I admit it, I’ve been called lazy more than once in my life. It’s a label I wear with pride. Why work harder when you can simply work smarter? Would we have such incredible ideas if we all were happy living our lives the same way, never improving it? Of course not!
But sometimes… there are a few ideas that take it further than just smart thinking. Those are the really lazy ideas. You know the ones, like throwing a pillow to change the channel when you can’t find the remote, or finding excuses not to do things because you’d rather chill out all day. We’ve all done them many times before, even if we won’t ever admit it.
Here’s a list of the 18 ingenious life hacks that will make living a lazy life that much easier!
1. A New Way To Cook
Invest in a web cam to help you cook better.
Who has time to wait for a pot of water to boil? Set up a web cam in your kitchen so you can see when it’s ready to throw in the next ingredient and skip having to stand around watching it!
2. A Clever Use For A Cardboard Box
When you get a big box in the mail from a huge Amazon delivery, or if your local supermarket is throwing one out, be sure to keep it and use it for this clever life hack.
It seems like a strange idea, but toss a few crayons and put your toddler in the box and they will be able to draw on the walls to their heart’s content. All while keeping your mind at ease that they’re not destroying your beautiful walls.
It can even work as a temporary play area!
3. Think Ahead
About to go somewhere nice in some peep-toe sandals?
Well, why not paint only the toes that will be visible! Save yourself some precious time before the event and save a few cents on nail polish! Just don’t take your shoes off for any reason!
4. Fake It Until… Well… Fake it
When it comes self confidence, the best option is to usually fake it. But some genius found that they could fake some other things, like doing chores!
5. Make Your Clothes Like New Again
Have no clean underwear and need to go out right now? Well, fret no longer. Take some panty liners and put them in your dirty underwear. You’ll feel disgusting, and you probably should, but at least your private parts will still be clean.
6. Dish Soap? Who Needs It!
Save some money by skipping out on dish soap and just use some plastic wrap instead!
Before putting food on your plate and dirtying them all up, just put some plastic wrap on it first. This way the dirty food never touches the plate! Never wash your dishes again!
7. A New Tag For Every Dog
Your dog is always going to be near you, anyways so why not give man’s best friend a new use! Put a bottle opener on their tags so that you’ll never need to go anywhere. Come here, fido! Fetch a beer, fido!
8. Who Needs A Fancy Keyboard Cleaner?
If you’re about to throw out a post-it note, stop right there. You could actually use a post-it note to clean out the dirty areas in your keyboard or other hard to reach spots. The sticky part of the note should collect the dust and crumbs so make your life a bit easier.
9. Baby Fashion
The latest fashion hit among babies is here and it’s making all the moms cheer!
Your kids are going to drag themselves across the floor anyways, why not get clothing for them that doubles as a cleaning product! No more having to dust every time there’s a spill!
10. Rethink Utensils
Did you know you can turn just about anything into a cooking utensil? Well be sure to remember this useful life hack when you forgot to bring a spoon to work!
Yup, even something like a ruler can be used as a spoon if you try hard enough. Wait wasn’t this list supposed to make our lives easier?
11. Clean Your Air Easily
If you’re running some fans to cool off during this hot summer, why not have those fans do double duty?
If you cover your fans in dryer sheets, the fans will absorb all the nasty odors and have your house smell good as new, even if you’re sweating up a storm!
12. Milk n Cookies
Instead of dirtying a cup, just use the cookie container to hold your milk. Easier dunking and you won’t need to wash any dishes when you’re done! A win-win!
13. Floss Your Sweet Tooth
Tired of having to do dishes after you’ve baked the perfect cake? Worry no longer. Instead of using a knife to cut your cake, just use some dental floss instead. It’s way cheaper than an expensive knife and it can give the cake a nice minty taste!
14. A Useful Sweater
Who has the time or effort to carry a bowl with them? Well worry no more, you can use the hood of your hoodie as a makeshift bowl. No more dirty bowls or having to carry it with you. Always have popcorn with you in a hands-free and easily accessible way.
15. Smart Baking
You might think there’s no way to get more use out of a baking sheet, but you’d be wrong! If you cut your pizzas in half before cooking them, you can actually fit two pizzas on the same baking tray!
16. Noodles At Work
Oh no! You’re at work. You only have 30 minutes to eat and you’ve got noodles, but oh no there’s no pan! What do you do?
Do not fear, for an amazing, yet lazy, life hack is here! Use that ole coffee maker to cook your noodles. Sure a few co-workers might give you a jab or two about it, but we’ll see who is laughing when you’re chowing down!
Oh and before I forget, remember to pour the coffee out first. Coffee flavored noodles aren’t as good as they sound.
Ironing is hard work. It takes a ton of time and it’s real easy to screw it up. Surely there has to be an easier way?!
That’s not just an infomerical spiel, it’s also the truth. Take your wrinkled clothing, toss them in a dryer along with a wet hand towel. Turn the dryer on for around 5 minutes or so. When the dryer is done, take the clothing out and marvel at the wrinkle free clothing, Iron no more!
18. Wash Up
You’ve had a long stressful day, you’ve just finally found your comfort zone in your bed. You’re about to doze off when you remember you forgot to wash your face before bed. Now what? Well, you could
Leave a pack of wipes next to your bed so that you can easily reach it to wipe off your face. Toss the used wipes into the trash can and get yourself some much deserved sleep. No more make up stains on the pillow cases!
What did you think of these life hacks? Are there any you want to try? Let us know down below!