8 great uses for a hairdryer

8 great uses for a hairdryer
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1. Remove stubborn stickers and labels

If you’ve got a sticker that won’t come off cleanly in one go, give it a blast with your hair dryer. Heating the glue makes it more malleable therefore easier to peel away.

2. Get candle wax off furniture

If you’ve had a wax dripping disaster on wooden furniture, the best way to get rid of it is heating it up again. Put the dryer on medium heat until it starts to melt, then wipe away.

3. Warming your bed

If you hate getting into a cold bed at night, give your sheets a nice warm up with the hairdryer. A much cheaper alternative to an electric blanket.

4. Drying nails

Great for when you’re doing your nails in a hurry, whack them under the hairdryer for five minutes for a smudge-free manicure.

5. Stretching skinny jeans

If your skinny jeans are stiff after coming out the wash, warm them up with your hair dryer to stretch out the fabric and pull them on easily.

6. Break in new shoes

Pop on a few pairs of socks, put on the shoes and blast them with hot air in the tight spots to avoid any nasty blisters on the first outing.

7. Ironing clothes

Forget travel irons, for crease-free clothes on your holidays just use your hairdryer. Hang your clothes in the bathroom while you shower to get them steamy then lay them on the bed and blast away the wrinkles.

8. Defrost freezer

If you need to defrost your freezer in a hurry, then using a hair dryer is a quick and easy solution.

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