Life Hacks

How to Make Use of An Old Filing Cabinet
There have been at least two occasions over the past few years when we've gone through the entire station building and thrown out old furniture. and on those occasions, there have been at least two old filing cabinets sent straight to the dumpster. And all the while, somebody could have taken…
How to Keep Track of Who Has Your Stuff!
My wife and I are very giving people, happy to lend our friends the occasional DVD movie or other trinket to make them happy. The problem is, it's easy to forget who has what! Few things are more embarrassing than repeatedly asking one friend to return something, when someone else had it all …
How to Fit More Into Your Microwave
It can be a hassle microwaving multiple things at the same time, Just last week, all I wanted to do was heat up two bowls of leftovers at the same time so I could dig in right away (I was starving); but nooooo! Our microwave is too small for that. At least, I thought it was...
How to Make Your Trash Can Stink Less
Don't you hate it when you walk into your house at the end of a hot day, only to be bombarded by the smell of your trash can? Obviously, if you're throwing away a lot of smelly stuff, you should probably take the trash out right away; but, if you're like me, sometimes you forget unti…
How to Make Your Pants Fit Without a Belt
I lost a lot of weight recently, and now I'm faced with the undeniable fact that most of my pants are now too big. One pair I was wearing actually FELL DOWN in the middle of a parking lot a few weeks back (good thing I had my gym shorts on underneath)! If only I had discovered this trick a li…
How Binder Clips Can Save You Precious Desk Space
I'm lucky enough to have plenty of desk space here in the studio (actually it's more like counter space, but I digress). However, my desk at home constantly suffers from clutter. But I think I just found a trick that can change all that...
How to Keep Your Vertical Blinds from Bending and Breaking
Growing up, whenever we'd visit my grandparents, my sister and I would get told numerous times not to touch the vertical blinds at their patio door, because they were too fragile. One time, I really learned my lesson when I simply touched one and it fell down! So here's an easy way to ke…
How to Get Rid of Hiccups
You've probably heard of a ton of crazy ways to get rid of hiccups. I think the funniest one I've seen involves drinking water whist hanging upside down. Well, for those of us that prefer not to be accidentally waterboarded, here's a much easier way that actually works...
How to Remember to Drink Water
During my recent fitness journey, my trainer and nutritionist constantly reminded me how important it was to drink plenty of water. Still, it was a hard habit to get into, and I wish I'd had some very obvious way to remind myself. Well, thanks to the Internet, now I do...
How to Build Your Own Mouse Trap
I've lived in Colorado all my life; and I'm pretty sure I've had some sort of run-in with rodents at least a couple times a year for my whole life. And sometimes those varmints can make their way into our homes. It's just a fact of life. So here's one of the more creative…
How to Keep Track of Your Keys if You’re Out Jogging with No Pockets
When I go jogging, I usually just go to the gym and use the treadmill. Sometimes I think of throwing a leash on the dog and going for an actual jog, but then I'm reminded of two problems: 1) The dog doesn't really like to run, and 2) I would have nowhere to put my keys, because my jogging…

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