Life hacks are incredibly popular because they offer simple solutions to everyday tasks. However, the experiences of women differ in various ways, both positive and negative. Women have unique concerns regarding safety, frequently use makeup, and require special care for their bodies. To address these specific needs, we have compiled a list of over 40 life hacks exclusively for women!
Prevent Shoe Odor with Tea Bags
If you struggle with unpleasant shoe odors, tea bags can come to your rescue. Place a few unused tea bags, preferably black tea, inside your shoes overnight. The tea bags help absorb moisture and neutralize odor, leaving your shoes smelling fresher the next morning.
Additionally, the tannins in black tea have antibacterial properties that can help eliminate odor-causing bacteria. Remember to use unused tea bags, as used tea bags may transfer stains to your shoes. This simple trick ensures that your shoes remain pleasant to wear and keeps embarrassing odors at bay.
Use Coffee Filters to Clean Screens
Cleaning electronic screens can be a delicate task, as abrasive materials or excessive moisture can damage them. A gentle and effective solution lies in your kitchen: coffee filters. Coffee filters are designed to be lint-free and non-abrasive, making them ideal for cleaning screens without leaving streaks or scratches.
Simply wipe the screen with a clean coffee filter to remove dust, smudges, and fingerprints, restoring your screen to a pristine condition. This method is safe for a variety of screens, including those on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and televisions.
Cut Containers in Half
If you’re struggling to squeeze out that last bit of toothpaste or shampoo, simply cut the container in half and scoop the rest out. Some companies will purposely play tricks with their packaging so that you end up needing to replace the product sooner.
For example, makeup companies that make the mascara wand too short to reach the bottom of the tube. Cutting a container in half will ensure that you won’t waste your money and you’ll get to use every last drop of each product.
Pack Necklaces in Straws for Tangle-Free Travel
Traveling with necklaces can be a headache due to their propensity to tangle. To keep your necklaces organized and tangle-free, thread each necklace through a plastic straw. Fasten the clasp to keep the necklace secure and prevent knots from forming.
Then, bundle the straws together with a rubber band or place them in a small bag. This simple hack ensures that your necklaces remain untangled during your travels, saving you time and frustration when you’re ready to wear them.
Create a Medical Emergency Card
If you have food allergies or medication sensitivities, it’s essential to be prepared for medical emergencies, especially when you’re alone. Consider creating a “home alone” emergency card to carry with you. On the card, write your name, emergency contact information, and important medical details, such as allergies, medications, and any other relevant conditions.
Laminate the card or keep it in a waterproof container to protect it from damage. This simple precaution can provide vital information to first responders or medical professionals in case of an emergency and ensure you receive the appropriate care.
Keep Spare Clothes in the Car
If you have a lifestyle in which you’re unable to go home during the day, then keeping a spare set of clothes in the car can be a game-changer. You never know when a messy accident will occur and the last thing you need is to spend all your meetings wearing the morning coffee you spilled.
Or maybe the weather forecast was off and you’ll be outside all day. Whatever the situation, the option to change clothes is always a good thing.
Use ChapStick Tubes for Emergency Cash
Carrying cash for emergencies is always a wise idea, but you may worry about keeping it secure and discreet. An ingenious way to store emergency cash is by repurposing a ChapStick tube. Simply roll up several bills tightly and place them inside an empty, clean ChapStick tube.
This inconspicuous storage method ensures that your emergency funds remain easily accessible but unlikely to draw attention. It’s a clever hack to have emergency cash on hand when you need it most.
Unshrink Shrunken Clothes with Baby Shampoo
We’ve all experienced the frustration of accidentally shrinking a favorite garment in the wash. But don’t give up hope just yet! To unshrink clothes, fill a sink or basin with lukewarm water and add a small amount of baby shampoo. Submerge the shrunken item in the soapy water and gently stretch and manipulate the fabric back to its original size. Let the garment soak for about 30 minutes, then rinse it with cool water.
Carefully press out excess water, and lay the item flat on a towel to reshape and air dry. The baby shampoo helps relax the fibers, making the unshrinking process easier and more successful.
Organize Cables with Toilet Paper Rolls
Tangled cables can create frustration and a cluttered mess. To keep your cables organized and within easy reach, repurpose empty toilet paper rolls. Simply fold and secure the cable neatly, then place it inside the toilet paper roll.
You can label or color-code the rolls for different types of cables to easily identify them. Store the rolls in a drawer or container, and you’ll have a simple and cost-effective cable management solution. This hack not only keeps your space tidy but also prevents cable damage and eliminates the hassle of detangling cords.
Prevent Rust Rings with Nail Polish
No, you’re not imagining things, nail polish really is the answer to many of life’s problems. Yet another use for this product is to avoid rust rings around the house.Anyone who has a lot of toiletries in their bathroom has dealt with those dreaded rust rings.
Next time, simply coat the bottom of the can or bottle in nail polish and that’ll act as a shield between the toiletry and the bathroom’s surfaces.
Organize Bobby Pins with Magnets
Bobby pins have a notorious reputation for disappearing when you need them the most, leaving you frustrated. To keep your bobby pins in one place and easily accessible, attach a small magnet to a convenient surface, such as the inside of a drawer or the side of a metal vanity.
The magnetism will attract and hold your bobby pins, preventing them from getting lost and making them readily available whenever you need them. This simple hack saves you the time and hassle of searching for elusive bobby pins.
Store Money in Your Phone Case
We’re all guilty of not having our bag on us sometimes. However, we’re yet to meet the person who’ll go out without their phone. If you store some money between your phone and its case, you’ll always have some emergency cash.
This trick is useful when making an unplanned purchase if you don’t have your wallet on you. It also helps if your bag was stolen; at least this way, you can call someone, and you’ll have some cash (literally) on hand.
Use Clumpy Mascara in Hot Water
If your mascara is getting clumpy or dried up, simply dip the tube in a cup of hot water and let it soak for a few minutes. If you want to clean the brush altogether, leave it in hot water for around 15 minutes. While we’re at it, ignore the overused beauty advice of pumping your mascara in the tube before application.
That actually creates clumps rather than gets rid of them! Instead, twirl your mascara in the tube before applying it to your lashes.
Remove Gum from Hair with Ice
If you ever find yourself a victim of the cliché of getting gum stuck in your hair, don’t worry that you’ll have to cut your locks. Instead, you can use ice cubes to freeze the gum, making it much easier to remove. Just hold some ice on the gum for 5-15 minutes until it hardens.
There’s also, of course, the peanut butter trick too. But we can probably all agree that ice cubes are a lot less messy.
Use Coffee Filters for Dusting
Coffee filters are not only useful for making a perfect cup of joe; they can also double as effective dusting cloths. The fine fibers of coffee filters attract and trap dust particles, making them ideal for cleaning surfaces without spreading dust around.
Simply use a clean coffee filter to wipe down surfaces such as countertops, shelves, and electronics. Coffee filters are lint-free and gentle, ensuring that your belongings remain clean and dust-free. Say goodbye to dusting cloths that leave behind fibers or streaks.
Use Rubber Bands for Manicures
Many people think that they can’t give themselves a professional-looking manicure because they’re maybe not the best with a brush. However, you don’t need to have a manicurist’s finesse to get flawless French tips.
Simply slide a rubber band over your nail and get to applying your polish! Just make sure you wait for the nail polish to dry before removing the band so that you don’t mess up your perfect manicure.
Keep Bobby Pins on Magnets
Like socks in a dryer, bobby pins seem to have a magical way of disappearing from one’s dresser. It feels like no matter what you do, bobby pins are always getting lost and then magically turning up in random places.
In order to keep these hair accessories from wandering around the house, stick them to a magnet! That way, your bobby pins will stay put and be readily available when you need them.
Use Dryer Sheets to Remove Deodorant Marks
It can be frustrating when you feel like you’ve got the perfect outfit picked out but then realize that you’ve got deodorant marks all over it. As it turns out, those are relatively easy to remove, so you can still sport your look of choice.
Rub a dryer sheet on the deodorant mark until it disappears. If you don’t have any dryer sheets nearby, you can rub the item’s fabric on itself. However, this should be a last resort, as it can stretch or wrinkle the material.
Use Coffee Grounds for Exfoliating Scrub
Coffee grounds can do more than just brew a cup of coffee. They also make a fantastic natural exfoliating scrub for your body. Mix used coffee grounds with a small amount of coconut oil or olive oil to create a paste-like consistency.
Gently massage the scrub onto your skin in circular motions, paying extra attention to rough or dry areas. The coffee grounds act as a gentle exfoliant, sloughing away dead skin cells and leaving your skin feeling smooth and rejuvenated. Rinse thoroughly, and enjoy the invigorating aroma of coffee.
Use Vaseline to Prevent Hair Dye Stains
Dyeing your hair at home can sometimes result in unsightly stains on your skin along the hairline. To avoid this, apply a thin layer of Vaseline or petroleum jelly along your hairline, ears, and the nape of your neck before applying the hair dye.
The Vaseline creates a barrier that prevents the dye from adhering to your skin, making it easier to wipe off any accidental stains. This hack ensures a cleaner and more professional-looking hair dyeing experience.
Use Rubber Bands to Secure a Loose Zipper
A loose or malfunctioning zipper can be a source of frustration and inconvenience. To keep a zipper in place, slide a small rubber band through the zipper tab and loop it around the button or hook of your pants.
This provides extra grip and prevents the zipper from sliding down throughout the day. This simple hack saves you from constantly checking and readjusting your zipper and helps you maintain a neat and put-together appearance.
Use Dryer Sheets to Tame Frizzy Hair
If you feel like none of your hair products are working on reducing your frizz or flyaways, maybe it’s time to turn to your laundry products instead. Dryer sheets work absolute miracles on frizzy hair!
Place a dryer sheet onto your hairbrush and comb it through to smooth any static or flyaways. Dryer sheets are positively charged, while hair is negatively charged, so the result is a smoothed-down and tame mane.
Prevent Shoe Blisters with Clear Nail Polish
New shoes can be a painful ordeal as they rub against your skin and create blisters. To prevent this discomfort, apply a thin layer of clear nail polish to the areas where the shoe tends to rub against your skin, such as the back of the heel or the sides.
The nail polish acts as a protective barrier, reducing friction and preventing blisters from forming. This hack allows you to break in new shoes without suffering from painful blisters.
Remove Grease Stains with Chalk
Grease stains on clothing can be stubborn and difficult to remove, but you can tackle them with a surprising household item: chalk. Simply rub white chalk directly onto the grease stain and let it sit for a few minutes. The chalk absorbs the grease, lifting it from the fabric.
Afterward, brush off the chalk residue and wash the garment as usual. This hack is particularly effective on fabrics such as cotton or denim and helps save your favorite clothing items from permanent grease stains.
Use Rubber Bands to Open Stubborn Jars
Struggling to open a stubborn jar lid can be frustrating, especially when your hands are slippery or weak. To increase your grip and conquer even the most stubborn jars, wrap a rubber band tightly around the lid.
The rubber band provides extra traction, making it easier to twist and open the jar. This simple hack saves you from using excessive force or seeking help from others when faced with a stubborn jar.
Store Delicate Jewelry in Straws
Delicate necklaces or chains have a tendency to tangle when stored together. To keep them organized and tangle-free, thread each necklace through a plastic straw and fasten the clasp.
This method prevents the chains from intertwining and tangling, making it easier to find and wear your favorite jewelry pieces. You can store the straw-encased necklaces in a jewelry box or a small bag to further protect them from damage.
Use Hairspray to Remove Ink Stains
Accidentally getting ink stains on your clothes can be disheartening, but there’s a simple hack to help remove them: hairspray. Spray a small amount of hairspray directly onto the ink stain and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, blot the stained area with a clean cloth or paper towel.
The hairspray helps break down the ink, making it easier to remove. Rinse the fabric with cold water and wash it as usual. Remember to check the fabric care instructions before attempting this method.
Use Vinegar to Clean Showerheads
Over time, mineral deposits can build up on showerheads, reducing water flow and affecting the overall shower experience. To restore the showerhead to its optimal condition, fill a plastic bag with white vinegar and secure it around the showerhead using a rubber band or twist tie. Make sure the showerhead is fully submerged in the vinegar. Leave it to soak for a few hours or overnight.
The acidic properties of vinegar will break down the mineral deposits, allowing for easy cleaning. Afterward, remove the bag, scrub off any remaining residue with a soft brush, and enjoy a revitalized showerhead.
Use Toothpaste to Clean Sneakers
If your white sneakers are looking dull and dirty, toothpaste can be your secret weapon to restore their brightness. Apply a small amount of non-gel toothpaste to an old toothbrush and gently scrub the dirty areas of your sneakers.
The toothpaste acts as a mild abrasive that helps remove scuffs, dirt, and stains from the surface of the shoes. After scrubbing, wipe off the toothpaste with a damp cloth and let the sneakers air dry. Your sneakers will look cleaner and more refreshed, ready to take on your next adventure.
Use Binder Clips to Organize Cables
Cable management can be a never-ending battle, but binder clips can be your allies in conquering the cable chaos. Attach a few binder clips to the edge of your desk or a nearby surface. Thread the cables through the metal hoops of the binder clips to keep them neatly organized and prevent them from tangling or falling to the floor.
You can even label the binder clips for different types of cables to easily identify them. This simple hack keeps your workspace tidy and eliminates the frustration of untangling cables.
These shuffled life hacks offer a variety of practical tips and tricks to simplify your daily routines, solve common problems, and make your life a little bit easier. Give them a try and see how they can enhance your efficiency and enjoyment in different areas of life!