10 Everyday Things We Have Been Doing All Wrong

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In the era of DIYs, there is a way to simplify almost everything you do. Be it cleaning your phone screen with toothpaste, or using balloons to replace your blending brush. Philosophically speaking, the wonderful thing about existing is that we can keep learning and growing throughout our lives. Though you may be doing things in a specific way, because you think it is the simplest, this article will make you rethink your entire approach to life! Read on to know how to rectify simple things you have probably been doing wrong all your life!

1. Lick Your Wrist To Detect Foul Breath

Lick Your Wrist To Detect Foul Breath
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We know how it sounds, and sorry if you just lost your appetite. But this is the best way to check your breath. When in doubt about how your mouth smells, instead of breathing out in your palms, simply lick your wrist and sniff it. This is a sure way to know if your breath is foul. Also, make sure you sanitize your hands before and after doing this stunt!

2. Keep Your Pickled Veggies Upside-Down

Keep Your Pickled Veggies Upside-Down
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Molding is a big problem when it comes to fermenting vegetables. One way to avoid oxidizing is to keep them in an inverted jar. Storing your pickles inside helps keep them fresh for a longer time and avoids mold growth.

3. Use A Brush To Remove Dust Off Your Keyboard

Use A Brush To Remove Dust Off Your Keyboard
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Cleaning the ridges of your keyboard is more convenient with a brush than using napkins or other similar items. It also reduces the risk of inadvertent key presses. All you need to do is get a clean, dry painting brush and gently swipe through the key ridges.

 

4. Roll Your Garments Instead Of Unfolding Them To Save Packing Space

Roll Your Garments Instead Of Unfolding Them To Save Packing Space
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You will save a lot of room in your suitcase if you roll your clothes instead of folding them and you won’t get wrinkles. But when it comes to sweaters and jackets, you need to fold them as they will be bulkier if you roll them.

5. Dip Your Fingers In Water To Dry Your Nail Paint

Dip Your Fingers In Water To Dry Your Nail Paint
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To hasten the drying time of nail paint, dip your fingers in icy water. Soak your fingernails in freezing water after giving your gel paint a minute to dry. Also, nail polish may be stored in the refrigerator for quicker drying and easy application.

6. Use Tissue Paper To Chill Beverages Quickly

Use Tissue Paper To Chill Beverages Quickly
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If you want your beverage to chill quickly, wrap it in a moist paper towel and place it in the fridge for a few minutes. This will help the bottle or can to chill more quickly and give you a cool beverage in a few minutes. Enjoy the drink!

7. You May Lay Your Head On Your Yoga Mat While You Relax In The Tub

You May Lay Your Head On Your Yoga Mat While You Relax In The Tub
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Thanks to their material, water won’t damage yoga mats, and they’re soft and cushiony enough for you to sleep on. So if you want to take a relaxing bath in the tub, carry your yoga mat to rest your head on the edge of the tub.

8. Use A Hair Dryer To Break In Your New Pair Of Shoes Faster

Use A Hair Dryer To Break In Your New Pair Of Shoes Faster
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New shoes are often uncomfortable as they don’t fit you perfectly. They are too big or too small, which causes friction to take a toll on your feet. To break your shoes the right way, you’ll need to wear thick socks, slip into the shoes, and apply heat with a hair dryer. Keep your feet comfortable by letting your shoes cool down within your feet. They will soon be able to adapt to the new fit with ease.

9. While Your Phone Is Charging, Remove It From Its Case

While Your Phone Is Charging, Remove It From Its Case
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While most of us invest in pretty-looking phone covers, they don’t really protect the phone while on charge. The phones can become very hot while getting charged, and the silicone or plastic case can keep the warmth contained. There is a risk for the battery to overheat and malfunction.

10. Utilize A Pole To Carry Your Groceries

Utilize A Pole To Carry Your Groceries
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We have all been there when you do your monthly grocery shopping, and once you reach home, you have to take multiple trips with packets full of heavy goods from your car to your home. A simple iron or steel pole can be convenient to avoid this and minimize your work. Simply slide all the packets with the handles in the rod and carry them to your home. Make sure you hold the pole horizontally, as there is a chance the packages could slide off the bar.

The popular DIY videos circulating on the internet might make you feel like you have been doing everything in your life wrong. Of course, there is always a better way to do things, but it all depends on how comfortable you are at doing something. We strive to minimize human effort, and the more you brainstorm, the more chances of coming up with brilliant ideas. So is there anything you would like on our list? Let us know in the comments section!

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Indrani Karmakar
Indrani KarmakarSenior Social Writer
Indrani is a writer and artist who likes to add a dash of humor to everything she does. She has two years of experience in writing articles across beauty, health, and lifestyle genres. After graduating in Political Science from Calcutta University, she took a detour into the world of creativity and discovered her knack for social writing, advertising, designing, and doodling.

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