Can you name one or two things in your everyday household items that can serve dual purposes or more than it actually should? Do you know that those hangers can be used to store your pieces of jewelry and sunglasses and not just your clothes? How about those glass jars and toothbrushes? There are a lot of those in your household that you don’t even know you can repurpose! Thinking of clever ways to use certain things and learning the secret tricks will help you solve your household issues. You can now say goodbye to your frequent trips to Target or Home Depot and start saying hello to a more simple and easier life. Read on and start following the easy life hacks that we have got for you.
Wine Bottle Dip
Are you a wine lover or a frequent drinker of wine perhaps? If your answer is yes, what else do you spot aside from the long neck, the elegant label and capped top of your wine bottle? You would have probably noticed that the bottom of the wine bottle looks like a dimple, right? That dimple looking part of the wine bottle is called punt or the kick-up. The first thing is that the punt gives the bottle more balance to prevent it from falling and breaking; making it more stable when a strong wind passes. Secondly, the punt makes the bottle stronger and more resistant to high pressure causing the bottle to hold the wine better. Lastly, we know that cleaning long neck bottles is hard, but the punt makes it an easy job. It helps the seam be distributed easily when cleaning the bottle before filling it with wine.
Have you ever noticed the loop at the back center of your t-shirts or collared shirts? Surprisingly, this loop serves a bigger purpose, especially back in the ’60s where college students used it to keep their clothes tidy and wrinkle-free. It is also believed that using the loops to hang clothes began in the Navy. As there is no massive closet space in the sea, the sailors’ use these loops to hook their clothes through it, keeping their clothes neat and organized. Since the world has changed so much and things are continuously innovating and inventing to make people’s lives easier, these loops may not mean anything much now compared to before. However, some manufactures still leave them on to indicate classiness and quality.
Gas Gauge Arrow
Did you ever think of the reason why there’s an arrow beside the gas gauge? For those who know how to drive or own a car, you probably know this already. The arrow beside the gas gauge is used as a reminder to drivers where the gas cap is located. It points either left or right. People who make driving as part of their everyday routine perhaps don’t need such reminders but for some people who rarely drive probably would need it, especially when they stop at a gas station. It is also helpful if you are going to drive a rental car you’re not familiar with or any new vehicle. This gas gauge arrow can be found in any vehicle manufactured from 2010 onwards, making it a pretty much standard by now.
Charcoal Purifies Air And Removes Odors
Remove the foul and stinky odors in your home, car or anywhere in the cheapest way! No need to buy those pricey home air purifiers that take almost a hundred bucks in your pockets. Activated bamboo charcoal is a natural way to absorb and eliminate bad odors. Toxic chemicals are not present in this product which makes it more likely safe to use compared to other odor removers. This activated bamboo charcoal is universal as it can be used anywhere; you can put it inside your shoes, cabinets, toilets, etc. It can be bought in almost any home good stores around you, and some companies sell it too. BreathGreen Charcoal Bags offers this Activated bamboo charcoal for only $10.00 each. Good deal, isn’t it?
Random Jean Buttons
When you buy your pair of jeans, do you ever notice the little studs at the corners of its pockets? Those round metal things are very common in men’ and women’s’ jeans and are called rivets. Rivets are not just for designs; it serves a more important purpose than that! Ready to know what those rivets are for? Back in 1892, the Jeans giant, Levi Strauss, came up with this brilliant idea when he received complaints from the miners that their jeans were worn out easily. Thus, the creation of rivets! Placing rivets on the garments are very well thought out as its main goal is to prevent them from being ripped open and easily worn out.
Extra Fabric With New Clothes
Do you know an extra piece of cloth is included when you buy your clothes? Some of you might not know the reason behind this as it doesn’t come with any instruction at all. Some of you might think that it can be used to patch little rips and tears. This small piece of cloth is included in the clothes and is given to buyers for them to know the texture of the material used in the garments to avoid ruining it when washing. Now that you know, you will probably look at this little fabric differently. You won’t just throw it away now, would you?
Pot Handle Holes
Most of the pots and pans that we use in our daily cooking come with holes in their handles. Do you know why? If you cook regularly or frequently, you will know the benefits of these holes and how helpful it is. These holes make it easier for this kitchenware to be hung up when not in use. It makes your cabinets or storage neat and organized as the pots and pans will not be scattered around or piled up. Also, as you hang it up, it makes it dry faster by having the water dripping down after washing them. The holes can also be used as a holder. You can shoot the ladle, spoon, or any utensils inside the hole.
Winter Hat Pom-Poms
Winter hats are essential in keeping yourself warm during the cold weather. It makes you more comfortable during winter, especially for those who have a low tolerance for cold. Winter hats come in different designs and styles, and one of them is the winter hat with a pom-pom. In Scandinavia, back when knitting was still a thing, these pom-poms were placed there just to gather the seams. These days, these pom-poms in winter hats do not serve such a purpose and are not necessary, yet they are still making their way in the fashion trend!
Airplane Window Holes
Have you ever flown in an airplane and sat in the window seat? If yes, you might have seen a little hole at the bottom part of the window. Did you freak out or got scared at all? Do not worry the next time you’ll fly, that tiny hole or the breather hole helps the passenger cabin maintain its safe level. When the plane goes higher, the air pressure drops; the breather holes help in balancing the pressure difference.
Black Grating In The Microwave
Most of you have not fully examined and checked what’s inside your microwaves at home. Who would, right? Almost everyone knows what it is for and how it works; just shove the food inside, few clicks, wait for the food to get warm and then you’re done. However, if you look nearly and be more observant, you’ll notice that the door of your microwaves has black grating. This black grating prevents the electromagnetic from coming out as well as avoiding any dangerous things to happen.
Dimples On Golf Balls
Did you know that golf balls aren’t perfectly round? They have hundreds of dimples on it. These dimples though are not there to just make the balls look cute or whatnot, there’s a deeper reason why they exist. They help the ball travel faster as they create turbulence and reduce drag.
Long Bottle Necks
Does it ever cross your mind why some beverages, especially the ones for adults, often come in a long bottleneck? Aside from the fact that it makes it easier for you to hold it by the neck, it also makes it easier for the packers to seal off the bottles as it will only require a small bottle cap to have it sealed. Thus, making it more cost-friendly and easier for people to open.
If you ever tried drinking a can of soda, you are probably aware of how the tabs work. How old were you when you discovered what those can tabs are for? Aside from the obvious purpose of it which is, of course, to open the can, it serves as a straw holder. These tabs can be moved and put the side of the tab with the hole on top of the opened part of the can.
People have their moods when they do not feel like cooking at all or too tired to move an inch to prepare for food. We get you. The perfect solution to that problem is just to order Chinese takeout food! Usually, people eat straight on those takeout carton boxes. No cooking and no dishes to wash. Very convenient, right? But did you know that those takeout carton boxes can be turned into plates? With the sides of the boxes pulled carefully, you can lay it flat and use them as plates! Just a little hack added for your convenience!
Double Keyboard Bumps
If you are a frequent user of a desktop, you probably noticed that there are bumps on the two keys in the keyboard. These bumps are placed on letters F and J. Do you have any idea why? Since we can’t focus on the monitor and keyboard at the same time, the bumps placed on those letters exist to help you figure out the keyboard even while looking at the monitor. Your left pointer finger should rest on the key letter F while your right point finger should rest on the key letter J. These bumps help you remember the location of other remainder keys in the keyboard. Such a great help, especially to those who are working every day using a desktop!
Pen Cap Holes
A lot of people have this habit of putting pen cap holes on their mouth while their minds are wandering; some people even chew it. Luckily, pens have holes on the top of the cap. These holes are designed for the safety purposes of the users. As mentioned earlier, people have this habit of putting the hats on their mouths which may result in them accidentally swallowing it. The hole was situated on the pen cap to allow air to flow freely when consumed. Have you imagined that the little hole feature of the pen can save lives? Bet you didn’t!
iPhone Camera Hole
Are you a smartphone user? Specifically, iPhone users? If so, you might have been curious about the small hole beside your camera lens at the back. Do you have any idea what it is? It’s a microphone! Every smartphone right now has the feature of 3 receivers since the iPhone 5 was released by Apple. Having three microphones in one phone picks up clearer sound and produces better recordings.
Zigzag Side On Bobby Pins
Girls love to play dress up and doll up. Nice outfit, glamorous make-up and the hair to die for! Usually, bobby pins are used to hold the hair, especially when styling it. Have you ever wondered what the purpose of the wavy side of the pin is? More often than not, the curved side of the pins is usually placed facing the scalp. Honestly, it looks more neat and tidy having the straight side out in the open. However, the true purpose of it is that the wavy team secures the position of the pin and makes it still for the whole day!
Cable Cord Cylinders
If you own a cord, you would have probably noticed a bulky cylinder on your cable. The cylinder-shaped bulk is called ferrite core or choke. This is not just a part of the design of the cord; it serves an important purpose. A choke prevents electrical interference.
Apple Power Cord Wings
MacBook users might have noticed the wings on their power cords. The wings on the power cords make it easier for Macbook users to charge as they can wrap the wire around the wings to avoid making a mess. Even after using it, you can use it to hold the cord and store it neatly. You no longer have to buy cable ties or clips just to tidy things up a bit!
Blue Part On The Eraser
Going back in our childhood, we believed that the blue part on the erasers could erase pen ink. However, that is not the case at all! The truth is quite really far from what we believed in. The blue part on the erasers is used to erase pencil strokes on heavy graded papers or the thicker ones. The other side, usually in pink and orange color, are for the lighter graded papers or thinner ones.
Square Patches On Backpacks
Have you noticed the square patches on your backpack? Looks pretty cool and trendy, right? However, aside from the fact that it adds to the impact of the design of the bag, it serves a greater purpose than that. Those cool patches are designed to add gears. You can pass the strings of your additional equipment through it and fasten it. This added feature for backpacks is really useful, especially when you do outside fun activities such as hiking and the likes.
Colorful Ice Cream Scoops
Did you know that Ice Cream Scoops come in different colors? How about sizes? Surprisingly, you can determine the size of the Ice Cream scoop by its color. Yes, you read it right! What a fun way to indicate and represent its size, right? Ice cream scoops do have more than a dozen sizes, but we think it’s going to be easier to remember if you memorize it using its assigned colors. Shall we start with the rainbow colors first?
Brass Material For Door Knobs
Do you ever wonder why doorknobs are made up usually of Brass? Although some are made up of stainless steel as it is way cheaper, still, Brass remains the most commonly used metal for door knobs. The reason is, the surface of this metal is more invulnerable to bacterias. Door knobs are held every day by people, and we don’t know the bacteria they might have in their hands. So it’s safe to say that Brass is still the ideal metal to use in making door knobs.