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2 Dec 2023

NextImg:Women Are Sharing Their Go-To Life Hacks Every Woman Should Know, And These Might Just Change Your Life

Redditor u/FloydianCrazyDiamond asked, “What is your most used life hack as a woman?” Lucky for us, the lovely ladies of Reddit had no shortage of brilliant pro tips to share with us. Here are 18 of their best answers:

Note: submissions have also been sourced from these two similar threads.

"For those who use shaving gel that come in aluminum cans: before you put it in the shower, use clear nail polish to make a thin coat all along the bottom rim of the can."
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"This will prevent the can from rusting at the bottom/leaving those rust colored rings."


"Keep a backup purse or bag of toiletries in your glove box."
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"Fill it with basics like deodorant, perfume, basic makeup, glasses cleaner , mini toothbrush/toothpaste, mini brush, cash, etc.It's saved my butt on numerous occasions such as impromptu meetings, having to stay over at a family members house, and on dates."
"Have all your body measurements written in your smartphone notes, so when you go online shopping, you can always pick the right size."
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"Feet length, standard bust-waist-hip, your height, wrist girth, finger girths, etc. Update them once a year, or when your body changes. Since I started doing this, my shopping skills have improved immensely."
"Buy men's razors."
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"They're more cost effective and they work better."
"If I am only shopping for a few things I don't grab a cart or basket. It makes me less prone to buying things I don't need."
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"Especially at Target. When I carry a basket I just throw in random dollar items and snacks, which add up. If I only need an item or two, I'm in and out!"


"Have a chapstick and tampon in most locations you frequent."
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"Budget for pedicures, massages, hair cuts, and waxing. If it’s self care, budget for it. Taking care of yourself goes so far."
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"Stop buying shaving creams and use cheap conditioner instead."
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"It’s a closer shave somehow, and also moisturizes your skin."
"When you can’t squeeze any more product out of a tube container (hand cream, moisturiser, body lotion, etc.), cut it in half using scissors."
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"You’d be surprised how much product can be still in there — sometimes a few days or even a week’s worth."
"I sew my adjustable bra straps in place at the right size. No more straps always pulling looser and slipping off my shoulders."
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"If you're unemployed/working from home/studying, get dressed and showered. It helps with your mindset and productivity a lot, in my experience."
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"Learn the power of saying the word 'no.' Set those boundaries for yourself. Life-changing."
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"Soak a cotton ball in vanilla essence and attach it to your car aircon. It'll make your car smell good for months for a low cost."
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"If you drop an earring or earring back while leaning over a sink, just put your hand over the drain as quickly as possible. Don't try to catch the item."
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"It's easier to cover the hole than it is to try and catch a tiny bouncy earring."
"Always keep an emergency outfit in the car. It’s saved me a few times."
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And, finally, "Always pee after sex."
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