Fresh Lemon Juice
Juicing a lemon can give you a fresh ingredient for a variety of dishes and drinks. It can prove difficult, though. Not with this method! Rather than cutting the lemon open, just puncture it to create a hole you can squeeze the juice through.
A tool like a chopstick is a handy way to make the tunnel you’ll need. Then, you can just squeeze the lemon in your fist over a glass or bowl.
Doubling Up on Necklaces
If you like wearing multiple necklaces at once, you know the struggle when a pair you love just don’t line up right. This TikTok user is here to help, though. You can simply use the clasps on the necklaces a little differently.
Instead of closing the necklaces, attach the clasps of the necklaces to each other, connecting them. From there, you can adjust their length together.
Keep Your Spinach Fresh
The last thing you want when you buy produce is to open the fridge a few days later and see it looking sad. Unfortunately, spinach doesn’t last too long.
You can use this life hack to make your spinach last a little bit longer, though. To start, wash your spinach-like normal and then place it in a container for leftovers or a Ziploc bag. Before you close it, add a paper towel in to sop up any spare moisture!
Add a Bit of Organization
Staying organized is important. It’s often the best way to make sure that everything you need is neat and easy to find.
Once you finish off your latest candle, you can recycle the container by removing any remaining wax and the wick to create an empty storage jar. If you’re having trouble loosening any wax, add some boiling water to the canister to soften the wax.
Creating a Cut Crease
Makeup can seem difficult or even intimidating when you’re first getting started. Luckily, TikTok is full of clever hacks to help make things easier.
A cut crease in your eyeshadow doesn’t have to seem so intimidating, for instance. This tip has you start out like normal and add a base color. You can use a bit of concealer, add a bit on your lid, and look up. The result? You have a guideline for your eye makeup now!
Cleaning Up Grease
Cooking foods like bacon can lead to a delicious meal. On the other hand, they can also lead to a pan full of grease that you aren’t sure what to do with.
You can’t pour grease directly down the drain but with a little help from some aluminum foil, you can easily get rid of bacon grease. Just add the foil over your drain to catch the grease. Once it cools again and solidifies, you can throw away the whole aluminum foil piece with the grease inside.
Removing Dish Stickers
It’s always exciting to bring home a new set of dishes. However, the stickers on them can be stubborn, to say the least. This person had a method for “waxing” the stickers right off of cups.
At least, their mom did. All you have to do is place some tape firmly and securely to the sticker with the end hanging off. Then, just rip it off like a bandage!
A Perfectly-Made Bed
If you’ve ever stayed somewhere like a hotel, you probably noticed that the bed was made nearly pristinely when you walked into the room.
If you’ve ever wondered how you can achieve this look when you make your own bed, this TikTok has answers! By tucking one side of the sheet under your mattress and folding the fabric before you tuck the sheet back beneath the mattress, you’ll have a clean corner.
Create Your Own Liquid Blush
If you love makeup, you probably have your preferences. For instance, some people prefer to work with liquid products over powder. If you’re just stuck with powder blush, though, you can transform it in no time.
All you need to do is to add a bit of your blush to a primer. This way, you’re adding pigment to the primer and you can use it just like you would a liquid blush!
Reaching the Last Items
Running to the grocery store shouldn’t be a hassle. If you’re short and need things from the top shelf, though, it definitely can be. Luckily, there actually is a trick you can use to reach that item on the back of the shelf.
By just pulling the inner part of the shelf divider, you can pull those last items toward you without scaling any shelves or asking for assistance.
Safely Slicing Avocado
Avocados are delicious but, if you don’t use the proper technique, you can run into trouble as you try to get that pesky pit out.
First, place the avocado on a cutting board and slice it down to the pit two ways. The end result should give you four sections in your avocado. From there, you should be able to simply peel each wedge away from the pit.
De-Stem Your Herbs
Growing your own garden is pretty rewarding. Not to mention, who doesn’t love the addition of fresh herbs to their favorite recipes? Of course, fresh herbs do mean you have to add de-stemming them to your dinnertime prep work.
With just a cheese grater, though, you can minimize this work down to seconds. Just pull the stem through one of the holes and it’ll leave your herbs behind.
Slicing Cherry Tomatoes
Cherry tomatoes are delicious and they can add a bit of flavor to a lot of different dishes. Plus, some people just love them on their own. Halving a bunch of cherry tomatoes can take time, though. To minimize this time, try cutting them all at once.
You can safely accomplish this by holding the tomatoes in place with two shallow lids like those on takeout soup containers. Now that they’re secure, slice between the lids with a sharp knife.
Easy Open Coffee Creamer
When you open something like coffee creamer, you’ll notice that you have to break a seal to actually start pouring.
While this is great as far as food safety goes, it can cause a bit of frustration in the morning when you just want a cup of coffee. This person learned that one easy way to solve this problem was to actually use the lid of the creamer to break the seal.
Threading a Needle
It’s not always easy to get thread through a needle. If you’re working with a thicker fabric, this is especially true. For this TikTok hack, you’ll only need a little tape with your needle and thread.
You can create a temporary aglet that will easily slip through the opening on a needle. Once the needle is threaded just cut off the small bit of tape and you’re ready to go!
A Straw for Strawberries
If you love strawberries but are tired of plucking off the leaves or leaving a single bite behind, TikTok has the answer for you.
Grab a straw from the drawer and insert it into the strawberry through the center of the tip. As it pushes through, it’ll remove the core and leaves. You can use the leaves to tug the rest out of the straw to throw away or compost.
Skinning a Mango
Mangoes have two main inedible or less-than-tasty parts aside from the sweet fruit. This includes the pit and the skin. This TikTok user found that all they needed to de-skin their sliced mango was a glass.
Since the flesh of the fruit is so soft, you can slide the edge of the glass between the skin and the fruit to easily peel it off without any frightening knife work.
Adding Glue to Your Lashes
When you’re trying to apply glue to a pair of false lashes, the process can prove surprisingly challenging! Luckily, TikTok is here to help. For this hack, you’ll want to forego applying the glue directly to your lashes.
Instead, add a bit of glue to the stick end of one of your makeup brushes. It’s easier to pull the lash through the glue than to try and apply it directly.
Folding and Hanging
It’s always awful to open your closet only to find the clothes you carefully hung up earlier lying on the floor. To avoid this, it’s best to avoid just hanging your clothes as you normally would.
Instead, take the time to fold your clothes over the hanger. This will make sure they’re more secure in their place and won’t fall down or slide off. You can even loop some garments around the hanger for added security.
Separating the Yolks
There are plenty of recipes that call for either egg whites or egg yolks. Usually, separating them means a lot of careful work. With this tip, all you need is an empty plastic water bottle that you don’t mind using and tossing out.
Squeeze the water bottle and position it so that its mouth is against the yolk and release. The suction as the bottle sucks in additional air should take the yolk with it.
Adjusting a Face Mask
When you need a night of self-care, a lot of people decide to throw on a sheet mask. If you’ve used one, though, you know they don’t always fit your face as well as they promise.
For a more fitted option, you just need to make a few incisions on the mask. Cut a slit between the eyes, beneath the nose, and from the chin to the mouth. Now, you can pull these areas to overlap and create a more accurate fit.
Keys and No Pockets
If you wear a sports bra or tank top to go running, you probably aren’t pairing it with jeans. Unfortunately, athletic wear doesn’t always account for pockets.
Still, you probably need to keep track of your keys, whether you have pockets or not. To work around this problem, start by slipping an elastic band through your key and using the elastic to hook the key around the band of your top or sports bra.
Saving Your Paintbrush
Painting anything can take time. This means you might not finish it all in a day and maybe you’ll take an overnight break. That break turns frustrating quickly if you come back to realize your paintbrush is now as hard as a rock.
With this life hack, you can just wrap your brush in a bit of aluminum foil and pop it in the fridge until you’re ready to get back to it. The brush should stay soft!
Beauty Sponge Revival
There comes a time when your favorite beauty blender simply must be retired. At some point, it gets pretty gross. That point might not come as soon as you think, however.
While the outside of your beauty blender might be done for, before you throw it away, try cutting it in half. The inside is practically new in some cases.
Fixing a Broken Makeup Palette
It’s hard to never drop something you use often. Yet, a crash to the floor seems like it can end your favorite palettes. You can fix a broken palette, though.
Start by smashing the product more. It sounds counterproductive but you want to make the powder mixable. Then, add a bit of alcohol and mix thoroughly. From there, just smooth the mixture back into shape.
Packing up things you don’t need is a great way to stay organized. However, if you aren’t organized in your storage, it doesn’t help much. Vacuum bags are often advertised as a space-saving solution in your home.
However, this TikTok user found that you can DIY your own version with just a trash bag and a vacuum. This way, you can keep your winter clothes packed during summer without taking up too much space.
Creating a Pan Liner
Pan liners are really helpful in baking. Not only do they save on mess but they prevent your creations from sticking, too. On the other hand, trying to guess how much parchment paper or foil you need can be a hassle.
To get the perfect shape every time, try forming the parchment paper or foil over the outside of the pan. Then, you can just place it inside once you already have the shape.
Use the Luggage Rack
When you stop at a hotel for a night or two, you want your stay to be as hygienic as possible. There are a few things you can do to improve it. One flight attendant on TikTok shared a wealth of travel hacks as someone who constantly stays in hotels.
She shared that if you want to keep your bed as clean as possible, don’t toss your luggage on it! It’s been through the airport and the entire flight with you, so it’s likely a little gross.
Chopping Bell Peppers
When you need flavor and color in a dish, bell pepper is a great addition. However, cutting them can sometimes seem messy. You can keep all of those seeds in place while you cut your pepper.
You’ll want to start by slicing the stem off your pepper and placing it top-side-down on the cutting board. Cut the pepper into fourths and peel them away, leaving the central core of seeds intact!
Keep Your Cutting Board in Place
Even the best cutting board can lead to an issue on a slippery surface. After all, you don’t want it sliding around. To keep your knife cuts even and your hands safe, there’s a trick you can use that this person was kind enough to share on TikTok.
All you need to do is place a damp paper towel under your cutting board. This should add some grip and keep everything in place.
Using a Chicken Pounder
That TikTok user from the last tip had more than one life hack to share. In fact, they had a few kitchen tips. This one is really handy if you don’t love doing dishes.
When you need to use a meat pounder on chicken, it’s a pain to clean. So, instead of using it directly on the chicken, place the chicken in a bag before pounding it.
Easily Peeling Boiled Eggs
Boiled eggs are a quick and easy breakfast with plenty of protein. On the other hand, peeling the shell away can prove challenging.
This TikTok user has a life hack for just that! To start, they crack and peel off a bit on either side of the egg, creating a tunnel with the shell. Then, just blow the egg out of the shell and you’re good to go!
Taking Care of Lettuce Stems
Cutting something like iceberg lettuce isn’t necessarily hard. Still, that stem can be quite the hassle when it wants to be. This TikTok hack means you won’t have to worry about cutting that stem out ever again.
Instead, put your lettuce stem-side-down on your cutting board and give it a good whack. From there, you should be able to pull the stem right out, leaving all the good parts behind.
If you keep flowers, you know how hard it is to place them if you don’t have the right vase. Plus, it seems like they’ll never stand up in a regular glass. This TikTok user found a great hack for this.
All you really need is to grab a bit of clear tape and place two pieces across the glass opening and two pieces that are perpendicular to others. The end result should give you a space to discreetly prop your flowers up.
Removing the Mango Pit
Just like the avocado we talked about earlier, removing the pit from a mango can be a bit of a struggle as well. Not with this TikTok hack!
The only cut you have to make is around the circumference of the fruit. From there, you can grab each half of the mango and twist until they pull apart. This will expose the seed and pull one side completely away from it.
Removing Chicken Tendons
A lot of people love dishes with chicken in them. Yet, chicken is also pretty intimidating to cook if you don’t know how to handle it. One thing that many people don’t want is tendons in their chicken.
If you have a fork, you don’t even need any fancy tools to get rid of it. You can easily slide the fork down with the tendon trapped between the prongs, pulling it away.
Another Avocado Hack
Earlier, we took a look at a hack to make cutting avocados a little easier. Now, we have another TikTok hack if you need an alternative.
Here, you’ll want to start by halving your avocado as you normally do. From there, you should have the pit in one side. Instead of trying to carve it out with a knife, simply push on the back of the avocado to force it out gently.
Grinding Coffee Beans
Freshly ground coffee beans are a great start to any caffeinated morning. However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t sometimes messy. At times, it can seem impossible to avoid the smattering of finely ground beans across the countertop.
This person avoids that by fitting their filter right over the grinder to catch everything cleanly without spilling a drop on the counter below. It’s a pretty handy and versatile trick!
A fresh coat of paint is a great way to breathe new life into a room. Simultaneously, it can be an easy way to make a big mess, too. Pouring the paint is among the hardest parts when it comes to keeping paint off of everything around you.
In the end, paint cans aren’t really designed for a controlled pour. If you use a few pieces of painter’s tape to make an angle on your paint can, it’ll be much easier to pour it.
Straining pasta isn’t too complicated, right? All you have to do is put the colander in the sink and pour the pasta in. As this TikTok user pointed out, you may not even have to do that.
With the right size pot and colander, you can just place the colander in the pot and pour. This way, you don’t even have to transfer the pasta from dish to dish.
Closing Public Stalls
We’ve all been there. You find a public restroom right when you need it only to realize the sliding lock doesn’t quite work properly.
This is another case where an elastic band like a hair tie can come in handy. All you have to do is hook the hair tie over the knob on the lock, through the gap in the lock, and back over the knob. This way, the door is held shut, if not as securely.
The right accessories can elevate and add personality to almost any outfit. However, it’s not always easy to get jewelry on, especially certain pieces.
Bracelets, in particular, can cause a hassle since you can’t reach them with both hands. If you’re having trouble reaching a clasp, you can hold the chained end of the bracelet in place with a paperclip so you can easily adjust the clasp with your other hand.
Enjoying a Pomegranate
Pomegranates are a delicious fruit, so why don’t we enjoy them more often? Well, a lot of people are intimidated by getting them open. You don’t have to be after seeing this TikTok!
Rather than trying to pry each bite free from the fruit, this user took a knife and cut the pomegranate into wedges. This way, you can easily grab the edible bites out without any hassle or getting too messy.
Beautifully Hung Curtains
Hanging curtains is an excellent way to add a touch of functional decor to a room. If your curtains bunch up, though, they don’t have the same effect.
If you have a few clean, old toilet paper rolls, you can improve the look of your curtains in seconds. When you hang your curtain, put a toilet paper roll between each new hook to create pleats. You shouldn’t be able to see the TP rolls, but by doing so, you’ll add a touch of elegance.
Handling Tupperware Stains
After a while, you’re likely to see your Tupperware and other reusable plastic containers start to show some wear over time. To get rid of these pesky stains, add warm water and soap as you normally would.
Then, add a few strips of paper towel and start to shake it vigorously. About a minute of that later, you can rinse it out for fresh and clean results.