Small life hacks can help us save time and money, avoid awkward situations, and save space. Each helpful tip is a unique opportunity to discover a creative solution to a common problem using everyday objects.
The bright side wants to show you 8 simple ways to improve your life that you can implement immediately.
1. Put your flip flops face down at the beach.
It’s better to remove your sandals on the beach or by the pool, because the sun could heat them up and burn your feet when you put them back on. Turning them over prevents them from absorbing too much heat from the sun and makes them more comfortable to wear afterwards.
2. Cut a bandage before using.
First, wash and dry the fingertip. Then separate the outer packaging and remove the bandage leaving the plastic strips on the bandage covering the glue.
Cut a slit in the middle of each sticky end lengthwise. Then take the thin part at the top of the adhesive end and place it on your nail. Then do the same on the other side of the bandage so that the top strips cross your nail in an “X” shape.
3. Use an ironing board to protect your back.
If you need to do some repairs while lying on your back in a pinch, you can use an ironing board as a backrest to protect yourself from injury.
4. How to remove laces from your shoes
safety pins are great for untying knots as they have sharp points.
To do this, open the safety pins and slide the ends into the middle of each string on either side of the knot. This is where you usually pull the strings with your fingers. Close the safety pins, then pull them out and wiggle them around until the knot loosens. You can finish untying them with your fingers.
5. Use ATMs during the day.
You never know who may be watching you use an ATM or wait to steal money from you. That’s why it’s always better to withdraw money from an ATM during the day rather than at night, as other people will likely be around and it’s safer in an emergency.
6. How to wear a backpack in public
Chances are you’ve heard of someone steal a bag while the victim was queuing in a public place. Keeping your bag or backpack in front of your body is the best way to protect it from thieves and pickpockets.
7. Turn the steering wheel when you need to leave the car.
When you park your car in the sun, the dashboard and the steering wheel are in direct sunlight. This can damage the dashboard and steering wheel. They might even break and lose their luster due to the heat. That’s why it’s best to turn the steering wheel upside down, so that there isn’t too much sun.
8. Carry a shoulder bag to avoid having your purse stolen.
Thieves are more likely to rob people with loose bags, shoulder bags or who do not keep their handbags all the time. And all this can be avoided by carrying a shoulder bag, which is more difficult to remove – always keep one hand on the bag. Be sure to carry your bag across the front of your body.
Which of these things would improve your life? Do you know of any other tips that can help you avoid encountering bad situations throughout your day?