Some people seem to breeze through life impeccably organised, while others can’t seem to get on top of their everyday tasks.
If you’re one of those who gets constantly flummoxed by life’s little inconveniences, luckily some canny individuals have come up with creative hacks to save you.
Bored Panda has gathered a collection of the most ingenious life hacks shared online that involve incredibly simple solutions to common annoyances, such as sealing up open food packets and storing your clothes when moving house.
From the clever sort who put tights over the vacuum cleaner to find a missing earring back to another who put a Lego figure to an alternative use as a cable holder, these are the life hacks you’ll wish you knew about a lot sooner.
More than just a toy: A forward thinking individual found an alternative use for a lego figure as a cable holder
Who needs a TV when you can simply attach a tablet to the wall using a few hooks?
Take the hassle out of moving house by putting a refuse sack over your clothes while they’re still hanging up and transport them straight to the new wardrobe
If you’re fed up with lids rattling round the cupboard, a few hooks on the inside of the door solves your problem
An old egg tray can find new life by stopping your laptop from overheating
If you’ve lost any small items such as the back of an earring, place a pair of tights over the vacuum cleaner nozzle for easy relocation
Photocopy the back of an object and tape it to the wall where you’re going to attach it so you know exactly where to drill holes
Save burned fingers by using a strand of spaghetti as a taper to light your candles
Hang up your vest tops on circular hoops so they’re easy to see – and it solves the problem of messy drawers too
If you’re short on counter space, an open drawer and a chopping board can solve all your kitchen woes
Flattening down mince before you freeze it makes it much easier and quicker to defrost
One woman discovered that a halved potato is the ideal way to remove a broken light bulb
Never end up with soggy pages again by attaching your book to a dog lead to read in the bath
Keep your freezer tidy and stop stray frozen peas escaping by clipping the bags to the shelf
Sleeping in the bottom bunk isn’t such a bad deal after all when it enables you to hook up your own entertainment system
Recycle plastic shopping bags by using them as bin liners – with a handy hook to keep them in place
Give old chairs a new life by attaching them to the wall to act as both a shelf and hanging system
This trick means you never have to fork out for the expensive seats again
Reuse an old plastic bottle and keep your food fresh by cutting off the top and placing it over the open packet (left). Then fold back the wrapping and secure by screwing on the bottle top (right)
An old tennis ball can be used to tidy away all sorts of stray household items