14 crucial ’90s lifehacks you wish you had known

It’s no secret that the ’90s was one of the best decades, ever. These golden years included the Power Rangers, Saved By The Bell and Nickelodeon. Not to mention it was the era when people discovered the World Wide Web. However, sites like Pinterest, Tumblr, and theBERRY weren’t around to share lifehacks. So here’s what we all missed.

1. When you don’t want the phone to ring out loud

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Waiting for a phone call and don’t want your parents to hear it ring? Call the movie theater and listen to today’s listings until call waiting beeps.

2. If you haven’t mastered the Simon game

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When playing Simon, assign each color a number. Count them out as they light up, it’s easier to remember a number sequence than colors.

3. When you need to document a car accident

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Keep a disposable camera in your glove compartment. If you get into a car accident you can use it to take photos for insurance purposes.

4. When you don’t have 25¢ for the payphone

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If you have a quick message for someone, and you’re near a payphone but don’t have 25 cents, dial 1-800-COLLECT. When it asks to say your name, say the message real fast. ::ring ring:: “Hello?” “You have a collect call from [ma- partyisovercomepickmeup], will you accept the charges?

6. When you don’t know how to get somewhere

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Use sites like MapQuest to print directions for where you’re heading to never get lost again.

7. When you need to fix your nintendo game

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If the game isn’t working, just take it out and blow on it.

8. When you don’t know how to impress a girl

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Frost those tips for the ladies to look your way.

9. When you want a longer Blockbuster rental

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If you get a 2-day rental from Blockbuster in the evening, you actually have until the morning of the third day to return it without a late fee.

10. When your computer is frozen

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Hold CTRL + ATL + Delete to close the application or restart.

11. When you’re burning your next Backstreet Boys CD

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Make sure you close all open programs to avoid buffer underrun.

12. If your mouse is lagging

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Take out the ball and clean it. It’s probably just dusty.

13. When you want to save the quality of your Beanie Babies’ worth

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Use a safety pin to securely attach the Ty Tage to your beanie babies to ensure it won’t lose value.

14. When you need to save more files but are strapped for cash

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Grab the free AOL floppies at CompUSA checkout stands, then place a piece of tape over the lock hole. Reformat the disks, and use them for personal files.

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