This week's Little Happies is brought to you by life hacks.
Ahh, life hacks.
Those little things you can do to make life more pleasant, more easily managed, or just plain more awesome. I came up with five that bring joy to my days. Check it...
|Another Monroe & Harlow headband.|
This week I learned you can, in fact, wear headbands around your head like this and, if you do it right, it's considered fashionable! So, take that old headband and turn it into something new by wearing it over your luscious locks. Perhaps, like me, only one of your friends will tell you you look like a pirate.
Everything looks cooler with a mustache.
We drew a mustache on our laundry basket a long while ago. The basket's brand name is "The Hipster" (apparently it's curved to sit more easily on your hip.) I mean, come on! It was just asking, nay, begging for a mustache.
As it turns out, folding laundry is more fun when the the basket looks all gentlemanly and such.
Obviously Ariel approves.
Don't you just lovvvve foaming soap dispensers??
They're my favorite! But not my favorite is the cost of the refill foamy soap. So expensive, and we go through it so quickly.
Enter: my life hack.
Fill the empty foamy soap container with about 1/2 an inch of the normal, thick and goopy, cheaper refill soap. Then fill the rest of the bottle with water, put on the cap, and shake shake SHAKE (whatcho mamma gave ya). Pump the top a few times and VOILA! It foams!!
You'll get a ton more refillage action this way. It'll save you dollars, I just know it!
Now, I can't say for sure that this is an appropriate substitute. It could be that we walk around with half-cleaned hands all the time because the diluted soap we put in our foamy soap dispenser just doesn't have the normal cleaning power. To that I say: don't care. This is my life hack, gosh darn it! I'll do it if I want to. :)
John taught me this one.
Normally, sorting utensils and putting them away from the dishwasher is a pain in the pah-tooty. BUT, he discovered that if you do the sorting beforehand, or basically, as you load the dishwasher, putting away the utensils becomes much easier. Little forks together over here, big spoons in their own cubby over there, randoms (measure spoons, peelers, etc.) all the way to the right. When it comes time to empty the cleanies, just grab the whole kit 'n caboodle of... say forks, dry a little bit by grazing them with the wash cloth, then throw 'em in the fork section of the drawer. Done. Boom.
He's proud of this one. I support it.
|Everything is awesooommme!|
And now, for my last trick, I present to you:
Price matching at Target.
Yes, folks, it can be done!
I reeeeeally wanted to buy The Lego Movie on my most recent trip to Target but didn't want to shell out the $24 for the bluray, so I did what I normally do and went on amazon.com to see if I could get it cheaper. Turns out, I could! Only $18 on there. So, I decided to hold off and just order it when I got home. But wait! Something inside inspired me just to ask Target if they'd price match. And wouldn't you know, when I asked, I received!! They price matched! You just gotta make sure the thing you want in store is the exact same thing on amazon.com. That's it! Easy as pie.
So, what are your favorite life hacks? Comment below or write a Little Happies Life Hacks post of your own if you have a ton of them. I'm excited!
Have a lovely week!