Picture of 10 Life Hacks You Need To Know For a Better Summer!
Here are 10 amazing tips and tricks you can use  to impress your friends, and make your summer a little easier.

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.

Step 1: Watch the Video!

WARNING:  These projects and results are depictions of my own personal experiences.  Your results may vary depending on your location, and modifications to project ideas.  There may be risks associated with some of these projects that require adult supervision, and possibly others that I'm not aware of.  Use of this video content is at your own risk.
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I use the snack bowl method, but I always get half my chips in the cracks between the middle of the pack and the sides.

FletchNZ1 month ago

It also works if you mix half icing sugar and half baking soda. The granules are basically the same size. Ants are basically made of formic acid, and so---- BOOM!

Starrystar2 years ago
Popcorn kernels in a blender? Does that damage the blender at all?

should not, it will sound super noisy though.

Ice will do more damage to a blender then popcorn kernels, yet we all do it.
No more than a coffee grinder is damaged when used. I might use one of them instead of my blender, as it's a bigger pain to clean the blender.

I love In-n-out!

Panda1661 month ago

You should enter the Summer Fun Contest!


john henry1 month ago

I miss the old days when normal things people do every day wasn't called a
"life hack"...

JBZG2 years ago
...and then eat them?...Yummy! haha
enielson JBZG1 month ago

Does that count toward your daily protein goal?

bclamore2 years ago
Hmm. Why is this? Does cornmeal discourage or kill them?

According to this source:

http://lifehacker.com/kill-ants-safely-with-cornmeal-510414551 ant's treat it like a food but can't digest it. So they feel full but starve to death.

l8nite bclamore2 years ago
ground popcorn, grits or plain cornmeal swells when in contact with moisture, ants take the grains back to the nest, feed the queen, the corn swells inside the queen and she dies, the colony dies soon after
Well yes, that's true - but all of the ants eat some of the cornmeal as well. It will kill the workers and soldiers as well as the Queen. Killing the Queen is just the death knell of the colony.
Have never heard of cornmeal working either, so I call bullsh!t. Commercial 'baits consist of pesticides on processed corn grits coated with soybean oil."
Also, exploding ants with grits is and old myth. "Some home remedies such as instant grits thought to be eaten by ants and swell in their stomachs and cause death when placed on the mound, have demonstrated to be ineffective, in this case because worker ants cannot ingest particles larger than 2 microns."
GMO corn. Pesticides inside of the corn. Look up GMO A GO GO or GMO OMG on YouTube.
tajon.loman9 months ago
GMO corn has insecticides genetically inserted into the food. So it's not a natural way to get rid of ants. You most likely killed the whole nest.
Unless that was you plan.
Plo Koon1 year ago


Love the video
This is just brilliant ty
gr8nesisme2 years ago
those are simple put you had to have a smart brain to think of them
Couldn't see video
yankee24422 years ago
These are so cool!
Maggielin_42 years ago
Why can't see the video :(
orbit12122 years ago
Renee!2 years ago
Can't wait to try these! Looking forward to a problem- free summer ;D
gregcat2 years ago
I don't understand the shampoo bottle idea. If you cut off the top part of the bottle, how do you re-attach it?
kwall22 years ago
Love this!
nkhalsa2 years ago
Within a couple days, they multiply, some escape and you still have flies. Anyone have a one-way fruit fly valve?
I've been treating a huge ant colony by my garage with plain yellow corn meal over the past few days. The piles keep disappearing and the trails of ants are getting smaller. Seems to be working.

Borax and karo syrup is another killer, it is sold commercially as Terro. It is very effective as well, but gets pricy compared with the cornmeal.
phoe2 years ago
It'd be better if this could be tweaked so the contents could be disposed of without throwing out your tupperware at the same time - although if you used yoghurt pots you could just throw them away regardless - just re-wrap the pot in film prior to disposal to minimise the chances of them getting out again !
mrguy19187 phoe2 years ago
I find this to be a better solution, it is what I use for them. http://www.instructables.com/id/Fruit-FlyGnat-Catcher/
In a small dish mix 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar and a squirt of dish soap. The smell of the vinegar is similar to rotting fruit and attracts the flies, and the soap makes it so they can't land on the surface and take off again. It only takes a few minutes to start collecting flies at the bottom of the dish.
doodlecraft2 years ago
Love it! We used this one over the weekend!  Thanks Grant!
lord of the flies.jpg
love the shampoo bottle trick.

unfortunately in the beaches in my country they steal almost everything...
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