Everyone is always looking for more efficient ways to do things, which is totally understandable! After all, who couldn’t stand to learn a few ways to save time in their busy day?
Well, it turns out that, when it comes to using everyday items, you might just be your own worst enemy. From slicing bread to squeezing that last drop of toothpaste from the tube, there’s always a more efficient ways to get it done.
So, without further ado, here are 28 everything things you’ve been doing wrong your entire life…
1. Slicing bread: Chances are, if you’ve ever attempted to slice your own bread, you’ve either completely obliterated the loaf or your slices weren’t very uniform. Next time, just flip it over to the flat side, and you’ll instantly see how much easier it is to slice.
2. Eating Oreos: Most of us prefer to eat milk’s favorite cookie by—you guessed it!—dunking the Oreo into a glass of fresh milk. Unfortunately, many glasses aren’t built to accommodate our hands, and our fingers get wet. To fix that, try sticking a fork into the white cream center and dipping it that way. Voila!
3. Waiting in line: No one likes standing in long lines at the DMV, a restaurant, or at an amusement park. It turns out that the “Caribbean style” of waiting in line is a lot easier. Simply put your shoes where you would stand and grab a seat while you wait.
4. Removing your shirt: Most people take off their shirts the old-fashioned way: by grabbing the bottom and pulling it over their heads. However, as demonstrated by this man below, there’s a much more efficient way of removing one’s shirt. Easy enough, right?
5. Removing old fabric from your clothes and couches: If you’re still using a lint roller to pick off all of those little dangling threads from your clothes and couch cushions, try again. Next time, use a razor, and watch as it instantly becomes cleaner!
6. Drinking soda from a can: At some point or other, everyone has had the annoyance of trying to get a straw to sit still in a can of soda. Those pesky bubbles just make it float out of the can! Thankfully, each can has a built-in straw holder. Simply turn the tab and slide the straw through!
7. Wearing your earphones: You’ve probably seen at least one person who wraps their earbuds above their ear and down into the ear itself. That’s because it helps hold them in place so they won’t slip around when you’re listening to your favorite music!
8. Scribbling out old information: Going through old notebooks from high school, you probably see that even the words you once scribbled out are still legible. Next time, try writing a series of other letters above the words; it makes reading them practically impossible.
9. Connecting cords in your home: You may have noticed that the last time you plugged something into an extension cord, it ripped right out. Try tying a small knot with the cords next time. That way, they’ll never disconnect again.