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19 incredibly simple hacks to improve your life

Are you peeling oranges the wrong way?

1. Peel oranges and tangerines in one go like this:

Cut or pull the top and bottom circles from the orange/tangerine. Then slit between two sections and roll it out.

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2. Heavy sleeper? Put your phone in a glass to crank up the volume

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3. Open blister packs with a can opener

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4. Instant chilled wine!

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5. Fit two bowls in the microwave at once by using a mug

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6. Use a (clean) dustpan to fill a container that doesn't fit in the sink

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7. Keep your keyboard clean like this: Before you throw away a post-it, run it between the keys to collect crumbs and fluff

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8. Stop mess on your worktops while cooking by resting the spoon through the hole in the saucepan handle.

9. Use a staple remover to get things on and off keyrings without tearing your thumbnails out

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10. If you have a custom autocorrect option on your phone, make one that fills in your email when you type "@@"

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11. If you're microwaving something like pizza, putting a small glass of water beside it will stop the crust getting chewy

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12. Here's how to open a can with a spoon

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13. Use duct tape to get the lid off a tough jar

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14. Store your hairclips in Tic-Tac containers - it makes them easy to dispense, AND stops them spreading all over the house

15. Do up tricky zips with the help of a keyring

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16. Clean out an old lotion bottle for your beach bag, and place your phone, money, and keys in it for safer keeping at the beach

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17. Use old bottle caps to keep any bagged food - bread, coffee, nuts - airtight

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18. Cool down bottled drinks quickly with kitchen towel

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19. And finally...

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