Use Rubber Bands for Manicures
Many people think that they can’t give themselves a professional-looking manicure because they’re maybe not the best with a brush. However, you don’t need to have a manicurist’s finesse in order to get flawless French tips.
Simply slide a rubber band over your nail and get to applying your polish! Just make sure you wait for the nail polish to dry before removing the band so that you don’t mess up your perfect manicure.
Use Dryer Sheets on Deodorant Marks
It can be frustrating when you feel like you’ve got the perfect outfit picked out but then realize that you’ve got deodorant marks all over it. As it turns out, those are relatively easy to remove, so you can still sport your look of choice!
Rub a dryer sheet on the deodorant mark until it disappears. If you don’t have any dryer sheets nearby, you can rub the item’s fabric on itself. However, this should be a last resort, as it can stretch or wrinkle the material.
Cover Sink Drains
If a piece of jewelry falls into the sink, don’t try to catch it. Instead, cover the drain with your hand. The truth is that unless you’ve got the reflexes of Serena Williams, you probably won’t catch the falling jewelry.
Those of us who aren’t the quickest will have a much better chance of covering the drain before our jewelry gets into the pipes. We also recommend covering your drain with netting, so that water can still get through but your precious items cannot.
Buy Men’s Products
Certain products simply work better and are cheaper if you buy the men’s versions. For example, men’s razors are cheaper than women’s — the only difference is they aren’t pink. Deodorant is also better when purchased from the men’s section.
Women’s deodorant comes in scents like ‘Lily’ and ‘Morning Dew,’ which is nice and all. Still, it doesn’t exactly get the job done the way that men’s antiperspirant does.
Shave With Baby Oil
Baby oil is a cheaper and more moisturizing alternative to shaving cream. It can also be used to clean your razor’s blades, as it’s quite gentle and will help your razor last longer. Simply soak your razor in baby oil between uses.
If you’re not a fan of baby oil, you can also use conditioner as a shaving cream substitute. It’ll give you that same glide and still leave your skin feeling soft.
Sit on the Toilet Backward
While wearing a long poofy dress may make you look like a princess, it’ll make you feel more like a court jester when it’s time to use the restroom. In order to avoid things going where they shouldn’t, sit on the toilet backward — facing the cistern.
This way, you can see exactly what’s going on with the back of your dress, rather than trying to feel around behind yourself, hoping for the best.
Don’t Use Ice Cubes
We get wanting to have a cold drink on a hot day but ice cubes tend to water down even the best beverages. In order to keep your drinks cool but without losing the flavor, simply pour the drink itself into an ice tray and freeze it!
For example, you can make iced coffee with frozen coffee cubes. When it comes to adult beverages, you can put frozen grapes into your drink. Bonus points if you eat the grapes afterward!
Use Velvet Scrunchies
Scrunchies are making a serious comeback right now and for good reason! They don’t tug at the hair as elastic ponytail holders do, so scrunchie-wearers don’t run the risk of getting their hair pulled out.
Furthermore, since a ponytail done with a scrunchie doesn’t have such a tight hold, it’ll minimize ponytail bumps and create a sleeker hairstyle. Velvet, specifically, is great for all hair types since it’s so soft — making velvet scrunchies the best possible option.
Light Candles With Spaghetti
Just because your favorite candle has burned down to the wick doesn’t mean that you have to go without using it. No, we’re not suggesting that you hurt your fingers either — there’s a far more simple solution to get any candle lit.
Use a piece of uncooked spaghetti as a very long match to reach those trickier candles. Another option is to light a piece of paper and use that. Although, we suggest using caution with that method as the fire will spread through the paper quickly.
Use the Bathroom After These Activities
Using the bathroom straightaway after certain activities is crucial for a woman’s health. One of these instances is after intimacy, in order to flush out any bacteria and avoid infection. Another scenario in which one should use the restroom is after a bath.
This is particularly true if you like to use bubbles or oils in the tub. The general rule of thumb is to use the bathroom within 30 minutes after completing these activities — but the sooner, the better.
Use Hairspray on Tights
No matter how poised and graceful you are, there’s no avoiding that dreaded run in one’s tights. While we can’t prevent ripped tights altogether, we can certainly minimize the probability of it happening.
Simply spray some hairspray on your tights, after you’ve put them on. This will reinforce the fibers and make them just a bit less likely to tear. If your tights have already torn and you don’t want the hole to get bigger, simply apply clear nail polish to the other side of the rip.
Rub Smelly Hands on Stainless Steel
We all face a major problem when dealing with foods such as garlic or onions. On the one hand, we want those foods in our meals. On the other hand, we’re well aware that it’ll mean spending the rest of the day reeking.
Luckily, there’s a very simple solution — when you’ve finished chopping onions and garlic, rub your hands on some stainless steel. This could be your sink, your faucet, whatever works! The odor will cling to the stainless steel, removing the smell from your hands.
Keep Kitty Litter in Your Car
Even if you don’t own a cat, we highly recommend that you buy a bag of kitty litter and keep it in your car. If your tires get stuck in the snow, kitty litter will provide the traction needed to get them unstuck.
Furthermore, kitty litter can also be used to un-fog car windows. Simply fill a sock with it, put said sock on the dashboard, and allow it to absorb all the moisture. Given that you’ll now buy kitty litter anyway, maybe get a cat too?
Put Clumpy Mascara in Hot Water
If your mascara is getting clumpy or dried up, simply dip the tube in a cup of hot water and let it soak for a few minutes. If you want to clean the brush altogether, leave it in hot water for around 15 minutes.
While we’re at it, ignore the overused beauty advice of pumping your mascara in the tube before application. That actually creates clumps rather than gets rid of them! Instead, twirl your mascara in the tube before applying it to your lashes.
Use Dryer Sheets on Frizzy Hair
If you feel like none of your hair products are working on reducing your frizz or flyaways, maybe it’s time to turn to your laundry products instead. Dryer sheets work absolute miracles on frizzy hair!
Place a dryer sheet onto your hairbrush and comb it through in order to smooth any static or flyaways. Dryer sheets are positively charged, while hair is negatively charged, so the result is a smoothed-down and tame mane.
Use Ice Cubes on Wrinkled Clothes
Even if your clothes are wrinkled and you don’t have an iron, that doesn’t mean that you have to give up on wearing a certain outfit. Instead, put the clothes into the dryer along with two to four ice cubes and turn the machine on for about 10 minutes.
The ice cubes will melt in the dryer, creating an effect similar to that of a steamer. Bonus points for the fact that, with this method, you won’t have to worry about iron marks!
Put Bracelets on With Tape
Trying to put on a bracelet alone can feel like a dog chasing its tail, as the chain just goes around and around your wrist, seemingly impossible to catch. For those who don’t have someone at home to help them put their bracelet on, or if you simply want to demonstrate your independence, use tape to hold your jewelry in place while you work the clasp.
This way, you’ll always leave the house fully accessorized but without the frustration of fighting with your bracelet all morning.
Coat Jewelry With Nail Polish
We highly suggest coating costume jewelry with clear nail polish. The nail polish will act as a protective layer, preventing your jewelry from getting discolored and chipped.
Also, if you’re one of those people whose skin turns green from the metals in costume jewelry, then the nail polish will help out with that as well. It’ll act as a shield between the jewelry and your skin, so you don’t wind up looking like a well-accessorized version of the Hulk.
Buy Men’s Shirts
If you’re buying just a simple t-shirt, there’s absolutely no reason to pay the extra price that comes with being a woman. Men’s clothing is often cheaper than women’s clothes and when it comes to a basic t-shirt, there’s really no difference between those meant for males or females.
Trust us, no one will be able to tell if your top came from the men’s section of the store. No one except your wallet, of course.
Use Deodorant as Pepper Spray
Not everyone likes the idea of carrying around pepper spray and, more to the point, the product isn’t legal everywhere. However, you probably carry deodorant in your purse for freshening up on a hot day.
Simply switch stick or roll-on deodorant for a spray and you’ll be able to use it as a substitute for pepper spray in an emergency situation. Hopefully, the only emergency you’ll actually need deodorant for is sweat marks.
Unjam Zippers With Soap or ChapStick
A jammed zipper can make even the calmest person start to panic. It’s hard not to imagine needing to cut yourself out of your clothes the moment your zipper gets stuck. But, before you reach for the scissors, grab a bar of soap instead.
Rubbing soap over the zipper should create enough lubrication to get it unstuck. If you’re on the go, use ChapStick instead. The waxy substance will have the same effect as a soap bar. No outfits need to be harmed in this process.
Avoid Rust Rings With Nail Polish
No, you’re not imagining things, nail polish really is the answer to many of life’s problems. Yet another use for this product is to avoid rust rings around the house. Anyone who has a lot of toiletries in their bathroom has dealt with those dreaded rust rings.
Next time, simply coat the bottom of the can or bottle in nail polish and that’ll act as a shield between the toiletry and the bathroom’s surfaces.
Store Money in a ChapStick Tube
Finding a safe place to keep your money can be difficult, especially if you’re traveling. The best way to ensure pickpockets won’t come after your cash is by storing it somewhere completely unexpected. For example, inside a ChapStick tube!
No one will find it odd that you have some ChapStick in your purse and they’re certainly not going to bother stealing it. We do warn you, though, that there’s a risk of forgetting and trying to moisturize your lips with a 20.
Keep Bobby Pins on Magnets
Like socks in a dryer, bobby pins seem to have a magical way of disappearing from one’s dresser. It feels like no matter what you do, bobby pins are always getting lost and then magically turning up in random places.
In order to keep these hair accessories from wandering around the house, stick them to a magnet! That way, your bobby pins will stay put and be readily available when you need them.
Use Vaseline When Dying Hair
Nobody wants to be that person who ends up with spots of hair dye all over their face after DIYing a new look. In order to avoid this hair faux pas, rub a thick layer of vaseline onto the skin around your hairline (including your ears and neck) before starting to dye.
This way, any wayward hair dye will go onto the vaseline, which is easy to wash off, rather than getting absorbed into your skin.
Create a Medical Business Card
If you have a lot of food allergies or sensitivities to medication, it’s worthwhile to create a “business card” that lists those items, in the event that something happens while you’re out and about.
This is particularly helpful if you carry around any sort of emergency medication and want people to know to look for it in your bag. You can also write down on your card who to call in case of emergency or what passersby can do to help.
Cut Containers in Half
If you’re struggling to squeeze out that last bit of toothpaste or shampoo, simply cut the container in half and scoop the rest out. Some companies will purposely play tricks with their packaging so that you end up needing to replace the product sooner.
For example, makeup companies that make the mascara wand too short to reach the bottom of the tube. Cutting a container in half will ensure that you won’t waste your money and you’ll get to use every last drop of each product.
Open Jars With a Knife
There are a lot of methods for opening tightly closed jars but this is probably the best one. Rather than banging the jar on the table, which rarely works and can result in breakage, grab a knife instead.
Slide the knife into the lid of the jar and push it upward, you’ll hear the lid give a slight ‘pop’ and that’s when you can open it easily. But be warned — this method does pose a risk to the egos of any fragile men who may be nearby.
Keep Money in Your Phone Case
We’re all guilty of not having our bag on us sometimes. However, we’re yet to meet the person who’ll go out without their phone. If you store some money between your phone and its case, you’ll always have some emergency cash.
This trick is useful when making an unplanned purchase if you don’t have your wallet on you. It also helps if your back was stolen, at least this way you can call someone and you’ll have some cash (literally) on hand.
Use a Hair Iron on Clothes
If you find yourself in a bind in which your clothes are wrinkled but you don’t have a clothes iron, you can use a hair iron instead. This is particularly useful while traveling, as you likely won’t want to pack both.
Even if you do have a clothes iron available, you may want to opt for a hair iron anyway when it comes to smaller areas of the clothing, like a shirt collar or an embellished piece.
Pack Shoes in Shower Caps
One of the many challenges of packing a suitcase is figuring out how to pack your shoes without them dirtying up your clothes. Luckily, most hotels give away free shower caps! Simply wrap your shoes up in the shower caps and they’ll be ready to be packed.
If you don’t have any shower caps, you can use a plastic bag instead. Now, there’s just the issue of how to make all your shoes fit into one suitcase!
Remove Gum From Hair With Ice
If you ever find yourself a victim of the cliche of getting gum stuck in your hair, don’t worry that you’ll have to cut your locks. Instead, you can use ice cubes to freeze the gum, making it much easier to remove.
Just hold some ice on the gum for 5-15 minutes, until it hardens. There’s also, of course, the peanut butter trick too. But, we can probably all agree that ice cubes are a lot less messy.
Carry a “Home Alone” Card
Any kind of mom, be it a mom to humans or pets, should carry around a “home alone” emergency card.
In the event that something happens to you, this card will let people know that there’s someone at your house who can’t fend for themselves and is relying on you to come back. Just write down on the card who to call that can go take care of your child until you get home.
Break Shoes in With a Blowdryer
Gone are the days when you need to brace yourself for pain while you break in a new pair of shoes. Instead, break them in before you ever wear them! Put on some thin socks and put the new shoes over them, then blow dry the shoes for several minutes.
When you’re done, allow the shoes to cool off and they’ll be molded to your feet. That definitely beats walking around all day in pain!
Use a Razor on Pilled Clothes
One can always go out and buy a fabric razor to renew pilled clothing, however, they can be quite expensive and you probably have another product at home that’ll work just as well.
A disposable razor, like the one you use to shave your legs, will get the job done just like an expensive fabric razor. Simply pull the fabric taught and use a razor to shave the pilled bits off your clothing.
Thread Jewelry Through Straws
For those who like to wear a lot of jewelry, packing for a trip can pose a serious challenge. Sometimes, it seems like no matter what you do, all of your jewelry chains get tangled with each other, and you’re left unpacking a huge mess.
When preparing for your next vacation, thread your chains through straws and then close the clasp. This way, your jewelry won’t get all tangled with each other and unpacking will be a lot less frustrating!
Keep Spare Clothes in the Car
If you have a lifestyle in which you’re unable to go home during the day, then keeping a spare set of clothes in the car can be a game-changer. You never know when a messy accident will occur and the last thing you need is to spend all your meetings wearing the morning coffee you spilled.
Or maybe the weather forecast was off and you’ll be outside all day. Whatever the situation, the option to change clothes is always a good thing.
Put Pads on Underwear Before Showering
We all know that dreaded race against time and gravity when trying to get out of the shower while you’re on your period. Luckily, there’s an easier way than frantically trying to get your pad sticking to your underwear, and then onto your body, in time.
Instead, attach your pad to your underwear before you start showering, and leave it on the countertop for when you’re done. This way, your pad and underwear combo will be ready to go as soon as you’re out of the shower!
DIY Jewelry Cleaning
There’s no need to pay a professional tons of money to clean your jewelry, the truth is that you can DIY the same results at home! Mix one teaspoon of dishwashing soap with warm water, put your jewelry into the solution, and let it soak for about five minutes.
Then, scrub it with a soft toothbrush. For hard-to-reach spots, you can use a toothpick to get the dirt out. Lastly, dry your jewelry on a paper towel or soft cloth, and it’ll be good as new!
Mark Keys With Nail Polish
We’ve all been in this situation at some point — we can’t remember which key is for the lock we need, so we try every single one. Somehow, none of them work, so we try them all again. Then, it’s always the first one we chose, which we swear didn’t work the first time.
In order to avoid this frustrating scenario, differentiate your keys with different colored nail polish! Not only will it make your life easier but it’ll add some flair to your keyring, too.
One of the best pieces of anti-aging advice out there is — moisturize. Your skin and hair need proper moisture in order to stay healthy. We recommend moisturizing one’s skin (face and body) at least once a day, every single day, and hair at least twice a week.
When it comes to skin and hair care, it’s important to remember that you won’t see results right away. But trust us, getting into the habit of moisturizing now is something you’ll be grateful for when you’re older.
Know Your Measurements
Clothes shopping can be an extremely frustrating experience, especially because sizes vary widely between brands as size tags are unregulated. That being said, you can make the process a bit easier by knowing your measurements.
Measure all of the relevant parts of your body and log the information into your phone before your next trip to the mall. This won’t completely replace trying stuff on but it’ll definitely narrow down your choices, saving you a lot of time and exasperation.
Keep a Toiletry Bag in Your Car
You never know when you’re going to need an emergency makeup touch-up, or when you’ll be stuck somewhere overnight — not to mention that you may get an unscheduled visit from Aunt Flo!
Having a toiletry bag in your car will give you peace of mind throughout the day, even if you never have to actually use it. There’s something about knowing you have quick access to all your essentials that makes this life hack worth trying.
Wear a Wedding Ring While Traveling
Whether you’re married or not, it’s worth wearing a wedding ring while traveling. Of course, it doesn’t have to be expensive, just something to give off the vibe that you’re not single and touring alone.
Unfortunately, some places are dangerous for solo female travelers and a wedding band can send the message that your husband is going to come join you any minute. It’s a sad but true reality that a toxic man will respect an imaginary man more than the woman right in front of him.
Get Your Pants Tailored
Tailored pants can truly make all the difference in a person’s appearance. That same pair of jeans can make you look either chic or frumpy, depending on how well they fit you.
If money’s tight, just buy a few cheaper pairs of basic pants and invest the money on tailoring those – rather than spending a lot of cash on several pairs of expensive pants. Trust us, those cheaper jeans will end up looking like they’re designer – if they fit you just right!
30+ Genius Hacks We Found on TikTok
Fresh Lemon Juice
Juicing a lemon can give you a fresh ingredient for a variety of dishes and drinks. It can prove difficult, though. Not with this method! Rather than cutting the lemon open, just puncture it to create a hole you can squeeze the juice through.
A tool like a chopstick is a handy way to make the tunnel you’ll need. Then, you can just squeeze the lemon in your fist over a glass or bowl.
Doubling Up on Necklaces
If you like wearing multiple necklaces at once, you know the struggle when a pair you love just don’t line up right. This TikTok user is here to help, though. You can simply use the clasps on the necklaces a little differently.
Instead of closing the necklaces, attach the clasps of the necklaces to each other, connecting them. From there, you can adjust their length together.
Keep Your Spinach Fresh
The last thing you want when you buy produce is to open the fridge a few days later and see it looking sad. Unfortunately, spinach doesn’t last too long.
You can use this life hack to make your spinach last a little bit longer, though. To start, wash your spinach-like normal and then place it in a container for leftovers or a Ziploc bag. Before you close it, add a paper towel in to sop up any spare moisture!
Add a Bit of Organization
Staying organized is important. It’s often the best way to make sure that everything you need is neat and easy to find.
Once you finish off your latest candle, you can recycle the container by removing any remaining wax and the wick to create an empty storage jar. If you’re having trouble loosening any wax, add some boiling water to the canister to soften the wax.
Creating a Cut Crease
Makeup can seem difficult or even intimidating when you’re first getting started. Luckily, TikTok is full of clever hacks to help make things easier.
A cut crease in your eyeshadow doesn’t have to seem so intimidating, for instance. This tip has you start out like normal and add a base color. You can use a bit of concealer, add a bit on your lid, and look up. The result? You have a guideline for your eye makeup now!
Cleaning Up Grease
Cooking foods like bacon can lead to a delicious meal. On the other hand, they can also lead to a pan full of grease that you aren’t sure what to do with.
You can’t pour grease directly down the drain but with a little help from some aluminum foil, you can easily get rid of bacon grease. Just add the foil over your drain to catch the grease. Once it cools again and solidifies, you can throw away the whole aluminum foil piece with the grease inside.
Removing Dish Stickers
It’s always exciting to bring home a new set of dishes. However, the stickers on them can be stubborn, to say the least. This person had a method for “waxing” the stickers right off of cups.
At least, their mom did. All you have to do is place some tape firmly and securely to the sticker with the end hanging off. Then, just rip it off like a bandage!
A Perfectly-Made Bed
If you’ve ever stayed somewhere like a hotel, you probably noticed that the bed was made nearly pristinely when you walked into the room.
If you’ve ever wondered how you can achieve this look when you make your own bed, this TikTok has answers! By tucking one side of the sheet under your mattress and folding the fabric before you tuck the sheet back beneath the mattress, you’ll have a clean corner.
Create Your Own Liquid Blush
If you love makeup, you probably have your preferences. For instance, some people prefer to work with liquid products over powder. If you’re just stuck with powder blush, though, you can transform it in no time.
All you need to do is to add a bit of your blush to a primer. This way, you’re adding pigment to the primer and you can use it just like you would a liquid blush!
Reaching the Last Items
Running to the grocery store shouldn’t be a hassle. If you’re short and need things from the top shelf, though, it definitely can be. Luckily, there actually is a trick you can use to reach that item on the back of the shelf.
By just pulling the inner part of the shelf divider, you can pull those last items toward you without scaling any shelves or asking for assistance.
Safely Slicing Avocado
Avocados are delicious but, if you don’t use the proper technique, you can run into trouble as you try to get that pesky pit out.
First, place the avocado on a cutting board and slice it down to the pit two ways. The end result should give you four sections in your avocado. From there, you should be able to simply peel each wedge away from the pit.
De-Stem Your Herbs
Growing your own garden is pretty rewarding. Not to mention, who doesn’t love the addition of fresh herbs to their favorite recipes? Of course, fresh herbs do mean you have to add de-stemming them to your dinnertime prep work.
With just a cheese grater, though, you can minimize this work down to seconds. Just pull the stem through one of the holes and it’ll leave your herbs behind.
Slicing Cherry Tomatoes
Cherry tomatoes are delicious and they can add a bit of flavor to a lot of different dishes. Plus, some people just love them on their own. Halving a bunch of cherry tomatoes can take time, though. To minimize this time, try cutting them all at once.
You can safely accomplish this by holding the tomatoes in place with two shallow lids like those on takeout soup containers. Now that they’re secure, slice between the lids with a sharp knife.
Easy Open Coffee Creamer
When you open something like coffee creamer, you’ll notice that you have to break a seal to actually start pouring.
While this is great as far as food safety goes, it can cause a bit of frustration in the morning when you just want a cup of coffee. This person learned that one easy way to solve this problem was to actually use the lid of the creamer to break the seal.
Threading a Needle
It’s not always easy to get thread through a needle. If you’re working with a thicker fabric, this is especially true. For this TikTok hack, you’ll only need a little tape with your needle and thread.
You can create a temporary aglet that will easily slip through the opening on a needle. Once the needle is threaded just cut off the small bit of tape and you’re ready to go!
A Straw for Strawberries
If you love strawberries but are tired of plucking off the leaves or leaving a single bite behind, TikTok has the answer for you.
Grab a straw from the drawer and insert it into the strawberry through the center of the tip. As it pushes through, it’ll remove the core and leaves. You can use the leaves to tug the rest out of the straw to throw away or compost.
Skinning a Mango
Mangoes have two main inedible or less-than-tasty parts aside from the sweet fruit. This includes the pit and the skin. This TikTok user found that all they needed to de-skin their sliced mango was a glass.
Since the flesh of the fruit is so soft, you can slide the edge of the glass between the skin and the fruit to easily peel it off without any frightening knife work.
Adding Glue to Your Lashes
When you’re trying to apply glue to a pair of false lashes, the process can prove surprisingly challenging! Luckily, TikTok is here to help. For this hack, you’ll want to forego applying the glue directly to your lashes.
Instead, add a bit of glue to the stick end of one of your makeup brushes. It’s easier to pull the lash through the glue than to try and apply it directly.
Folding and Hanging
It’s always awful to open your closet only to find the clothes you carefully hung up earlier lying on the floor. To avoid this, it’s best to avoid just hanging your clothes as you normally would.
Instead, take the time to fold your clothes over the hanger. This will make sure they’re more secure in their place and won’t fall down or slide off. You can even loop some garments around the hanger for added security.
Separating the Yolks
There are plenty of recipes that call for either egg whites or egg yolks. Usually, separating them means a lot of careful work. With this tip, all you need is an empty plastic water bottle that you don’t mind using and tossing out.
Squeeze the water bottle and position it so that its mouth is against the yolk and release. The suction as the bottle sucks in additional air should take the yolk with it.
Adjusting a Face Mask
When you need a night of self-care, a lot of people decide to throw on a sheet mask. If you’ve used one, though, you know they don’t always fit your face as well as they promise.
For a more fitted option, you just need to make a few incisions on the mask. Cut a slit between the eyes, beneath the nose, and from the chin to the mouth. Now, you can pull these areas to overlap and create a more accurate fit.
Keys and No Pockets
If you wear a sports bra or tank top to go running, you probably aren’t pairing it with jeans. Unfortunately, athletic wear doesn’t always account for pockets.
Still, you probably need to keep track of your keys, whether you have pockets or not. To work around this problem, start by slipping an elastic band through your key and using the elastic to hook the key around the band of your top or sports bra.
Saving Your Paintbrush
Painting anything can take time. This means you might not finish it all in a day and maybe you’ll take an overnight break. That break turns frustrating quickly if you come back to realize your paintbrush is now as hard as a rock.
With this life hack, you can just wrap your brush in a bit of aluminum foil and pop it in the fridge until you’re ready to get back to it. The brush should stay soft!
Beauty Sponge Revival
There comes a time when your favorite beauty blender simply must be retired. At some point, it gets pretty gross. That point might not come as soon as you think, however.
While the outside of your beauty blender might be done for, before you throw it away, try cutting it in half. The inside is practically new in some cases.
Fixing a Broken Makeup Palette
It’s hard to never drop something you use often. Yet, a crash to the floor seems like it can end your favorite palettes. You can fix a broken palette, though.
Start by smashing the product more. It sounds counterproductive but you want to make the powder mixable. Then, add a bit of alcohol and mix thoroughly. From there, just smooth the mixture back into shape.
Packing up things you don’t need is a great way to stay organized. However, if you aren’t organized in your storage, it doesn’t help much. Vacuum bags are often advertised as a space-saving solution in your home.
However, this TikTok user found that you can DIY your own version with just a trash bag and a vacuum. This way, you can keep your winter clothes packed during summer without taking up too much space.
Creating a Pan Liner
Pan liners are really helpful in baking. Not only do they save on mess but they prevent your creations from sticking, too. On the other hand, trying to guess how much parchment paper or foil you need can be a hassle.
To get the perfect shape every time, try forming the parchment paper or foil over the outside of the pan. Then, you can just place it inside once you already have the shape.
Use the Luggage Rack
When you stop at a hotel for a night or two, you want your stay to be as hygienic as possible. There are a few things you can do to improve it. One flight attendant on TikTok shared a wealth of travel hacks as someone who constantly stays in hotels.
She shared that if you want to keep your bed as clean as possible, don’t toss your luggage on it! It’s been through the airport and the entire flight with you, so it’s likely a little gross.
Chopping Bell Peppers
When you need flavor and color in a dish, bell pepper is a great addition. However, cutting them can sometimes seem messy. You can keep all of those seeds in place while you cut your pepper.
You’ll want to start by slicing the stem off your pepper and placing it top-side-down on the cutting board. Cut the pepper into fourths and peel them away, leaving the central core of seeds intact!
Keep Your Cutting Board in Place
Even the best cutting board can lead to an issue on a slippery surface. After all, you don’t want it sliding around. To keep your knife cuts even and your hands safe, there’s a trick you can use that this person was kind enough to share on TikTok.
All you need to do is place a damp paper towel under your cutting board. This should add some grip and keep everything in place.
Using a Chicken Pounder
That TikTok user from the last tip had more than one life hack to share. In fact, they had a few kitchen tips. This one is really handy if you don’t love doing dishes.
When you need to use a meat pounder on chicken, it’s a pain to clean. So, instead of using it directly on the chicken, place the chicken in a bag before pounding it.
Easily Peeling Boiled Eggs
Boiled eggs are a quick and easy breakfast with plenty of protein. On the other hand, peeling the shell away can prove challenging.
This TikTok user has a life hack for just that! To start, they crack and peel off a bit on either side of the egg, creating a tunnel with the shell. Then, just blow the egg out of the shell and you’re good to go!
Taking Care of Lettuce Stems
Cutting something like iceberg lettuce isn’t necessarily hard. Still, that stem can be quite the hassle when it wants to be. This TikTok hack means you won’t have to worry about cutting that stem out ever again.
Instead, put your lettuce stem-side-down on your cutting board and give it a good whack. From there, you should be able to pull the stem right out, leaving all the good parts behind.
If you keep flowers, you know how hard it is to place them if you don’t have the right vase. Plus, it seems like they’ll never stand up in a regular glass. This TikTok user found a great hack for this.
All you really need is to grab a bit of clear tape and place two pieces across the glass opening and two pieces that are perpendicular to others. The end result should give you a space to discreetly prop your flowers up.
Removing the Mango Pit
Just like the avocado we talked about earlier, removing the pit from a mango can be a bit of a struggle as well. Not with this TikTok hack!
The only cut you have to make is around the circumference of the fruit. From there, you can grab each half of the mango and twist until they pull apart. This will expose the seed and pull one side completely away from it.
Removing Chicken Tendons
A lot of people love dishes with chicken in them. Yet, chicken is also pretty intimidating to cook if you don’t know how to handle it. One thing that many people don’t want is tendons in their chicken.
If you have a fork, you don’t even need any fancy tools to get rid of it. You can easily slide the fork down with the tendon trapped between the prongs, pulling it away.
Another Avocado Hack
Earlier, we took a look at a hack to make cutting avocados a little easier. Now, we have another TikTok hack if you need an alternative.
Here, you’ll want to start by halving your avocado as you normally do. From there, you should have the pit in one side. Instead of trying to carve it out with a knife, simply push on the back of the avocado to force it out gently.
Grinding Coffee Beans
Freshly ground coffee beans are a great start to any caffeinated morning. However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t sometimes messy. At times, it can seem impossible to avoid the smattering of finely ground beans across the countertop.
This person avoids that by fitting their filter right over the grinder to catch everything cleanly without spilling a drop on the counter below. It’s a pretty handy and versatile trick!
A fresh coat of paint is a great way to breathe new life into a room. Simultaneously, it can be an easy way to make a big mess, too. Pouring the paint is among the hardest parts when it comes to keeping paint off of everything around you.
In the end, paint cans aren’t really designed for a controlled pour. If you use a few pieces of painter’s tape to make an angle on your paint can, it’ll be much easier to pour it.
Straining pasta isn’t too complicated, right? All you have to do is put the colander in the sink and pour the pasta in. As this TikTok user pointed out, you may not even have to do that.
With the right size pot and colander, you can just place the colander in the pot and pour. This way, you don’t even have to transfer the pasta from dish to dish.
Closing Public Stalls
We’ve all been there. You find a public restroom right when you need it only to realize the sliding lock doesn’t quite work properly.
This is another case where an elastic band like a hair tie can come in handy. All you have to do is hook the hair tie over the knob on the lock, through the gap in the lock, and back over the knob. This way, the door is held shut, if not as securely.
The right accessories can elevate and add personality to almost any outfit. However, it’s not always easy to get jewelry on, especially certain pieces.
Bracelets, in particular, can cause a hassle since you can’t reach them with both hands. If you’re having trouble reaching a clasp, you can hold the chained end of the bracelet in place with a paperclip so you can easily adjust the clasp with your other hand.
Enjoying a Pomegranate
Pomegranates are a delicious fruit, so why don’t we enjoy them more often? Well, a lot of people are intimidated by getting them open. You don’t have to be after seeing this TikTok!
Rather than trying to pry each bite free from the fruit, this user took a knife and cut the pomegranate into wedges. This way, you can easily grab the edible bites out without any hassle or getting too messy.
Beautifully Hung Curtains
Hanging curtains is an excellent way to add a touch of functional decor to a room. If your curtains bunch up, though, they don’t have the same effect.
If you have a few clean, old toilet paper rolls, you can improve the look of your curtains in seconds. When you hang your curtain, put a toilet paper roll between each new hook to create pleats. You shouldn’t be able to see the TP rolls, but by doing so, you’ll add a touch of elegance.
Handling Tupperware Stains
After a while, you’re likely to see your Tupperware and other reusable plastic containers start to show some wear over time. To get rid of these pesky stains, add warm water and soap as you normally would.
Then, add a few strips of paper towel and start to shake it vigorously. About a minute of that later, you can rinse it out for fresh and clean results.
Life hacks are all the rage because who wouldn’t want to make everyday tasks just a bit simpler? That being said, life as a woman can be a bit different — for better and worse. Women have more concerns in regards to their safety, they tend to dabble more with makeup, and their bodies require a lot of care. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 40+ life hacks, specifically for women!