Australian Writer, Broadcaster and MC Jess McGuire (@jessmcguire) posted a hilarious collection of some of the funniest down home life hacks ever to be printed in a women's magazine on Twitter Monday.
They range from using feminine hygiene products in the most interesting of ways to using hard boiled eggs as hand warmers (we actually like this one!).
McGuire who used to broadcast on 102.7 RRR in Melbourne, first found the kooky tips while working on the RRR morning radio show, The Breakfasters (2010-2012) and was sharing them on Twitter with user and fellow writer, Benjamin Law (@mrbenjaminlaw) when they quickly went viral:
Oh MATE!!! So many good ones for you to discover, I became obsessed with these tips and we talked about them at length on Breakfasters I think after I found a website devoted to them! I’ll have to send you some of the fucken mindblowing ones!— Jess McGuire🌈 (@jessmcguire) June 26, 2018
What followed had the Twittersphere in stitches—everything from the hot hand warming tips:
...to dealing with pesky tea related issues...
...to the very best off-label uses for those feminine hygiene products.
And other assorted cringeworthy hacks:
Turns out most of these household hacks come from old issues of the popular British weekly women's magazine, Chat (currently owned by Time Inc., formerly IPC Media group).
According to a 2014 piece on The Poke about the "treasure trove of advice," these gems held, they used to be featured in Chat's Letters section. (*You won't find them anymore—they have since revamped.)
But if you're looking for a new place to pick-up a few wacky hacks, may we suggest this YouTube channel (*start at the 2:00 min mark for maximum fun!):