No matter how handy we are around the house, we can all use a few pointers now and then to make our lives a little bit easier. Though it’s become a trend in the internet age to find these little tips and tricks and call them life hacks, the truth is that this is not a new phenomenon. In fact, people have been collecting and trading these tricks for more than 100 years! Still, with all of that history in mind, we’ve added in some newer tips as well to give you the best of it all. With no further ado, here are 55 old but useful life hacks.