This post was sponsored Tidy Cats as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I recently took a blog break to unplug for a while, enjoy the beginning of summer with my boys and also celebrate my birthday. I still worked my consulting position, but I didn’t post or promote on Extraordinarily Nice for nearly two whole weeks! I’m not going to lie, I missed it. But I spent that time testing out life hacks, trying to get even more out of my day. The following three hacks passed my test with flying colors!
LIFE HACK 1: EASY WAY TO SOFTEN BUTTER
I have a confession: I’m terrible at planning ahead when it comes to meals and desserts. I fly by the seat of my pants and sometimes, I really want to bake cookies even though I haven’t taken the proper steps to soften butter.
I was in this exact situation earlier this week when I consulted trusty Google. I found a bunch of suggestions for changing the settings on your microwave and such but let’s keep it real: I only know how to use the Quick Minute + Popcorn settings on my microwave so those tips were not in my wheelhouse.
I did, however, find a suggestion to try grating the stick of butter with a cheese grater, and that’s way more my speed. It worked like a charm! My only suggestion for this is to spray your grater with a nonstick spray before you get to grating up your butter. It won’t stick to the grater this way!
LIFE HACK 2: TIDY CATS DIRECT
You’ve all met Oogie, my YouTube famous cat who loves to video bomb my tutorials. He’s part of the family and we all love him, but you know what I don’t love? Changing the litter box. I can’t possibly be alone in this, and I set out to make life just a little bit easier. That’s when I discovered Tidy Cats Direct.
You guys. Let’s talk about how much easier changing the litter is now! If you haven’t heard of Tidy Cats Direct, let me tell you why I love it. The box arrives at your doorstep and all you have to do is lay it flat and open along the lines. It’s an instant (and disposable) litter box! Scoop as usual and after about a month, toss the whole box and replace with a new one.
Tidy Cats Direct is pre-filled with Tidy Cats LightWeight 24/7 Performance clumping litter which is the litter we use anyway, so the switch made perfect sense for us! Like all awesome things, it’s available for purchase online at Amazon.com, Chewy.com, Walmart.com, Target.com, Meijer.com + Petco.com, as well as directly from Purina at store.Purina.com. Order yours today from Amazon!
LIFE HACK 3: GET RID OF WRINKLES WITHOUT AN IRON
I’m probably late to the party on this one because when I told my friend about it, she said, “Wait, are you not already doing that?” But Extraordinarily Nice is a judgment free zone, so I’m going to share this hack with you guys in case someone hasn’t heard it yet!
Hang up your wrinkly item in the bathroom while you shower to steam out the wrinkles. I actually took this one step further and lightly misted my dress with water before I hung it up, and it worked like a charm! My friend swears it works without the misting so next time, I’m going to give that a go.
CALLING ALL LIFE HACKS
What life hack do you swear by? I need to know! Share in the comments below.