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If I had a genie in a bottle, what would I wish for? Well, apart from a Kardashian surname (obviously), I’d probably wish for a cheat sheet to all my daily chores. 

Living alone in your early 20s is a big deal. I mean, even the menial yet important tasks require lots of efforts. If you too, just like me, feel pressed for time each week with all the cleaning and laundering you’ve got to do, here’s how you can simplify these chores and put them on auto-pilot; or at least conquer them in a jiffy!

1. Here’s a quick and easy hack to cool warm beverages in 3 minutes.

One of the most embarrassing experiences I’ve ever had in my life was to serve warm beer to my friends at my house party. Bummers aside, here’s a quick and easy hack to cool warm soda in a few minutes. Place soda in a bowl of ice water and salt and you’ll have a cool beverage in 5 minutes or less. If you don’t have ice lying around, wrap your can or bottle in a wet paper towel and place it in the freezer for a few minutes. Chilled soda, anyone?

2. Knock off those unwanted spots right off your clothes!

Is it wine or is it grease? It’s next to impossible that we’re never ever going to mess our favourite clothes, right? Getting rid of a wine stain is not a big deal, just dab it with a white cloth or a piece of white bread and you’re sorted. If it’s an oil stain, simply sprinkle it with salt and voila! The salt should have absorbed all the oil. Call it spot-treating like a pro!

3. Dry your clothes in a jiffy and kiss your laundry woes goodbye.

It takes a genius to make something simple and the good folks at Bosch are a group of geniuses who are surely working up some magic! Call me a last-minute-person but I’ve had uncountable days when drying my favourite shirt for a party has been a pain in the neck. Not that I despise line drying but the chances of getting your clothes soiled again; bird droppings, dust from vehicles, an unexpected rain shower are certainly high.

Thanks to Bosch Dryers, my life is a little more plush now. Their sensitive drying system combines warm air currents and a gentle drum structure to perfectly dry your clothes. What’s more? The anti-vibration side panels reduce vibrations and ensure greater stability during the washing and spinning process. Y’all can thank me in the comments below!

4. Tired of untangling cords and earphones? Here’s a nifty hack.

I hate it when my earphones and charging wires become a knotty mess! Use old or broken hair clips (the claw variety) to tame cords, just wrap the cord neatly and clamp to keep in place. Congratulations! You have an organized batch of wires.

5. Is it time your fridge needs to be cleaned? Like, badly?

Clean your fridge easily by adding 5 tablespoons of salt in 1-litre warm water and use this solution to clean the inside of the fridge. You can treat stains on the outside by just wiping it with a cloth dampened in club soda. You can also apply baby oil on the surface of your fridge to regain lost shine. Here’s a shiny, clean fridge for you.