13 September 2014

Helpful hints


 
The simplest way to slice a bunch of cherry tomatoes is to sandwich them between
two plastic lids and run a long knife through all of them at once!
 
Keep brown sugar soft by storing with a couple of marshmallows.
 
Install a regular coat rack low down the wall to store shoes safely off the floor.
 
Organize jewelry on a corkboard for easy viewing when deciding how to accessorize an outfit.
 
Create a thrifty watering can by puncturing holes in the top of a used milk bottle.
 
 
 
Remove pet hair from furniture and carpets with a squeegee.
 
Flip a toaster on its side to make grill cheese.
 
 
 
Water straight from the tap becomes cloudy when frozen. To make ice cubes crystal clear, allow a kettle of boiled water to cool slightly and use this to fill your ice cube trays.
 
Use a large muffin tin to cook stuffed peppers in the oven - it will help keep them upright.
 
 
To prevent potatoes budding, add an apple in the bag.
 
Add half a teaspoon of baking soda to the water when hard-boiling eggs
to make the shells incredibly easy to peel off.
 
WD40 can be used to remove crayon marks from any surface!
 
 
To tell if eggs are fresh, immerse them in a bowl of water.
Fresh eggs will lie on the bottom, while stale eggs will float to the surface.
 
 
 
To clean a wooden chopping board, sprinkle on a handful of Kosher salt and rub with half a lemon.
Rinse with clean water and dry to ensure it is clean and germ-free.
 
 
Use ice-cubes to lift out indentations made by furniture on your carpets.
 
Prevent soil from escaping through the holes in the base of flowerpots by lining with large coffee filters.
 
 
To sharpen scissors, simply cut through sandpaper.
 
 
Use rubber bands to help open a jar easily: place one around the jar lid and another around the middle of the glass. The rubber provides friction to prevent your hands from slipping.
 
To prevent your eyes watering while chopping onions, wipe the chopping board with white vinegar
(which won't affect the taste of the onions).
 
 
 
Store bed sheets inside their pillowcases for easy storage and access.
 
Drop a couple of denture cleaning tablets into the toilet bowl at night to clean off stubborn stains.
 
 
 
Use cupcake cases to cover drinks glasses in the summer and prevent flies from dropping in.
 
Use egg boxes to store delicate Christmas tree decorations.
 
 
This has to be the simplest way to open those annoying blister packs!
 
 
Use a cut potato to easily remove a broken light bulb.
 
 
Use chalk to remove grease stains from clothes. Simply rub white chalk on the affected area
and wash as normal - the chalk will absorb the grease and be washed away in the cycle.
 
 
 
Use a rubber band to rescue a stripped screw.
 
 
 
Wrap rubber bands around the ends of a coat hanger to prevent dresses from slipping off.
 
Yet another use for drinks can pulls!
Use to create a hanging loop for picture frames by screwing into the back.

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