Life can be overwhelming sometimes, and we all need a little help to keep ourselves organized and stress free. Luckily, American Express and Lifehacker UK have released a list of new and exclusive life hacks that will not only make your life easier, but are also incredibly simple to do. These hacks are useful for people who are constantly trying to improve their home life, and for people who always find themselves on the go. Some of them are perfect for solving everyday problems, and others are just the right solution for a particular situation. How many of these could you use to improve your day-to-day-life? **#11 would make getting ready for work *so* much easier.**Squeeze the juice of a couple of lemon slices out into a small cup, mix with the sugar, and apply in gentle, circular movements to your face – the sugar opens up your pores and the citric acid from the lemon juice is a great natural exfoliator for skin. Remember to wash your face as normal at the end!
Wish your smartphone’s alarm clock was even louder? Just put it in an empty glass next to your bed to amplify the sound in the morning.
Deodorise trainers or canvas pumps when travelling by placing a fresh tea bag in them overnight. In the morning, they’ll smell gorgeously fresh.
A clothes-peg is an ideal DIY toothbrush holder: use it as a lever to hold up your toothbrush to save resting it on the sink. Also, why not make your bathroom pop with color by using brightly colored clothes-pegs to prop up your toothbrush?
Save space in your toiletry bag by using your mascara as an eyeliner. Just sweep your liner brush against the bristles of the mascara wand and line as you would with any gel liner.
Enjoy ice cold water all day long by filling a water bottle half way and freezing it. Then, just top up with water throughout the day – it’ll be cool and refreshing almost instantly.
Bought a shiny new barbecue? Keep it looking as good as new by barbecuing fish on a bed of lemon slices – it stops the fish from sticking and adds a deliciously zesty flavor.
Adding some extra shelving to your fridge is as simple as turning a couple of magazine holders sideways . The dividers help keep everything neat and tidy.
Are you always searching through your bag for a hair band, car keys or house keys? Keeping them organized is as simple as clipping everything to a carabiner. You can also use the carabiner to carry other accessories, like a bracelet, if you want to change your look from day to night
Save time in the morning by freezing shots of black coffee and black tea in advance. Just pop one in your mug and top up with boiling water for the perfect cup every time.
Put a couple of ice cubes in the dryer with a dress shirt and pair smart trousers to steam out wrinkles and save the hassle of ironing – higher temperatures work best. Two medium sized ice cubes do the trick, and this trick works best with only a couple of items in the dryer.
Cushions don’t look the same as when you first bought them? Leave them in the sun for an hour or two, turning halfway, to make them look as good as new.