Think of a life hack as using common items not for their intended purpose or MacGyvering things in your home to in ingenious ways. Sounds stupid but once I started looking at these I couldn't stop. Take a look at this link to 99 'life hacks' that could make your life easier.

The very first one grabbed me because I've been faced with this exact situation where the design of my sink wouldn't easily allow the filling of certain containers. And to make me feel truly dumb I have this exact dustpan and could have easily solved the problem yet never thought of this.

And the one about cleaning out a suntan lotion bottle and using it to hide your keys and cell phone when at the beach is just inspired thinking. I guarantee you'll feel dumber once you read these that you didn't think of them yourself.