17 Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier

“CTRL backspace to delete entire words instead of letter by letter”

“My dishwasher is across the kitchen from my utensil drawer. For years, while unloading the dishwasher I would stuff as many utensils as I could in my hands. I’d inevitably drop some, and there are a few knicks in my hardwood floor from dropping forks and spoons.

One day at work, a coworker unloaded the dishwasher and removed the utensil basket and carried it over to the utensil drawer. I never felt so dumb”

“Cleaning the damn microwave. I struggled to scrub all the dried-up bits off then a friend told me to just put a small dish of water in it and turn it on for a couple of minutes. Everything wipes right out. I was such a dumb @$$.”

“I’ve learned over the years that if there’s something you want to do in excel, there’s probably a function or macro to do it easier/better.”

“As a digital artist, I started out coloring inside my lines with my stylus, meticulously not missing any blank pixels inside the lines. Then on a new layer, add the shading, doing the same thing but being careful to make it look like a shadow on the figure. Three years later I learned there’s a toggle on the magic wand tool so when you select a space, it selects only that contiguous space and not jump across lines so select the same color (or lack of color) space on a layer.

I could basically fill an entire drawing and then go back and just fill in the details where the lines touched so the selected area didn’t reach those crevices. Four years after that I learned about increasing or decreasing your selected area by N pixels. Somewhere in there I also learned about layer clipping for shading (only colors on the occupied space of the layer it’s clipped to) and layer masking.

Tl;dr: basic coloring and shading in photoshop went from 4 hours to 4 seconds.”

“As a kid, I wore a uniform to school. It was a jumper and then eventually as I got older it was a skirt. I definitely did not realize I could KEEP IT ON and just LIFT THE HEM. My honor roll brain but very dumb@$$ self had me completely taking off my dress or skirt every time I went to pee.

On the bright side, I’m very good at zipping up my own dress from the back”

“When I was a kid I was bad at nail clippers. I knew to put my nail in the chompy bit at the end, but I didn’t realize that the handle/lever folded out. So I would just squeeze really hard until I broke my nail off in the blades. This went on for an embarrassingly long time before my mom saw me and taught me how to open the lever.”

“Clean your blender by making a hot water and dish soap smoothie.”

“I’ve been opening pistachios with my thumbs for 30 years until I saw my wife use half a shell to wrench her next one open and then my mind exploded.”

“For dusting things like baseboards, windowsills, and picture frames, the best tool is a (clean) paintbrush. I always used to either use a cloth or something made specifically for dusting, but the paintbrush is much faster and easier. I keep a cheap 2-inch paintbrush exclusively for dusting now. Also works great on cobwebs.”

“As a kid, whenever my bicycle wheels got warped (I crashed into stuff a lot), I would fix them by smashing the rims with a hammer. It mostly worked.

Eventually I learned that you can just tighten and loosen the spokes to straighten warped wheels. So much easier, and much less destructive.”

“Recently found out that if you deliberately spread your cheeks when you sit down on the toilet, everything goes a whole lot cleaner, and you save on toilet paper. As someone with IBS, kinda a game changer.”

“Parchment paper. No more scrubbing off baked- on cheese and sauce. If it goes in the oven, I use parchment paper.”

“If a picture frame has two holes on the back to hang on nails, put a single length of painter’s tape across it and use a pen to mark where the holes are. Take the tape off and place it on the wall and use a level to make sure it’s straight. Then just nail where you marked on the tape. Should be good to go! I’m no expert though.”

“If you’re picking citrus from a tree, there’s an easy way.

Citrus seldom grow straight down from the stem. Get your thumb underneath the side where the stem makes an acute angle, then nudge the stem away. When the fruit is ripe it comes right off.

No twist-twist-twist needed. No pruning shears needed.”

“If you hold down the “0” (zero) button on an iphone it will bring up the “°” degree symbol.”

“Asking women out.

Ignore everything you saw on tv/films/video games, read in books/websites, or heard from people with long list of tips/steps or ideas.

Just tell them you find them attractive or like them. From there ask for their number or set up a date and time.

We tend to make this way harder than it should be.

This also applies to women wanting to ask a guy out.”

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