Some sticky note tricks
How to keep the end of the roll of tape handy
Add a key to a ring without breaking a nail
Here are a few of the things we've been using over the years (maybe not hacks, but useful ideas. You may already be using some of these, too).
1. Fix a stripped screw hole with toothpicks. When you've stripped a screw and want to use the hole again, but the hole is now too large, slide a flat toothpick or part of a toothpick in (more than one if you need them) to fill the extra space. Then continue on with the screw as usual. Along the same lines, a popsicle stick makes a fine shim if you need something much smaller than the usual shim.
2. When we moved in years ago, I noted right away that there were two curtain rods in the tub/shower area. I suppose some people use one for a liner and one for the curtain (the original owners had some fancy shower curtain with swags and hooks to hold the swags back, so they needed a liner), but if you use a bath mat in the tub, the inner rod is a great place to hang it to let it dry. Placed inside and slightly lower than the main curtain, nothing drips on the rim of the tub and the mat hangs free, so it doesn't stick to the wall.
3.If you have window blinds (we don't anymore, but that's a recent change), put an old sock on your hand like a hand puppet to easily slide along each slat to easily clean both top and bottom.
4. If you have a small tile floor to clean and you don't want to drag around a mop and bucket or pay for Swiffer refills, slap an old wet washcloth on your Swiffer, wipe the area, then toss the cloth in the laundry. There will be extra cloth, but not much, and it works just fine.
What are your own life hacks? Everyone has at least one or two (I think).
Best Wishes and Happy Reading!