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Ge­orgina Bit­con has tips on de­tan­gling ear­phones, sort­ing shoes, tam­ing hair static and more.

If you’re sick of yank­ing your ear­phones from a tan­gle in your hand­bag, coil them into a small empty pill bot­tle and pop on the lid.

To pre­vent cook­ing odours, lay a slice or two of white bread on top of cau­li­flower or cab­bage when steam­ing.

If your hair is fly­ing away with static after comb­ing or pulling on cloth­ing, gently wipe a dryer sheet over it a cou­ple of times and the static will dis­ap­pear.

To clean and freshen your mi­crowave, cut a lemon in half, put it in 1¼ cups of wa­ter in a mi­crowave-safe bowl, mi­crowave for 10 min­utes, then wipe down with a clean cloth.

If you’ve put a tis­sue through the wash with ev­ery­thing else, toss the whole load in the dryer and the tis­sue bits will all be sucked into the lint fil­ter by the time ev­ery­thing is dry – not for ev­ery day, but a life­saver.

Be­fore wear­ing your shoes with­out socks, spritz dry sham­poo over your feet to help keep them dry and odour-free.

Power cords sorted

Use the tags from loaves of bread and a fine-tipped per­ma­nent marker to la­bel all the cords in use on a power board.

Paint pro­tec­tion

When you’ve fin­ished paint­ing, slip a plas­tic bag over the lid of the paint can be­fore re­plac­ing it, so that dirt, rust or flakes of dried paint on the lid’s un­der­side won’t fall into the paint.

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