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Every Life Hack We Learned In 2022 Thanks To TikTok

TikTok offers way more than endless doom-scrolling content.

I'll admit, I was among the TikTok skeptics when the app first started gaining steam.

What won me over were the seriously amazing life hacks that the app has to offer.

1. The best part is that some of the hacks are brilliantly simple, like these mug cake recipes.

@soyummy

We'll be using this easy chocolate mug cake hack all autumn! 🤤

♬ original sound - So Yummy

2. It's like having access to your friend who knows a little something about everything, all the time.

3. People of a certain age know how clutch it is to be able to switch the way your washer/dryer doors open.

4. They also know the joys of getting a handle on your junk mail (and directing their righteous indignation at the right parties).

5. Finding out the dishwasher's top rack can drop down? Game changer.

@brunchwithbabs

🍽  Did your Mom ever teach you the Do’s and Don’ts for loading the dishwasher?  In our family, when it comes to chores, how to load the dishwasher is one of the hottest topics.  Let’s face it, everyone has their own system that they think is the only way to load the dishwasher.  Well, Babs’ is here to teach you the proper way to load your dishwasher so that each and every dish comes out sparkling clean.  🍽 Xo Babs #dishwasher #howtoloadadishwasher

♬ original sound - everyone’s grandmother

6. They aren't just household hacks for us olds, either. There are plenty of useful tips for students.

7. Food hacks are truly for everyone, like this ingenious cereal box move.

8. Grease-fee ground meat? Sign me up.

9. Cheese preserving methods? Tell me more.

@athomewithshannon

Best LIFE HACK 💡 this should be part of the DIRECTIONS its so good!!! #lifehacks #hacks #tiktoktaughtme #learnontitkok #hack

♬ YRN (tik tok) - Tyler April

10. Parents who think they're too old for TikTok? Think again! Imagine how much easier your life could've been if you knew this hack from the jump.

@kalesalad

Genius way to get a kid to take their medicine!! 🎥: tw/@beverlyns16 #foryou #fyp #lifehack #sowholesome

♬ original sound - For You

11. There are all types of hacks for the crafty, from drawing and painting...

@andersonbluu

How to draw the x-ray effect the easy way. This is a great art tutorial for new artists. All you need is a few drawing markers. #drawing #art #tiktoktaughtme #howto #tutorial

♬ BIZCOCHITO - ROSALÍA

12. ...to deeper craft hacks that anyone can appreciate.

@wilshirecollections

Having a why didn’t I try this sooner moment! Have you tried it this way? #craftinghacks #decopaugehack #crafttok #modpodgecrafts

♬ Taste It - Ikson

13. A special nod to @brunchwithbabs, who had us truly shook with these amazing pumpkin carving hacks that can save you a headache and a mess.

@brunchwithbabs

🎃Do’s and Don’ts of Pumpkin Carving 🎃It is a treasured tradition in our family to carve jack-o-lanterns for Halloween.  But with all the yuck and mess, sometimes my kids would quit the project before we even started.  Babs’ Do’s and Don’ts for Pumpkin Carving, saves the mess and speeds up carving so you can have the perfect jack-o-lantern with no mess and no fuss.  Happy Halloween 🎃XO Babs 1. Carve from bottom.  That way you have the stem to hold onto and you can easily slip the pumpkin right over a candle or flashlight. 2. Hold pumpkin in your lap to carve.  You will have a much steadier pumpkin to cut.    3. Use a red dry erase marker to sketch your design. It erases easily and if you miss a spot, it blends in. 4. Use a hand mixer to clean out your pumpkin. 5. Use cookie cutters and a rubber mallet to carve your design. 6. Cover all cut surfaces with Vaseline to keep the pumpkin moist after carving.  Pumpkins should last 1-2 weeks carved! 7. Sprinkle some cinnamon on the inside top of your pumpkin for festive pumpkin spice smell when a candle is lit inside the pumpkin.  🎃 #pumpkincarving

♬ original sound - everyone’s grandmother

14. Think you've learned everything you need to know about beauty from the internet? Think again.

15. The ways you could be more efficient are truly astounding.

@mama_mila_

Which one will you try first? 🌻 #lifehacks #homehacks

♬ Material Girl - Madonna

16. The best thing about these hacks is that not only are they fun to break out in a moment of need, but they can actually save you money.

17. They can also save you time, which we can all use in our increasingly busy lives.

@lorafied

KITCHEN HACKS: Holiday Edition 🦃🎄 3 simple timing saving tricks! Why my mashed potatoes start in the dishwasher and my butter is hanging with the ice cream 🤗 💗 FOLLOW ME on Instagram @lorafied 💗 FOLLOW ME on TikTok @lorafied 💗 CHECKOUT my website: LORAfied.com #holidayhacks #kitchenhacksthatwork #homemaker #thanksgivingprep #mashedpotatoes #dishwasherhack #christmasdinnerprep #holidaycooking #holidaybaking #lorafied

♬ Made You Look - Meghan Trainor

What's your favorite life hack you learned from TikTok this year? Share it in the comments. No gatekeeping here!