Not All “Life Hacks” Are Actually Useful

A constant trend that you will see, at any given point in your day, are “life hacks” on social media. They’re all do-it-yourself tips that are aiming to give you the impression that life is so much better if you follow suit.

While some are indeed clever, others are…not. We’ll be discussing which life hacks are not really as useful as they claim to be.

Pancake Mix in a Ketchup Squeeze Bottle

We’ve seen this around a lot. While it looks super handy, it’s actually really a lot of work. Pancake batter can get really goopy. There’s already a lot of it that can get left behind on the bowl and in the scoop. So imagine the mess having to transfer the pancake batter into a squeeze bottle. Then you get to enjoy the lovely fact of not all the pancake batter will not exit the squeeze bottle. In the end, you don’t get to maximize your batter and you have extra stuff to clean up.

So overall, it’s not efficient and it’s a lot of extra effort.

Zip Ties for Veggies

Zip ties are indeed useful but it all depends on how you use it. This life hack entails that when you buy veggies, you group them together and keep them neat by using zip ties to hold them together. While it sounds good it’s not really all that great.

If you use the zip ties improperly (too tight) you will end up bruising your vegetables. Also, the veggies in the middle get suffocated and will rot earlier. If you aren’t familiar with zip ties, there’s a lot of leftover material sticking out. That’s not exactly conducive to free space. If you cut off that extra material, you won’t be able to reuse the zip tie. This means that you’ll have to keep buying zip ties. While they’re affordable at the start, it can really compound on you.