From dealing with stinky shoes to unclogging a sink, here are 13 amazing life hacks you just have to know

When it comes to simplifying your life, there are quite a few super easy things that you can do and all you need is to be aware of the quick tricks and tips.

                            From dealing with stinky shoes to unclogging a sink, here are 13 amazing life hacks you just have to know
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With advanced research and improving technology, life has certainly become easy but who said that it can't get easier? While going about our usual mundane tasks, we come across many annoyances that could actually very well be avoided. When it comes to simplifying your life, all you need is to be aware of the quick tricks and tips! We help you with 13 brilliant life hacks to get around doing things more efficiently. It will teach you how to loosen tight shoes, keep your beer colder longer, prevent you from losing buttons and more  

1) Water-proofing your shoes for a rainy day 

You can actually turn your canvas shoes into waterproof shoes and all you need is beeswax and a blow dryer. Proceed to spread beeswax all over your shoes and then use the blow dryer to melt it until you are no longer able to see the beeswax. The end result will be waterproof shoes perfect for the rainy weather! 

2) Fast drying clothes hack 

If you do not own a dryer but need to quickly dry your clothes, all you have to do is place your wet clothes in a dry towel. Make sure to roll the garment inside the towel and then pick it up and twist it as tightly as possible in order to squeeze out all the excess water. Once you have managed to squeeze out as much water as possible, hang your garment on a hanger to fully dry. 

3) A cure for smelly and stinky shoes 

If your shoes have become smelly or stinky, all you have to do to get rid of the smell is place a couple of dry tea bags inside each shoe. The dry tea bags will end up absorbing the unpleasant smell. In addition to being smelly, if your shoes are wet then proceed to fill them with a mixture of rice and baking soda and leave it for a few days. This will take away any odor from the shoes. 

4) When your shoes are too tight 

If you have accidentally bought a pair of shoes which are too tight, then this is the perfect way to be able to stretch them out. All you have to do is stuff each shoe with a wet newspaper and pack it as much as you can. Proceed to let the shoes dry and then remove all the newspaper. Your shoes should have definitely loosened up!

5) Starting a fire 

When it comes to potato chips, they are a lot more than your average snack. The fat and oil and chemicals found in potato or even other chips make them the perfect fire-starting material. So, the next time you decide to go camping and cannot start a fire, you know what to do! 

6) Looking for lost items which are tiny

You can actually use your vacuum cleaner to help you find any tiny items that you may have lost in your house. For example, a small pair of earrings may be impossible to find with the naked eye. Proceed to cover the end of the vacuum cleaner with a stocking or a pantyhose and then begin your search. All you have to make sure of is to keep checking from time to time to see if the vacuum has picked up your lost item. 

7) Effectively cleaning your shower head 

Shower heads can get very dirty and icky after prolonged use if not cleaned properly. In order to effectively clean your showerhead, fill a plastic bag with white vinegar and secure it to the shower head with the help of a rubber band. Allow the shower head to soak in the vinegar overnight before you remove the bag. Your shower head will be as clean as it can possibly get. 

8) How to keep buttons from falling off 

There are many times when the buttons on your sweater or shirt can become very loose and shaky. In order to make sure that the buttons do not fall off or become loose, all you have to do is apply a bit of clear nail polish over the threads. 

9) Make ice last longer in a cooler 

On a hot summer day, there is nothing nicer and more pleasing than carrying around your own cooler of drinks while you go to the beach. If you want to maximize the potential of your cooler, then you should sprinkle salt on the ice so that it stays frozen for much longer. 

10) The wooden spoon trick 

This one of the oldest but best tricks in the book and it also never fails. In order to keep your pot from boiling over and creating a mess, place a wooden spoon over the top of the pot as it is on the stove. If the contents of the pot start to boil too much and rise, the wooden spoon will pop the bubbles and prevent it from overflowing. 

11) Removing toilet stains 

Toilet stains and marks can be very stubborn and no amount of soap or scrubbing can get rid of some of the stains. If you are aiming to have a spotless toilet then all you need to do is pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let it be for a night. Proceed to wash it off with soapy water and then flush to see your shiny almost new toilet.

12) Time marked water bottle 

Many of us forget to drink water or do not drink the amount of water that we need. A great way to maintain your health and daily water intake is to draw lines on your water bottle and then write the time against the line. The line markings will be a reminder that you need to drink water at that particular time and of course, there is no such thing as drinking excess amounts of water so drink away!

13) Unclogging drains 

If not cleaned frequently, drains can tend to get very clogged and become difficult to clean. Try running some hot water down the drain for around a minute and then proceed to put 1 cup of baking soda down the drain. Slowly, pour 1 cup of vinegar down the drain as well. Flush everything out with a round of hot water down the drain for best results. 

Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.