#1 Alarm Clocks
Does your roommate’s phone alarm sound through the wall and drive you crazy? Call them. It will turn the alarm off. Wait for them to answer and they won’t even miss work.
#2 Plane Tickets
Buy your plane tickets in the middle of the week to save $100 or more. Ticket vendors jack up the prices on the weekend to trap vacationers who make impulse ticket purchases.
#3 Bagel Holder
Here’s a new use for your ancient CD-rom holder! You can take that useless old piece of plastic and repurpose it as a convenient sandwich holder.
#4 Unplug It
Before you leave for work or class, unplug everything. Even when electronic devices are off they suck up energy. Pulling the plug can cut up to 10% off of your energy bill.
#5 Wasp Spray
Work in a shady area? The cops recommend keeping a can of wasp spray on your desk. It will deter would-be attackers from up to 20 feet away and won’t blind everyone else in the room too.
#6 White Boards
Accidentally wrote on the white board with permanent marker? Scribble over it with dry erase marker and it will erase right off.
#7 Grocery Bags
Don’t let those plastic handles dig into your fingers. Thread a small, hard item through the handles and hold that instead.
Place a muffin tin liner on the bottom of your popsicle. It will catch the drips and keep your fingers from getting sticky.
#9 Grilled Cheese
Put bread and cheese in the toaster sideways. It makes a DIY toaster oven that makes great, crunchy grilled cheese sandwiches.
#10 Dryer Sheets
Put a dryer sheet in your pocket next time you go hiking or camping. It will keep the mosquitoes away from you.
#11 Motion Sickness
Pop a couple of olives in your mouth if you start to feel the effects of motion sickness. They have tannins that dry up the saliva that makes you feel like you’re going to heave.
#12 New in The City
Lost or bored in a new city? Call up the concierge at a local upscale hotel. They’ll give you insider tips and answers to questions that only locals can answer.
#13 Save Ink
Whenever possible, print in Times New Roman. You’ll get 100 more pages out of a cartridge than you will printing in heavier fonts like Arial or Verdana.
Put your iPhone or iPod into a bowl. It will amplify the speaker and make the party even louder.
#15 Wood Scratches
Rub a walnut on scratches in your favorite wood furniture pieces to make those blemishes disappear.
#16 DVD Scratches
If the disk is skipping, rub a banana over it to seal the scratches and keep the DVD playing. Remember to wipe it off before you stick it back in.
#17 Toothpaste on the Car Headlights
What a difference a little toothpaste makes in keeping your headlights clean and sparkly. Rather than spending money on costly materials, this solution is inexpensive and effective.
#18 Hair Clip for Wire Wrapping
Eliminate the constant tangling by using a small hair clip to keep wires straight. This solution is even easier to use than rubber bands.
#19 Vertical Clothing Stack
Such a simple idea! By stacking your clothes vertically in your drawers, you can get a better sense of all your wardrobe possibilities.
#20 Sponge Ice Pack
No more ice cubes clanking around in the bag and dripping all over. This sponge in a bag idea is so great because the sponge will absorb the liquid as it melts!