The Little Book of Life Hacks- Yumi Sakugawa

Hello all! I am back with another book review. This time it is The Little Book of Life Hacks: How to Make Your Life Happier, Healthier and More Beautiful by Yumi Sakugawa. Whoa, what a mouthful, and only partially accurate. It definitely has hacks to make your life happier, healthier and more beautiful. But it is not small but rather jam-packed with so much information and useful life hacks.

I found this title on a list when I was trying to come up with a birthday list for my mom. (Yes, I am really lucky that my mom still insists on buying me birthday and Christmas presents. And I do try to take advantage cause I know it’s not going to last for much longer. Thanks, mom!)

I am 25 and hopefully, praying hard, so hard, that I am going to be moving out sometime this year (with the current situation I’m not totally sure what is going to be happening). And so when I saw this title and saw what it covered I was intrigued and immediately added it to my wish list. I am not totally clueless about surviving on my own or how to do a lot of different things on my own but I do feel like there is a lot of different things I don’t know.

And what is a better way to learn about all those little things then within an adorably illustrated book?

Yumi has split up the book into seven sections ranging from topics on DIY beauty tips to designing your dream space to self-care and self-love tips routines. And each page is beautifully illustrated demonstrating or explaining the life hack.

the sections

I am particularly interested in the sections on food hacks and designing your “dream pad”. I can cook very basic things and I can mix things up, but who doesn’t want to have handy a brownie in a mug recipe. And then there are lists of plants that help improve the air quality of your home. I don’t know about you but I do dream about the day that I can buy and take care of all the plants in my own home.

Unfortunately, I can’t really try many of these hacks out since I am still living at home. I don’t have that much freedom and space to experiment and explore. But there are some like the pages on “Weird Tricks to Outsmart Your Bad Moods” that I will probably try out or any of the ones in the self-care/ self-love section.


I am so excited to play around with this book. I know that it might not seem like that big of a deal since it is mostly illustrations but personally I think that it adds personality and makes the book more fun to experience. I am looking forward to being able to put some of these hacks into action in my own space when I get the chance and I totally recommend you give it a chance.


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