Life can be overwhelming sometimes, and we all need a little help to keep ourselves organized and stress free. Luckily, American Express and Lifehacker UK have released a list of new and exclusive life hacks that will not only make your life easier, but are also incredibly simple to do.
These hacks are useful for people who are constantly trying to improve their home life, and for people who always find themselves on the go. Some of them are perfect for solving everyday problems, and others are just the right solution for a particular situation. How many of these could you use to improve your day-to-day-life? #11 would make getting ready for work so much easier.
#1. Need to quickly freshen up after a long flight? Ask your flight attendant for some sugar and a slice of lemon, a sugar packet, and some water to make a quick and easy face scrub
Squeeze the juice of a couple of lemon slices out into a small cup, mix with the sugar, and apply in gentle, circular movements to your face – the sugar opens up your pores and the citric acid from the lemon juice is a great natural exfoliator for skin.Remember to wash your face as normal at the end!
#2. Put your smartphone in a glass to amplify your alarm clock.
Wish your smartphone’s alarm clock was even louder? Just put it in an empty glass next to your bed to amplify the sound in the morning.
#3. Take the stink out of your sneakers.
Deodorise trainers or canvas pumps when travelling by placing a fresh tea bag in them overnight.In the morning, they’ll smell gorgeously fresh.
#4. Keep your toothbrush off the surface of the sink.
A clothes-peg is an ideal DIY toothbrush holder: use it as a lever to hold up your toothbrush to save resting it on the sink. Also, why not make your bathroom pop with color by using brightly colored clothes-pegs to prop up your toothbrush?
#5. Reduce pressure on your make-up bag. Did you know mascara can double as a cream eyeliner?
Save space in your toiletry bag by using your mascara as an eyeliner. Just sweep your liner brush against the bristles of the mascara wand and line as you would with any gel liner.
#6. Enjoy ice cold water all day long.
Enjoy ice cold water all day long by filling a water bottle half way and freezing it. Then, just top up with water throughout the day – it’ll be cool and refreshing almost instantly.