Over Complicated Life Hacks – Volume 4

published on July 17, 2020

This is overcomplicated lifehacks volume 4 where we take problems with a simple remedy and go completely overboard with the superfluous solution engage the American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every three to four months that's right so this simply

Won't do but what about if you're in a pinch and you can't use old trusty well don't use your fingers just yet because we've got you covered all you're gonna need for this ingenious contraption is a freshly cleaned popsicle stick some

Double-sided tape and a common household sponge start by cutting off a piece of the sponge about a centimetre in width we cut our slice in half so that it resembles the bristles of a common tooth brush from there rip off an

Appropriately sized piece of double-sided tape in a fix it to the popsicle stick nice and firmly finally take your sponge sliver and press it down over the tape we'd recommend the scrubber side down towards the popsicle

Stick that way yet don't hurt your gums as you can see from our stand-in tooth model this thing works amazingly well and it'll really save you and a bind so there you have it a true tour-de-force of tartar termination ah looks like the

Sink is starting to fill up with dishes no worries just grab the soap in it oh well it seems that we're out of dish soap sure you can just go to the store but why not take the more industrious route and make it yourself dig through

Your cabinets and procure a box of washing soda a bottle of vinegar and some vegetable glycerin put a pot on the stove and pour in one cup of water now set it to high until it begins to boil measure out a third of a cup of washing

Soda and pour it in stir and stir and stir until it fully dissolves giving the water a bit of a murky appearance now shut off the heat pour in a cup of vinegar and bust out that glycerin need to add one tablespoon to the mixture and

Stir everything together very well now this parts optional but if you don't like your dish soap smelling like vinegar at about 15 to 20 drops of essential oil to the pot we went with orange because it smells delicious

Get your empty bottle of soap from earlier and slowly pour your handcrafted dish soap into the container if you have a small funnel on hand it'll go a lot smoother all right close it up and let's test it out just add a few drops to a

Bowl or pot and see what kind of bubbly goodness comes up if you got good suds in a fresh scent then your dish soap is ready for primetime so hagath Oh be at your house in 30 minutes but you've still got a ton of

Dishes to do and you really need a shower since you just blew an hour crafting your own artisanal dish soap you're gonna have to kill two birds with one stone head over to the sink and place your dishes right into a plastic

Bin then mosey on over to your bathtub or as we like to call it the double duty wash basin start by giving yourself a well-deserved scrub down when you finally make it down to your legs simply take some of your handmade dish soap and

Apply it right to your friendliest loofah you may think that a loofah isn't the best thing to use but it exfoliates your skin and dishware alike truly a match made in heaven when your plates are all scrubbed up play them in the

Standing bathtub water to soak a little bit and to guarantee a sparkling finish all right good that's all taken care of now place your perfectly clean plate where on a towel and blast them with a high-powered

Hairdryer it's just that simple folks now who's coming to dinner so you get up from your desk to use the bathroom and some co-worker slaps their mug down next to yours when you come back how are you gonna know which one to choose I mean

You don't want to accidentally drink from coughing Greg's mug that guy's gross so we're gonna show you how to customize your mug for easy identification all you're gonna need is a cheap mug

Some sharpies and an oven we went ahead and applied some artistic expression to our cups that way we'd know whose is whose when this problem occurs again as you can see I decided to draw myself and it seems that my associate drew himself

As well look it's penny wise the dancing clown in a sewer once your work of art is complete head into a kitchen and set the oven to bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 177 Celsius go ahead and place your

Mugs in immediately as they should be sitting in there during the preheat phase as well a good rule of thumb is to leave them in for 30 minutes or 1,800 seconds after the oven is preheated when all said and done put on some pot

Holders and take your ceramic artwork out of the oven carefully put them in a safe spot away from others because these things are hot and not safe to touch for quite a while give them about 45 minutes and they'll

Be permanently branded and perfectly dishwasher ready so next time you're at work you'll always know which mug is a co-worker's drink and which one has your Irish coffee in it it's true Swiffer Sweeper czar a handy addition to any

Household but what do you when you're in dire need of a spot sweep but you're out of Swiffer pads well you handcraft your own this environmentally conscious solution is also extremely economical just grab a

Spool of yarn a crochet needle and a seat on the couch you'll be here a while now we'll show you how to get things started wrap the yarn over your finger clockwise now pull a loop of yarn through the ring

You just created to make a slipknot next put your needle through the slipknot with the hook side on the top are you paying attention good now snake the tip under the yarn and use the hook to grab it again almost

There slippity slide the tip through the hole and repeat the process all over again look it's not as hard as you think in fact we're basically pros already come next January you should be nearing

Completion and have something that resembles this masterpiece that we made here simply place it onto the floor with your Swiffer directly on top press the corners of your delicately designed duster into the holes that are already

Built into the Swiffer if you did it right it should be the correct size and they'll actually fit right in there so it doesn't require much effort as you can see this thing works wonders and it's even washable after use grandma

Might have been onto something if these weren't complicated enough for you don't worry there's a lot more where that came from just click one of these videos you see on your screen and dive deeper into the rabbit hole thanks for watching and

We'll see you next time

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