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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August 17th, 2016

Peeling Too Many Potatoes? We Take Care of That.

Ever make massive potato salads or mashed potato batches? Maybe for a summer BBQ? Then you likely dread hand-peeling dozens of potatoes. For some, especially those with more “life experience,” that much peeling can severely irritate the elbows, wrists and hands. Ugh.

Don’t worry, London Drugs is here give your hands a hand with another handy life hack.

  1. Score a line around the middle of each potato with a good paring knife.
  2. Place the potatoes in a large stock pot, cover with water, and bring to just a boil. (Take advantage of your free time by prepping some other dishes for your meal!) Then carefully place them in cold water.
  3. Now you can peel the potatoes simply and easily, just by twisting the two sides apart with your hands.
  4. Remember, the potatoes aren’t cooked yet – they still need to be boiled, baked, or grilled! 

Whew. It’s that easy. No matter what hot water you’re in, London Drugs has you covered in store and online. And our prices mean you’ll always keep your cool.

Check out more LD ‘lifehack’ solutions below:

How to Quickly Smooth a Wrinkled Shirt

Surprising Way to Remove a Stuck-On Ring

How To Remove A Stripped Screw 

Six Things You Didn’t Know About Your iPhone



July 29th, 2016

Stripped Screw? We Take Care of That.

Ever tried to remove a screw only to find it was stripped and wouldn’t turn? Drat! Even if you’re short on time, LD has a handy home lifehack solution to help you get a grip.

 

  1. Cut a thick rubber band and lay it over the screw. (LD has office supplies)
  2. Press a screwdriver through the band and into the screw. (And tools)
  3. Now you can use the rubber to grip the screw’s rough edges.
  4. Remove the screw by turning as normal.

 

Whew. It’s that easy. No matter how badly you’re stuck, London Drugs has you covered in store and online. And our prices mean you’ll never feel worn out.

Check out more LD ‘lifehack’ solutions below:

How to Quickly Smooth a Wrinkled Shirt

7 Tips For Taking Better Smartphone Pictures

Surprising Way to Remove a Stuck-On Ring

How To Make Your Own Summer Safety Kit



July 8th, 2016

Stuck-On Ring? We Take Care of That.


Ever tried to remove a ring from your finger only to find it was completely stuck? Yeeps! Even if you’re short on time, LD has a handy home lifehack solution just for you.

  1. Grab about two feet of string or thread. (Dental floss works great, too.)
  2. Thread about four inches of it through the ring toward your palm.
  3. Wind the rest around your finger, up to the top, and tie it there.
  4. Unwind the string from the bottom up, easing the ring off.

Whew. It’s that easy. No matter what type of jam you’re in, London Drugs has you covered in store and online. And our prices mean you’ll never get wound up too tight.

Check out more of our ‘lifehack’ solutions below:

How to Quickly Smooth Out a Wrinkled Shirt

7 Secrets Your Teeth Are Trying to Tell You

5 Inspiring Reads for Your Summer Book Club

How to Stay Safe in the Summer Sun



July 4th, 2016

Wrinkled Shirt? We Take Care of That.

Have you ever opened your dresser drawer in the morning to find an unexpectedly wrinkled shirt? Ack! Even if you’re short on time to iron after breakfast (and of course you are), LD has a handy home life hack solution just for you.

  1. Grab four ice cubes. (Please tell us you remembered to fill the tray.)
  2. Toss your shirt and the cubes into the dryer on high for five minutes.
  3. Grab your crisp, smooth shirt and spiff yourself up.
  4. Head out the door. It’s that easy. 

Wrinkled or not, London Drugs always has your back in store and online. And our prices mean you’ll never lose your shirt.

Check out more of our ‘lifehack’ solutions below:

4 Unexpected Uses for Everyday Items
Best Home Cleaning Tips and Tricks
How to Get the Sleep You Deserve
5 Grooming Hacks To Keep You Looking Great


February 2nd, 2016

WATCH: 7 More Short Films That Will Delight Your Kids

These Canadian short films will entertain your kids, make them smarter, and give adults a guilt-free hour to talk after dinner. Simply deputize a helper to hit “play” and “full screen,” and get back to the grownup table! (Don’t miss our original post: 8 Amazing Short Films That Will Delight Your Children.)

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The Sweater Ah, an archetypal tale of Canadian identity. Anyone who loves a hometown team can imagine the distress when, instead of a beloved Montreal Canadians jersey, a boy receives a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater in error. Narrated by Roch Carrier, who based the 1979 story on boyhood experiences in rural Quebec.

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January 15th, 2016

5 Delightful Video Clips That Will Warm Your Winter Heart

We love winter—more so from indoors, at a distance. If the weather outside is frightful, why not warm yourself by watching some wonderful wintertime videos? And don’t forget to send us your faves, by tweeting to @LondonDrugs.

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1. “It’s kind of fun to play in the snow.”

Here's proof that if you find pure joy in the simple things you can live a 100 years.

Posted by Armand Foisy on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

When your mother lives to be 101, it’s important to keep the camera around. Armand Foisy was happy to catch his mother in this lighthearted moment, playing with snow. It’s a reminder to enjoy the simple things in life.

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2. “Now they know whose game they’re playing.”

Although the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games are six years gone, we’ll never forget this Coke advertisement and its confident statement—”Hockey is our game.” Our favourite part? When, after Canada took home both men’s and women’s gold, Coke replaced “Let’s make sure they know” with “Now they know.”

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3. “This bus driver deserves an award.”

Faith restored in humanity. This bus driver in Ottawa gets out his bus to help his passengers on board. 󾮞🏽󾮞🏽󾮞🏽󾮞🏽 it was…

Posted by Adriesca Julot on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

With Ottawa covered in snow this Christmas past, one bus driver made an extra effort to ensure all of his passengers made it safely aboard. After the video went viral on Facebook, the driver received an official commendation.

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4. “Keep blowing those bubbles, hon.”

A positive attitude does a lot for your happiness when winter temperatures hover around -45C. This Manitoba couple reminds us of the importance of both patience and play.

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5) “Thank you, Mom.”

Produced by P&G for the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, this video follows the journey of Olympic athletes, from the time they’re toddlers until their first Games. Warning: May cause tears and an intense desire to call your parents.



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