T-shirt Lifehack

February 13, 2009

Most men don’t have a clue how to fold a t-shirt. Some women as well 🙂

To help you out, here is a shortcut on how to fold a t-shirt in 2 seconds :

A special thanks to Nathaniel Stott for sharing this lifehack!

Have fun, always,

Bert Verdonck

Future lifehacks for everyone?

July 2, 2008

Last week I gave another introduction on lifehacking at the Verbal Jam in Antwerp. Everytime it strikes me that there are different kind of people with different backgrounds and technical skills in the room. To make things clear for everybody, you can now choose how much you want to learn about these lifehacks. Every lifehack that I elaborate on in full detail will be divided in 4 parts and a PDF is prepared and ready for you to download.

The first part is called : Short. In brief, I’ll explain the pain (frustration?) or background situation on what the lifehack is about.

The second part : Cut will give you a short intro in what the lifehack solves or how much time or money it “cuts” for you. Why you should implement the lifehack and all kinds of advantages are mentioned here.

The third part is the Shortcut : the lifehack explained for technically advanced users. No hassle, clear overview on how to implement the lifehack.

The final part is called the Longcut. In this part a step by step explanation on how to implement the lifehack is presented. Often with screenshots and extra insights or more detailed info to get started.

So, the less info you need, the less you have to read to get things stared 🙂 The more info you require, the more detailed info is provided!

Most people know that lifehacking for me is about finding shortcuts in life. So, that’s how I came up with these 4 parts… Read about Piclens, my first lifehack in PDF-format to enjoy the Short, Cut, Shortcut and Longcut!

Enjoy every day,
Bert Verdonck

F8 saves the day!

June 24, 2008

I will bring you a number of articles regarding the so-called “battle for speed & efficiency” between your mouse and your keyboard. What’s going on? We are all using both, but sometimes one of them is significantly faster than the other to perform the same task. No matter what happens, you win all the time 🙂

Now, most people bet their money on the mouse, while actually, I am betting mine on my keyboard, or any keyboard if you like…

Today I am starting with a first “battle”, selecting text in MS Word (inspired by 100 Lifehacking Tips (Dutch)). We all want to select 1 word or 1 sentence from a Word-document at some point in time. So, most people get confronted with selecting a whole page instead of that particular paragraph or a sentence rather than a single word.

How? Easy! Just press 3 times the F8 key (at the top of your keyboard) to select an entire sentence. That’s all!

This is the secret lifehack: the number of times you press F8:

1 * F8 activates the selection modus.
2 * F8 selects a single word
3 * F8 selects a sentence (from capital to fullstop)
4 * F8 selects a paragraph
5 * F8 selects a selection of the document or the whole document (hit F8 once more!)

Please do try this at home (and at work!). Pretty fast, right?

Enjoy every day,
Bert Verdonck