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Your classes provide you with some essential skills you’ll need later in life, but these life hacks are not coming to a lecture hall near you.
Hack #1: Cold drinks, but faster
If you have a warm or room temperature water bottle, juice, soda, etc, and you don’t want to wait an hour for it to chill in the fridge, wrap a damp paper towel around it and stick in the fridge/freezer. In about 20 minutes or so, you got a cold drink to beat this weird January heat with. Of course, you could always avoid warm water with the famous “always chill” Kapi bottles 😊
Hack #2: Forever-smelling-good Kapi Apartment
No need to go all out with aerosol air fresheners! Just tape a couple of dryer sheets to an AC or a portable fan and turn it on! Your Kapi apartment will smell like fresh laundry in no time!
Hack #3: Fresh leftovers
You have leftover rice or pizza available, but it’s too chewy or too hard or it doesn’t taste as fresh anymore. No problem! Stick it in the microwave with a damp paper towel or a small glass of water and heat it up!
Hack #4: No more burns
If you have a candle with a hard-to-reach wick, and it feels like you might burn down your Kapi Apartment when you try to light it, use a strand of uncooked spaghetti. It’s better (and safer) for you, your candle, and your apartment, so give it a try today!
Hack #5: Overheating no more
Does your laptop overheat? Use a cup holder tray (the kind you get from Starbucks or boba place when you order multiple drinks). Turn it over and put your laptop on top of it. Success!
Hack #6: Good bye smelly shoes
If your shoes smell bad, stick a dryer sheet in them and leave it overnight. Tea bags work fine as well.
Hack #7: Tshirts as straight as your hair
If you have a wrinkly shirt, top, slacks, etc, and you don’t have an iron, use a hair straightener or hair dryer. (warning: use a damp paper towel to wipe off any hair product that may be on the surface of the iron before you turn it on to prevent stains and burns).
Hack #8: Focused grocery shopping
Cook a meal in your beautiful Kapi kitchen. Make a sandwich. Snack on some cookies. Eating before you go grocery shopping helps you focus on what you need to buy. You won’t be so tempted when you walk down the chip aisle! Also, if you have trouble remembering what you need to buy, take a picture of your fridge and/or cabinets. It’s better than writing down what you need or blindly guessing how much milk you have left in your fridge.
Make life easier for yourself and put these life hacks to the test!
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Written by: Jessica Tsien