Two things I love in life: wine and life hacks that make things a bit easier.
If you read sites like Buzz Feed (or, you know, you’re just on Facebook where these posts are shared every-single-day) you’ll have seen a flurry of posts on life hacks in the past year. Kumala Wine have come up with some life hacks which will, in turn, leave you more time to relax with a glass of wine. Which, actually, sounds like the best thing I’ve heard all week.
As the UK’s favourite South African wine brand, Kumala know a thing or two about relaxing me-time. Personally, I love to have a sneaky glass of wine while in the bath (watching Hannah Maggs on YouTube, since you asked) but I can also regularly be found
glugging sipping a glass of red on the sofa, watching Netflix.
For nearly twenty years, Kumala has been growing a wide variety of grapes in its beautiful tranquil vineyard with lush landscape, nestled in the foothills of South Africa’s famous Table Mountain. Somewhere that the travel blogger in me is desperate to visit.
But back to the life hacks! One of the Kumala’s favourite life hacks is this:
Make fresh flowers last longer by trimming the stems and dipping in boiling water
Why does this work? Apparently one of the main reasons for cut flowers to wilt and die is bacteria microbes in water. So the theory is that the boiling water will kill off any microbes on the stems. Try it – it really works!
I’ve got a few life hacks that I use all the time – rolling up my clothes before putting them into my suitcase when I’m packing (you can fit so much more into your suitcase that way!) and using hair straighteners to iron shirt collars are two I love. But my favourite one is this…
Break in new shoes by wearing them with socks and blasting with a hairdryer
The idea behind this is that the warmth from the hairdryer softens the shoe and then as you walk around, you break in the shoe much faster. Rumour has it, this is how Victoria Beckham breaks in her heels!
Now you’ve seen these life hacks, I would love to hear about yours! Do you have a really useful one that makes your life easier? I’m giving away a case of Kumala wine (mmm!) to one lucky winner and all you have to do, to enter, is describe your favourite life hack in the comment box below, and fill in the Rafflecopter box to ensure your entry counts. I’ll then choose my favourite hack and that person will win a case of Kumala wine for the ultimate me-time moment.
Big thanks to Kumala Wine for working with Not Another Mummy Blog on this post!