These mostly unexpected lifehacks involving things which can be found in every household may be huge timesavers and help greatly in solving tiny everyday problems.
Use a can opener to open sealed plastic packaging
This tip would have saved me approximately 22.8 hours of my life.
Add saline solution to refresh dried-out mascara
Just a couple of drops will do.
Use a toilet seat cover to blot the oil from a greasy face
Use pretty wine corks to make planters for tiny succulents
Put magnets on them and hang them on your fridge.
Amplify the volume of your iPhone or iPod by placing it in a bowl
Use paper hole reinforcements to give yourself a half-moon manicure
Use a banana to fix a DVD
Use Jello as a lipstain
Directions: Pour the powder mix into a bowl and moisten a Q-Tip with water. Then, being very careful not to use your fingers since the red stains stay put, dip the Q-Tip into the powder and apply it directly to your lips.
Use diluted fabric softener as a leave-in hair conditioner
Use a lint roller to clean out the debris in your handbag
I am the queen of cookie crumbs in my handbag.
Use nonstick spray on the inside of your votive holders
When the candle has burned out, the remaining wax will just slip out.
Eat marshmallows to soothe a sore throat
There's a scientific explanation behind this.
Use newspaper as an odor absorber
You can put it in Tupperware, or the crisper bin of your fridge, or in a purse with any lingering leather smells.
Use aspirin to turn hair made green by chlorine back to its natural color
Dissolve six to eight aspirin pills in a glass of warm water, coat hair with the solution, let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse.
Use a sock to create a big perfect hair bun
Use a spoon to open a sealed-tight jar
Use a rubber band for perfect French tips
Hang a picture using a pop tab
The pop tab is surprisingly sturdy
Use VapoRub to train your pets
Apply VapoRub on things you don't want chewed up or peed on by your cat or dog — they're turned off by the taste and smell. It also supposedly cures toenail fungus.
Use mayonnaise to erase water stains from wooden furniture
Use fabric softener and vinegar in a spray bottle to release wrinkles from clothing
Use a cereal container as a trash disposal in your car
Add a few drops of vodka and a teaspoon of sugar to make cut flowers last longer
Use Alka-Seltzer to clean your toilet
Drop a couple tablets in, wait 20 minutes. The citric acid will dissolve the grime.
Use hand sanitizer to dissolve ink stains
Use (unscented) dental floss to cut soft cheeses and cakes
Pack your shoes in a shower cap to keep the soles from touching your clothes
Use raw spaghetti strands to light hard-to-reach candle wicks
Use Earl Grey teabags to get rid of a sunburn
Use mustard to suck the pain out of a burn
But also, don't put your hand on a boiling kettle.
Rub the cut edge of cheese with some butter to keep it from getting moldy
Use Scotch tape or nail polish to relieve an insect bite
Blocking oxygen from getting into the bite will stop the itching.
Use a blow-dryer on a mirror to clear the steam after a hot shower
Throw baking soda on a burgeoning grease fire
It works much like a powder fire extinguisher. But don't use water, baking powder or flour, as it's likely to make the fire even bigger.
Open a bottle of wine using your shoe
Maybe the most useful thing anyone needs to know, ever.