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Top 10 Fixes For Life's Daily Annoyances

Every day is filled with little annoyances that we just don’t have the time to solve. Thanks to the internet, someone’s out solving most of those problems for us. If you want to remove the tiny frustrations that plague you day to day, here are 10 great solutions to get you started.


Be Wary Of Time Savers That Can Disrupt Your Routine

For the self-employed and those who regularly work from home, routines are sacred. It’s scarily easy to let your schedule slip and before you know, your productivity has plummeted and procrastination has set in. I experienced this recently and the culprit was entirely unexpected — an espresso machine.


The Best Technique For Mess-Free Nail Painting

Painting your nails is by no means a clean task, but perfecting your nail polish technique cuts down on time you spend cleaning-up. Here are some tips to get the look you want the first time with no fuss.


Speed Up Your Cleaning Routine By Picking A Room And Staying In It

It’s easy to get frazzled cleaning your home, especially when you’re short on time. If you want to streamline your cleaning process, you need to pick a room and stay in it until it’s done.


Make Chicken Broth In 30 Minutes Using A Pressure Cooker

A pressure cooker is an amazing appliance with many uses, but making hearty soup and savoury broth in minutes is one we hadn’t initially anticipated. Thankfully, this video from Bon Appetit shows you exactly how to do it, and in less than a half-hour to boot.


Tear Tape At An Angle To Leave An Easy Access Tab For Next Time

Every time you tear off a piece of tape from the roll, you’re left with the perpetual conundrum of peeling it off the next time. Instead, fold the tape to the side and tear it to leave a tab for easy access later.


Divide Any Length In Half, Without Using Maths

You don’t need a calculator to quickly find the center of something that’s an odd length, such as 37 5/8 inches (95cm). The smart folks at This Old House show us two ways to quickly divide a length in half using just your tape measure.


Designate A 'Hurry Up And Eat' Shelf In Your Kitchen To Avoid Food Waste

We waste a lot of food, but with a little meal planning and creativity, it’s easy enough to avoid food waste and eat everything you buy. To make it even easier, Apartment Therapy suggests a “hurry up and eat” shelf for your kitchen.


Stash Cleaning Supplies Where You Actually Need Them

If you keep a few cleaning supplies at the locations where you’ll use them, you’ll be likely to use them more often.


Improve Your Video And Photo Editing With A Gaming Mouse

Gaming peripherals are great for productivity as well as games — they often come with macro buttons you can program special commands for. Over at DIY Photography, they explain that gaming mice are especially great, since the extra programmable buttons can do in one click what keyboard shortcuts may take several to accomplish.


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