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10 Life Hacks That Will Change Your Day

Inspire · Life · January 4, 2017

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Who doesn’t want their day to be a little easier? Am I right? I know for me finding little hacks that will make things easier is such a win. Today I am sharing 10 life hacks that will change your day. You’re welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

10 life hacks that will change your day

10 Life Hacks That Will Change Your Day

Hack 1: Have you ever made slow cooker chicken that needed to be shredded? Have you ever spent the tedious time to shred it with a fork? Yeah takes FOREVER! Hack: put the chicken in a mixing bowl and use a hand mixer to shred. Takes less than 30 seconds! Perfectly shredded chicken. We use this hack at least once a week.

Hack 2: This seems like a no brainer, but lay your clothes out the night before. No matter if its gym clothes or work clothes. It makes your mornings go so much easier and you are probably more alert and happy picking out your clothes than you would be in the morning.

Hack 3: Trash all over your car? Use one of these plastic cereal containers and use a plastic grocery bag inside. Easy car trashcan that won’t spill all over.

Hack 4: Always needing a phone charger on your couch? This one is courtesy of my brother-in-law. Run an extension cord with your phone charger under your couch and up through the cushion to have a charger right where you sit! Life changing.

Hack 5: I’ve mentioned smoothie bags before. But want to have a smoothie daily and not have the time to throw it together? Make smoothie bags once a week and stick them in the freezer. Put all the fruit ingredients together and pop in a blender with your liquid and veggie of choice! Blend and serve.

Hack 6: Gym shoes smelling kind of gross? Put a tea bag in them(dry) overnight. They will smell amazing in the morning!

Hack 7: Does your phone charge super slow? Put it on airplane mode while charging and it will charge faster.

Hack 8: Do you get brain freeze when you eat or drink something super cold? Stick your tongue on the roof of your mouth for a few seconds and it will go away!

Hack 9: Have a hard time seeing t-shirts in a dresser drawer? Try rolling them instead of folding them for more room and to see each one better without having to dig and unfold everything.

Hack 10: Ever hit send on an email too fast? Ever send one and realize you have something misspelled? Write your email first THEN type the recipient emailย in. This will prevent you from sending too soon. Also, if you use Gmail, you can turn on the Undo Send feature to allow you to unsend an email right after you click send.

There you have it 10 life hacks that will change your day. I would love to know one that you would add to this list!

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    1. james

      This seems like a no brainer, but lay your clothes out the night before. No matter if its gym clothes or work clothes. It makes your mornings go so much easier and you are probably more alert and happy picking out your clothes than you would be in the morning.

    2. Meghan

      Okay, so I really like all of these tips (and definitely plan to implement the smoothie bags and the car trash can), but I have to say my mind was slightly blown by the first tip — the shredded chicken. I’d never thought of doing that, but I am ONLY doing that from now on! Haha ๐Ÿ™‚ Loving this blog…and the coffee sentiment. Everything good starts with coffee.

    3. Kiara

      Loved reading these hacks. In marketing, we are constantly on our phones so putting it on airplane mode is essential for us when we’re at events, etc! Great post!

    4. Sarah Jean Althouse

      Neely – I love these! One is my favorite. I am always sitting there killing myself shredding that darn chicken. I can’t wait to try that. Oh, and I’m going to share this on my Facebook page later in the week. Thanks for the tips!

    5. Abbey

      These are really good! I’ll add to #2: If you’re going to work out in the morning, sleep in your workout clothes! They’re usually just as comfy as PJs and it’s a lot more motivating to get up in the morning! ๐Ÿ™‚

    6. Julie

      I already do the email hack of typing first and adding recipients after I proofread it. But I didn’t know you could turn on Undo Send. And I do the brain freeze one. The shredding chicken one is genius! I can’t wait to try it.

    7. Susan Mary Malone

      All of these are helpful, Neely, but # 10 is a great addition for me! As an author and an editor, I cringe triple time when I’ve sent an email with a typo in it. Employing this device today!

    8. Michelle

      Cute post! I love to cook so I have a hard time with slow cookers – my mother in law is trying to convert me. lol — I totally use the couch charger hack & need to adopt the car clutter hack.

    9. Rubi

      I’ve started packing my purse the night before, so that way in the mornings I’m not scrambling for my keys and wallet. Such a time saver and definitely leaves me less stressed.

    10. Meredith

      If I’m going to be running around for a long period of time, I switch my iPhone to the battery saver mode! It definitely helps it last a little longer until I’m able to plug in.

    11. Mistle

      Great life hacks!! I have def done some of these before but some I have not. I will def be keeping these in mind, especially the airplane mode for charging my phone faster.

    12. Nicole L

      I already do the smoothie thing – except I put them in my smoothie cup and keep them in the fridge. It’s such a time saver in the morning I also pack my lunch the night before and just have to throw it in my bag in the morning. So much less stressful!! I’m excited to try the tea bag thing.

    13. Erin | A Welder's Wife

      I have not heard of using a tea bag to deodorize shoes… May have to try that! For me, a hack to feel instant relief in my home is to make my bed. Suddenly it seems like my home is more put together when I get done.

    14. Sarah Prince

      I’m going to try the tea bags in my gym bag. My workout clothes seem to have a permanent stink even after they’ve been washed for just being sweat in so many times. Thanks for the tip!

    15. Allison Arnone

      Love these! I use a few (airplane mode for charging) but some are really clever like the cell phone charger/extension cord and the email trick (I’ve sent work emails to the wrong people before, woops!)

    16. Julie

      These are so easy and so simple! Love the one about the smoothie bags! I am trying to drink more smoothies for breakfast, and this would ensure that I did since it is such an easy thing to do!
      Thank you!!

    17. Melanie Burbage

      I do #10 !!! Several years ago I started and boy am I glad I never stopped. My phone has “itouch disease” it’s when you turn your phone on and unlike being able to open what you want…it opens whatever IT wants and goes crazy. Sometimes it happens in the middle of me writing an email- thankfully I have not sent one by accident yet because I never write the addie in until I’m finished

    18. Nicole

      I love a good hack! I’m so made I hadn’t thought to do the first one. My life will never be the same when it comes to shredding chicken going forward. I can’t wait to implement the charger through the couch as well. Mind blown, lol!!

    19. Chelley @ A is For Adelaide

      These are absolutely awesome tips! I love using tea bags in my shoes! It saves my shoes… and family’s senses. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    20. DogVills

      What a great hacks! These are really useful. I’m really glad that you shared hacks, this will make our lives easier.

    21. Hannah

      These are brilliant!! I love the one about shredding chicken and the charger through the cushion! That’s such an awesome idea, can’t believe I never thought of that haha. I currently have a charger next to my sofa, but only one person can use it at a time and only when you’re sitting on the end haha.

    22. Elizabeth O

      I’m tempted to say “Doesn’t everyone know this?” But it’s good to see it in writing and have a good chuckle over a few of them. ๐Ÿ™‚

    23. Rachel Golden

      I had NO IDEA gmail had an undo send button! Thats so FREAKIN COOL!! I’m not usually one to send emails too early, but I know this would come in handy in the future at least once.

    24. Chloe

      All of a sudden I feel like my life has changed forever. Love the charger hack especially, considering my battery runs low like there’s no tomorrow!

    25. Tawni Tamarra

      Okay, I love these!!! I cannot believe I didn’t think of some of these. I am always wanting a smoothie, but never have the time to get it all out and put it together. I am a full time student, so I am definitely going to start using your hack! Thank you so much for sharing these ๐Ÿ™‚

      XOXO, Tawni |

    26. Southern & Style

      You can also use a mixer (not a stand mixer, just the kind that plugs in and you use a separate bowl) and insert it right into the chicken in crock pot and shred it right there. It makes crock pot shredded chicken super fast and easy ๐Ÿ™‚

      xoxo, SS

      Southern And Style


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