Grandma's Life Hacks

There are two things that always stick out to me about my grandmother's place when I visit. One is that everything she owns is in immaculate condition, the coffee table looks exactly the same as it did back in 1982 when she bought it. At least that's when she claims she bought it!

The other thing I notice is that she has some of the quirkiest solutions to fixing things, but they actually work. The woman has been on this planet for over 90 years, so it's without question that she has learned a thing or two in her day. 

Everybody seems to turn to Google when they're looking for life hacks, but they should really just phone thier grandma. Your grandmother has more life experience than you will ever know. She grew up in a time where you couldn't turn to a computer when you wanted to learn about something. Everything she knows she learned first hand.

If you're lucky enough to still have your grandmother around give her a call and go spend some time with her. Don't make excuses, make time.

Today I'm going to share with you guys some of the best life hacks I've learned from my grandma.

1. Her Cure All Drink:
This little concoction is something she swears by and now I do too. All you need to do is pour a glass of water, stir in a spoonful of baking soda, and chug it back quickly. This drink won't actually cure all, but if you're suffering from a stomach ache it will have you feeling better before you know it. It helps with gas pains, constipation, and nausea. The drink helps push whatever is bothering your stomach out quicker.
If you ever get UTI's and feel one starting this drink will help pass it as long as you catch it early enough. I would still reccomend consulting a doctor if you have a uti just to be safe, but this drink will help with the discomfort if you are unable to see one for a while.

2. Just Walk:
According to my grandma walking is the best medicine. They say laughter is the best medicine and to a point I can agree, but when the laughs die down if there was a problem before hand it's still there. A good long walk will give you the time and space to think about what's bothering you and most likely come up with a rational solution to your problem. Walking is also an excellent form of exercise, so it will help you maintain your fitness goals.

3. Appreciate Beauty:
An actual quote from my grandma is "Some people were blessed with nice bums so the rest of us would have something to look at."
Every person you meet will have their own unique feature that makes them beautiful and we need to start focusing on that instead of what is wrong with them. People are always looking for ways to pick someone apart and find thier flaws. Be one of the ones to put that to an end and start looking for what's good about people and lift thier spirits up!

4: Makeup Routine:
One thing my grandmother taught me about makeup is to always wrap your hair up so you cant see it. Now do your makeup to suit your skin tone and eye colour. Many people think that certain makeup shades look best with certain hair colours, but that's not necessarily true. If you use the best makeup shades for your skin and eyes than you will always look fantastic no matter what hair colour you're rocking!

5. Fitted Sheets:
If you roll around in your sheets often than you've probably come across the fitted sheet coming off every once in a while. Use safety pins when making your bed to hold the fitted sheet in place. Put them as low as possible to stay on the safe side.

6. Stinky Clothes:
If you have have an article of clothing smelling so bad that a regular wash won't do, make a paste out of baking soda and water and rub it onto the affected area (like if its a tshirt with sweat odor stains rub the paste into the armpits) and let it set for an hour. Wash it like regular and have it smelling like new again.

I can't stress enough to my younger readers how wonderful these women are. Your grandma is the matriarch of the family, and you can learn so much through spending time with her. What are some of the best lessons you've learned from your grandparents? Let me know in the comments.


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