Blustery winter weather can make even the most hardy of folks want to stay inside. When confronted with an icy pathway, a snowed-in car or even a chilly floor, many of us would love to dive right back into bed and under the covers. However, with a few more months of cold remaining before the de-thawing of spring, the icy outdoors must be braved. Luckily, the Household Hacker is here to help.
Just like the name suggests, the Household Hacker wants to make everyday domestic tasks easier. When describing the inspiration behind his popular YouTube channel, the Hacker himself said, "our purpose is to influence the human mind to seek out things that may have a practical value to mankind and society in general. Whether for fun or practicality, we want you to think about everything you read, hear and even see with your own eyes. You must challenge, test and innovate in every way you can think of." And they mean every way; "our philosophy ... is to push people into a mindset outside the norm." Clearly, this inventive and avant-garde approach works, too. Since its establishment in 2007, the Hacker's eponymous YouTube channel has garnered over 3.5 million subscribers and nearly 500 million views.
The channel began with the uploads of simple, homemade videos, covering topics such as powering a TV using only a AAA battery, removing scratches from DVDs and more. As time went on and the production value grew, so did the views. While a few of the most viewed videos are oldies-but-goodies, like the eight-year-old explanation of how to charge an iPod using electrolytes and an onion, compilations videos like this one, as well as ones about home security and general life hacks are more par for the course these days.