20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

Life hacks and DIY ideas are incredibly popular nowadays thanks to the opportunity to share ideas through the internet. But they are nothing new to the real world. Life hacks have been around since forever probably, except that some time ago, they were simply referred to as tips or hints to do something the easier way.
As we’ve already shown you in the first part of this collection, Gallaher’s Cigarettes have made use of the stiffening paper in their cigarette packs by printing it with various, useful and fun ideas. They called these papers the ‘How to do it’ cards because of the tips that they contained. People seemed to love them which is one of the main reasons why they were preserved from the 1900s until today. Although, if it wasn’t for New York Public Library’s George Arents Collection we probably wouldn’t have known about them. They digitized and published them online for everyone to see.

Welcome to the second part of this collection, where you’ll see 20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2). We thought our fans would love to know of these useful, and sometimes fun, life hacks that date back to the early years of the previous century. The best part about them is that their age doesn’t make them obsolete in the very least. Feel free to take note of any of the following life hacks if you feel like the tips that they show you might come in handy one day. Enjoy!

1. How to clean real lace

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

2. Cut new bread into thin slices with ease

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

3. How to adjust a door

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

4. Revive cut flowers

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

5. Make a water fountain for chicks

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

6. How to judge if a lobster is fresh enough

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

7. Treat squeaky boots

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

8. How to remove a stuck glass stopper

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

9. Draw an ellipse with a string

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

10. Detect dampness in the bed

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

11. Pick up broken glass without cutting yourself

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

12. How to clean your new boots

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

13. How to remove a tight ring

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

14. Remove ink stains from a handkerchief

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

15. How to fit a large candle

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

16. Keep the handle of a paint brush clean

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

17. Clean bottles with sand and water

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

18. Useful knots

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

19. How to separate glass tumblers

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

20. Prevent eye glasses from steaming

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

20 Genius Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Are Still Applicable Today (Part 2)

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