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It’s hard to be an adult. That’s why there are hacks.
What are hacks?
Why, hacks are those videos on Facebook from companies that end in “y” like: Tasty (food hacks), Cutesy (clothes hacks for pets), Pansy (flower hacks), Flirty (Tinder hacks), Horny (sex hacks) and Cheesy (cheese hacks). You watch a short video, set to cute music, see how easy it is to do a certain Life Hack, and attempt yourself, rewatching the video at minimum 20-45 times before half-assing your way through a hack. It’s great! (PS: I made them all up except the first one)
Hacks are shortcuts. And I wouldn’t know how to be an adult without hacks. Nor would I know how to make champagne jello shots for New Years Eve (Spoiler: They were terrible). And so today I’m going to share my Adulting Hacks with you. Yes, I’ve made a short video set to quirky music and have posted each on Facebook. So head on over to https://www.facebook.com/thatsnormalblog… Just kidding (but follow us). These hacks have been around long before Facebook Vid-Hacking was a thing, but they’re helpful (to me) nonetheless. And so I hope they inspire you to do more Adulting in your life:
Whyyyyyy would you use a razor just because it’s pink? We all know that we use our husband’s/boyfriend’s/dad’s razor in the shower. It just works BETTER. So despite Dollar Shave Club having pretty masculine looking shaving tools, I started using them back when it wasn’t even possible to get razors less often than men need them. I was overloaded with razors and I was living my best life. But now I’m on the 4 razors every 2 months schedule (I still have a backlog of razors, so I give them out to kids on Halloween. I’m cool like that) and it costs me $6.00. That’s $36 a year. On Razors. And I’m a flawless, hairless human being! (Well, when I remember to shave).
Plus their original commercial is still one of the funniest things on the internet:
Sign up for Dollar Shave Club. You won’t be sorry (and I’ll get $5.00)
Martha Stewart taught me this trick back in the mid 2000s, and I saw this TRUE FACEBOOK HACK that Nikki shared just the other day:
Now your closet has no excuses!
These reusable balls eliminate the need for fabric softener and help speed along the time of dryer so you don’t need to use as much energy. And supposedly you can add essential oils to add a nice scent to your laundry. I haven’t done this as this hack would require more googling than I presently have time for, but that’s the rumor on the street. Plus your cats will LOVE these balls and help you find them when they get stuck in your towels and sheets after removing them from the dryer. The brand I bought is no longer available, but these look like great wool dryer balls
I recently discovered the joy, simplicity, and ease of using prepared meals that arrive to you, ready to cook, in a box. Blue Apron, Plated, Home Chef- you name it, there are countless companies- having a box of 3 meals that arrive weekly (or, just once a month if you’re busy like me!) that are prepped and just ready for you to cook, is a LIFE SAVING HACK. I’ve only tried Hello Fresh so far and am getting my third box this week. I can’t wait!
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In high school I was obsessed with Bath and Body Works Lavender Linen Spray. Then, along with Honeysuckle, they discontinued it. Those bastards. And my life was incomplete until last year when I googled a few recipies and made my own. This spray is perfect to freshen your sheets when you haven’t washed them in 3 weeks and can even be used as an air freshener:
Makes 8 ounces. I find that’s too much, so I halve the recipe for my cute little glass bottle!