Stop! 15 Simple Things You’ve Probably Been Doing the Hard Way


In our daily lives, we often fall into the trap of doing things the hard way without even realizing it.

Many simple yet effective solutions can save us time, effort, and even money, from household chores to work-related tasks.

The topic came up on a Reddit thread when Felis_disapproves asked the question, “What’s something you did ‘the hard way’ for the longest time because you didn’t know there was a much easier way?”

Several thousand Redditors held their hand up and admitted making life difficult for themselves that is, up until someone showed them the easier way.

1. Microsoft Excel

BlankExpression24 gave the number one voted answer. They said “Literally every single thing I’ve ever learned to do in Excel stems from a situation like this.”

2. Cleaning the Microwave

One Redditor stated, “Cleaning the Microwave. I struggled to scrub all the dried-up bits off then a friend told me to just put a small dish of water in it and turn it on for a couple of minutes. Everything wipes right out.”

3. CTRL + Backspace

Redditor chrisdante05 suggested, “CTRL + backspace to delete entire words instead of letter by letter.”

4. Clearing the Dishwasher

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