MOTORISTS are just realising that using a “genius” £2.50 item from IKEA makes using ticket machines a doddle.
Brittany Nash, from Melbourne, Australia, admits she not the best driver and often struggles to reach the ticket machine in car parks.
But she found a neat way around the hassle of having to put the car in park, unbuckle her seatbelt and stretch out through the window to grab the ticket.
To make life easier, Brittany just uses a pair of tongs.
IKEA is currently selling a pair of stainless steel tongs for just £2.50.
Taking to her TikTok page, she said: “Whenever someone new comes into my car, they're always like, ‘Brit, why do you have tongs in your car?’,”
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“Okay, great question, but I have an even better answer.
She added: “You know, when you come up to those boom gates for the car park and they've got a little ticket machine, I can never get close enough to the ticket machine without my handy dandy little tongs.”
Brittany admitted the tongs were her “solution” for “being a bad driver” and she pays no attention to what anyone else thinks.
She said: “If there's a person behind me, they always laugh at me. I watch them in the rear-view mirror.
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“But you know what? I'd rather be that weirdo with the tongs who's lowkey kind of smart than that person who's like unbuckling and opening the door. How embarrassing! Okay, tongs for life.”
The brief video has since gone viral and has been viewed more than 212,000 times, with many commentators thanking Britt for sharing her nifty hack.
One person said: “As someone who's short, this is genius.”
Another added: “This is SO smart!!”
While a third wrote: “I am so doing this. Off I got to get some silicone grip tongs.”
Another person tagged a friend and said they were off to “buy tongs immediately”.
Elsewhere, a driving expert has revealed their hack that will have you parking perfectly every time.
While a little-known tip could mean your windshield is free of fog in just a few seconds.
A car expert has also shown a 60p driving hack can save you £200.
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