How do you clean a blender easily? Or know what side an upcoming freeway exit will be on? David Pogue reveals his ideas and tricks for optimizing our gadgets and streamlining our lives in his new book, "Pogue's Basics: Life: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying Your Day ." The Yahoo Tech founder and former New York Times technology columnist joins us to share his tips on everything from getting ketchup out of a bottle to finding your car in a parking lot. Tell us -- what's your favorite life hack?
Some Tips Mentioned During the Show
A quick and simple way to sharpen scissors: cut sandpaper.
Matches too short for your grill or out of them completely? Try using uncooked spaghetti to fire it up. Also works for lighting multiple candles at once.
Need a redo on a mistake of a voicemail? Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-mobile all set '#3' to re-record a message.
Most companies will let you change the due date for your monthly credit card payment. Can be helpful when trying to coordinate paying your bills with the day you recieve your paycheck.