In this fast-paced, busy world, it’s easy to get stressed over the smallest of things. All you really need to do is breathe and try to find a better way. These 21 life hacks will help simplify your life from your beauty routine, packing for vacation, to the smallest day-to-day things. Now you can free up some time to focus on the more important things in life. Win-win.
Here are 21 life hacks every woman needs to know:
1. Use your flat iron as an… iron
2. Upgrade your old heels with fabric
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There’s no reason to throw out last season’s pair when you can give them a quick and easy upgrade.
3. Avoid runs in your tights by spraying hair spray on them
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4. Clear-coat your rings
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Is your skin sensitive to cheap rings? Avoid turning your fingers green by applying a clear coat of polish to the inside of your rings.
5. Smart packing
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Pack your shoes in a shower cap to keep the clothes in your suitcase clean while you travel.
6. Nail polish bottles stuck?
Wrap a rubber band around the lid for extra grip.
7. Stinky jeans? Try this:
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Leave your jeans in the freezer overnight. It’ll “shock” the bacteria and make your jeans smell much better, without any washing.
8. Curl your hair with a flat iron
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Twist the iron rather than running it straight through your hair. The result? Fabulous, natural-looking curls!
9. Keep your buttons from falling off
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Apply a coat of clear nail polish to keep your buttons from popping off.
10. Give your bobby pins an upgrade with nail polish
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Say goodbye to boring brown.
11. De-fuzz your sweater with a pumice stone
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A disposable razor also works to remove fuzzies and pills. Just remember to use a lint roller afterwards!
12. Dry your hair with a t-shirt instead of a towel
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Rubbing hair with a towel can rough up the cuticle, causing frizz and breakage. Instead, opt for a super-soft tee.
13. Transport your bobby pins in a DIY case
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This way, you won’t have to go digging to the bottom of your purse.
14. Stop your bra from showing
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Sew in a bra strap clasp to your favorite shirt to avoid visible bra straps.
15. Tuck non-skinny jeans into boots
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Master the art of folding and using boot socks to fit even the widest flares into boots.
16. Tame fly-aways with dryer sheets
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Dryer sheets are a fantastic way to combat static hair, and they don’t leave your hair greasy either.
17. Easily add keys to your key ring
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Don’t wreck your manicure, just use a staple remover to slide your new keys on your ring.
18. Ran out of shaving cream?
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Hair conditioner works just as well, and maybe even better! Baby oil also works.
19. Get rid of deodorant marks on clothes with dryer sheets
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If you’re on-the-go, rubbing water on the stain also works too.
20. Keep your headphones from unraveling with DIY clips
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Your purse will thank you.
21. Get the perfect French manicure with a rubber band
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So easy to do, and turns out amazing!