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.
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.