Tackle Dirty Dishes In Small Sessions With The 'One Soapy Sponge' Rule

Your dishes are starting to pile up in your sink. Instead of putting off washing them because it seems like too much work, just clean as many as you can with one soapy sponge.


Ask LH: How Can I Deal With Flies, Moths And Other Bugs?

Hi Lifehacker, Bug season is coming again — yesterday I was invaded by two friendly massive flies. I’m living in a share house so my time out of the room is limited. How can I avoid/limit bugs coming into my room? It would be nice to be able to work without the bugs saying hi every four seconds in front of my face.


This Diagram Shows How Restaurant Menus Play Tricks On Your Mind

You may be pledging to eat healthier, but chances are that restaurant down the street has different plans. Restaurants know exactly how to trick your mind into eating the items that make them the most money, rather than the item you may actually want.


Make Churros In Your Waffle Iron And Skip The Deep Frying

Doesn’t this look delicious? The surprisingly versatile gadget that is the waffle iron has yet another use: it can turn batter into churros, saving you the hassle of deep-frying the dough in a pot of oil.


7+ MacGyver Tricks People Have Learned In Prison

When you’re sent to prison, you’re stripped of basic comforts the rest of us take for granted — things like having many food options or a way to light contraband cigarettes. Necessity is the mother of invention, so those who have been in prison have had to come up with some creative life hacks for when resources are limited. Here are a few of them.


Get Rid Of That 'Old Book Smell' With Cornflour

If you have some books that have been sitting around in the garage, they might pick up “old book smell”. Sprinkling some cornflour helps get rid of the smell without damaging the book.


Create Extra Pantry Storage With Sponge Holders

Pantries never seem to have as much space as you need. Try sticking a sponge holder inside your pantry or cabinets for extra usable space.


Use A Drill And Auger Bit To Install Landscape Lighting Into Impacted Dirt

Many landscape lights come with an attached plastic spike so you can install them in the ground. But not all ground is soft enough to easily drive these spikes. Using an auger bit you can drill out a hole to hold your lights.


This Graphic Shows How To Pair Ingredients For More Flavourful Salads

Tired of the same old boring salads? While there are nearly endless ingredient combinations you can try, this graphic suggests tried-and-true flavour pairings that balance primary tastes.


Rethread A Drawstring With A Safety Pin

Losing the drawstring in your tracksuit pants, hoodie or gym shorts is frustrating because getting it back in — and all the way through — is a pain. With a safety pin, and a little patience, you can once again ensure that your gear will stay on.