In the words of Princess Vespa, “It’s my industrial-strength hair dryer, and I can’t live without it!” Girl, we know how you feel. A blow dryer is one of the most important styling tools you can own. But did you know that you can use yours beyond just drying your tresses? Following are 20+ genius hacks for using your dryer in all types of situations to help make your life a little bit easier.

Dry Your Mani/Pedi
Dry Your Mani/Pedi
No time to let them dry? Simply run your hair dryer back and forth over your nails to help set your polish in no time!
Speed Up Drying Your Self Tanner
Speed Up Drying Your Self Tanner
Self tanner is great and safe way to get that perfect sun-kissed glow, but  orange streaks on your outfit is NOT CUTE. Quickly blast your dryer all over to help it dry fast while feeling warm and fuzzy all over!
Eyelash Enhancer
Eyelash Enhancer
Get the look of falsies without all the hassle. Heat up your eyelash curler for a few seconds and voila! Instant volume. Just be sure to test the curler on your arm or hand before using it to make sure it’s not too hot.
Custom Fitting Glasses
Custom Fitting Glasses
Hate glasses that just don’t fit? Before tossing them out try this quick tip: Wrap a cool, damp cloth over the stems and blast it with your hair dryer. Once warm, reshape until you have the perfect fit.
Stretch Out New Shoes
Stretch Out New Shoes
There is almost nothing in this world better than new shoes. New shoes that need to be broken in are a different story. Save your feet the pain of uncomfortably wobbling around the house with this great hack: Put on a pair of thick socks (preferably fuzzy), slip on your new shoes, and hit it with the dryer to loosen and mold the shoe to your foot.
Dry Out Boots
Dry Out Boots
For when you’re out and about on those dreary weather days give this idea a whirl. Simply use your hairdryer on your boots (or other shoes if you were less prepared) to dry them quickly. Just be careful with leather or suede since these materials can be damaged by high heat.
Smooth Out Wrinkles
Smooth Out Wrinkles
Have you ever been on your way out the door and suddenly noticed how wrinkly your outfit was? Use this time-saving fix to make sure you don't run late. Simply dampen the wrinkled area and blast it smooth with your hairdryer. Be sure to take the item off first as to not burn your skin.
Wax’s Worst Enemy
Wax’s Worst Enemy
Trying to remove wax can be frustrating but this hack will make it a breeze. Simply heat up the wax with your dryer and wipe it away. If it’s on carpet you can then dab away at the stain with a cloth.
Dry Spills In A Flash
Dry Spills In A Flash
Nothing is more annoying than having the perfect outfit picked out when — Oh no! You spill your beverage on it before you head out the door. Sure you can throw it in the dryer when you have the time, but to salvage your look (and therefore your day), use your blow dryer to quickly dry the spot.
Sticky Situations
Sticky Situations
Manufacturers and retailers love placing stickers and price tags all over items, which is fine until you try to remove one and are left with a sticky mess. Save yourself a headache and use your dryer to help break down the bond and remove that sticker with ease.
Ouchless Bandage Removal
Ouchless Bandage Removal
Save your skin (and hair) the next time you need to remove a self-adhesive bandage. A quick blast from your blow dryer is all you need to easily peel that pesky bandage off, pain free.
Pet’s Best Friend
Pet’s Best Friend
Whether it’s after bath time, or fun in the rain, you can use your blow dryer to quickly dry your pooch. Just make sure to keep the heat low and you will be cuddling on the couch together in no time.
Colorful Clean-Up
Colorful Clean-Up
Despite what we tell kids, it’s impossible to keep eyes on them 24/7. Don’t flip out if you catch them trying to redecorate your walls with their “neon carrot” crayon though. Just hit their work of art with a blow dryer and then simply wipe it away.
Steam Be Gone
Steam Be Gone
A hot, steamy shower is likely one of the best parts of your day. But even with the fan in the ceiling, fog somehow finds its way onto your mirror. Instead of streaking the mirror by trying to wipe it away with a towel, just use your hairdryer to make it disappear in a flash.
Heat-Up Leftovers
Heat-Up Leftovers
When you find yourself in a less-than-equipped hotel room and you just HAVE to heat up those leftovers, bust out the handy blow dryer to get the job done! (Bonus point: you can also use the room's iron to assist in the job, just make sure to clean everything thoroughly).
Professional Finish
Professional Finish
To give your cake (or cupcakes!) that perfect smooth and glossy finish, simply use your hair dryer. Once iced, use on the low heat setting to help set the frosting faster and give it a shiny, professional look.
CHOCOLATE
CHOCOLATE
Chocolate is the lifeblood for most of us but as any baker knows, melting chocolate incorrectly can cause a gloppy mess. Instead of fussing with a double boiler or constantly popping it in and out of the microwave, use your blow dryer to quickly and evenly melt that chocolate goodness.
Un-Stick Frozen Items From Your Freezer
Un-Stick Frozen Items From Your Freezer
Remember that bag of peas you bought 6 months ago and threw in the freezer only to find that it's now completely frozen to the shelf? Well, forget using elbow grease to yank it out of there. Set your hairdryer on high and let it do the heavy lifting for you.
Winter Woes
Winter Woes
Snow and ice on the roads can be enough of a hassle on their own. Trying to open your car door that you find completely frozen shut after a bad storm even more frustrating. Ditch the ice scraper and grab your trusted dryer instead! You’ll have the door open in a flash!
Fanning Flames
Fanning Flames
BBQ’s are great summer fun but trying to light that grill can sometimes make you want to order take-out instead. Instead of furiously trying to fan that flame to life, let your dryer do the work instead. You’ll be enjoying that hot dog in no time.
Respect The Wood
Respect The Wood
Water ring stains are unsightly and seemingly impossible to remove. However, your blow dryer can actually restore your end table back to its original self! Using the nozzle attachment,  set your dryer to the "cool" setting. Point it directly at the ring then increase the heat after a few seconds. Continue blowing warm air until the stain magically disappears.
Perfect Home Projects
Perfect Home Projects
Adding a fresh coat of paint on baseboards or repainting the frame of your favorite mirror can help breathe new life into your home. Waiting for it to dry can be a drag. To help speed up the process, enlist the help of your hair dryer to get the job done quicker.
Ease The Pain
Ease The Pain
A pulled muscle is never fun, but what’s even worse is constantly running back to the microwave to heat up your compression pad. Look to your trusty blow dryer to save the day! Simply keep the compression pad hot by continually keeping the dryer running. Mist your compression pad with a spray bottle to keep it moist while retaining even heat.