Some life hacks that I have used

life hacksLife is full of hacks and lazy people are the one who finds most of it. Life hacks save us a lot of time, effort, and money. Some life hacks that I have used in my day to day life are shared below. Please share if you have something to add.

  • Use a wet towel to clear the smoke out of your room. Spin It in all directions using your hand. Don’t switch on the fan. It will take more time and will irritate you.
  • I was reading an article and got across this that you can call yourself Time’s 2006 person of the year on your resume/CV. In 2006, Time made “Everyone” the person of the year. Use it to show how smart you are.
  • When were we Buying a car? I purposely got it delayed and bought it at the end of the month. Salespeople have quotas to meet each month and will be more likely for you to get a deal. I got the seat cover for free. Though it is a small thing what’s the harm in it.
  • I used the following on my friends mobile. Download the Apple free app of the week, even if you don’t need it! You can delete it and re-download in “recently purchased” when you want. This way you can use it for free.
  • I recently bought a .edu domain and created 5 email address on a shared hosting space. I then bought 5 Amazon Prime acct. and sold it to peers. This lets you watch almost unlimited TV/Movies.
  • My sister used to do it. Putting your fingers in ice water immediately after painting your nails the paint will dry instantly and YaY you are ready for the party.
  • If your clothes shrink too small? Soak them in a mixture of hot water and hair conditioner for 5 minutes, to unshrink them. This really works. Try it now.
  • Want to have some good dreams (*wink*). Drink tons of apple juice before you go to bed. A chemical compound in the juice will help you to have vivid awesome dreams!
  • If you ask for unsalted French Fries at McDonald’s they’ll make a fresh batch for you and then at the end ask them to put salt and here you have fresh fries.
  • When buying something online only read the reviews that gave it 3 stars—they’re usually the most honest about pros and cons. This has a 99% accuracy. Have helped me a lot of time to take the right decision.

Must have apps in your smartphone

Free time gets you thinking and sitting at Udaipur airport got me thinking of how these apps/ tools have made my life so easier. Since time immemorial tools have played an important role in one’s growth and the growth of the civilization. Some of the first tools used by men were made of stones and were used for getting their food in the wild. Civilization progressed and we discovered and invented various tools to make our life easier. In this present internet age, the meanings of tools have further enhanced. Some of the must have apps in your smartphone that I use to manage my day to day life are given below:

  • Evernote

This is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Thanks to Amal for introducing me to it. It helps me in getting things done. The search functionalities, its chat feature, notebook feature, tags feature etc. helps me in organizing a lot of my professional and personal things. It also helps me to record my blog ideas so that I can dwell on them later. This app at least saves and hour of my time every day for sure.

  • Settle up

This has become the one-stop shop to manage all my household expenses. We live in a shared flat and in that setting attribution of expenses in a right way is one of the most important things to keep peace in the house. This app has saved numerous fights for us and helps keep all our expenses clean and simple.

  • Walnut

When you want to manage your personal expenses and investment walnut saves the day for you. It helps me in managing my extra cash judicially so that I can track and get maximum returns on the same. This helps me to know my balances and investments at one place.

This is the latest addition to my list. This is also called a brain gym. This helps me in increasing my cognitive abilities. Improve my reasoning, coordination etc. I used this religiously once a day to keep my mind open to possibilities. I have literally paid a good amount for this.

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  • Quora

I find this better than people as I get pinpointed answers to almost all my queries and those are the real experience of people rather than paid content that I get on google. Recently I started answering a lot of questions myself on Quora. I make sure I give at least 2 answers a day on questions where I have experience.

  • Linkedin

I think one should also have an equal professional presence as they have on social media. It shows a lot about your character. This helps you to build your professional presence over a period and helps us to become credible and an influencer.

  • Whatsapp

One of the best tools to communicate to teams, family, friend. I think it has become a necessity in today’s life. It is fast, responsive and solves an important problem of fast and efficient communication.

  • Goibibo

I tend to travel frequently and booking hotels, busses and flight are like every day’s work. Here Goibibo is a savior. This becomes one stop shop for all my travel needs. Till now I never had a bad experience with them. Hope it stays that way.

This is not on my phone because I work there. It is there because it has helped me time and again during my dentist’s treatments, during my mom’s illness etc. This app has always given me a near perfect suggestion on which doctor should I visit.

  • MI-Fit

Last but not the least my fitness freakishness holds me to this must have app in my smartphone. It helps me to keep a record of my physical activity through band and hence I get motivated to open it every day and make sure I achieve my target

Now if you see closely above apps/ tools solves daily schedule, Expenses, Personal Finance, Knowledge, Professional visibility, keeping in touch, Travel Needs, Medical emergencies, and Fitness.

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What are some other must-have apps in your smartphone that you need to manage in your day to day life please share it in the comment section? I will use it myself and update the article.