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It’s Not a Life Hack If It Complicates Matters

Posted by Avra-Sha Faohla on August 20, 2014

Raise your hand if you don’t enjoy learning life hacks.


We all like life hacks. Sometimes, though, the life “hacks” are actually quite silly if you think about them, and they just make things more complicated than necessary. Here are a few ridiculous life hacks that are all over the Internet.

paint can

Somehow this doesn’t seem like a good idea. I get the feeling that the rubber band, after the paint brush is wiped on it, will vibrate and splatter paint everywhere, doing far more damage than wiping on the side of the can ever did. Ah, but what if the rubber band is extremely taut and won’t vibrate? Well, if it’s that taut, it might be on the verge of snapping, which would splatter paint even farther!


They may be great for kindling, but they’re even better for eating. Nevertheless, if you really want food that might be only half as good as the kindling used in the fire that cooked it, be my guest.


Have you ever tried this? It looks simple enough, but I’ll bet it isn’t. Plus, um, a Ziploc bag is easier anyway.


First of all, there’s more to grocery shopping than perishables. Second, unless you always buy the same groceries and always keep them in a very specific place in the fridge, I don’t see how this picture will help you remember what’s not in the picture.


Or, you know, you could use a knife. ;)

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4 Responses to “It’s Not a Life Hack If It Complicates Matters”

  1. Elana said

    The rubber band one does work on small paint pots (like craft paint), but I’m not sure I would trust it on a large tin like that either. Maybe fish line or string would be a better substitute?

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