No matter how careful you are, clipping all 20 of your body’s nails will result in at least one rogue shard flying out of site, camouflaging itself on your white bathroom floor. And then you step on it, and want to die.
So here’s a tiny hack to ease your worry about one of those hidden clippings: lay out a dark towel or bath mat, place your trash can (or whatever you clip your nails into) on top, and easily see any flyaway nails. Voila!
We’ve already covered how clipping wet nails makes them less likely to fly through the air. Do that, too. This trick is just added insurance for that one nail that gets away.
And one more tiny hack while we’re at it: If you’re in the mood for a delicious mandarin, peel it before trimming your nails. Nothing is worse than going straight for a citrus treat and realising how difficult the peeling experience is about to be.