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Boost the chances of finding a lost phone, and sleep better starting tonight, with 10 life-changing lifehacks you can use right now.

Also, make sure to check out my other Life Hack videos:

10 Life Hacks For Summer!

10 Life Hacks For Christmas!

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NOTE: These projects and results are portrayals of my own personal experiences. Your results may vary depending on your location, experience, and modifications. Use of this video content is at your own risk.

Step 2: Life Hacks in this Instructable

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Life Hacks are tips and tricks to help make your life a bit easier. Sometimes common sense isn't so obvious until you've seen it.

So, in this video you'll see how to;

- Automatically block ads on smartphone apps and games

- Avoid the "walk of shame" at the gas pump

- Start your grill with potato chips

- Peel a Kiwi the fastest and easiest way

- Boost the chances of finding your phone if it ever gets lost

- Win the battle between hot and cold in the shower

- Effortlessly keep your tie straight and in place

- Keep kitchen rolls in place when wrapping up leftovers

- Get a better nights sleep without the cost of expensive pillows

- Turn your plastic bags into an instant bag dispenser

Watch the video HERE

Step 3: Instant Ad Blocker

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This little trick will make it so you can play games on your smart phone without having to deal with strategically placed ads.

Simply try switching your phone over to airplane mode.

This will turn off the phones radio function, and even make your battery last longer, so you get more playing time, without the incessant distractions.

Watch the video HERE

Catley2 months ago

I always do that with my pillow; it feels good. For me, it works best with a
not-too-full pillow with goose down in it, rather than the polyester
filler. My favorites here: the bag hack and the kiwi peeler. Thanks!

paco.052 months ago
my MG Rover doesnt have the petrol mark :( but i know in wich side is that
nerfrocketeer2 months ago
This Instructable came up on Buffer! Good job getting noticed TKR!
doodlecraft9 months ago

Great ideas Grant--that airplane mode one will soon become the kids best friend! :)

Until they play a record game and it doesn't get recorded. Then they'll be screaming!!!!

tcursino6 months ago

Am I the only one here who knows exactly wich side is the fuel entrance, and even remember what it looks like?

puggirl4159 months ago

I wish I wasn't so cynical about the chances of actually getting my phone back if it is lost. Good idea tho.

Indeed, it's very difficult to get your phone back, but you can make it more difficult for the "thief" to sell it. Instead only putting the contact in the lock screen you can make a boot animation with your contact.

jspring36 months ago
fritos burn much better than regular potato chips.

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kSaletta8 months ago

Pillow thing works good :)

ddey58 months ago

just good

Znaffi8 months ago
wolfgang649 months ago

Grant you always have cool Ideas! By the way our rendition of the solar scorcher got my daughter fourth place in the state STEM competition. Thanks!

sprite_tab9 months ago


hkaleski9 months ago

Which models have this? My Honda does't.

In iPhone, you can set data traffic for each app, so you can turn it off for specific apps so you don't loose important messages or stuff that uses data traffic.

hammer98769 months ago

Have tie tacks gone out of style?

stubbsonic9 months ago

WATER SAVING TIP: Marking the sweet spot is a good idea for the shower, but rather than run a bunch of cold & hot mixed until temperature is reached-- start by running hot only until it is fully hot, then back down to your target temp. This will save water.

Kiwi spoon trick. See if you have spoons that are thinner metal. They cut better.

puggirl4159 months ago

Love this tip. I don't eat chips much and would much rather use them to start the fire. lol

puggirl4159 months ago

I do this every once in a while and it is so embarrassing to have to move the car cos I went to the wrong side. Hope my car has it. I'll spread that one around.

Most cars have have the petrol flap on the passenger side , the problem is that cars that were designed in country where the steering wheel is on the other side also put their petrol flap on the passenger side. Then the steering wheel gets moved the flap doesnt.

Lots of great tips!

Is this not the greatest, friendliest, most clever site on the web or what?! My absolute favorite. Best ideas. Best, nicest folks ever!

Thanks Penolopy!

holidayv9 months ago
for the ad blocker, just turn off data. You'll still be able to recieve calls and texts. I do it on Angry Birds all the time.

Even better! Great tip. Thanks.

Londonbrig09 months ago

Great trick not many people know about. Unfortunately it's not on every car, like my old volvo.

Maybe just getting one of those "sign here" type adhesive arrows sold at office supply stores and place it appropriately as a reminder.

JoeStrout9 months ago

For me, at least, it's much easier to create a picture with the text I want on it digitally (in my favorite drawing app), and then apply that as the lock picture, than to paint giant letters on a wall and take a picture of it.

Kasm279 JoeStrout9 months ago

That's what I thought, printing one out and then taking a picture of it seems wasteful in both supplies and time, not to mention the loss of quality.

Quick and easy, but there are non-communication blocking ways of blocking the ads on phones. Look them up. Tho annoying, they do provide you free games however.

You should just eat the kiwi whole. Better for you.

gattlinggun9 months ago
Pure genius

You should enter this in the #mikehacks contest!

That instant bag dispenser is a great idea! I always save those plastic bags because I feel guilty throwing them out, but they take up so much space!

mrmath9 months ago

For the shower hack, I just stand OUTSIDE the shower while the water warms up, and then step in when I've reached the perfect temprature.

I like the tie idea, and might try that in the future. Right now I just use paperclips slipped through the tie holder, and then attach it to a button. Works like a charm.

jbarnhart19 months ago

If you ever find an iPhone that does not have this hack, press and hold the home button to activate Siri. Then ask it "who am I?". Siri will show you the contact information of the owner. I've used this myself.

kgirl55239 months ago