Talk about convenience. Who knew that you could have been doing that this whole time?!

The video platform, TikTok, allows users to share videos of all kinds. Singing, dancing, funny content, and even educational hacks. I can't tell you how many TikTok videos my fiancee sends me throughout the day. Most of them are just silly videos, but every now and then she'll send me something that will blow my mind. I really enjoy seeing some of the life hack videos on TikTok. Some of them I already knew about, others I am discovering for the first time like so many others. Honestly, you could really learn a lot from TikTok...if you're watching the right kind of videos.


There have been so many viral TikTok hacks that we have covered in the past, such as the best way to keep your shoes from stinking without wearing socks, an easier way to make mac & cheesehow to clean your dishwasher, and several others. I recently just found another one that involves filling your vehicle up with gas.

Gas Pump Struggles 101

I believe that there are two types of people in this world. The ones who prepay inside the gas station so that they hit the exact dollar amount that they want to put into their tank, and the ones who like to test their luck by releasing the gas trigger at the dollar amount they want to spend. I am the latter of the two. Although there are so many times that I fail and put in $50.01.

Let's throw another layer on this: especially when it is cold outside, you want to wait in your vehicle while you're filling up to stay warm. When you do that, you are constantly looking over your shoulder to see what the gas pump meter says. Well, thanks to TikTok, I found out that you can prepay without going inside and without worrying about going over the amount you want to spend. Get ready for your mind to be blown!

Fuel pump payment kiosk

How To Prepay At The Gas Pump

Did you know that you could actually prepay at the pump without going inside? Yeah, me neither. It's actually super easy to do and it's been underneath our nose this whole time.

If you press the Clear and Enter buttons at the same time on the pump, you can input the exact amount of money you want to spend on gas. So rather than going inside to prepay or trying to hit the exact dollar amount, you can input how much you want to spend on gas and the pump will shut off automatically when it's reached that dollar amount. Check it out:

Crazy, right? I told you that you could learn a lot from TikTok. Now, the next time you are at the gas station, it might be worth giving this a try to see how well it works for you. I know I sure will!

10 Other Uses for Hand Sanitizer

I discovered hand sanitizer's ability to be more than just a germ-killing product one morning while making coffee in the kitchen at work. While pouring myself a cup from a full pot, a small stream dribbled down the side of the pot and onto the white countertop. I wiped it up with a paper towel, but a light brown stain still remained. A tried a disinfectant wipe which helped a little, but you could still faintly see where the dribble had landed. Then I remembered having alcohol wipes at one point during the pandemic. They had been used up and not replaced for some time, but there was still a bottle of hand sanitizer sitting out. I squirted a little on the stain, wiped over it with a paper towel, and boom, the countertop looked brand new. This got my curious mind wondering if there was anything else I could use it for, so it was off to the internet to see what I could find. It turns out, thanks to its high concentration of ethanol or isopropyl alcohol, hand sanitizer can be used for all sorts of things.

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Coffee Creamer is the Secret Ingredient

I love coffee. It's pretty much the ONLY thing that makes mornings worth getting up for. As Lorelei Gilmore once said, I think I was coffee in another life. And one thing I love to put in my coffee is fancy creamers! This might be a shock to some, but I prefer at-home brew with CoffeeMate over drive-thru lattes. Sorry but not really sorry.

Did you know that there is MORE to do with coffee creamer though than just sticking it in coffee? It's actually a secret ingredient...

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How To Change The Color Of Your Campfire

You can change the color of your campground by adding simple ingredients that you have at home. Each ingredient you sprinkle into the fire has a different effect.

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