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TIKTOK HACKS FOR A BETTER LIFE

The inane is about to get very interesting

19.04.2021

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All facets of life can be found on TikTok. If you like plants, there are plant hacks to ensure that yours thrive. If you prefer tending to yourself, there are hacks for that too: makeup hacks, beauty hacks, hair hacks. If it typically involves staring into a mirror, someone on TikTok will have created content in its honor. We can’t forget TikTok food hacks, either. Those are just marvellous.

Alongside the fun stuff, however, there are also TikTok hacks for the occasionally more mundane side of life – TikTok life hacks, in other words. Here are some of the best.

1. HOW TO insert A BIN BAG CORRECTLY

Of all domestic duties, anything to do with a bin is perhaps the least glamorous and the most boring. But what if there was a bin bag trick that – for all of three seconds – changed that? Well, here it is!

2. HOW TO get A BABY to stop CRYING

Babies are incredibly dramatic creatures at the best of times, but this is how to soothe them. Your alias is now Baby Whisperer.

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3. HOW TO – LITERALLY – ELEVATE CHIPS AND DIPS

What do you mean you’ve never considered using a martini glass as a vessel for a dip and then placed it in a bowl of crisps?

4. HOW TO MAKE YOUR LIFE MORE POSITIVE

Stop apologising and start thanking, basically.

5. HOW TO DRAIN FOOD PROPERLY

Draining food into the sink is a minefield. Think of all the pasta you’ve lost to it. This hack may put a stop to all that, but we would urge you to only do it with a two-handled pan and a large enough colander so that you don’t scald yourself. And more still would urge you to save some of the pasta water.

6. HOW TO FOLD LONG CLOTHES IN SHORT SPACE

Why did we not think of this before?

7. THE VERY UNEXPECTED WAY TO GET A DENT OUT OF A CAR

At the risk of sounding like spam, we can’t believe that this actually worked – or that someone even thought to try it.

8. HOW TO GIVE NEW SHOES BETTER GRIP

We know it’s probably counterintuitive to take a blade to a new pair of shoes, but – along with hairspray – this apparently makes you less liable to slip.

9. HOW TO MAKE A SWEATSHIRT LESS BULKY

This is very useful if you wish to steal someone’s sweatshirt by making it look unrecognisable.

10. HOW TO MAKE YOUR IPHONE LOUDER THAN MAXIMUM VOLUME

Ever wanted to make your iPhone as loud as possible? We thought as much.

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