sky Mall and Brookstone are full of strange gadgets that you’d probably never use, but want just the same. Some of these strange (and sometimes costly) tools could come it handy. However, it’s doubtful you’d use them enough to justify their cost. These are some of the best kitchen gadgets out there that you would never find in your normal kitchen.

1.) Pacman: helping bakers the world over.

2.) Need to store knives and satisfy your need to stab people?

3.) Or want to freak out your guests?

4.) It’s hard to say what this does, but it looks painful.

5.) Separating egg yolks can be creepy…

6.) Or adorable!

7.) Give your toothpicks their very own form of transportation.

8.) Did you know that bananas are heat resistant?

9.) I don’t need no corn on no cobs.

10.) Feel like Wolverine with this finger fork.

11.) When cooking is like an awesome science experiment.

12.) Give your dinner guests nightmares with these gadgets.

13.) This creepy/adorable little guy will help you dice cherries.

14.) Evil robot … or coffee machine?

15.) Peeling potatoes is for fools.

16.) S’MORES!

17.) Cut pizza like a boss.

18.) Crispy microwave bacon? YES.

19.) This mixer tries to be cute, but it’s just evil.

20.) It’s hard to say what this is, aside from terrifying.

21.) Spinning your own fork to eat spaghetti is for losers.

22.) Make your own sauce at home… or grind up things for fun.

23.) Stop mixing like a caveman.

24.) Picking up the jug to pour it is archaic. Use this rocking thing instead.

25.) Want to serve drinks? Use something cool to do so, like this.

26.) Two words: Custom toast.

27.) Chop things like a cool kid.

28.) Save dem bananas.

29.) Crack nuts like Hilary Clinton

30.) Mr. Penguin helps steep your tea the appropriate amount of time.

Even if I’d only use these things once a year, it would be totally worth it to have it in my kitchen. Nothing impresses family and friends like custom toast designs (am I right?). Share these awesome inventions by clicking below!

Useless Life Hacks For People Who Are Just Bored With Life.

How many “life hacking” articles have you read in the last month alone? How about the last week? It’s crazy that we’re obsessed with eking out every last little second we can from our lives… only to sit through a marathon of Real Housewives and complain about our lack of free time.

These 24 life hacks are the polar opposite of those “useful” ones you grew tired of seeing. In fact, these are so anti-productive, we should call them by their true name: Awesome Hacks.

1.) How did we never know this before?!

2.) Girls, you’ll never need a man again.

3.) Here’s the ultimate party trick.

4.) Because… ok, we got nothing.

5.) Camp time fun.

6.) Ready to be super-fly?

7.) Yup, that just happened.

8.) Because why not?

9.) Liquor-nado!

10.) No loop, swoop, pull?

11.) I always wanted a Mr. Lincoln t-shirt.

12.) Exactly the instructions I needed.

13.) Did that just happen?

14.) How many times do you think he fell learning this?

15.) Teenage Mutant Ninja Loser.

16.) Super chef.

17.) If you want to hit every space on the board…

18.) At least this one was useful… when CDs existed.

19.) I’m totally going to try this.

20.) I should have used this last week before spilling over that marketing plan…

21.) Hmm… ok.

22.) So THAT’S how you do it!

23.) Whoa.

24.) Say WHAT?!

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These won’t make you more productive, but don’t you think life will be more fun with them? We certainly do!

Ways To Make Serious Money From Selling Your Things At A Yard Sale

Having a yard sale is a great way to clear out some of the clutter in your house and make a couple of bucks while you’re at it. Not only does it benefit you — they say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!

While it might seem pretty self-explanatory to have a sale on your front lawn, if you really want to have a successful one, there are a few things you should know first…

1. Get everything in one place.

It might sound obvious, but before you can even get started, you need to gather everything you intend to sell. Along the way, you’ll find items that you will only be able to recycle or trash. Make separate boxes for those.

2. Get some help.

It can be stressful and overwhelming to conduct a yard sale all by your lonesome, so ask some friends to give you a hand. They can help with sorting, pricing things, and even offer insight on the overall layout of the sale. Just be sure to send them a thank you note when all’s said and done.

3. Price things before you start selling.

You know what sucks? Trying to haggle for everything. People are going to lowball you to the max. By placing a price on an item, customers are more likely to respond and pay for the item at the price you set. If they want to do some haggling, be prepared for war!

4. Create ambience.

While it’s not required, when you create a cool vibe at your yard sale, it sets it apart from the pack. People may be more likely to come to yours and spend money at it.

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5. Consider your layout.

If you just throw everything on the ground or on a table, it’ll look like a sloppy mess. No one wants to see that! Not only will they not be able to find what they’re after, things can easily get “lost” (stolen) along the way. Having a good presentation can work wonders on your profit margin. Have separate piles for different types of items (toys, dinnerware, clothing, etc.).

6. Have a sign.

You’ll want to draw as many people to your yard sale as possible, so you need to advertise it! Place signs in well-populated areas or even try to take an ad out in a local newspaper. Make sure it has all pertinent information on it and be prepared for swarms of people coming to your house because of it.

7. Don’t display everything.

It might sound counterintuitive, but if you display everything you intend to sell right out of the gate, it may overwhelm people. Strategically set aside reserve items that you intend to bring out later. No one wants to rummage through a full rack of clothes, but if you place a few high-quality items on a rack, people are bound to feel less overwhelmed skimming through them.

8. Keep an eye on the weather.

Nothing ruins a good yard sale like inclement weather. Be sure to check the weather to see if it will be nice on the day of your yard sale. This is important because you don’t want your items ruined and you also don’t want no one showing up to the sale.

9. Plan for the stuff that doesn’t sell.

Face it: no one is going to want that weird monkey lamp or those ugly tap shoes. Have a plan in place for the stuff that doesn’t intrigue buyers. Come to terms with the fact that you’ll either donate or trash those things.

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Remember these tips next time you’re hankering to get rid of some of the stuff around your house. It could earn you more than a few extra bucks!