7 Home Hacks That Will Simplify Your Life in 2015
We don't know about you, but we happen to be addicted to learning clever new hacks that make life easier. With fresh starts, streamlining, and organization chief on our minds thanks to the beginning of a new year, we rounded up seven of the smartest little hacks to create a simpler life in 2015. Keep reading to discover brilliant tricks that will make you wonder why you never thought of that.
To save money on having someone water your plants while on vacation, set them up with makeshift aqua globes from old glass bottles. When packed into the soil of the plant, the water will dispense slowly and keep your green friends hydrated. For the full tutorial and details on how it works, head here.
You know how even in drawers, boxes of ziplock bags, tin foil, and plastic wrap invariably end up tumbling all over one another? The shape of a classic magazine holder is the perfect form for containing these boxes and keeping them organized. For additional ease, mount them to the inside wall of a cabinet. See the full tutorial here.
Perhaps our favorite of the bunch, this hanger switcheroo hack is a way to outsmart yourself when it comes to getting rid of things you don't wear. The concept is simple: on New Year's Day, turn all of your hangers the other way, and whenever you wear an item, put it back on the rod the normal way. In June, you'll know exactly which items have not seen the light of day in six months and therefore should probably be donated, consigned, or repurposed. More reading, here.
It's near comical how many times we go to unplug one thing only to realize we just shut off the cable, TV, router, and printer in our pursuit to get the right cord. It's essentially impossible to know which cord belongs to which device when you'v got multiple identical-looking ones plugged into one power protector—until now, with this simple bread tag labeling trick.
This brilliant home hack is not only space saving, it will also prevent your spices from ending up in a jumbled hodge podge in a cabinet or drawer and make it way easier for you to reach for the flavor you need when cooking.