The post introduced life hacks that explore the versatility of everyday household goods, such as using shower caps to pack shoes when travelling, using a bowl/cup as a smartphone amplifier, and dental floss as a cutting tool.
It is desirable to people who willingly or have to live without everything ready such as environmentalists and students in dorms. It is not only a creative and active lifestyle to make the most with the least, but it is also economical and environmentally friendly to saves the expense of buying additional products and reduces carbon footprint by extending the life of products.
Comparing to the previous reviewer who shared her life hack experience full of fun, my review looks at the meaning of wise consumption and environmental consciousness.
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Since this is the last WIG, I want to highlight some unconventional uses of everyday objects. I always appreciate versatility in objects, particularly common ones that each household has access to.
The first is using shower caps to pack shoes when traveling. I travel pretty often, and I’ve used both regular plastic bags and also Ziploc bags to carry shoes. However, they’re bulgy and in the case of Ziploc bags, don’t always fit the shape of the shoes. Shower caps are both expandable and contains the dirt from shoes easily.
The next one is using a bowl/cup as an amplifier for smartphone music. This is probably the most common life hack I’ve seen on campus, where people would use red solo cups as temporary speakers at parties.
The last one (although there are many more life hacks than these!) is the use of dental floss as a cutting tool. It is quite useful on cakes, brownies, and cheese — anything soft that would not be easily/ beautifully cut by a knife. Definitely handy for the kitchen as well as for the bathroom 🙂