Lifehacks are all the rage- and have been for quite awhile. Are any of them useful?
Mom came from a poor family that lived way out in the boonies. Growing up poor, they found ways to reuse things and not have to spend money. So, those habits of hers carried on.
All of my life she was reusing and repurposing things. Elastic from old sweatpants would be cut off and used to hold our trash bags firmly against the can so they didn't slide. Lots of things she did would be "hacks" now... and I didn't really think much of trying to find alternative uses for things. That was just a way of life for us.
But, some hacks are less than useful...
My grandfather got an email with a lifehack that showed how to stem a strawberry with a straw... he sat there for thirty minutes trying to impress us. I just bit into mine, discarded the top. Done. That "hack," not useful. Maybe if you were trying to make them pretty for something... I don't know. I just eat them ^_^