You know what I love? Those magazines your Granny used to buy for women, called something like Woman’s Weekly. (Who am I kidding? They were a guilty pleasure, I’d buy them at train stations, read them cover to cover and then leave them on the train – nothing to do with me, walk off whistling).
I loved the stupid, awful, ‘headline’ stories. (‘I married my brother and he slept with my mother’ not usually quite as awful as the headline indicated, once you read the details), I loved the sexual health articles (10 things your man wished you’d do in bed but would never tell you), the beauty articles (Stop cellulite with one simple household product) and the fashion (Jeans to suit every shape and budget).
But mostly… well, mostly, I loved the reader suggestions for life hacks. Some were genuinely ingenious and some were WELL DUH and some were totally useless, but all very, very entertaining.
Here are some of my own just for you, my sweet reader. I hope they revolutionise your life 😀
Lost an earring, stone from a ring, contact lens or other tiny item on the floor somewhere and can’t see it? Simply pop a stocking over the vacuum cleaner nozzle and run it over the area you think it may have gone. The air will suck the item safely onto the fabric!
Tired of being hit on in SL? It’s easy, no need to get stressed or make excuses. Just say straight away that you’re looking for a commitment in real life and second life and you never have sex with anyone without meeting them first and introducing them to your mother. Job done!
Save time when blogging by going to your ‘Current Outfit’ folder, right click and select ‘Copy to clipboard’ and then drop the details of everything you’re wearing into notepad. It’s easy from there to remove the items you aren’t including (your AO, ankle fixer etc.) and add details of SURLs to that note.
Do you play the Sims 4? Struggling actor? Well, boy do I have a hack for you. Each time you get an acting job, take a few minutes at the eating area. You can pick up an entire pizza and simply drag it to your inventory – and they replace it. Repeat until you have tons of pizzas in your inventory and simply transfer them to the fridge when you get home. I also picked up a few plates of cookies and some tortilla chips. Cus hey… snacks!
Jewellery looking a bit murky? Clean silver items with no stones by putting baking soda/baking powder into a dish lined with silver foil. Warning – this method smells, so make sure you have plenty of ventilation. Add boiling water and your silver, leave for 10 mins, rinse and wipe. Perfect. Gold or with stones? Leave out the foil and add a little washing up liquid. Same deal, shiny goodness.
Do you smoke? No? Good for you. However, if you do smoke in your house and live in a cold climate, you’re spending hundreds of pounds a year on heating that is literally going straight out of the window. Even if you don’t smoke but enjoy nice clean air, invest in an air purifier. Mine cost less than £50 and I run it all day every day – Summer and Winter. I’ve not noticed an increase in my electricity bill, but I have noticed a huge reduction in my gas heating bill! I bet I’ve saved £200 over the first year so far. I had my non-smoking nephew and his girlfriend round and asked them if they could smell cigarettes in my house – they said no. Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
Speaking of which – chickens. Buy a whole chicken, use whatever you want for your roast dinner, remove the rest of the meat and set aside for making of a curry, stir fry and to add to what you’re going to do next! Put the carcass, skin etc. into a pan or pressure cooker with a rough chopped carrot, onion, celery, leek (whatever you have hanging around… I use a whole carrot, a whole onion, the bits you’d chop off and throw away from the leeks and celery) and top it right up with water, add herbs, salt, pepper. If it’s a normal pan, cook for 4 hours, simmering lightly with the lid on, then reduce by half in the last 15 mins by removing the lid. If you use a pressure cooker, give it an hour. Perfect. Drain off the liquid and set it to cool in the fridge in a jug or bowl. Throw away the solids. Remove the fat from the top after leaving it overnight and use the perfect stock to make a stew or proper chicken soup – mmmnom. I brag I can make meals for a week using one large chicken and some cheap vegetables and it’s TRUE!
Ok it’s turned into a cooking blog now, I will leave it there fine people. I would love your life hacks if you have any to share? C’mon now, rack your brains ❤
What ARE you wearing?
Visit – Arbordale
Glasses – [Z O O M] Laian Glasses
Top – VINYL – Peel Sweater & Phone N21
Pants – VINYL – Tustk Sweats N21
Sneaks – L&B Swear “Candy” Platform Sneakers
Hair – DOUX – Stella Hairstyle
Necklace – [MANDALA] ONLIEST
Skateboard – *EverGlow* – Skateboard #3
Pose – Taken from above but heavily modified by me
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