Women Are Sharing Their Go-To Life Hacks Ever Woman Should Know, And These Might Just Change Your Life

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Redditor u/FloydianCrazyDiamond asked, "What is your most used life hack as a woman?" Lucky for us, the lovely ladies of Reddit had no shortage of brilliant pro tips to share with us. Here are 18 of their best answers:

Note: submissions have also been sourced from these two similar threads.

1."For those who use shaving gel that come in aluminum cans: before you put it in the shower, use clear nail polish to make a thin coat all along the bottom rim of the can."

Someone pouring shaving cream into their hand

"This will prevent the can from rusting at the bottom/leaving those rust colored rings."

u/stygian_shores

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2."Keep a backup purse or bag of toiletries in your glove box."

"Fill it with basics like deodorant, perfume, basic makeup, glasses cleaner , mini toothbrush/toothpaste, mini brush, cash, etc. It's saved my butt on numerous occasions such as impromptu meetings, having to stay over at a family members house, and on dates."

u/aussieidiot229

3."Have all your body measurements written in your smartphone notes, so when you go online shopping, you can always pick the right size."

"Feet length, standard bust-waist-hip, your height, wrist girth, finger girths, etc. Update them once a year, or when your body changes. Since I started doing this, my shopping skills have improved immensely."

u/RemnantZz

4."Buy men's razors."

"They're more cost effective and they work better."

u/FeralSincubus

5."If I am only shopping for a few things I don't grab a cart or basket. It makes me less prone to buying things I don't need."

A shopping cart that's been circled and crossed out

"Especially at Target. When I carry a basket I just throw in random dollar items and snacks, which add up. If I only need an item or two, I'm in and out!"

Anonymous

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6."Have a chapstick and tampon in most locations you frequent."

—u/PepperMaterial8010

7."Budget for pedicures, massages, hair cuts, and waxing. If it’s self care, budget for it. Taking care of yourself goes so far."

u/isabellla321

8."Stop buying shaving creams and use cheap conditioner instead."

"It’s a closer shave somehow, and also moisturizes your skin."

u/msstark

9."When you can’t squeeze any more product out of a tube container (hand cream, moisturiser, body lotion, etc.), cut it in half using scissors."

"You’d be surprised how much product can be still in there — sometimes a few days or even a week’s worth."

u/Dillra

10."I sew my adjustable bra straps in place at the right size. No more straps always pulling looser and slipping off my shoulders."

u/thatbtchshay

11."If you're unemployed/working from home/studying, get dressed and showered. It helps with your mindset and productivity a lot, in my experience."

A woman picking out an outfit
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12."Learn the power of saying the word 'no.' Set those boundaries for yourself. Life-changing."

u/pattimay_ho_nnaise

13."Soak a cotton ball in vanilla essence and attach it to your car aircon. It'll make your car smell good for months for a low cost."

u/aussieidiot229

14."If you drop an earring or earring back while leaning over a sink, just put your hand over the drain as quickly as possible. Don't try to catch the item."

"It's easier to cover the hole than it is to try and catch a tiny bouncy earring."

u/dalovely

15."Always keep an emergency outfit in the car. It’s saved me a few times."

u/bananas964

16.And, finally, "Always pee after sex."

Doing so can help prevent UTIs.

u/lurkmode_off

Now it's your turn! Do you have a life hack that's made your life waaay easier and think all women should know it? If so, tell us about it in the comments below!

Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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