October 11th, 2017

Losing Things in Your Kid’s Backpack? We Take Care of That.

With school in session, are important things like forms, documents, and money getting lost in your kid’s backpack? Try creating a ‘post office’ and ‘bank’ to keep supplies safe!

This LD Solutions life hack for your grade-school kids will help your child stay organized and eliminate any crumpled notices or lost money for field trips.

Safe supplies, happy parents! Follow these easy steps:

  1. Get two different sizes of clear zip envelopes.
  2. Create a bank and post office with each envelope using a label.
  3. Place field trip forms and cash needed into each envelope.
  4. Keep it fun for your kids to drop off their forms and money at school – and vice versa!

Need other great tips and tricks to make life easier?

Check out more of our helpful LD Solutions Videos on YouTube or here on the London Drugs Blog:

How to Fix a Cracked Makeup Palette

How to De-Wrinkle a Shirt in a Jiffy

How to Remove a Ring Stuck on Your Finger

How to Easily Remove a Stripped Screw

How to Peel Potatoes without a Peeler

How to Remove Nail Polish from Your Skin

How to Cure Bootflop



September 26th, 2017

Disorganized Mornings? We Take Care of That.

Do you have trouble getting your kids to do their morning tasks, and getting them out the door before school? Here’s one clever (and tasty) trick that makes it fun for kids to complete their morning tasks. This little life hack will have you out the door on time with smiling kids. The answer to disorganized mornings is here!

Disorganized mornings? We take care of that.

  1. Grab a few popsicle sticks (treat your kids to one a day before!)
  2. Use classic markers to colour the top of each popsicle stick
  3. Use a sharpie to write different morning tasks on each one
  4. Make bed…Wash face…Brush teeth…anything to encourage them to get ready!
  5. Grab two mason jars–mark one for the to do’s and one for done
  6. Get out the door and off to school!


Need other great tips and tricks to make life easier? Check out more of our helpful LD Solutions Videos on YouTube or individually here on the London Drugs Blog:

How to Fix a Cracked Makeup Palette

How to De-Wrinkle a Shirt in a Jiffy

How to Remove a Ring Stuck on Your Finger

How to Easily Remove a Stripped Screw

How to Peel Potatoes without a Peeler

How to Remove Nail Polish from Your Skin

How to Cure Bootflop



August 13th, 2017

Tangled Necklaces While Travelling? We Take Care of That.

If you are heading on a trip this year, pack up your makeup and jewelry like a pro. Prevent a tangled mess of necklaces using only a couple of drinking straws, and save yourself the frustration of untangling them all when you arrive at your destination!

  1. Start with an untangled necklace.

  2. Take a regular drinking straw.

  3. Thread each necklace through the straw (or slit the straw and slide the chain in).

  4. For shorter necklaces, cut the straw to length.

  5. Pack them up, and you’re ready to go!

Find all of your travel needs from London Drugs in-store and online, and know that we’ve got you covered with our #LDSolutions videos.


Need other great tips and tricks to make life easier? Check out more of our helpful LD Solutions Videos on YouTube or individually here on the London Drugs Blog:

How to Fix a Cracked Makeup Palette

How to De-Wrinkle a Shirt in a Jiffy

How to Remove a Ring Stuck on Your Finger

How to Easily Remove a Stripped Screw

How to Peel Potatoes without a Peeler

How to Remove Nail Polish from Your Skin

How to Cure Bootflop

How to Make a Heartfelt Gift for a Family Member

How to Deep Clean Your Blender

How to Vitamin-Charge Your Morning Smoothie

How to Clean Your Microwave with a Lemon



July 8th, 2017

Need to Fix a Cracked Makeup Palette? We Take Care of That.

Have you ever dropped your favourite makeup compact, only to have it smash to pieces before your eyes? Don’t throw your cracked makeup palette away just yet. Here’s a quick and easy solution to fix a broken makeup palette like a blush, eyeshadow, or bronzer.

  1. Grab a pencil, pen, or end of a makeup brush.
  2. Smush it into tiny pieces until it becomes a powder.
  3. Smush, smush, smush.
  4. Grab some rubbing alcohol.
  5. Add a couple of capfuls to the powder.
  6. Mix it all up to become a consistency like cake frosting.
  7. Grab a piece of tissue and a coin.
  8. Press gently, holding for a few seconds.
  9. Allow to dry.
  10. Place a cotton pad inside to prevent further cracking – voila!

Find all of your beauty and makeup needs from London Drugs in-store and online, and know that we’ve got you covered with our #LDSolutions videos.

Need other great tips and tricks to make life easier? Check out more of our helpful LD Solutions Videos on YouTube or individually here on the LD Blog:

How to De-Wrinkle a Shirt in a Jiffy

How to Remove a Ring Stuck on Your Finger

How to Easily Remove a Stripped Screw

How to Peel Potatoes without a Peeler

How to Remove Nail Polish from Your Skin

How to Cure Bootflop

How to Make a Heartfelt Gift for a Family Member

How to Deep Clean Your Blender

How to Vitamin-Charge Your Morning Smoothie

How to Clean Your Microwave with a Lemon



November 8th, 2016

Unused Veggies? We Take Care of That.

Do you ever buy too many veggies and then worry they’ll go bad before you can use them up? Here’s a clever way to package them up into easy-to-use smoothie chargers. 

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October 29th, 2016

Messy Microwave? We Take Care of That.

Is your home or office microwave caked with food? Here’s how to get it clean – fast – without scrubbing. This hack will have your microwave sparkling in no time.

  1. Squeeze a full lemon into a bowl.
  2. Add the lemon halves to the bowl.
  3. Cook on high for three minutes.
  4. Let sit for five minutes.
  5. Remove the bowl from the microwave. (Be careful! It’s hot!)
  6. Remove the plate.
  7. Wipe out the microwave, and presto! Sparkling.

Need cleaning tips for your microwave? We take care of that. Need a new microwave? London Drugs has you covered in store and online.

Check out more LD ‘lifehack’ solutions below:

How to get nail polish stains off your skin

How to get a stuck ring off your finger

How to de-wrinkle a shirt – fast!



September 13th, 2016

The Lifehacks You Need, Courtesy of the LD Solutions Video Series

The #LDSolutions video series offers solutions to everyday problems. You trust London Drugs for tech, pharmacy, cosmetics, insurance, photography, and more – we help solve your everyday problems. Trust us for these life hacks too. 

In a rush with a wrinkled shirt?

All you need is a couple ice cubes and a dryer.

Tried on a ring and now it’s stuck on your finger?

A long piece of floss will handle it.

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