No it doesn't refer to the Halloween ritual of watching Michael Myers or Freddie Kruger perform slashing surgery on some poor unsuspecting suburban kids.
Life Hacking refers to any productivity trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method to increase productivity and efficiency in your life.
In other words, anything that solves an everyday problem of a person in a clever or non-obvious way.
Coined in the 1980's in hacker culture, the term became popularized in the blogosphere over the years.
"Life Hacks" were primarily developed and shared by computer experts who suffered from information overload or a playful curiosity.
They created little helpers to accelerate their workflow in a productive way other than programming.
So, today I am going to list 25 "Life Hacks" for you to enjoy.
There are virtually thousands of them out in the blogosphere and I highly recommend that you spend a few minutes looking for them.
The time you save with these tips will definitely pay for themselves a thousand times over for the time you spent researching them.
Free life hack #1 - Just Google or Bing the phrase "life hack" and you will be immediately taken to thousands of different sites brimming with fantastic ideas you can share.
I have driven all over the country for at least 40 years and I never knew this
Look at the symbol of the gas pump.
If there is no arrow pointing to one side of your car or the other then the direction the gas handle is pointing is the side where you put your gas in.
In this case, it's on the driver's side.
Simple, simple simple !!!
How many times have you rolled into a gas station with the gas cap on the opposite side of the pump?
When you 50+ like we are we spend a lot of time trekking back and forth to the bathroom especially when drinking beer.
Why spend $15 on the headlight cleaner they advertise on the late night infomercials?
I will be using it every time I am on vacation.
I am so ashamed of myself.
No sense in spending $10 on those silly touch up pens.
The cut is so clean you can just tape it and bring it back to the store for a refund.
Stop it I said....just stop it !!!
You will know what all of the extra keys in your junk drawer are for.
Why not make up different flavored batches by adding fruits, nuts, syrups, etc. and have a bottle for everyday of the week?
Pancakes everyday with no mess.......I'm in.
It works great when the cords get stuck on a fence or around a tree.
That way, if I have tooooo much tequila the taxi driver knows where to drop my ass at.
In the very least, you are insured to have your item returned after it is used.
This makes it easy to send "friendly" reminders by texting the picture to the person who borrowed your item.
Corn on the cob everyday for breakfast...............
with pancakes !!!
1. These stupid plastic hangers from the department store now have a purpose so instead of just throwing them out you re-purpose them and saved room in your local landfill.
2. You no longer have to spend the money on a bag sealer again.
Looks like I'm having tacos for breakfast everyday............with pancakes and corn on the cob.
Maybe I'll buy a bunch of muffin pans, flip them over and resell them as taco shell pans and make a few extra pesos while I'm at it.
Did I do a good job today or what?
Hey, don't forget to send me your favorite "Life Hacks" so I can post them later on down the road.
If you found my blog helpful, interesting or even funny (you sick bastard) I bet your friends would to.
The more Baby Boomers we can help, the better place we make this world !!!
Thanks for joining me..........................................................