Lifehacks

How to Peel an Orange

How to Peel an Orange

With their loose skin, clementines and mandarin oranges are already some of the easiest fruits to peel. But that doesn’t mean it couldn’t be easier. In this brief clip, check out a simple, effective trick that anyone with an air compressor should be able to do.

How to Pick up NERF Balls

How to Pick up NERF Balls

If you’ve ever been in a NERF war, you know it can be a pain to pick up the ammo lying all over the ground. Out of Darts shows us how a tool designed for picking up acorns does the trick brilliantly – especially when it comes to those NERF Rival balls. And it handily beats NERF’s own picker-upper.

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Cleaning a Vase with Magnets

Cleaning a Vase with Magnets

From the “why didn’t we think of this?” file, TipHero shows off a simple, yet effective way to scrub the inside of hard to reach glass vessels by sticking magnets inside of a pair of cut up sponges – one inside the glass, and one on the outside.

8 Camera Hacks

8 Camera Hacks

Camera accessories and gear can get really expensive, really fast. Photographer Peter McKinnon shows us eight clever and easy ways to up your game without breaking the bank. We suggest greasing up a cheap filter for the Chapstick trick instead of your pricey lens.

Grilled Cheese Party Hack

Grilled Cheese Party Hack

Epicurious presents a quick and easy way to make a whole batch of delicious grilled cheese sammies at the same time. We imagine you could use the same trick for panini or perfect garlic toast.

Cleaning with Vinegar

Cleaning with Vinegar

Vinegar is a decent disinfectant, solvent and herbicide. HouseholdHacker shows us 10 ways that we can use vinegar to keep our house and everyday objects clean. Although if your toothbrush looks like that you need to get your teeth and eyes checked.

Busted Fly Quick Fix

Busted Fly Quick Fix

So the zipper on your pants won’t stay up no matter how hard you try. Here’s a ridiculously simple repair for this common and embarrassing problem that can be achieved with something you probably already have in your pocket.

No Drip Popsicle Hack

No Drip Popsicle Hack

The King of Random continues to live up to his name with a handy lifehack to keep your popsicles from dripping all over your hands and arms in the summer heat. The trick is making popsicles with gelatin. Though those “lightsaber” popsicles are just plain wrong.

Binder Clip Life Hacks

Binder Clip Life Hacks

YouTuber venlee lifehack shares 15 ways to use binder clips other than to hold documents together. Some of the tips are obvious – sealing a bag of chips or a tube of toothpaste, using them as money clips – but there are a couple of clever ones as well.

Window Defog Tricks

Window Defog Tricks

Mark Rober walks us through the science of condensation, and a series of experiments he used to determine the most effective way getting fog off the inside of car windows. He also shares a couple of preventative hacks that include using kitty litter and shaving cream.

Gift Wrap Hack Explained

Gift Wrap Hack Explained

A while back we saw this fast way to wrap gifts with minimal cuts and tape. YouTuber BeatTheBush breaks down the wrapping technique so any of us can do it this holiday season. As one snarky commenter asked: “How do I gift wrap a ball in this manner???”

Service.

Service.

Hate dealing with customer service? Check out Service., a startup that contacts companies on your behalf to try and resolve your issues. See sample cases here. If this takes off we’re going to start a company for people who have complaints with Service.

The World’s Fastest Shoelace Knot

The World’s Fastest Shoelace Knot

Shoelace fanatic Ian “Professor Shoelace” Fieggen shows us a method that lets you tie your shoelaces more quickly than ever before, and is easy for lefties, righties, kids, and adults alike. Learn this technique and 17 other ways to tie your shoes at Ian’s website.

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Gift Wrapping in Japan

Gift Wrapping in Japan

A Japanese retail worker demonstrates a simple, yet effective technique which allows you to wrap boxes using diagonal folds – minimizing cuts, wasted paper and tape, and resulting in a perfectly wrapped box.

How to Cut a Rope without a Blade

How to Cut a Rope without a Blade

Ever needed to cut a piece of rope or string, but didn’t have an scissors or a knife on hand? Lifehacker DaveHax shows a brilliantly simple technique that lets you cut through stringy stuff – with itself.

How to Peel Potatoes

How to Peel Potatoes

If you’ve got a whole bag of potatoes to peel, it can be pretty time-consuming. But if you’re feeling crafty, you could try the method shown here. Though we’re really hoping that toilet brush is brand new. Unofficial YouTube mirror here.

#HackTheMenu

#HackTheMenu

Cotton Candy Frappucino? Check. Animal Style fries? Absolutely. Suicide Burger. Sure. Burritodilla? Yup. #HackTheMenu has got you covered with its database of “secret” menu items you can order from popular fast food chains.

How to Eat Burgers

How to Eat Burgers

It’s not easy to chomp down a good burger without making a mess. But in this clip from FoodBeast, we learn a simple “scientific” technique for not getting toppings all over your hands. Too bad you can’t do this while driving.

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