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Who Knew? Helpful Life Hacks

Updated: Jan 14, 2020

Who knew there were so many ways to re-use and recycle items around your house to simplify your life? There are so many helpful and easy life hacks to choose from that we had trouble deciding which ones to share. Here are 12 of our favourites you can try!

  1. Freeze grapes to chill white wine without watering it down (frozen grapes are also a delicious treat anytime!)

  2. Use coloured nail polish to identify different keys. Mark each one with a different colour!

  3. Put your iphone on airplane mode to charge faster.

  4. Lie a wooden spoon across the top of a pot of water to keep it from boiling over.

  5. Put the wooden stick of your popsicle through a muffin liner or coffee cup lid to catch the drips.

  6. To keep your buttons from falling off, dab some clear nail polish over the threads.

  7. Use non-gel toothpaste to clear hazy headlights (you can also use toothpaste to remove scuff marks from shoes, clear up pimples, stop bug bites from itching, clean your bathroom faucets and more!)

  8. When heating up leftovers in the microwave, space out a circle in the middle of the food and it will heat up much more evenly.

  9. Put a wet paper towel around your beverage and put it in the freezer. It will be almost ice cold in about 15 minutes.

  10. If you warm up a lemon in the lemon in the microwave for 15 - 30 seconds you will be able to get more juice from it.

  11. If you are travelling in the car and need to use the washroom, find the nearest hotel. Their washrooms are usually much cleaner than a gas station!

  12. If you have trouble with fruit flies, put some vinegar and a small amount of dish soap in a shallow dish/bowl and these pests will be attracted to it, rather than everything else in your kitchen! Once they land on the mixture, they will not be able to get out.

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