25 Times Women Shared Life Hacks That Might Be Helpful

Published 3 months ago

In the vast landscape of the internet, some online communities serve as valuable spaces for individuals to share experiences, ask questions, and offer insights. Recently, members of r/AskWomen community came together to divulge some of their favorite life hacks – those ingenious, practical tips that make navigating daily life a little bit easier.

Let’s explore the collective wisdom from this thread as they share their go-to life hacks for smoother living.

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#1

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sleeping with no underwear on. life changing!

deleting social media. if you like social media, use it once a week. i’ve been social media free for 6 months and it’s been wonderful.

tea. any tea. if anything, all the tea. tea, tea, tea. morning, afternoon, night. any tea you like. tea.

budget for pedicures, massages, hair cuts, waxing. if it’s self care, budget for it. taking care of yourself goes so far.

for my oily-haired besties, condition before you shampoo. yes, im crazy, and yes, it works. so soft.

walk everywhere. park a lil further, take the stairs, go the scenic route. helped increase my average daily steps SO much.

so many tips. being a woman is hard sometimes.

#2

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Once a week I boil water with a few splashes of white vinegar in my electric kettle, let it cool, then rinse it out. Ta da! No more scales! Just a sparkly kettle!

#3

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Always pee after sex.

#4

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My savings accounts at my various banks are usually just filled with dust. I’ve never had any money to save. Recently, I’ve been trying to quit buying fast food and other quick meals because of how expensive it can get. When I feel the urge to buy a McDouble or something and when I successfully resist that urge, I put the general amount I probably would have spent into my savings. Makes me feel good so see that number climb. Also, I’ve started an automatic transfer of $5 two times a month from my checking into savings, because in my head losing 5 bucks isn’t enough to make me nervous but it will add up quickly.

#5

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To make sure I don’t forget anything for the gym (socks, underwear, sports bra, shirt, bottoms) during folding laundry, I place all the items on top of the pants and then roll them up like a swiss roll. I have a whole drawer of just rolled up workout outfits that allow me to just grab and toss into my gym bag with my shoes.

#6

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Buy men’s razors. They’re more cost effective and they work better.

#7

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Best one I’ve heard for saving money (when wanting to buy luxury things) … Ask yourself if someone approached you with the item you want and the cash to buy the item. Would you take the cash or the item? If you’d take the cash, you probably shouldn’t buy the item. Turns out I’d rather have a t shirt with Homer falling on a rubbish bin on the pocket than forty dollars. I regret nothing.

#8

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I do as much as I can at night so that my mornings go smoother and I don’t have to worry about rushing. Shower, set out clothes, get bag and purse together, make my breakfast shake, make my lunch, etc. It saves time and stress.

#9

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10 minutes of housework
10 minutes of f**k off time
I work harder and more diligently in the 10 minutes of work and still get to be a lazy a*s. (set a timer)

#10

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Floss and stretch. Every night. Really. It’s worth the 10 min it takes.

#11

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Have all your body measurements written in your smartphone notes. Feet length, standard bust-waist-hip, your height, wrist girth, finger girths, etc. Update them once a year, or when your body changes.

If you come across any clothes that fit you perfectly – write down brand and exact size, maybe also model name if that’s something that the brand does have in stock at all times, like Levi’s jeans.

This way, when you go online shopping, you can always check brand’s size charts, especially regarding shoes, and increase your chances at picking right size. Don’t forget to take fit into consideration – standard, oversize, slim, petite, tall…

Ever since i started doing this, my shopping skill improved immensely.

#12

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Do small things with your non-dominant hand to become even slightly ambidextrous. Brush your teeth, pour a drink, use utensils, use your computer mouse, brush your hair, ect. I did this for a while and worked up to being able to write legibly with my left hand! Now I use both hands equally and it’s kind of cool.

#13

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For those who use shaving gel that come in aluminum cans: before you put it in the shower stall, use clear nail polish to make a thin coat all along the bottom rim of the can. Let it dry for a few minutes then put it in the shower stall. This will prevent the can from rusting at the bottom/leaving those rust colored rings.

#14

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Learn the power of saying the word “no”. Set those boundaries for yourself. Life-changing.

Also, using vinegar and baking soda to keep drains clean

#15

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If you’re unemployed/ working at home/ studying – get dressed and showered! It helps with your mindset and productivity a lot, IME. Also, drink plenty of water

#16

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If you are up past your bed time, ask yourself if this thing would be worth getting up early for. If it’s not, go to bed. If it is, set your alarm, then go to bed.

#17

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Keep the roll of new trash bags at the bottom of the bin (though maybe not in the kitchen bin if sticky liquid sometimes leaks out the bottom of the bag). I use this in my bathroom bin and bedroom bin (both mostly tissues and empty containers/TP rolls, so the bottom of the bin stays clean for the bags to be there). The bags are always where you need them!

#18

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When you can’t squeeze any more product out of a tube container (hand cream, moisturiser, body lotion, etc.), cut it in half using scissors. You’d be surprised how much product can be still in there – sometimes a few days’ or even a week’s worth.

#19

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I do 10 of some sort of exercise every time I stand up at home. Usually squats or burpees, without really even trying I can do a few hundred a day and I’ve definitely noticed a difference in my body.

#20

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If you drop an earring or earring back while leaning over a sink, just put your hand over the drain as quickly as possible. Don’t try to catch the item.
It’s easier to cover the hole than it is to try and catch a tiny bouncy earring.

#21

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Stop buying shaving products and use cheap conditioner instead! It’s a closer shave somehow, and also moisturizes your skin.

#22

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Stir drinks with butter knives, I have a ton of them and they barely get used for anything else.

#23

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To get rid of static from clothes, dampen your hands (water, lotion, whatever) and run them over the insides of the clothes. Static gone.

#24

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My first stab at solving any problem related to my body or mood is water. Hungry? Drink some water then see if I’m still hungry. Craving sweets? Drink some water first. Headache? Drink some water. S****y mood? Drink some water.

Turns out half the time I think I’m hungry, I’m just thirsty. Turns out that filling up a bit on water makes me less hungry. Also turns out quite often when I’m pissy I’m just thirsty or mildly dehydrated.

No, of course it doesn’t solve every problem, but it costs me nothing to do it and it’s just a good habit anyway.

Also i try to never ever go to the grocery store hungry.

#25

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You can’t control what others think, say or do. You can only control you. Stop wasting time and energy concerned about things you can’t change and focus on things within your realm of control.

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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