Want to learn how to look good, save time and cut costs in the process? Read our list of genius life hacks you wish you knew years ago!
1 – Want to freshen up a room after being away on holiday or trying to get rid of food smells? Lay a scented dryer sheet on a radiator and the fragrance will fill the room in no time.
2 – Tie a small piece of brightly coloured material to your suitcase so it’s easy to spot when being collected from an airport carousel.
3 – When travelling, keep a bar of small hotel soap in with your dirty clothes to keep them smelling fresh until you can wash them.
4 – When taking a picture, squint your eyes to make your smile appear to be more genuine.
5 – Use an empty toilet paper tube as a makeshift speaker for an iPhone for a party.
6 – Want to cool your drinks quickly? Wrap a wet towel around the bottle and slip in the freezer for 15 minutes and they’ll be ice cold in no time.
7 – Having a barbecue? Use an old muffin or egg tray to house all your condiments and dips for a no-mess selection that doesn’t use up a lot of room.
8 – Having trouble with too many keys and forgetting what they open? Use nail polish to identify each one and ease the confusion.
9 – Chill your wine using frozen grapes instead of ice as to not water it down.
10 – For iced coffees, use frozen coffee instead of ice cubes for instant refreshment without watering down your drink!
11 – Lost an earring? Put a stocking or pair of tights over the suction tube on your vacuum cleaner to find it quickly and easily.
12 – Love boiled eggs but hate taking the shell off? Add a teaspoon of baking soda to the water when boiling to de-shell your eggs with no hassle.