10 Life Hacks You Need To Know For Summer!

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10 Life Hacks You Need To Know For Summer!
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  • The next time you eat a giant hamburger, don't do it like this. The bottoms get soggy and
  • fall apart. Instead, try turning your sandwich upside down. The tops are nearly twice as
  • thick as the bottoms, and a lot more durable. So be smart, and eat your hamburgers upside
  • down.
  • Have you ever noticed that when you put a straw in a can of soda, it doesn't want to
  • stay? Try bending the tab of the can over the hole and slide your straw down through
  • the tab. No more floating straws, because now, it's held in place.
  • Grab yourself a mango and try this little trick. Carefully cut off the two sides of
  • the fruit, and hold one piece in your hand. You can gently cut a few lines vertically,
  • and a few more across, until the pattern resembles a checkerboard. Now take it with both hands
  • and gently push from the back. You'll see bite sized pieces pop right up.
  • You can use a spoon to scrape them into a bowl, or just eat them right off
  • the peel. It's fast, easy, and they won't get stuck in your teeth.
  • If you've got ants and you're looking for a natural form of pest control, try measuring
  • out a cup of popcorn kernels. Put them in a blender, on high speed for about 30 seconds,
  • and you'll end up with a batch of fresh, homemade cornmeal. Just make a few piles around the
  • ant trails and within a few days, your ant problems will, literally disappear.
  • The next time you're at a party and someone has bags of chips laying around, impress your
  • friends by making them into custom snack bowls. You can fold the top edge inside the bag first,
  • then begin rolling the bottom corners, up into the base of the bag, pushing the chips
  • up as you go. You'll end up with a custom snack bowl, with chips overflowing.
  • It's the season for fruit flies, so before they take over your kitchen, slice a few pieces
  • of banana and mix them with some of your leftover mango peels. Find yourself a couple of small
  • containers, and add the fruit. Now just stretch a piece of plastic wrap over the top, and
  • use something like the tip of a chopstick to poke a small hole in the center that's
  • just bigger than the fly. Now you can set it and forget it. Within a few minutes, the
  • flies will be checking things out, and once one goes in, you can be sure his friends will
  • follow. Within a couple of days, they'll all be having a rocking fruit party. And now you
  • can simply, take the lid of the container and press it on, sealing them inside. Now
  • you, are the lord of the flies.
  • Summer means popsicles, and popsicles mean your kids are going to get sticky fingers.
  • Grab a small paper cup, and carefully poke a hole in the bottom, about the size of a
  • popsicle stick. Now when you push a popsicle inside, you've got an instant drip catcher,
  • and no more sticky fingers. By the way, this works great with cupcake liners as well!
  • You've probably been to a BBQ where the condiments take up half the table, and the lineups for
  • using them take forever. Solve the problem with a muffin pan. This way your condiments
  • are easy to access and your lines will move along quickly. You'll also dramatically increase
  • your table space, and cut down the things to clean up afterward.
  • When you're at the beach, reduce the chances of things getting stolen by making a covert
  • container. Just take your old shampoo bottle and twist the top so that it pops right off.
  • Clean it out and cut a hole in the top that's just big enough, to stash your valuable items
  • inside. Now you can snap the top back on, and your items are perfectly concealed. Anyone
  • who sees this will just think it's a shampoo bottle, and chances are, nobody's wants to
  • steal your shampoo.
  • When you need a drink to cool down, hot water can taste disgusting. Try filling your water
  • bottles, a quarter of the way, so that when their on their sides, the water settles just
  • below the bottle neck. Now stick your bottles in the freezer and go on with your day. When
  • the water is frozen it will make an ice block on the side the bottle, but doesn't block
  • the opening. Now when you need to cool off just take a bottle from the freezer, fill
  • it up with your favorite drink, and you've got an instant, icy cold beverage ready to
  • go.
  • Well there are a few tricks, to make your summer, a littler easier. If you liked these
  • projects, perhaps you'll like some of my others. Check them out at www.thekingofrandom.com

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Project inspired by: HouseHold Hacker's "Quick and Simple Life Hacks".

Projects & pictures that inspired this video:

#10: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eating-Hamburgers-Upside-Down/185065273370
#9: http://www.yumsugar.com/Ridiculously-Simple-Tip-Straws-Soda-Cans-234864
#8: Inspired by Argentina! My wife spent 3 months there and learned this trick from the locals.
#7: http://lifehacker.com/kill-ants-safely-with-cornmeal-510414551
#6: http://lifehacker.com/5508789/create-an-instant-snack-bowl-from-any-snack-bag
#5: Inspired by my wife. She taught me this idea to catch fruit flies, and we played with the idea over the course of a year to get it to work better.
#4: http://lifehacker.com/5893148/use-a-cupcake-liner-to-catch-popsicle-drips-and-keep-your-hands-clean
#3: http://lifehacker.com/5922288/use-a-muffin-tin-to-dish-out-condiments-at-your-next-backyard-bbq
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In this video you'll see how to;

-Modify your water bottles so you get instant icy cold drinks every time
-Get rid of ants using popcorn kernels (Natural and non-toxic pest control)
-Turn your snack bags into custom snack bowls
-Eliminate fruit flies
-Make a secret container for hiding your valuable items at the beach
-Eat a giant hamburger the right way, so the bottom doesn't fall out
-Keep a straw in your can of soda so it doesn't float out
-Prepare a Mango so you don't get fiber and pulp stuck between your teeth
-Modify your popsicles to prevent dripping, and sticky fingers
-Speed up the lines, and cut down on the mess with condiments at BBQ's

You may recognize some of these lifehack ideas? I had seen pictures of some useful ideas on the internet, but no videos. I made this in hopes that all of you would enjoy this compilation of 10 "life hacks" that has helped and inspired me.

I found many of them from http://www.lifehacker.com, http://www.pinterest.com, and http://www.google.com. The mango and fruit fly projects were inspired by my wife, from a trick she learned while visiting Argentina.