15 Low-Budget Life Hacks That Are Honestly Just Gross


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We’ve all tried out life hacks at one point or another. In principle, they’re a great way to save time and money and get shit done.

There’s just one problem – in an overzealous effort to repurpose old crap, some people have taken the whole ‘recycling’ thing a little too far.

Because when you’ve replaced your bicycles’ worn out handlebars with used dildos, it might be time to ask yourself, “who have I become, and why do I have so many of these things?”


These 15 questionable life hacks should be taken with a grain of salt – or, in some cases, a shot of penicillin. You’ve been warned.  

1. The perfect use for all your old butt plugs
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Hope you don’t have dogs or small children, because at this height, they’re guaranteed to wind up chewing on your new “doorstop”. 


2. This handy dandy penis pump can also be used to clean your sink
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The only time someone with a penis pump cleaned anything… ever.


3. This hack for the homeless to get the most out of their carts
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Because acquiring a cart is so much easier than just buying a fucking grill.


Written by Mary McCaw

Mary is a freelance writer and editor. She's based in San Francisco, but lately, home is wherever her suitcase is. If you really are what you eat, she is at least 50% pizza.