10 People Share Life Hacks That Seem Ridiculous but Actually Work
Sometimes the solution to a problem appears when we least expect it. Who’d have ever thought a brain-racking or simply boring task could be resolved in the most unpredictable way? Once we find the key to cracking problems like nuts, we can impart our wisdom to others with a proud face since we were the ones who managed to come up with such brilliant ideas.
Bright Side picked 10 ingenious tips that sound odd but definitely do their job.
If you get a splinter that is still partially sticking out of the skin, put a drop of Elmer’s glue on it and let it dry. When you peel the dried glue off your finger, the splinter will be stuck on the glue and pop right off with it.
MagnificentUnicorn77 / Reddit
If you stand up too fast and your head starts to spin/rush/blackout tighten your abs as hard as you can and it’ll help drastically reduce the head rush. You can also do it preemptively to help stop it before it even happens.
54turtlelord / Reddit
If you get food/grease stains on your clothes, cover the stain with dishwashing liquid. The stain will come off when you wash your clothes.
Magster56 / Reddit
If your ring gets stuck on your finger, Windex will slide it right off. Worked at a jewelry store for five-plus years.
coykoi314 / Reddit
Use shaving cream as anti-fog. I used it on the inside of my motorcycle visor. Smear it on, let it dry, then rinse off and dry. It also works for bathroom mirrors. You can use it on a small spot so you can still see when you get out of the shower.
Caspers_Shadow / Reddit
Rubbing vegetable oil (or any cooking oil) on your hands after you cut up jalapeños or other hot peppers. It gets rid of the awfulness that would normally be left on your hands from the peppers. I rub my hands with oil and then wash it off with dish soap. I can totally remove my contacts after doing this.
PaulRudds***** / Reddit
Put your onion in the freezer for 10 minutes before chopping it. It freezes the juices just enough to slow down the process of it turning into a gas, giving you a few minutes to chop the onion without tears. I learned this tip from a kid’s science show years ago and I haven’t had to deal with onion tears since.
Lost_in_the_Library / Reddit
Clean jewelry with dish soap, since other cleaning supplies might scratch it (like hand soap or anything that exfoliates) or chemically react with the metals (usually that’s harsh cleaning supplies), and dish soap is intended to clean glass and ceramic without scratching it and silverware without reacting with the metal, etc.
mojomcm / Reddit
Run your wrists under cold water or rub an ice cube on your pulse points to cool down all over quickly when you get overheated. It seems obvious but I didn’t realize it until last summer while working in a warehouse with no AC.
mannershmanners / Reddit
If you’re having trouble staying awake in class/at a meeting, see how long you can keep one of your feet lifted slightly off the ground.
maleorderbride / Reddit
What weird tips do you know? Which ones work 100%?