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Ten Brutally Honest Life Hacks

Ten Brutally Honest Life Hacks

Life is always challenging, but let’s face it: for many of us, it’s been more challenging than usual lately. Inflation, housing costs, gas prices, return to the office… we’re all in need of some good tips for making life easier. Our lifestyle gurus here at Asgard Press, the same gurus behind our 2023 Retro Honesty in Advertising Calendar, have come to the rescue with a gallery of ten brutally honest life hacks to help you get through your most trying times.

If you’re struggling with annoying problems such as housekeeping, holidays, mornings, or people, we’ve got some advice for you. And if that doesn’t work, we can at least make you laugh. After all, laughter is the best medicine. Enjoy these ten brutally honest life hacks, and then get out there and tackle your day!

The best way to clean is to not clean.
Image of 1950s woman holding frying pan and dish towel

The pots and pans stay clean if you never use them.

Use the fastest method to complete a task.
Image of a 1950s woman sweeping the floor

Sweep the floor with a glance, it’s faster than a broom.

Always protect your privacy.
Image of 1950s woman typing on typewriter

Type your anonymous letters. Then they can’t be tracked back to you.

Avoidance can be the best option.
Image of 1950s woman sitting in an armchair with eyes closed, with a man looking at her

You don’t have to answer if they think you’re asleep.

If you can’t fix it, cover it up.
Image of 1950s woman on a ladder with a paint can and paint brush in hand

If you can’t remove the stain, just paint over it.

Make sure you have the right tools.
Image of 1950s woman holding an open umbrella over her head

Always carry an umbrella in case you need to throw shade.

Relaxing holidays are possible if you know how.
Image of 1950s woman in apron with mixing bowl and kitchen utensils, frowning at sticky dough on her hand

Holidays are better if you get baked like the cookies.

Relaxing mornings are also possible if you know how.
Image of 1950s woman sipping from a coffee cup

Morning wine is legit if it’s in a coffee cup.

We can’t stress this enough: protect your privacy.
Image of 1950s woman holding up her hand wearing a rubber kitchen glove

You can’t leave fingerprints if you wear gloves.

Sometimes the best way to celebrate is by yourself.
Image of 1950s woman holding object that looks like a cellphone. The word "block" is next to the phone.

Celebrate Halloween by ghosting everyone.

We hope you’re able to put at least some of these ten brutally honest life hacks to use when solving your own problems. If not, we hope we were able to brighten your day with some laughs! If you’re interested in more humor like this, check out our 2023 Retro Honesty in Advertising Calendar, a funny but true collection of prints featuring mid-century advertising art paired with modern problems and solutions. Now go slay your day!

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