I have a new obsession…. life hacks! What exactly is a life hack, you ask?

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These are the tips you read on line and you hit your hand on your head and say “OMG, SO smart!…. How did I not know that??”

There are THOUSANDS of life hacks out there! There are hundreds of websites with tons of life hacks. However, I have sifted through these sites and am sharing some of my favorites. I have found the best site for life hacks to be 1000lifehacks.com, (although they are well over 1000 now!)

Wash kids Legos in mesh bag from Gettinby – I am SO excited about this! I hate washing legos, but they get totally yucky dirty! This will make cleaning them super easy! Goes right along with my OCD!!

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Cut ice cream with a knife when serving to a crowd from Real Simple  – I HATE scooping ice cream at my kids birthday party! I started using ice cream cups, but my kids don’t really like them… they like the “fun” ice cream! This is a great way to get your cake and eat it too (ha, ha, ha!!)cut ice creamlife hack 1325

Use Airheads to cutout letters for Birthday cake from Studio DIY – I CANNOT write with those little gel decorator pens – I totally stink at it! This is absolute genius!! This will happen!

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Fill water balloons and freeze them as a cooler – Pretty and practical – two of my favorite things!!

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Place freezer pops upright for an clean cut from lifehacksdaily.com – This is just one of those things that annoys me. I hate the sound of cutting ice. Don’t judge!

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Magnetic cups for fridge from Adventures in Pinteresting – We go through 1000 cups a day. I don’t understand it, all of a sudden I will turn around and my entire top rack of the dishwasher is totally full! I absolutely LOVE this idea!!!

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Cut a sticker in half to help with left and right shoe from One Creative Housewife – This will end the problem of your child walking out of the house with his shoes on the wrong feet! Problem solved!!

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Dollar bill to measure 6 inches from Thread Magazine – I NEVER knew this! This one will for sure come in handy!

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Rubber band on paint can from Martha Stewart – WHY didn’t I ever think of this one? I HATE when the paint can gets all drippy!

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Marshmallow in Brown Sugar to Keep it Soft from Real Simple – This is a game changer if it works!!marshmallow in brown sugar

I know that you all have some GREAT life hacks out there!! Please, please, please share them with me!!!

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Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. A slice of white bread in with the brown sugar also keeps it soft. My mom used to put aslice of bread in the cookie jar with cookies that are supposed to be soft will keep them soft. The bread will become hard and dried out but just leave it alone till all the cookies all ready gone. Then toss it. Even cheaper than marshmallows and something that almost every household has available.

  2. WHi I am Marieanne living in Malta Europe. Love to read your wonderful ideas to help with various tasks. Please keep going you are a marvel and so are all the other clever people.

    Thank You
    Marieanne

  3. I am in Turkey,I have really enjoyed reading all these tips ,looking forward to the next lot! I am Scottish so we have had a few inventions of our own ,it is great to get together and share .x

  4. Yes, I’m an organizing freak. I just can’t get the kids and husband to keep it organized the way I like. Drives me nuts!

  5. I have a few life hacks , hope you enjoy! Faded headlights? Use Off with highest Deet, spray on rag and rub it in, using circular motion, they will look like new! Also we used to live by a Dairy, flies were horrible, fill ziplock baggie half way with water, hang at every entrance,no more flies! We love bacon lol just not the mess or time it takes, started putting it on tin foil,in a cookie sheet bake at 375 turn once , and crispy awesome no mess bacon! We also wear/rub dryer sheets to keep mosquitos away,we fish alot and it works wonders!

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  7. Best way to hang your towel after a shower? Get a second shower curtain rod and install it in the shower so that it runs from the inside corners at the top of the shower stall. Leave 3 inches from the wall so that the towel can easily go over the bar. When the outside shower curtain is closed, you can’t see the towel you hung up after your shower. It will dry out so you can use it again. Bonus – it gives you basically a 5 foot towel bar to hang your towels so you can hang two if needed to dry!

  8. I store bagged salad or other veggies in the fridge in a Ziploc bag with a folded paper towel. The paper towel absorbs the condensation/water and the veggies last a whole lot longer.
    Something crazy happened the other day that I need to look into.. I threw a couple of lemons into a Ziploc bag before placing them in a tote bag. I forgot and left the tote bag in my desk for 2 weeks. When I saw it and remembered the lemons I was afraid of what I would find. The lemon in the sealed baggie still looked fresh! Not hard like a rock! Not rotten or soft. They looked the same. I threw them away without cutting them or checking them out but food for thought.. what if all our veggies lasted longer in a sealed airtight container???

  9. Jennifer, Hi! I LOVE Lifehacks! I swear… for me, collecting little-known quirky solutions to life’s annoying little problems that I didn’t know I had is even more addictive than Pinterest! Thank you for sharing these!

    Best Wishes,
    Kristi Kirk Trent
    Oklahoma City