For this Friday’s blog post I’ve decided to compile a list of “life hacks” I thought were really useful and that gave me some perspective for some of the things I’m dealing with myself. I love browsing and finding posts like this so for all of our sake, I hope you enjoy.
The stall closest to the entrance in a public restroom is most often the cleanest.
Tired of annoying ads on the gas pump TV? Second button down on the right hand column mutes it.
While on a call if you can hear them but they cant hear you, you’re the one with the weak signal.
You’re going to be “weird” to someone, no matter what you do. There is no such thing as normal. You might as well just be yourself.
Don’t say “I’m sorry” when what you mean to say is “Thank you”. As in “Thank you for going shopping with me.” Instead of “I’m sorry I dragged you to the mall.”
If you forget your glasses and need to see something across the room or even up close and personal like a menu in a restaurant, use your phone camera to take a picture that you can zoom in on or just zoom the camera.
When you’re about to offer advice to someone else, Ask them what they’ve already first.
When asking someone if they need help, say “Would you like” instead of “Do you need”. It wont make them feel like you are pitying them.
9. Don’t watch movie trailers and the film will be much more enjoyable.
When packing for a move, use your clothing as a packing material for fragile items. It’s cost efficient and Eco friendly.
Wash your towels without fabric softener and dry them without a dryer sheet. Both products hamper the absorbent ability of the towels.
Just because some people are fueled by drama doesn’t mean you have to attend the performance.
While traveling keep about $20 in quarters in your glove box either for tolls or parking meters.
If you’re working for a friend treat them as you would treat any other boss, don’t expect any special treatment.
It shouldn’t be hard to be friends with someone. The sooner you realize this the sooner you’ll start making real friends.
If you want to exercise but lack motivation, save a show you want to binge on, for the treadmill or elliptical.
Doing a dinner and a movie as a first date? Go to the movie first. You’ll have something to talk about during dinner.
Include a personal letter to the seller when submitting an offer on a house.
If you are feeling groggy, try having a glass of water. Most of the time you feel groggy it is because you are dehydrated.
Looking to quickly chill a beer or beverage in the freezer? Dampen a paper towel and wrap it around your beverage before you put it in. This will bring the temperature of the drink down much faster than just placing it in the freezer on its own.
As I said, I think these are really refreshing and they never fail to inspire me to do things better and become a more efficient human being in general. I hope it has the same effect with you.
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