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35 Despicable Yet Clever Life Hacks

Updated September 29, 2021 6.7k votes 1.3k voters 146k views35 items


When times get tough, most of us will admit that we've cut a few corners to make life a little easier to bear. Everyone has been broke enough to make morally questionable decisions at some point in their lives, and certainly everyone has been lazy enough to do so as well. We've put together this list of life hacks created by other pieces of sh*t who want to make the world an easier, lazier place to live.

Some of these life hacks are definitely more immoral than others, but most of them will help you save time, effort, and money. We've momentarily set our own traditional values aside to help bring you these tips and tricks for sketchy, discount, and lazy living. The next time you find yourself in a jam, these piece of sh*t hacks are guaranteed to help you out of it, usually in the most questionable way possible. 


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    Search Words Like "Divorce," "Ex," and "Husband" on Craigslist

    Most of the time, bitter folks on Craigslist are trying to unload their ex's possessions after a nasty breakup or divorce. Take advantage of this and get yourself a sweet, new sofa. 
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    Make an Empty Gift Card Keep on Giving

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    The next time you get a pre-loaded Visa gift card, hang on to it even after it's empty. Not only can you use it to sign up for free online offers that require you to enter a credit card number, you can also use it anywhere that doesn't do live authorizations, such as on an airplane.
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    Make the Most of a Parking Ticket

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    Next time you get a parking ticket, save the envelope and keep it in your glove box. If you ever find yourself in a parking emergency and have to park illegally, you can slip it back under your windshield wiper so that the traffic cops think another officer already ticketed you.
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    Always Use the Prefix "Dr." When Booking a Hotel Room

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    The hotel staff will assume that you have rich guy expectations and put you in the nicest room possible to avoid hearing you complain. If the receptionist asks what kind of doctor you are, just say you're a proctologist to stop the conversation in it's tracks.
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