This isn’t necessarily a hack per se, but rather an essential mom skill.
The sniff test can be used in a myriad of situations. For instance, your child has worn their shirt once for like 5 seconds. Is it clean? Administer the sniff test. Is your baby’s diaper dirty? Administer the sniff test. Uhhhh… what the heck is that stain on the couch? Administer the sniff test. I’ve had these yoga pants on for 3 days and haven’t showered. Don’t administer the sniff test… they’re disgusting, but don’t change. It’s the mom uniform.