I love a good life hack! Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t, but they’re always fun to see and save. I’m collecting my favorite smart hacks and ideas that I would love to try. I’m sure you will too! Some people are so creative that it blows my mind. From pool noodle hacks to laundry tips, there’s a little something here for everyone!
1. BIG Magnetic Board
Made by hanging an oil drip pan from Walmart. So smart!
2. Cinnamon in Sand
It keeps the bugs out like an all natural bug repellent.
3. How to Unshrink Clothes
I wish I would have known this sooner….
4. Chore Chart Idea
Are kids always asking for money? Try this chore chart instead! So smart! Click to the next slide to see an even easier chore chart hack. (source unknown).
5. Tooth Fairy Money
Make the visit from the Tooth Fairy SO much more magical with this trick! What a great idea – click the picture to get some of this glitter hair spray.
6. Kids Paint Pallet
Made with a large plastic lid and bottle caps. This is so smart and fun for kids! Must try – (source unknown).
7. How to Make Moon Sand
Moon sand is expensive to buy (as is squishy sand and kinetic sand). Here’s a homemade hack that people say works great! Must try – source unknown.
8. Gas Stove Burner Cleaner
Everyone with a gas stove, check this out! I can’t stand it when the burners get dirty and ugly. Here’s how to make them look new again. Must try!
9. Make Liquid Handsoap
How to make TONS of liquid hand soap using just one bar of soap – neat! You will need THIS ingredient and a bar of soap.
10. How to Soften Butter Quickly
This is so smart! Must try.
11. How to Make Pancakes for Babies
Have a pancake breakfast but don’t want to leave the littlest ones in the house out of the fun? Use this recipe for baby cereal pancakes – smart and fun!
12. Hang an outdoor planter inside
to clear up counter space and organize things. So smart!
13. Shaving Cream Balloons
Water balloon fights are fun. Filling water balloons with shaving cream is even MORE fun! I think I’d try it with whipped cream too (yum!). Source unknown.
14. DIY Photo Board Using Baby Wipe Lids
Made from recycled wet wipe lids! You could exchange family pics for sensory textures or pics of whatever motivates your child. Samantha Jane Pritchard said, “Thanks all. I used a box that my little girls swimming pool came in painted it then just stuck the picture and wipe lids on using a glue stick..my little girl loves sitting with me and looking at her family even more at the hard time not seeing them xxx” -Samatha Jane Pritchard 😍 Credit: Samantha Jane Pritchard is the amazing mum who created this. One person said, “Love this! Babies and toddlers, including my little grandson, love to look at pictures. This is just amazing.”
15. DIY Bib Holder
Put a command hook on the back of your baby’s high chair so you’re never stuck frantically searching for a bib. So smart!
16. DIY Ice Pack
Use this DIY ice pack recipe instead of buying ice packs. The rubbing alcohol will prevent the water from fully freezing. (source unknown).
17. Use Laundry Baskets for Carrying Groceries
Leave laundry baskets in your car when you go to the grocery store. They help you carry all of the bags into the house when you’re done shopping. So smart! (source unknown).
18. How to Clean Your Shower Faucet Naturally
What You Need: 1/3 cup baking soda, 1 cup white vinegar, 1 plastic bag, 1 large bag twisty tie. Let the showerhead soak in the solution overnight or for at least 2-3 hours. Wipe off shower head prior to use.
19. Chip Bag Lid
Use a baby wipe lid to create a lid for chips!