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10 Tips to Save You Time

 This handy list of hacks will make your life easier and is budget friendly. You'll be surprised to discover what you can do with these everyday objects. Take a look: 
 
1. Renew a marker
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When a marker stops working, if you have a deodorant that is gas or alcohol-based, spray it inside the marker to give it a new life. While it may not last all that long, it will serve you for a little way. 
2. Put your phone on airplane mode to save battery
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We've all been in this situation once or twice, where our phone battery is on its last breath. But there is a way you can keep what's left of your phone's energy until that time, by putting the phone on airplane mode. This will cut connections to the internet, or GPS, and also the processes that run automatically and usually take up a lot of your device's energy. 
3. Make a meal prep buffet
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If you have small kids, or you love variety in your food, and you're not ready to commit to the same meals for the week, meal prepping is the way to go. Simply cook up ingredients that you can combine in multiple ways. For instance, you can make a simple rice or pasta for the base. Then make several sauces that differ from each other, then separate toppings - such as meat, veggies, and seafood. This will allow you to 'build-a-meal' every day of the week. 
4. Soap the zipper to work better
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If you've got a pesky zipper that just doesn't want to work, simply use some soap to 'butter it up'. You can also use a bit of hair gel. 
5. Make a rewards card chain
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If you get confused with all the gift cards, rewards cards and all the other cards you have, this problem can be easily solved by punching a hole through all the cards that you use regularly - just be sure not to ruin the magnetic strip in the process and putting them all on one key ring. Just add a ribbon and you'll have a very manageable card collection you can take anywhere. 
6. Prepare “one-second” lemonade
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On a hot summer's day, nothing is better than a quick cocktail with lemonade cubes. This is how to make them: Squeeze fresh lemon juice and add some sugar to your taste. Make the mixture strong as it will be diluted with water. Then cut the lemon wedges in small pieces and freeze the mixture with wedges in an ice cube tray. Whenever you are in the mood for a refreshing drink, grab a couple of cubes from the freezer and chuck them in the water for a delicious homemade lemonade. 
7. Use Velcro to store needles and other small things
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There are other uses for Velcro besides clothing. With double-sided Velcro, you can make any surface into a storage of sorts. If you like to sew, you can also make a pin cushion by taking a piece of Velcro and putting your needle through its little loops. This will keep them secure in one place and will potentially prevent somebody from stepping on a loose needle.
8. Use a hair dryer to remove stickers
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If you are struggling to take a sticker off, a quick way to do it is to gently heat it to melt the glue, this way you melt the production glue, so you can heat up the sticker and remove it gently, then take off the residue with a wet napkin or a wipe. 
9. Label spice jars and bottles the correct way
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If you love to print cute little labels for the tops of mason jars, you may want to consider the side of the jar instead as lids can easily be switched up. 
10. Cook corn on the cob in 5 minutes
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For a delicious corn on the cob, bear in mind the following tips: Wrap an ear of corn in a wet paper towel, put it in the microwave on 'high' for 5 minutes, then carefully unwrap the corn and enjoy. You can also smear some butter on the corn before wrapping it. 
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