aamiriat’s life hacks May-2014

When confronted with multiple problems in our daily lives, we guys need need to know a lot of hacks in daily life. Day in and day out I like many others am pressed to come up with ingenious solutions for situations putting me in sartorial inappropriateness to being caught in borderline embarrassing circumstances.There are few quick things I have learned over time that can potentially save your dough and pride, am going to try share them all with you.  As, Oprah does favourite things every year, and then locally on blogosphere there are make-up bloggers who swap products (bartering them like indigenous tribes for chris sake) I am going to do some every month (And NO I AM NOT GOING TO GIVE CARS LIKE OPRAH DID)

aamiriat life hacks

  • Petroleum Jelly

how to clean patent leather shoes

We all know petroleum jelly takes care of dry skin (and other things which I choose not to write here) but did you know that you can also use it for reviving shine on patent leather, restore scratches on leather shoes/jackets, to takeoff watermarks from wood , or to use as an emergency styling product in place of pomade for hair? Hell yea I tried all of them. Apparently there are 100s of other uses, it’s like WD-40 of somekind.

  •  L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5

loreal paris total repair 5 shampoo

I won’t go all Aishwariya on your ass and tell you “kyun k humain naaz hai khud per” but after being sick & tired of buying multiple shampoo bottles for my hair problems. This product does come as a biblical miracle.It’s one of those clever products these days that addresses almost all problems of my dry and damaged hair (breakage/hair fall, dryness, roughness, dullness and split ends). I just happened to try this product about a week ago and I am hooked. This product not only made my hair feel soft without weighing them down but also  the ceramide in it seemed to repair the damage.I feel that folks with longer hair might feel the difference quicker. So rather than buying 5 different shampoos, isn’t it better to buy just one.

  • Safety Pins

safety pin jacket

Although safety pins are usually used to hold things together , you can also make a makeshift/quirky key chain by placing your keys on a large safety-pin. Also the pin head could be used unclog shower head, salt shaker, and to plainly accessorize boring pieces of clothing (How many of you noticed Ali Zafar’s red jacket in advertisement with safety pins all over it, well this is where it came from).

  • White Shirt

white shirt

White shirt is probably the little black dress of men’s wardrobe. Always keep a spare clean/ironed white shirt in your car or office. You can just put it on with almost all kinds of pants from jeans/woolen black pants/cargos/chinos and go in almost anywhere. It instantly cleans up your look. Remember Daag sirf ariel  walon keliye hi achey hotey hain, apke daaman pe nahin, so just make sure it’s clean and not wrinkled.

  • Deodorant Stick

deodorant stick

As the saying goes “pairon men jimmy choos aur armpits men itni boo #nighatplease”, these sticks do  keep the odor away in these sweltering temperatures but these deodorant sticks can also come in handy to soothe bug bites, as the aluminum salts in the deodorant help stop pain and swelling. They are also great for preventing blisters; just slide it around the sides and tops of clean, dry feet before slipping on a new pair of shoes; the deodorant lubricates problem areas to reduce friction. I just came across this new shoes thing and man I am so glad!

  •  Sticky Notes

sticky notes keyboard

Besides the obvious handy labeling use you can also use sticky notes to clean a keyboard. Run the sticky side between the keys to collect crumbs and bits of dust. And also to remove lint from clothing, you just have to dab the sticky part on the clothing and lint just comes right off. I use the 3M ones, but almost everyone works. Tape works even better but what if you don’t even have tape what if?

  •  Lemons


Besides the fact that they are a good source of Vitamin c and taste good with fish/salads.  You can run a slice of lemon over the surface to disinfect,remove stains from clothing, teeth, wood and even some metals. The acid in lemons also works great for cleaning oily buildup from your hair (styling product+sebum) and also comes in handy to rid your scalp of dandruff. Or you can just some squeeze them into someone’s eyes if they annoy you too much. Once you have squeezed out all the juice, put them the peels in the pot of water and boil them to instantly aromashmitz(yes I came up with that word) your house.

So the deal is, if you guys share some of your favourite products/hacks with me in the comments section below. I will mail one of  guys the these products as reward #nokidding. Let’s share the wisdom and multiply like haters. If it works out maybe I ll become Oprah and give out cars  or else I’ll just end up being a clever-ass version of Zubaida Apa who knows!!



4 responses to “aamiriat’s life hacks May-2014

    • Hey Red Alice,
      Thank you so much for appreciation. It matters a lot.
      Do share some of your life hacks too, maybe me and my readers could use some too.


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