We've picked up oranges and bananas completely wrong – 17 life-hacks you need to know

Why didn't we think about that? These handy hacks promise to make everyday life MUCH easier – including eating messy snacks with chopsticks

  • People from all over the world have shared hacks that make life much easier
  • Tips are the best way to wear a bobbin pin and the best way to drink juice
  • Another reveals the best way to wear a bobbin pin so that it stays in place longer
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People from all over the world have shared simple life hacks that make everyday work even easier.

From peeling an orange to drinking a pack of juice, these progressive thinkers from around the world have come up with new ways to tackle common problems.

Some are certainly ironic, others offer useful advice that you can easily try out at home, such as the best way to use a bobbin pin so that it stays in place.

The tips were all shared on a US-based website Diply. Here we share some of our favorite examples …

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Clean fingers! This tongue-in-cheek tip suggests eating messy chips with chopsticks

Clean fingers! This tongue-in-cheek tip suggests eating messy chips with chopsticks

If you can't quite put a bucket under the tap in your sink, use a plastic dust can as a funnel to fill it on the floor - although it could get a bit messy

If you can't quite put a bucket under the tap in your sink, use a plastic dust can as a funnel to fill it on the floor - although it could get a bit messy

If you can't quite put a bucket under the tap in your sink, use a plastic dust can as a funnel to fill it on the floor – although it could get a bit messy

Place even more ketchup in your paper container by rolling the top down and get ready to make your fast food meals even more enjoyable

Place even more ketchup in your paper container by rolling the top down and get ready to make your fast food meals even more enjoyable

Place even more ketchup in your paper container by rolling the top down and get ready to make your fast food meals even more enjoyable

Oreos are made for dipping, but nobody wants wet fingers afterwards. Who knew that the center could be pierced with a fork to create mess without mess?

Oreos are made for dipping, but nobody wants wet fingers afterwards. Who knew that the center could be pierced with a fork to create mess without mess?

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Oreos are made for dipping, but nobody wants wet fingers afterwards. Who knew that the center could be pierced with a fork to create mess without mess?

So that's what they are for! Turns out that the folded edges at the top of the small box are meant to be unfolded and lifted so that you can hold them when sipping your drink

So that's what they are for! Turns out that the folded edges at the top of the small box are meant to be unfolded and lifted so that you can hold them when sipping your drink

So that's what they are for! Turns out that the folded edges at the top of the small box are meant to be unfolded and lifted so that you can hold them when sipping your drink

Cheers on that! Breaking a nail while opening a can of drink is easy, but there is a special section about a bottle opener designed to make all your problems disappear.

Cheers on that! Breaking a nail while opening a can of drink is easy, but there is a special section about a bottle opener designed to make all your problems disappear.

Cheers on that! Breaking a nail while opening a can of drink is easy, but there is a special section about a bottle opener designed to make all your problems disappear.

Copycat! Follow the example of chimpanzees and turn bananas upside down to peel (photo)
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Copycat! Follow the example of chimpanzees and turn bananas upside down to peel (photo)

Copycat! Follow the example of chimpanzees and turn bananas upside down to peel (photo)

We've all had trouble getting tomato ketchup out of the bottle, but the answer has been staring it in the face for years. Instead of inserting a knife into the tube, simply tap the side of the bottle at the neck where the label starts to help it on the way

We've all had trouble getting tomato ketchup out of the bottle, but the answer has been staring it in the face for years. Instead of inserting a knife into the tube, simply tap the side of the bottle at the neck where the label starts to help it on the way

We've all had trouble getting tomato ketchup out of the bottle, but the answer has been staring it in the face for years. Instead of inserting a knife into the tube, simply tap the side of the bottle at the neck where the label starts to help it on the way

The struggle to evenly heat food using the microwave is a problem we all face, but the trick is to leave a hole in the center of the plate for a perfect even temperature

The struggle to evenly heat food using the microwave is a problem we all face, but the trick is to leave a hole in the center of the plate for a perfect even temperature

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The struggle to evenly heat food using the microwave is a problem we all face, but the trick is to leave a hole in the center of the plate for a perfect even temperature

There's nothing worse than a lukewarm drink, and when the BBQ season is in full swing and you know how to cool down drinks in minutes, you'll get big brownie points. Simply wrap wet tissue paper around the drink and place it in the refrigerator for an immediately cold drink

There's nothing worse than a lukewarm drink, and when the BBQ season is in full swing and you know how to cool down drinks in minutes, you'll get big brownie points. Simply wrap wet tissue paper around the drink and place it in the refrigerator for an immediately cold drink

There's nothing worse than a lukewarm drink, and when the BBQ season is in full swing and you know how to cool down drinks in minutes, you'll get big brownie points. Simply wrap wet tissue paper around the drink and place it in the refrigerator for an immediately cold drink

By drawing lines through a crossed-out word, the word below is not completely erased. The trick: write other letters over the top to throw off anyone who can get your secret notes

By drawing lines through a crossed-out word, the word below is not completely erased. The trick: write other letters over the top to throw off anyone who can get your secret notes

By drawing lines through a crossed-out word, the word below is not completely erased. The trick: write other letters over the top to throw off anyone who can get your secret notes

Eating a burger can prove to be a messy affair, but not if you perfect this method and pinch the burger with your finger
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Eating a burger can prove to be a messy affair, but not if you perfect this method and pinch the burger with your finger

Eating a burger can prove to be a messy affair, but not if you perfect this method and pinch the burger with your finger

Take-away lids have more than just a straw, they can also be used as the perfect roller coaster for your drink

Take-away lids have more than just a straw, they can also be used as the perfect roller coaster for your drink

Take-away lids have more than just a straw, they can also be used as the perfect roller coaster for your drink

Simple peeler: cut the ends of the orange, cut halfway through the middle until you reach the middle before it opens like a concertina to reveal every segment in tact

Simple peeler: cut the ends of the orange, cut halfway through the middle until you reach the middle before it opens like a concertina to reveal every segment in tact

Simple peeler: cut the ends of the orange, cut halfway through the middle until you reach the middle before it opens like a concertina to reveal every segment in tact

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