Today I learned a new term. Life Hacks! Okay, so maybe I am behind the times.
I use a clothespin to keep my potato chip bag closed. I have been known to use lots of ordinary household items in odd ways. What I didn't realize was that it made me a visionary.
My innovative ideas usually come late at night when I want to go to bed but know I will have to face my problem in the morning. I grab the first thing I can find to solve my immediate problem and low and behold. I am an innovator.
- Even more surprising is there are books about life hacks, blogs devoted to only new life hacks, and people who jot every new thing they do so they can write a book about life hacks. Hum. Why didn't I think of it first?
Wikipedia says a life hack is a productivity trick, a shortcut or skill, or a novelty method to increase productivity and efficiency.
If you put a "pool noddle" under the fitted sheet on your child's bed to keep him from falling out, you have invited a life hack. Use a clothespin to hold a nail while you hammer it not only saves fingers, but it is a life hack.
How many do you use? Leave your favorite life hack in the comment box and let's see what we come up with.
I wonder if using my computer instead of a pen and paper is a life hack?