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40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World. Back in January the Sifter posted 50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World.

40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World

The post went on the be one of the most shared articles in the history of the website. At first I was surprised, but soon realized that we all want to simplify and improve our lives; especially when a solution to a common problem is cheap, effective and easy to-do! After spending a lot of time sifting through reddit’s Life Hacks subreddit, BuzzFeed’s endless Life Hack posts and wading through a ton of Life Hack pins on Pinterest, I came up with the list below.

Another 40 tips that will hopefully simplify your life! 5. 13. 50 hacks to simplify your World. Life hacks are little ways to make our lives easier.

50 hacks to simplify your World

These low-budget tips and trick can help you organize and de-clutter space; prolong and preserve your products; or teach you something (e.g., tie a full Windsor) that you simply did not know before. Most of these came from a great post on tumblr. 10 surprising household uses for lemons. Did you knew you could use lemons for all these household tasks?

10 surprising household uses for lemons

You turn to this citrus fruit to enhance your water but did you know it can also help perk up limp lettuce and kill weeds? We asked experts to weigh on their go-to uses for this household must-have. Read on for their tips. Kill weeds. Forget chemical weed killers, which can be just as bad for you as they are for the planet. Preserve and refresh produce. Keep away cats. Easily clean cheese graters. The life-changing magic of tidying up: Testing Marie Kondo's method.

I can't remember when I first heard someone gushing over Marie Kondo's "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up," but all of a sudden this spring, it seemed like everyone I knew — or sat next to on the subway — was reading this mysterious Japanese organization manual.

The life-changing magic of tidying up: Testing Marie Kondo's method

"You have to see my closet," a friend confided one night, taking me by the hand to show off her suddenly spare shelves. "I Kondo-ed everything. " So I decided to find out: How could this pocket-sized book, which has already sold over 2 million copies and sits firmly atop the New York Times Best Seller list, make such a big promise? Here's the short answer: Because it's legit. NeverWet Review: The Magical, Water-Repelling Spray Is Kind of Amazing. Household uses for toothpaste. If you don't feel inspired when brushing your teeth, this might change that.

Household uses for toothpaste

Toothpaste is a master multitasker, capable of polishing gemstones, buffing bowls, smoothing scratches and so much more. How to make a small room feel bigger. Looking to squeeze extra space out of a tiny room?

How to make a small room feel bigger

With a few tricks, it can be done! Matthew Cane, interior designer for Homepolish, helped TODAY style contributor Lilliana Vazquez take her small home office into a luxurious space — and now he's dishing his secrets. "We all kind of live in boxes," Cane said. "Some of us just live in bigger boxes than others. " Here are five ways to make your bedroom, living room and any other space in your home feel larger. Put the rug at an angle Samantha Okazaki / TODAY "In rooms that are super linear, it's always good to angle anything," Cane said.

"If you see the rug angled, it opens up the room," he explained. Do the accent wall right If you've ever heard painting something dark in a small space is a bad idea, toss that advice out the window. RELATED: At Home with TODAY: Visit Lilliana Vazquez in her fabulous home office "Neutrals are great tones to work off for any type of accent wall," Can said, suggesting grays, beiges or even shades of off-white.

Slow-motion vacuuming? 7 cleaning tips you haven't heard before. GoodMoodPhoto Dust your light bulbs?

Slow-motion vacuuming? 7 cleaning tips you haven't heard before

Throw the lint filter in the dishwasher? Clean like never before—but should have been doing all along—with these surprising tips. 1. Brighten up the room with a quick wipe down. Green cleaning tips: How to clean your home using baking soda and white vinegar. With only baking soda and white vinegar, you have a stellar "green combo" for many household cleaning chores.

Green cleaning tips: How to clean your home using baking soda and white vinegar

Whether you're tackling a grimy oven or sprucing up your countertops, these earth-friendly products are great alternatives to harsh chemical products. We asked green cleaning expert Leslie Reichert to share some of her favorite baking soda and vinegar recipes. They'll do the job, save you money and help the environment — all at the same time. Shutterstock Carpet spot-cleaner White vinegarWater Blot spills from carpet. Coffee makers 2 cups of white vinegar Run vinegar through the brew cycle. Counter cleaner. 7 laundry facts we never knew. For a chore we do so often, laundry sure does leave a lot of burning questions.

7 laundry facts we never knew

Like, how much detergent do I actually need to use? 10 hacks to make cleaning easier than ever (3 work while you sleep!) We get it.

10 hacks to make cleaning easier than ever (3 work while you sleep!)

With temperatures rising, the last thing most want to do is spend time spring cleaning. So take your life back by whipping through your cleaning chores with these simple hacks. Remove stubborn stains from your baking sheet. You bought a brand new baking sheet, used it once to whip up your favorite chocolate chip cookies — and it's forever stained. Make your pan look as good as new overnight with this quirky trick. Samantha Okazaki / TODAY First, place a dryer sheet on the baking sheet. Clean blinds in less than 30 seconds.