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16 Random DIY Hacks For Everyday Life

DIY Hacks for Life

Check out these awesome tips and tricks that we’ve put together to make your everyday life a lot easier:

  1. Wrap a wet paper towel around your beverage and put in the freezer. In about 10 minutes, it will be cold enough to drink. Alternatively, you can also run the beverage under the cold tap for a few minutes before putting it in the freezer.
  2. Put your phone on airplane mode while you play games. This stops ads from running on your screen. To decrease charging hours, put your phone on airplane mode before you plug
    it to power.
  3. When travelling to non-speaking English countries, take pictures of the places you want to visit and show it to the locals when asking for directions. You can also download pictures of trains, restaurants, hospitals, etc. to aid communication with a non-English speaker.
  4. Hang a wrinkled dress, shirt, or any clothing in your bathroom before you take a hot shower. The steam rising from the shower will help get the wrinkles out.
  5. When drinking fizzy drinks, put the straw through the tab to keep it from rising out of your drink.
  6. To monitor food intake and prevent overeating, eat all last meals at a specific time and make sure to brush before bed.
  7. To break into new shoes, wear thick socks and pass a blow dryer over the shoes to make your feet comfortable within minutes. You can also rub Beeswax completely over the shoes and blow dry to waterproof them.
  8. Use a pants hanger to make an inexpensive cookbook holder.
  9. Use a hanging shoe rack to store and organise cleaning and/or laundry supplies.
  10. To effortlessly remove egg shells, add a teaspoon of baking soda to the hot water when you boil your eggs.
  11. Unclog your drain by pouring half a cup of baking soda and a cup of vinegar into a clogged drain. Once it stops foaming, rinse down the sink and your drains will be clear.
  12. To remove permanent marker from clothes, use hand sanitiser; from furniture, use milk; from carpet use white vinegar; from wood, use rubbing alcohol; and from walls, use
    toothpaste.
  13. To avoid wasting time in finding which key opens which door, paint each key with a different colour, preferably using nail polish to differentiate them.
  14. To delete tourists from your vacation photos, take a picture every ten seconds until you have about 15 shots of the same frame. Open the images in Photoshop: file > scripts > statistics. Choose median and select all the photos you took. Photoshop automatically finds and removes anything that’s different in the photos.
  15. When on vacations, hide your money in an empty lipstick container or a sanitary pad before putting it in your purse.
  16. Put dry tea bags in smelly shoes or gym bags to eliminate odours. You can also use lemon peels to get a nice citrus scent.

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