Life Hacks

How to Keep Your Phone Charger Easily Accessible
There are some things in life that aren't necessarily huge problems, but rather little annoyances. They're the kind of things that can be the straw that broke the camels back when you're having a bad day. We all have these little annoyances, these little pet peeves; and one of mine …
How to Make the Most of Your Space in a Small Kitchen
Robyn and I don't have much counter space in our kitchen. At all. It makes it difficult to do more than one or two things at once (and we can forget about having the oven and dishwasher open at the same time). So sometimes, we have to get creative with how we use the space we have. To that …
How to Reseal Food Bags that Don’t Have Zip-Tops
I'm definitely a fan of the "resealable bag" innovation on groceries. It's nice to have that extra peace of mind in knowing that the food I just opened won't spoil or dry out overnight. But what about the select bagged foods that don't have those convenient zip-tops? …
How to Fix Leaking Tiki Torches
With the Great Colorado Outdoors Show coming up this weekend, I got to thinking about outdoor fun. Obviously, anytime you're outside in Summertime, you're at the mercy of local insects, like mosquitoes. And a popular way to keep those blood-sucking buggers at bay is to surround your outd…
How to Butter Your Movie Popcorn Perfectly
The last time I had movie popcorn with butter on it, it was disgusting. The person at the concession stand drenched the top of the bucket in butter, which then seeped down to the bottom and made the whole thing a soggy mess. It was so bad, we had to ask them for a fresh batch, with no butter this …
How to Mount a Power Strip Without Drilling Any Holes
My wife and I just moved, and I'm only just now realizing how many appliances we have that need to be plugged in! We have power strips, but sometimes heavy furniture makes them so hard to get to! Well here's a little trick I'm trying as soon as I get home tonight...
How to Pack Dog Food for Your Vacation
So, you're heading up to the mountains for a few days, and you want to take the pups with you. What are you going to do about dog food? Pay way too much for a small bag in a mountain town grocery store, when you already have plenty at home? No way! Fill a cheap zip-top bag with kibble and ho…
How to Soak Up Liquids at the Bottom of Your Trash Can
My wife and I moved recently; and when I went to empty the trash can for the last time before packing it, I couldn't believe how gross it had become. There was all manner of dried-up, syrupy gunk at the bottom. Yuck! I'm definitely doing something like this from now on...

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