It’s been a while…

Hello folks!

Don’t you fret, I haven’t forgotten about life hacks. Just today, I showed my roommate this easy tip for untying plastic bags

Untie a plastic bag

It’s such a simple trick!

Another trick that I found recently is that take-out boxes can actually unfold to make a serving plate.

I still have to try this.

My second semester has just started up, so I’ve been busy. But this blog has still been on my mind, like a long lost love… Okay, just kidding.

I’ll catch you later!

-Alexa

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Lex’s Life Hacks So Far…

Honestly, I am amazed that I have been able to make it this far with my life hacks. It has definitely been a fun journey, and I’ve loved being able to try lots of tips and tricks that I otherwise would not have done if it weren’t for this blog. Above, I have a video of pictures of life hacks that I’ve found. Some of them should look familiar!

Just in case you want to see all of the life hacks I’ve talked about so far, here’s a compilation list of every blog entry that I’ve done. Continue reading

Would You Really Do This (Pt. 2)

Egg and Onion

I’m always on the lookout for life hacks that I want to try out for myself. I guess you can say I have some trust issues when it comes to things that I’ve found online, and that comes from previous experiences. If you want to know what I’m talking about, click here. There were no written instructions that came with this image, so all I had to go off of was the pictures. I’m assuming that this life hack is about cooking a perfectly round sunny-side up egg using an onion ring. Of course, I made sure that the egg I used wasn’t spoiled. Just in case you ever need to see if your eggs are spoiled, click here and see this nifty life hack! This morning, I decided to try out this egg+ onion life hack for myself. As always, I got some interesting results! Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving, I’d like to share a life hack that will definitely come in handy for the next few days!

Did you know that Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the turkey the National Bird of the United States of America?  In America, turkeys are actually native birds. Even though the turkey didn’t end up on our national seal or printed on our currency, the mighty turkey has become a symbol for Thanksgiving and is a staple food for numerous American holidays. For more fun facts about the turkey, click here! Continue reading

Banana Pancakes from a Ketchup Bottle

In my very first blog entry, the life hack I introduced was putting pancake mix in a ketchup bottle so it can be poured out onto the pan easier. Click here to  check out my first blog entry, and see the picture I’m talking about. Last week, I decided to give this life hack a try. As a woman of my word, I put this trick to the test, to some interesting results. Now I am here to tell you about my pancake ordeal. But let me start my story at the beginning… Continue reading

Many Uses of Kool-Aid

What if I told you that Kool-Aid is more than just a refreshing, thirst-quenching beverage?

To be honest, I don’t drink Kool-Aid very often. I’m more of a Tang fan myself, but who can’t resist a boost of flavor for only 10 cents? There are so many different flavors, (and colors) to choose from! I’m sure everybody has tried Kool-Aid at least once in their lives, and lots of people have some packets of Kool-Aid somewhere in their kitchen cupboards. I found these packets in my apartment hiding on top of my refrigerator. Continue reading

Convenient Cooking Hacks

What is going on here?

a. running out of storage space in the kitchen

b. another mess left by my roommate

c. a sandwich playing hide and seek

d. using another pot to heat a panini on both sides

Today’s post is about life hacks I have personally used and experienced in my kitchen. I’m going to be giving you tips on how to better toast a panini, cook mess-free pasta, and a fun way to peel garlic. Maybe  you’ll feel inspired to prepare a complete scrumptious dinner and dessert from these life hacks! (Oh, and the correct answer is D!)

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What is a “Life Hack?”

According to the Oxford Dictionaries, a “life hack,” or “lifehacking” is an informal noun meaning: a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and activities in a more efficient way.

Here’s another definition from Don Schenck: A “lifehack” is a technique or idea that helps or prevents you. For example, putting your car keys in your leftover bag of lunch at work will prevent you from going home without your leftovers.

Any useful idea can come from someone else, or it can come from one’s own creativity. Continue reading