Saturday, October 29, 2016

Life Hacks

I am a huge fan of Lifehacks. I have learned so many things that I would NEVER have thought of and it opened my mind to new ideas. I want to post a few of my favorites and the good ones that I have come up with myself.

Vent Clips
I had a Downey scented Febreze vent clip in my car I love the smell of Downey. I bought it in a pack of 2. I was in my bedroom and turned on my fan when I had the idea. I wondered if the vent clip would fit into the fan without getting caught in the blade. It worked!  Now when I have had one in my car for a few weeks and the scent starts to fade I put in the fan in my bedroom. It is the best air freshener I have ever had.

Febreze on Fan Vent Clip Hack

Cook Bacon In The Oven
I'm sure many people have heard of this. I just recently tried it. I love bacon, but I am lazy and I don't like to cook it. This process allows you to put it in the oven and forget about it. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. This should go without saying, but make sure the pan is deep enough so that the grease can't drip. Bake on 350 for around 20 minutes or until bacon is crispy. It is easy to see when it's done. It doesn't curl up like it does in the frying pan either. This is a total WIN!.

Bacon frying in the oven

Draining Hamburger Grease
This may be the best thing I ever came up with. Once your hamburger is fried place your strainer in a glass bowl. Drain the grease off the meat into the bowl and put it somewhere to the side. It takes a while for the grease to congeal, but once it does you can throw it in the trash. This way you don't have to worry about the grease leaking out into your trash can.

Draining Hamburger Grease Through Strainer into a glass bowl

Leave-in Conditioner
I got this idea off of Pinterest years ago and it works so well I've been using it every since. I have curly hair that frizzes easily. I can get wet my hair with this and it curls back up. I have a bottle that sprays really well, it actually was a leave-in conditioner bottle. Squirt a few drops in the bottle and then fill with warm water then put the lid on and shake it up to mix well. You never have to buy it again I have been doing this for several years. You can use any type of conditioner, but I recommend using a better brand. The last time I bought Curl Cream from the Big Sexy Hair line. It was expensive but you only use a little squirt of it each time so it lasts forever. This is a great money and time-saver.

Curly Sexy Hair Condtioner and Leave in Condtioner Spray Bottle

Downy Wrinkle Release
This idea is just like the one before and may have been in the same article where I found the leave-in conditioner. If you haven't used Downy Wrinkle Release you should. If you have an article of clothing that is wrinkled but only a little bit, you spray it until it's damp, smooth it down and it drys with no wrinkles. I was using this anyway when I saw this hack. The recipe is the same as with the Conditioner. Pour a bit of Downy in a spray bottle and fill the rest of the way with warm water and shake it up. It works just as well as what I bought. It can also work for something that has been hanging in the closet for a while and is clean, but lost the laundry smell. Spray it with this and it's like it was just washed.

Downy Wrinkle Release Spray Bottle

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