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The Most Useful Life Hacks of 2013 – Drew’s Top Five

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Drew, TSM

It’s been a heck of a year for “life hacks,” those little tips and tricks to make your life easier.  There have been so many (at least three or four a week), so I couldn’t help reaching back into the life hack annuls to remind us of some of the most popular ones.  Here we go!


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How to Make a Coaster Out of Your Drink Lid

 
 

This was one of the first life hacks that truly blew my mind, mainly because it's been staring me in the face my whole life and I never noticed.  Nowadays, I hardly ever have to bother grabbing extra napkins to put my drink on anymore!

 
Drew Cuthbertson, TSM
Drew Cuthbertson, TSM
4

How to Use a Bathroom Appliance to Save Room in Your Kitchen

 
 

This little trick was one of the first examples I ever found of taking something from one room in the house, and finding a completely new use for it in another room.  Such a neat idea!

 
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3

How to Make Your Own Smart Phone Stand

 
 

I loved this one, because it provided a use for something you might otherwise just throw away. And it's guaranteed to save you money, too! What's not to like?

 
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2

How to Keep a Taco Shell Steady While You Load it Up

 
 

One of the constant plagues of loving Mexican food is what a hassle it can be constructing the perfect taco. Ever since finding this life hack, that frustration is a thing of the past!

 
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1

Creative things to do with empty wine bottles

 
 

The most popular life hack of this year also happens to be one of the first ones I ever shared. I had just been to a wedding that did some really cute things from recycled wine bottles, and I thought it would be fin to find some more ideas. It really took off!

 
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