Life Hack Lauren

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Photo courtesy of Lauren Grae.

Here are some simple life hacks and everyday solutions to the problems an IHA girl might encounter.

Did you get some delicious smoothie onto your white polo shirt (something your mom will probably kill you for doing)? DO NOT RUB THE STAIN! Blot it lightly, but only to remove excess smoothie. If you are drinking a strawberry smoothie your shirt does not need immediate treatment. Apply a teaspoon of vinegar and a teaspoon of rubbing alcohol to the stain and let it soak overnight. Wash like usual. If you are drinking a blackberry smoothie, then you need to act quickly, so run to the nearest bathroom. Apply a small amount of hand soap to the stain. Blot lightly with a damp paper towel. Once you get home to follow the same process with vinegar and rubbing alcohol as the strawberry smoothie.  

Does your bag’s zipper keep on getting stuck? Grab a standard #2 pencil and rub the point of the pencil against all parts of the zipper. Do this until you have “colored” all parts of the jammed zipper. It should work now! *note: this will not work if the zipper has caught onto the fabric of your backpack if that happens to try to gently pull out the stuck fabric without ripping it*

Need to remember pi easily for some yet unknown reason? Just remember, “May I have a large container of coffee.” The number of the letters of each word corresponds to the numbers in pi (3.1415926) and it’s easy to remember because we all need coffee to make it through our math classes.

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By: Lauren Grae’23, Staff Writer

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