17 Life Hacks Every Adult Should Know

Life hacks can make things in our daily life easier. Matej Kastelic/Shutterstock

Life as an adult can be tricky, and we'll pretty much embrace anything that makes it easier. Here are a few low-key genius hacks that will solve those everyday problems you didn't even know had solutions.

Use this plastic wrap travel hack to save your luggage from leaky bottles.

There's no horror equal to that of unzipping your suitcase and find a puddle of shampoo at the bottom. Avoid that scenario by using this clever travel hack: unscrew a bottle top, place a small piece of plastic wrap over the opening, and screw the cap back on. Done.

Make your own tablet display with a few Command hooks

You don't need an expensive wall-mount system for your tablet. All you need is a handful of Command hooks, according to some Reddit users. Simply attach two of the non-destructive hooks to your wall to support the bottom of your tablet and another one above — and upside down — to keep your device from falling forwards. Slide your tablet in from the side and you're ready to go.

This Band-Aid hack will make your life so much better.

You probably know the struggle of trying to wrangle a Band-Aid around the tip of your finger. This hack, outlined by 5-Minute Craft, solves the problem by cutting the side tabs lengthwise. They can then overlap and stay more securely on your finger. Perfect for those nasty paper cuts.

Use a piece of spaghetti to light hard-to-reach candle wicks.

Use a piece of spaghetti to light hard-to-reach candle wicks. Amanda Steed/Shutterstock

When you can't quite reach the wick of a candle that has burned low, light up the end of a piece of spaghetti. You'll then be able to bring the flame to the wick with ease and without burning your hand on an upside down lighter or match.

You've been peeling Post-Its wrong your whole life

Hate the way Post-its tend to curl at the ends after you peel them from the stack? Instead of grabbing the bottom of a note and pulling it upwards, grab the note from one of the top corners (on the sticky end) and pull sideways, according to Reddit. The note will leave the stack smoothly and be perfectly flat.

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