Man Attempts Life Hack’s That He Finds in a Book from the 1950s

Man Attempts Life Hack’s That He Finds in a Book from the 1950s

The do-it-yourself movement has become all the rage over the decades. With online tutorials for almost anything, we can all teach ourselves how to make furniture, reuse old bottles in new ways, and anything else you can think of. For one man, he found a special DIY book from the 1950s that detailed 1001 How-To Ideas. What happened next would show the world how relevant or irrelevant some of these hacks are. Keep scrolling to see how he showed the world just how ahead of the time, some of these 1950s hacks were. We bet you might just end up using a few of these yourself.

The Household Hacker

A lot of people have online channels now, where they show how to do hair, apply makeup, review online shopping sites, and for this person, try out household hacks. Known as the Household Hacker, this YouTuber decided to do some digging to find some unique hacks.

They knew that they would have to scour some different stores, garage sales, and any other places that might have old books to find some truly unique hacks that had not shown up on online yet.

A Little Bit Creepy

The Household Hacker began detailing their journey to find a classic tome of household hacks. They had access to their grandparents’ attics and basements, which were basically treasure troves of forgotten books. As they opened up boxes and looked at bookshelves, they finally landed on the book they were looking for. It is called 1,001 How-to Ideas. For this YouTuber, they knew they had just unearthed gold.

This book held all of the hacks they would ever need for the next three years of their YouTube show. Now, all they needed to do is choose a couple and get started.

Spy Tactics

If you have ever watched a spy drama, then you probably know how important it is to be able to open and close an envelope. Messages are often contained in these, and any good spy knows how to open and close one effectively.

To do this, you need the envelope, a damp cloth, and an iron. Place the envelope face down on the damp cloth, and slowly iron over the sealed part. The adhesive will release, and you will be able to lift up the lid. Now, all you need to do is read the message, and reseal the envelope before anyone is the wiser.

The Envelope Hack

According to the book, this envelope hack is actually not for spying purposes. It has been designed to help people to add something to an envelope that they have forgotten to. Essentially, some letter writers would forget to add a piece of paper or perhaps a photograph to their envelope after they had sealed them.

Being able to unseal an envelope saves both money and the environment. You don’t need to use a new one, and you can save some trees in the process. Now, that seems like a win-win situation for us. Save the trees, and always make sure you have your iron ready to use.

Never Lose A Tack

Tacks are something that we all need to use on occasion. They push into cork boards and keep important pieces of paper in place. However, if a tack falls on the ground, it can be quite dangerous. A person can not see the tack and find themselves stepping on one. Nobody wants to have to go to the emergency room.

That is why this particular hack is so handy. All you need is a potato. This is the kind of hack you will want to use if you have a large number of tacks that you don’t want falling on the floor.

Grab A Potato

To safely create this hack, you will need to cut a potato in half. Then, you can push the tacks into the side of the potato that has skin. The flat side of the potato is what will be placed on a smooth surface.

The tacks will stay in place, and you can easily carry the potato around your home as you perform some other DIY tasks. The only thing we would suggest is that you make sure the raw potato doesn’t stain any surfaces.

The Bacon Roll

The smell of sizzling bacon in the morning is enough to get even the most tired of people out of bed. The only problem is that sometimes getting the bacon going can be a bit messy. Bacon always comes in a package, and each slice is placed on top of the other.

Pulling the pieces apart can find the bacon breaking apart and getting gross bacon juice all over the place. To avoid this, there is an easy hack.

Roll It Up

When you first take the bacon pack out of the fridge, you will notice it is quite cold. If you proceed to roll the package up like a newspaper, the individual pieces of bacon will separate from each other.

Then, when it comes time to cut the package open, all you will need to do is pull the individual pieces of bacon out. This eliminates the mess of pulling the pieces out and having them break apart in the package.

A Trusty Can Opener

If you thought a can opener could only be used to open cans, then you should have a look at this hack. It has a lot more uses than simply cracking open a can of peaches. You can adapt the end of the opener to remove two very important items: a tack, and a staple.

Sometimes you don’t have a tack or a staple remover on hand, which is where this handy tool comes in. The sharpened edge on the top can easily lift a staple or a tack.