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10 Clever Life Hacks for Women

10 clever life hacks every woman should know

Clever new “life hacks” seem to pop up every day on social media, and whenever I see one, I have to take a look. Life is hectic enough; who wouldn’t like a good hack to make things a little simpler? Here are a few of my favorites specifically for us real women who are just trying to women.

1. Saving your broken lipstick

Next time your favorite lipstick breaks, don’t toss it! Instead, put it in a pill box (or any other small container), and use a lip brush to apply.TAGG: Best Life Hacks for Women

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2. Prevent snags in your tights from becoming runs

If you snag your tights, spray hair spray on the snag to prevent the hole from becoming any bigger and turning into a run.

3. Use shower curtain rings to store scarves

I like to hang my scarves in my closet, rather than folding them. This hack is easy and cheap, and is great for displaying all my scarves together (so I can make sure to get good use out of them each season!).

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4. Paint the end of your keys with nail polish

No more impatient sorting through keys on your key ring. Paint your keys with nail polish to remember which key opens which door. Of course, don’t paint the part that actually goes in the lock; just the end!

5. Use a wine/champagne bottle to store bracelets

This hack might be more clever storage but let’s not put a label on things… this is especially fun if you have an old wine or champagne bottle from a special occasion. That way, whenever you look at it, you’ll be reminded of that fun memory.

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6. Breaking in new shoes

Buying new shoes is the best feeling ever; however, breaking in those new shoes can be painful. Next time you have a new pair, try putting on a thick pair of socks, your new shoes and then use a hair dryer to blow on the tight spots. Repeat until shoes fit comfortably. (And, check out this post for way more shoe hacks!)

7. Putting on a bracelet by yourself

When there’s nobody around to help you put on your bracelet, use a bit of tape to hold one side of the bracelet in place while you fasten.

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8. Paint rings with clear nail polish to prevent from tarnishing

To keep your ‘costume jewelry’ rings from tarnishing/leaving a mark on your skin, coat the inside of them with clear nail polish.

9. Use frozen grapes to chill white wine

Avoid watering down your white wine with ice cubes; use frozen grapes! Plus, they taste delicious.

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10. Make your own nail polish using loose eye shadow

Next time you have some loose eye shadow, why not try using it on your nails? Mix a little bit of the shadow with clear nail polish for your own signature color.

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    Lisa
    November 20, 2016 at 9:37 PM

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    Taryn
    November 20, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Loved it O all of these I only knew 1 (which was to spray the leggings) I bet there are a lot of women reading this thinking ‘why didn’t I think of that!’. Especially to tape your bracelet to your wrist

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    Jeanie
    November 6, 2016 at 11:25 PM

    Great Tips! Love the scarf and shower rings one. Thanks for sharing

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    Ooty Taxi
    November 6, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    Good tips . It was really useful

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    Cassandra
    October 29, 2016 at 12:22 AM

    I have heard that a paperclip works great for brackets as well

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      Alyson
      October 30, 2016 at 9:20 PM

      Yes, I’ve seen that too — thanks for the reminder!!

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    Breanne
    October 26, 2016 at 7:51 AM

    These tips are life! I love hacks, especially the nail varnish one, I can’t wait to try it out!

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    J. Shanta
    October 13, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    The shower/scarf rings hanger hack is “Everything”!!!!

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    Shaina McGregor
    October 10, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    These are so great tips that I’ve never thought of! I’m all for saving my money, so being able to reuse something in a clever way is great. I really like the idea of using the shower curtain circles for scarfs!

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      Alyson
      October 11, 2016 at 12:07 PM

      Absolutely — it’s so cool to find a clever way to repurpose something (and save money along the way!). Thanks, Shaina.

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    Janice Spina
    October 7, 2016 at 9:17 AM

    Fantastic tips, Alyson! Came upon your site through Debby Gies, love it! It’s never too late in life to learn something new! Nice to meet you!

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      Alyson
      October 9, 2016 at 10:26 PM

      Thanks so much for visiting, Janice… so great to connect with you!

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    Kristen
    September 30, 2016 at 12:53 PM

    I absolutely love this list! These are things I will definitely do. Thank you for putting this together!

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    Rachel
    September 24, 2016 at 3:45 AM

    wow some really great tips here. I love the bracelet one its something ive allways struggled with. Ive often had to nip next door for help putting mine on haha. will try this xx

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      Alyson
      October 5, 2016 at 6:57 PM

      hahah, hope this works for you!

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    Amanda
    August 8, 2016 at 7:56 AM

    very clever!! Thanks for sharing the smart tricks!

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    Abbi
    July 25, 2016 at 11:19 PM

    I can hardly wait to try #10, making own nail polish! 🙂

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    Aisha
    June 16, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    The shower curtain rings for scarves just gave me life right.

    Love it.

    Aisha King
    http://www.luxedale.com

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      Alyson
      June 22, 2016 at 11:59 AM

      Right?! Genius!

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    Oana
    May 3, 2016 at 6:30 AM

    Love these tips! Even more so when they refer to clever storage and makeup!

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    Girl bout town
    May 1, 2016 at 8:26 AM

    Cool tips! Especially the nail polish 🙂

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