Smart Hacks

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!

smart hacks

Smart Hacks

1. BIG Magnetic Board

Made by hanging an oil drip pan from Walmart. So smart!  

BIG Magnetic Board - made by hanging an oil drip pan from Walmart. So smart! Click the picture for details.
 

2. Cinnamon in Sand

It keeps the bugs out like an all natural bug repellent.

You can keep bugs out of the sandbox by adding an all-natural bug repellent: CINNAMON!

3. How to Unshrink Clothes

I wish I would have known this sooner…. 

How to un-shrink clothes. I wish I would have known this sooner....

4. Make Liquid Handsoap

How to make an TONS of liquid hand soap using just one bar of soap – neat! 

How to make an TONS of liquid hand soap using just one bar of soap - neat!
 

5. How to remove oil stains on a driveway

Good to know! Definitely saving this… 

How to remove oil stains on a driveway. Good to know! Definitely saving this... Click the picture for details.
 

6. Chore Chart Idea

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).

Kids always asking for money? Try this chore chart instead! So smart!

7. 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.

Make the visit from the Tooth Fairy SO much more magical with this trick! What a great idea -
 

8. Kids Paint Pallet

Made with a large plastic lid and bottle caps. This is so smart and fun for kids! Must try – (source unknown).

9. 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.

moon sand

10. Make Muffins in Mason Jar Lids

How to make muffins with mason jar lids instead of a muffin pan. Worth a try!

How to make muffins with mason jar lids instead of a muffin pan. Worth a try! Click the picture for this recipe for banana muffins and full directions on how this is done.

11. Gas Stove Burner Cleaner

Everyone with a gas stove, check this out! I can’t stand when the burners get dirty and ugly. Here’s how to make them look like new again. Must try!

Everyone with a gas stove, check this out! I can't stand when the burners get dirty and ugly. Here's how to make them look like new again. Must try!
 

12. How to Soften Butter Quickly 

This is so smart! Must try. 

How to soften butter quickly - this is so smart! Must try.
 

13. How to Make Pancakes for Babies

Having a pancake breakfast but don’t want to leave the littlest one in the house out of the fun?  Use this recipe for baby cereal pancakes – smart and fun! 

Having a pancake breakfast but don't want to leave the littlest one in the house out of the fun? Use this recipe for baby cereal pancakes - smart and fun!
 

14. Hang an outdoor planter inside

to clear up counter space and organize things. So smart!

Hang an outdoor planter inside to clear up counter space and organize things. So smart!

15. 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.

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!).

16. Rope Rug

Make a beautiful outdoor hose rug with unused or old hoses. Very neat.

Make a beautiful outdoor hose rug with unused or old hoses. Very neat - Must try!
 

17. 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! 

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!

18. 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).

How to make an ice pack - use this DIY ice pack recipe instead of buying ice packs. The rubbing alcohol will prevent the water from fully freezing.

19. 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).

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!

1 thought on “Smart Hacks”

  1. Love to bake, but ALWAYS forget to thaw stick butter. Hate to microwave it, as I don’t want liquid. Now, I can “have my cake & eat it, too”!!? LOL ?

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