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8 Tips That Can Get You Through the Day Safe and Sound

Small life hacks may help us save time and money, prevent awkward situations, and make more space. Every helpful tip is a unique opportunity to discover a creative solution to a common problem using everyday items.

Bright Side wants to show you 8 easy ways to improve your life that you can implement right away.

1. Put your flip-flops face down at the beach.

It’s better to remove your sandals at the beach or by the pool, since the sun might heat them, causing you to burn your feet when you put them back on. Turning them upside down prevents them from absorbing too much heat from the sun and makes them more comfortable to wear afterward.

2. Cut a Band-Aid before using it.

First, wash and dry the tip of the finger. Then pull apart the outside packaging and pull out the bandage, leaving the plastic strips on the dressing that covers the glue.

Cut a slit down the middle of each sticky end in the direction of its length. Then take the thin part at the top of the adhesive end and put it over your fingernail. Next, do the same thing on the other side of the bandage so that the top strips cross your fingernail in an “X” shape.

3. Use an ironing board to protect your back.

If you need to do some repairs while lying on your back in a quick step, you can use an ironing board as a backrest to protect yourself from getting hurt.

4. How to take the laces off your shoes

Safety pins are great for untying knots because they have sharp points.

To do this, open the safety pins and slide the ends through the middle of each string on each side of the knot. This is where you would generally pull the strings apart with your fingers. Close the safety pins, then remove and wiggle them until the knot loosens. You can finish untying them with your fingers.

5. Use ATM machines during the day.

You never know who may be watching you use an ATM or waiting to steal money from you. That’s why it’s always better to withdraw money from the ATM during the day rather than at night, since other people will likely be around, and it’s safer in an emergency.

6. How to carry a backpack in public

There is a good chance you’ve heard of someone stealing a bag while the victim was waiting in line in a public place. Keeping your bag or backpack over the front of your body is the best way to keep it safe from robbers and pickpockets.

7. Turn the steering wheel when you need to leave the car.

When you park your car in the sun, the dashboard and steering wheel are in direct sunlight. This can cause damage to the dash and steering wheel. They could even break and lose their shine because of the heat. That’s why it’s best to turn the steering wheel upside down, so it doesn’t get too much sun.

8. Carry a crossbody bag to avoid getting your purse stolen.

Thieves are more likely to steal from people with loose bags, shoulder bags, or who don’t keep their purses in their hands the whole time. And this can all be avoided by wearing a crossbody bag, which is more difficult to remove — just always keep a hand on the bag. Be sure to carry your bag over the front of your body.

Which of these things would improve your life? Are you aware of any other tips that can help you avoid encountering bad situations throughout your day?

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