This is the dawning of the age of the most technologically advanced we’ve ever been in history. Yet, we’re faced with trivial issues that accompany the technology we rely on. With as complicated as life is, sometimes fixing that cracked phone falls through the cracks. Fixing the small inconveniences can become somewhat of a chore, so sometimes we settle for that spotty wifi, or taking the extra couple of minutes to unravel our headphones.
The thing is, they add up. Before we know it, we’re grouchy or slightly peeved and don’t know why. Subtract from your subliminal stress with these hacks for the little things that could make a big difference.
1. Trade Cable for a Streaming Stick
Don’t feel like paying top dollar for cable or a smart TV? Do you prefer your streaming apps content anyway? Don’t keep settling for your fave Netflix binge on a laptop. Confirm that you’re still watching on the big screen at home. Purchase a streaming stick for your convenience.
2. Keep Headphones From Becoming Tangled
Those stringy cords haunt us all. If you have other priorities and haven’t made the switch to wireless headphones, try this simple hack for saving time on the detangle strangle. Place your thumb over your middle and ring finger on one hand. Use the other hand to tire your headphones in figure 8 around the free fingers until there are about two inches left. Use the remaining inches to tie and secure them.
3. Use a WiFi Extender
Tired of spotty spots in the house? Tired of telling your guests that the WiFi is better in the kitchen? Purchase a WiFi extender to make sure you don’t miss a spot.
4. Download a Photo Saving App
Is storage on your phone an issue because of your photos? Have you tried backing your items up and ended up losing a bunch? Only to resign to the system and purchase more storage, troubleshoot, or spend a picture-worthy afternoon deleting apps and photos for storage? This one won’t exempt you from taking up storage, but it will certainly help to cut back. Download a photo saving app and store your photos and videos on the app instead of on your phone.
5. Clear Cookies Before Online Shopping
If you didn’t know that your internet is spying on you, it is. Clear your cookies for a clean slate on being victimized by search engine technology before shopping online. Try it with flights, hotel stays, or any other deals that tend to fluctuate in price.
6. Blow Your Home Speaker or Don’t Have One?
Your ex-toilet paper roll can help with that. Take an empty roll and puncture a hole fitted for your device in the middle. Stand it up with thumbtacks, or place it in a ceramic cup for instant amplification.
This one isn’t the most glam, but who needs glam when you’re just trying to jam? Phone amp speakers can be expensive to replace and in general. Recycle your household paper towel and toilet rolls for a quick fix.
7. Nutritional Facts Made Simple
Want to know more about the food you’re consuming but feel overwhelmed by the information provided in a search? Use this simple hack to compare nutritional facts between foods. Enter: [food] vs. [food] in Google, replacing the “food” values with whatever foods you’re curious about.
In the end, there’s usually a way around whatever technology complication is stopping you up. How do you think some of the world’s GR8EST innovators arrived at breakthrough? Don’t be afraid to create your loopholes, and never underestimate how far the little fixes can go!