20 Times People Shared What “Cheat Codes” Actually Worked For Them

Published 2 years ago

Everyone loves those life hacks that are effective and make their life easier. However, the internet is filled with fake hacks that usually lead to disappointments.

That’s why, the Redditors bacongobbler and Lurial decided to ask people to share a list of useful “cheat codes” that actually work. Scroll below to read some of those interesting life hacks that might end up being useful.

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Image source: cbexton, Jornada Produtora

Never bring anything in to work. That way, when you leave (ie, earlier than usual) it doesn’t look like you’re leaving for the day.


Image source: thejesusfinger, 99.films

if you gently rock back and forth while pooping it will take significantly less time and make it easier to pass more “troublesome” movements. Best. Lifehack. Ever


Image source: hxcloud99, Towfiqu barbhuiya

Babywipes for the bathroom. Seriously, your life will be +1.


Image source: AmbitionOfPhilipJFry, Patrick Amoy

Secretaries, tech support and janitors are the true power in office buildings. Make friends, remember birthdays and you can get anything you need or go anywhere you need.


Image source: hxcloud99, Gabrielle Henderson

Shut the f**k up.

Wait for the lawyer.


Image source: Lurial, John Smit

Turn it off, then on again.


Image source: Thedarkfallenone, Ayo Ogunseinde

If you are quitting something e.g. smoking, drinking etc. Everytime you feel the urge to do said addiction : Go for a run, do 20 sit ups, 20 push ups etc. This way you can start to associate exercise with quitting and you get fitter the more you quit which can make you feel better


Image source: hxcloud99, Priscilla Du Preez

Try to put yourself in as many socially awkward situations as possible. You will be desensitized to it which makes you more outgoing.


Image source: MrCassiBro , Nancy Hughes

When you go to a restaurant where they bring you your drink in a cup/glass, ask for no ice or for ice on the side. Often what they do is load your drink with ice so that it seems as if there’s more in there, especially at bars


Image source: hxcloud99, Bluewater Sweden

When you’re giving a presentation, bring a bottle of water up to the podium. If you find yourself in a spot where you blank, taking a drink will allow you to gather your thoughts. Nobody will be the wiser.


Image source: north0, rupixen.com

When you buy something online, you usually get a chance to enter a promo code before you purchase.

Google the promo codes.

They’re out there – you can get anything from free shipping to 25% off the purchase.


Image source: DysenteryFairy, Joseph Frank

When commenting on something, whether it be reddit, facebook, etc. finish typing your comment, stop, re-read it twice and then ask yourself what you are trying to accomplish with said comment before posting


Image source: Weebles_Wobble, Stephani Spitzer

If you spill any liquid that will stain on your carpet (red wine, juice, etc), pour some salt on it. Work it into the carpet – just rub it in with your hands. Leave it there for a few hours (for serious stains, up to a day) and vacuum it out. Voila, stain gone.


Image source: Goldsie, Ashley Piszek

Talk to everyone like you would your best mate, and smile.


Image source: hxcloud99, charlesdeluvio

When you have forgotten someone’s name, simply say : “I’m sorry, but what was your name one more time.” They may act offended, but when they give you their first name you simply reply “No, I meant your last name.” (more socially acceptable to forget).

Bingo. First and last names.


Image source: anon, Jake Goossen

Avoid forgetting something in the morning by placing it in your shoes. (works best if you wear the same pair every day.)


Image source: anon, Conscious Design

Learn to cook. You will save money, eat better and feel better. If you are terrible at cooking, there is only one way to get better…cook. Think of cooking not as a chore, but as something that is fun and that brings joy to other people and to yourself. If you live alone, invest in some nice pyrex containers, put a few portions in the freezer, a few in the fridge.


Image source: Lurial, charlesdeluvio

Buy things out of season, this can save you money. Unless its food, then buy it in season


Image source: hxcloud99, Christian Erfurt

Cut negative people out of your life.


Image source: hxcloud99, Kateryna Hliznitsova

If you have crushing chest pain, call 911 first. Then chew some aspirin. I work in cardiology.


Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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