25 Tasks That Should Be Very Simple But Aren’t

Given the fact that we live in such an advanced society, you would think that certain things would be easier than they are. For example, finding the seam on a piece of tape. We can land on the moon, map the human genome, and create nuclear bombs but we can’t figure out a way to find that stinkin’ seam. How is this even possible?

Or what about those plastic packages that the thing you really need right now always come in? How do you open those besides spending 30 minutes slashing and gashing at it with a butcher knife? There’s even a name for it – wrap rage. That’s right, we could figure out a clever name for it, but we couldn’t actually solve it.

Of course, many of the things on this list are just there for fun. And we know, there probably is some kind of hack or gadget out there that is meant to simplify exactly what we’re busy griping about. But that doesn’t change the fact that these things should still be easier. You shouldn’t need to buy something else to make using what you just bought more…usable. These are 25 tasks that should be very simple but aren’t!

Featured Image: wikipedia


Untangling headphones

Untangling headphonesImage: wikipedia, Source: imgur

And extension cords


Folding a fitted sheet

Folding a fitted sheetSource: reddit

Seriously, is there even a good way to do this?


Taking price stickers off of stuff

Taking barcode stickers off of stuffSource: reddit

Hair dryers (heat) allegedly work wonders.


Printing stuff

Printing stuffImage: wikipedia, Source: lifehacker

Possibly the only thing more frustrating than this is canceling a print job that you no longer want, probably because the printer wasn’t working.


Putting a screen protector on a phone

Putting a screen protector on a phoneImage: youtube, Source: lifehacker

Two words…air bubbles.

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