If you explore TikTok in the right way, you can acquire a substantial amount of knowledge. You may discover simpler methods of accomplishing tasks that you were not previously aware of. Some TikTok users have shared brilliant life hacks that can be utilized in your daily routine.
Fresh Lemon Juice
Extracting fresh lemon juice can be a valuable addition for several culinary delights and beverages, but it can be challenging. However, an easy technique is available which eliminates such difficulties. Instead of slicing the lemon, simply create a small hole by puncturing it, allowing you to squeeze the juice effortlessly.
Using a utensil similar to chopsticks is a useful method in creating a tunnel that will be necessary. After that, you can effortlessly extract the juice from the lemon by clenching it in your hand and letting it flow into a glass or bowl.
Doubling Up on Necklaces
If you enjoy wearing more than one necklace simultaneously, you may have experienced a challenge when a particular pair of necklaces doesn’t seem to align properly. However, this TikTok user has a solution to offer. By using the clasps of the necklaces in a slightly dissimilar manner, you can resolve this issue.
Instead of fastening the necklaces’ ends, link their clasps together to join them. Then, you can modify their length simultaneously.
Keep Your Spinach Fresh
No one desires to find wilted produce in their refrigerator only a few days after buying it. However, spinach has a short shelf life.
This trick can help extend the life of your spinach. First, clean your spinach as you usually would and put it in a leftover container or a Ziploc bag. Before sealing it, place a paper towel to absorb any excess moisture.
Add a Bit of Organization
Maintaining a sense of order is crucial since it typically guarantees that all your essential belongings are in a tidy arrangement and readily available when needed.
When you complete burning your most recent candle, you can repurpose the container by eliminating any leftover wax and the wick to form an vacant storage jar. If you encounter issues in loosening any wax, you may add boiling water to the container to melt the wax.
Creating a Cut Crease
When you’re just starting out, putting on makeup can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there are many useful tips on TikTok that can simplify the process.
Creating a cut crease in your eyeshadow can be less daunting with this simple trick. Begin by applying a base color as usual, and then add a small amount of concealer on your eyelid while looking upwards. This will provide a clear outline for your eye makeup.
Cleaning Up Grease
Preparing food items such as bacon can result in a delectable dish that pleases your palate. Conversely, it can also generate a skillet full of oily residue that may leave you perplexed about its disposal.
It is not advisable to pour greasy substances down the drain. However, there is a simple solution to remove bacon grease by using aluminum foil. Cover your drain with the foil and it will catch the grease. After it cools and hardens, you can dispose of the entire foil piece containing the grease.
Removing Dish Stickers
Bringing home a fresh set of dishes can be an exhilarating experience, but removing the stickers from them can be quite difficult. This individual discovered a technique for effortlessly eliminating the stickers from cups by “waxing” them.
Their mother was the one who did it. To remove the sticker, all you need to do is attach a piece of tape firmly onto the sticker with one end hanging out, and then take it off quickly, like removing a bandage.
A Perfectly-Made Bed
If you have ever lodged in a place like a hotel, you most likely observed that the bed was neatly made when you entered the room.
This TikTok video provides a solution for achieving a neat and tidy look when making your bed. By folding the sheet and tucking one side under the mattress before tucking it back in, you can create a clean corner.
Create Your Own Liquid Blush
If you are passionate about makeup, you most likely have your own set of preferences. For example, certain individuals may favor using liquid cosmetics as opposed to powder cosmetics. Nevertheless, if you happen to only have powder blush available, you can easily transform it into another form.
To use a liquid blush, simply add a small amount of your blush to a primer. This will allow the primer to have color and function like a liquid blush.
Reaching the Last Items
Going to the grocery store should not pose a difficulty. However, for people who are not tall enough and require items from the top shelf, it can certainly be a challenge. Nevertheless, there is a hack one can use to retrieve the item located at the back of the shelf.
You can easily bring forward the remaining items by simply pulling the inner section of the shelf divider without the need to climb up or rely on someone else for help.
Safely Slicing Avocado
Although avocados are delicious, removing their pit can be problematic if you do not utilize the correct method.
To begin, put the avocado on a cutting board and carefully cut it in half around the pit. This will give you four sections in total. Afterwards, it should be easy to remove each wedge from the pit by gently peeling them away.
De-Stem Your Herbs
Cultivating your own garden can be quite fulfilling, especially with the added benefit of using freshly grown herbs in your favorite dishes. Nevertheless, utilizing these herbs requires additional effort such as removing their stems during meal preparation.
You can make the task quicker by using only a cheese grater. You can insert the stem through one of the holes and it will separate the herbs, saving you time.
Slicing Cherry Tomatoes
Cherry tomatoes are very tasty and can enhance the taste of various meals, and some individuals also relish eating them on their own. The process of halving a large quantity of cherry tomatoes can be time-consuming. However, to save time, you can attempt to cut them all simultaneously.
You can safely accomplish this by holding the tomatoes in place with two shallow lids like those on takeout soup containers. Now that they’re secure, slice between the lids with a sharp knife.
Easy Open Coffee Creamer
When you open something like coffee creamer, you’ll notice that you have to break a seal to actually start pouring.
While this is great as far as food safety goes, it can cause a bit of frustration in the morning when you just want a cup of coffee. This person learned that one easy way to solve this problem was to actually use the lid of the creamer to break the seal.
Threading a Needle
It’s not always easy to get thread through a needle. If you’re working with a thicker fabric, this is especially true. For this TikTok hack, you’ll only need a little tape with your needle and thread.
You can create a temporary aglet that will easily slip through the opening on a needle. Once the needle is threaded just cut off the small bit of tape and you’re ready to go!
A Straw for Strawberries
If you love strawberries but are tired of plucking off the leaves or leaving a single bite behind, TikTok has the answer for you.
Grab a straw from the drawer and insert it into the strawberry through the center of the tip. As it pushes through, it’ll remove the core and leaves. You can use the leaves to tug the rest out of the straw to throw away or compost.
Skinning a Mango
Mangoes have two main inedible or less-than-tasty parts aside from the sweet fruit. This includes the pit and the skin. This TikTok user found that all they needed to de-skin their sliced mango was a glass.
Since the flesh of the fruit is so soft, you can slide the edge of the glass between the skin and the fruit to easily peel it off without any frightening knife work.
Adding Glue to Your Lashes
When you’re trying to apply glue to a pair of false lashes, the process can prove surprisingly challenging! Luckily, TikTok is here to help. For this hack, you’ll want to forego applying the glue directly to your lashes.
Instead, add a bit of glue to the stick end of one of your makeup brushes. It’s easier to pull the lash through the glue than to try and apply it directly.
Folding and Hanging
It’s always awful to open your closet only to find the clothes you carefully hung up earlier lying on the floor. To avoid this, it’s best to avoid just hanging your clothes as you normally would.
Instead, take the time to fold your clothes over the hanger. This will make sure they’re more secure in their place and won’t fall down or slide off. You can even loop some garments around the hanger for added security.
Separating the Yolks
There are plenty of recipes that call for either egg whites or egg yolks. Usually, separating them means a lot of careful work. With this tip, all you need is an empty plastic water bottle that you don’t mind using and tossing out.
Squeeze the water bottle and position it so that its mouth is against the yolk and release. The suction as the bottle sucks in additional air should take the yolk with it.
Adjusting a Face Mask
When you need a night of self-care, a lot of people decide to throw on a sheet mask. If you’ve used one, though, you know they don’t always fit your face as well as they promise.
For a more fitted option, you just need to make a few incisions on the mask. Cut a slit between the eyes, beneath the nose, and from the chin to the mouth. Now, you can pull these areas to overlap and create a more accurate fit.
Keys and No Pockets
If you wear a sports bra or tank top to go running, you probably aren’t pairing it with jeans. Unfortunately, athletic wear doesn’t always account for pockets.
Still, you probably need to keep track of your keys, whether you have pockets or not. To work around this problem, start by slipping an elastic band through your key and using the elastic to hook the key around the band of your top or sports bra.
Saving Your Paintbrush
Painting anything can take time. This means you might not finish it all in a day and maybe you’ll take an overnight break. That break turns frustrating quickly if you come back to realize your paintbrush is now as hard as a rock.
With this life hack, you can just wrap your brush in a bit of aluminum foil and pop it in the fridge until you’re ready to get back to it. The brush should stay soft!
Beauty Sponge Revival
There comes a time when your favorite beauty blender simply must be retired. At some point, it gets pretty gross. That point might not come as soon as you think, however.
While the outside of your beauty blender might be done for, before you throw it away, try cutting it in half. The inside is practically new in some cases.
Fixing a Broken Makeup Palette
It’s hard to never drop something you use often. Yet, a crash to the floor seems like it can end your favorite palettes. You can fix a broken palette, though.
Start by smashing the product more. It sounds counterproductive but you want to make the powder mixable. Then, add a bit of alcohol and mix thoroughly. From there, just smooth the mixture back into shape.
Packing up things you don’t need is a great way to stay organized. However, if you aren’t organized in your storage, it doesn’t help much. Vacuum bags are often advertised as a space-saving solution in your home.
However, this TikTok user found that you can DIY your own version with just a trash bag and a vacuum. This way, you can keep your winter clothes packed during summer without taking up too much space.
Creating a Pan Liner
Pan liners are really helpful in baking. Not only do they save on mess but they prevent your creations from sticking, too. On the other hand, trying to guess how much parchment paper or foil you need can be a hassle.
To get the perfect shape every time, try forming the parchment paper or foil over the outside of the pan. Then, you can just place it inside once you already have the shape.
Use the Luggage Rack
When you stop at a hotel for a night or two, you want your stay to be as hygienic as possible. There are a few things you can do to improve it. One flight attendant on TikTok shared a wealth of travel hacks as someone who constantly stays in hotels.
She shared that if you want to keep your bed as clean as possible, don’t toss your luggage on it! It’s been through the airport and the entire flight with you, so it’s likely a little gross.
Chopping Bell Peppers
When you need flavor and color in a dish, bell pepper is a great addition. However, cutting them can sometimes seem messy. You can keep all of those seeds in place while you cut your pepper.
You’ll want to start by slicing the stem off your pepper and placing it top-side-down on the cutting board. Cut the pepper into fourths and peel them away, leaving the central core of seeds intact!
Keep Your Cutting Board in Place
Even the best cutting board can lead to an issue on a slippery surface. After all, you don’t want it sliding around. To keep your knife cuts even and your hands safe, there’s a trick you can use that this person was kind enough to share on TikTok.
All you need to do is place a damp paper towel under your cutting board. This should add some grip and keep everything in place.
Using a Chicken Pounder
That TikTok user from the last tip had more than one life hack to share. In fact, they had a few kitchen tips. This one is really handy if you don’t love doing dishes.
When you need to use a meat pounder on chicken, it’s a pain to clean. So, instead of using it directly on the chicken, place the chicken in a bag before pounding it.
Easily Peeling Boiled Eggs
Boiled eggs are a quick and easy breakfast with plenty of protein. On the other hand, peeling the shell away can prove challenging.
This TikTok user has a life hack for just that! To start, they crack and peel off a bit on either side of the egg, creating a tunnel with the shell. Then, just blow the egg out of the shell and you’re good to go!
Taking Care of Lettuce Stems
Cutting something like iceberg lettuce isn’t necessarily hard. Still, that stem can be quite the hassle when it wants to be. This TikTok hack means you won’t have to worry about cutting that stem out ever again.
Instead, put your lettuce stem-side-down on your cutting board and give it a good whack. From there, you should be able to pull the stem right out, leaving all the good parts behind.
If you keep flowers, you know how hard it is to place them if you don’t have the right vase. Plus, it seems like they’ll never stand up in a regular glass. This TikTok user found a great hack for this.
All you really need is to grab a bit of clear tape and place two pieces across the glass opening and two pieces that are perpendicular to others. The end result should give you a space to discreetly prop your flowers up.
Removing the Mango Pit
Just like the avocado we talked about earlier, removing the pit from a mango can be a bit of a struggle as well. Not with this TikTok hack!
The only cut you have to make is around the circumference of the fruit. From there, you can grab each half of the mango and twist until they pull apart. This will expose the seed and pull one side completely away from it.
Removing Chicken Tendons
A lot of people love dishes with chicken in them. Yet, chicken is also pretty intimidating to cook if you don’t know how to handle it. One thing that many people don’t want is tendons in their chicken.
If you have a fork, you don’t even need any fancy tools to get rid of it. You can easily slide the fork down with the tendon trapped between the prongs, pulling it away.
Another Avocado Hack
Earlier, we took a look at a hack to make cutting avocados a little easier. Now, we have another TikTok hack if you need an alternative.
Here, you’ll want to start by halving your avocado as you normally do. From there, you should have the pit in one side. Instead of trying to carve it out with a knife, simply push on the back of the avocado to force it out gently.
Grinding Coffee Beans
Freshly ground coffee beans are a great start to any caffeinated morning. However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t sometimes messy. At times, it can seem impossible to avoid the smattering of finely ground beans across the countertop.
This person avoids that by fitting their filter right over the grinder to catch everything cleanly without spilling a drop on the counter below. It’s a pretty handy and versatile trick!
A fresh coat of paint is a great way to breathe new life into a room. Simultaneously, it can be an easy way to make a big mess, too. Pouring the paint is among the hardest parts when it comes to keeping paint off of everything around you.
In the end, paint cans aren’t really designed for a controlled pour. If you use a few pieces of painter’s tape to make an angle on your paint can, it’ll be much easier to pour it.
Straining pasta isn’t too complicated, right? All you have to do is put the colander in the sink and pour the pasta in. As this TikTok user pointed out, you may not even have to do that.
With the right size pot and colander, you can just place the colander in the pot and pour. This way, you don’t even have to transfer the pasta from dish to dish.
Closing Public Stalls
We’ve all been there. You find a public restroom right when you need it only to realize the sliding lock doesn’t quite work properly.
This is another case where an elastic band like a hair tie can come in handy. All you have to do is hook the hair tie over the knob on the lock, through the gap in the lock, and back over the knob. This way, the door is held shut, if not as securely.
The right accessories can elevate and add personality to almost any outfit. However, it’s not always easy to get jewelry on, especially certain pieces.
Bracelets, in particular, can cause a hassle since you can’t reach them with both hands. If you’re having trouble reaching a clasp, you can hold the chained end of the bracelet in place with a paperclip so you can easily adjust the clasp with your other hand.
Enjoying a Pomegranate
Pomegranates are a delicious fruit, so why don’t we enjoy them more often? Well, a lot of people are intimidated by getting them open. You don’t have to be after seeing this TikTok!
Rather than trying to pry each bite free from the fruit, this user took a knife and cut the pomegranate into wedges. This way, you can easily grab the edible bites out without any hassle or getting too messy.
Beautifully Hung Curtains
Hanging curtains is an excellent way to add a touch of functional decor to a room. If your curtains bunch up, though, they don’t have the same effect.
If you have a few clean, old toilet paper rolls, you can improve the look of your curtains in seconds. When you hang your curtain, put a toilet paper roll between each new hook to create pleats. You shouldn’t be able to see the TP rolls, but by doing so, you’ll add a touch of elegance.
Handling Tupperware Stains
After a while, you’re likely to see your Tupperware and other reusable plastic containers start to show some wear over time. To get rid of these pesky stains, add warm water and soap as you normally would.
Then, add a few strips of paper towel and start to shake it vigorously. About a minute of that later, you can rinse it out for fresh and clean results.