Friday, 2 May 2014

A Couple of Life Hacks!

Life Hacks. We've all seen the infographics floating around the internet; Spend any time at all on Pinterest and you will inevitably have seen them. However, most of the time, they're nothing more than a crock o' shit, to be blunt! However, I've found some useful ones out for myself lately and I want to share them with you.

1. Uses for Disprin.

Disprin! Woo!! 
Yeah, you read that one right - Disprin, the fizzy, yucky tasting aspirin tablet! It's not my favorite thing in the world, I'd sooner a Panadol or Neurofen, but Disprin has it's uses too, ladies! crush up a tablet or two, pop two or three drops of water on it, and let's go through its alternative uses.

  • Infected piercings. I recently discovered this tip from a professional piercer and I think it's worth passing along to the masses. I had an awful time with my conch piercing playing up and I was advised to pop some Disprin paste on the site of the problem once a day for 3 days. Hey ho, it's working absolute wonders! 
  • Topical Spot Treatment. Dip a cotton bud into some of this paste, and pop it onto any angry spots you have. Aspirin is basically Salicyilc Acid, and this is going to help your spot to no end! 
  • Good for the garden!! Here's one for all my green-thumbed chums and chummettes; One Disprin in a gallon of water will help plants to fight off infections. The salycilic acid helps the plant to become more robust and essentially tougher! And since Salycilic Acid is a natural derivative of the Willow Tree, you're not adding anything unseemly to your plants intake. Cool, huh?
Legitimately love this!! 

2. Ring Pulls from Cans. 

Before you sling that can into the recycling, pull the ring pull off it. Keep them in a wee baggie if you have it, and then when you have 20 or 30, or you can do this one by one, pop one of the holes over the top of your hanger hook, and then use the second hole to slip another hanger though. 

Now you have two items hanging from one space on the rail! I'm an avid fan of this one, as I'm a hoarder to the back bone and I never had enough space until I discovered this! 

So there you have it, two actual lifehacks that actually works! I'm going to endeavour to bring you more working life hacks in the future! 
Have you any life hacks for me?