Thanks to the Pandemic, Everyone Is Doing “Life Hacks”

It seems like half the internet is preoccupied with “life hacks”, even though they’re never as “Life-Changing” as advertised.

According to a new poll, 69% of people have tried at least one “life hack.”  And of those people, 71% say they’re using life hacks more now than they did before the pandemic started.  Probably because they have more time at home to experiment.

The people who use life hacks say that the tricks save them an average of four hours per week.

The most popular life hacks were those focused around cooking.  54% say they’ve used a life hack in the kitchen.  And 42% of people say they’ve shared their own life hack tips online at some point.

Here’s a grocery store hack for you.  If you’ve been burned by bread that goes bad JUST after you brought it home, you probably pay attention to the dates on the bag.  But did you know the color of the plastic tags can also be important?

According to “Reader’s Digest”, commercial bread is baked and delivered on a strict schedule to keep it as fresh as possible, and the color of the tag on the bag indicates the day of the week it was baked.

Even though there’s a “sell by” date, the colors are supposed to make it easier for the staff in the store to rotate fresh bread IN and older loaves OUT.  And because of that, you’ll probably only see two colors on any given day.

Bakeries usually have Wednesdays and Sundays off, so there’s only five colors:  Blue is Monday, Green is Tuesday, Red is Wednesday, White is Friday, and Yellow is Saturday.  There’s an easy way to remember that, the names of the colors are in alphabetical order by day of the week.  (So, B, then G, then R, W, and Y.)

Of course, not EVERY supermarket and bakery uses this system, but it’s widely-used at the large chain stores, and some smaller stores too.


(OnePoll, Reader’s Digest)