Not many people have discovered the essence of life hacks. Some do not even know they exist!! According to my own calculations, about 80% of people in Kenya do not use life hacks. The few who use it, maybe they do it subconsciously without knowing it is a life hack.

To put it simply, life hacks refers to any trick, shortcut, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency in all walks of life. Think having your lazy on, but still productive. Human beings face a lot of challenges in life; some affect them directly or indirectly. Life hacks are the simplest of things that people use but are often ignored. So let me break it down with a few examples.

airplane-mode

1- For those with smartphones, putting your phone on airplane mode will charge it twice as fast! Can you believe that? So if you are in a hurry and your phone doesn’t have enough charge, try that. It’s that simple

pens_and_caps2- Do you want people to stop stealing your pen either in school or at work? Put a blue ink cartridge in a red pen. Because no one steals red pens!!

phone photography3- For the business minded people or just everyone in general, take a picture of business cards people handed you, just in case you lose it. These days no one ever leaves home without their phone.

nail polish keys4- Why stress yourself with a bunch of keys rings and key holders. Some key holders can get so bulky that people just put all their keys in one key ring. This way, all the keys are mixed up and it becomes a matter of guess work when you get to the door. An easy trick to cover this is to use nail polish. Mani-Pedi for your keys. Use different colors on the different keys. Color coding never goes wrong!!

when-ironing-a-button-up-shirt5- When ironing a button-up shirt, flip it inside-out to easily iron over the button side. Simple!

traveling-hack6- When traveling for some holiday, upcountry or for camping, keep a bar of scented soap in the same compartment as your laundry. It will keep your clothes smelling clean.

lift all buttons7- If someone presses all of the buttons on the elevator/lift, you can avoid stopping on each floor by pressing each button again twice.

These things seem too simple or overrated and maybe that’s why they are ignored. Don’t stress over small challenges in life and instead use life hacks to solve your issues. It’s that easy. You can make life hacks for yourself too; it all depends on your creativity. Plus you also don’t have to own a degree or go to school to know some of this stuff. All you have to do is hack it. Simple!!

By Egwa

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