People never think about making easy tasks easier, they just do them without giving much thought.
Well, that’s all about to change, as these tips and tricks will make doing those simple everyday things even easier.
Eating a Cupcake
You could just shove it in your mouth — completely acceptable — or you could cut the bottom off and turn it into a sandwich so you get frosting in every bite.
Crossing Out Words
You probably just cross out words with lines, but if you cross them out with letters, they won’t be legible.
Organizing Spray Bottles
Using a clothing rod to hang your spray bottles will help you to save space (and eliminate that fun domino effect of grabbing a bottle and knocking over the whole row.)
There’s nothing more frustrating that reheating something only to have the outside perfectly warm and the inside perfectly, well, not. Solution? Dig a hole in your leftovers when heating them up in the microwave so the heat will spread evenly.
Whenever you buy a product, go to the manufacturer’s site and upload the digital version of the manual onto Google Drive or Dropbox, and you’ll never have to keep paper copies again.
Untying a Knot
The trick? Twist the loose end as much as you can and to push it through the knot.
Filling a Container With Water
If you have a container that can’t fit in your sink— and who doesn’t? — carefully position a dustpan in a way that will funnel the water into the container below.
Keeping Cords Untangled
This actually solves two problems — keeping cords untangled and making use of those annoying bread tags. Just wind them up, attach it, and you’re good-to-go.
To take up less space, roll up your clothes when packing (and that doesn’t mean just rolling them up into a ball and shoving them in there.)
You know how you put cheese on a sandwich but the slices are round and the bread is square? So much wasted real estate! Instead, cut round sandwich fillings in half to ensure you’re covering every inch.
Opening a Key Ring
To save your nails, teeth, and sanity when trying to attach a new key to a key ring, use a staple remover.
Removing Trash Bags
Drill holes in a trash can to prevent suction issues when pulling out and inserting a trash bag.
Using Sauce Cups
Unroll the rims of those fast food bad boys so you can dip your burger in ketchup or add even more ketchup to the cup.
Eating Cheesy Snacks
If you’re not a fan of having flavor-dusted stains on your fingers when you eat snacks, bust out the chopsticks to prevent that from happening.
Eating Popcorn From a Bag
Speaking of messy hands when snacking, let’s eliminate getting butter stuck all the way up on your arm from reaching into the popcorn bag by strategically ripping the bag for easy access.
Listening to Music on Your Phone
Want to enhance the sound? Put your phone in a cup when playing music. It should go without saying, an empty cup.
Want to keep the straw from rising out of your can? Turn the tab and place the straw through the tab. There you go.
And when serving drinks outside that aren’t in a can, top them with a cupcake liner so you don’t have to worry about pesky flies.
Eating Tic Tacs
Ever frustrated when trying to get out Tic Tacs? This will solve that problem.
Take a deep breath…no, really. The proper way of breathing is to breathe from your abdomen, not from your chest. Breathing from your chest area will result in shallow breaths and less oxygen intake.
The best thing since sliced bread? Slicing the bread without squishing the top by turning it upside down and slicing it from the bottom up.
Making Iced Coffee
Nobody but weirdos like watered down coffee, so freeze coffee into ice cubes to make iced coffee that won’t get diluted by regular ice.
Breaking In Shoes
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So with only 10 days to go until the wedding I decided to try and break in my shoes, and I'd read (on Pinterest obvs) that if you wear socks and blast the shoes with a hairdryer you can break them in quickly. And this is the result… a pretty spectacular combo! Leopard print trousers, stripy socks and white heels. ? But hopefully the result will be worth it! . . . . #bridetobe #10daystogo #highheels #breakinginshoes #mycathkidston
Sure, new shoes look nice, but they can be uncomfortable until you break them in. Cut to the chase and take a thick pair of socks, wear shoes, and then use a hair dryer to blow on the tightest corners. Keep repeating until the shoes fit comfortably.
Rescuing a Wet Cell Phone
There are many theories on how to rescue a phone you dropped in water, one of them being crying, but the best strategy is to seal your phone in an airtight pouch with synthetic desiccant you get in food packages or clothing. And if you want to know the best way to clean that phone, here you go.
Closing a Bag of Chips
Sure, you can use the chip clip you always lose, or you can keep your chips fresh with a few folds.
Tying Plastic Bags
Instead of tying plastic bags with a rubber band, use the top of a water bottle to screw it shut.
Heating Up Food
If you have a hard time fitting two bowls in the microwave at once and no patience to do them separately, place one bowl on top of a cup to make sure both bowls can fit in the microwave at the same time.
Freezing Ice Cream
Ice cream rescue! Keep it in a ziplock bag when you stuff the tub in the freezer, and your ice cream will stay soft and not harden to the point where you’ll have difficulty scooping it. Plus, no freezer burn.
Eating Chicken Wings
If you grab the two bones (the small one first), twist, and pull them out, you have a boneless chicken wing.
Cutting Cakes and Doughs
You could try and perfectly cut through cakes and doughs with a knife and as often as not mangle your dessert, or you could put some of the free floss from your dentist to use.
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Prepare Ginger Root 1. Choose the good quality of ginger When you buy raw fresh sugar, please choose the plump ginger. It will be better if you get ginger in bigger sizes. Besides, it will make it easier for you to deal with those gingers, the gingers in large sizes will taste more ”ginger” than the smaller ones. Once you find a good quality of ginger, it is fine to buy them in a large quantity because unpeeled fresh ginger roots can be safe in the freezer up to 6 months. Also, pick the gingers that are firm and unblemished without wrinkles. Other than that, a good quality of ginger serves strong aroma. Make sure you get all those criteria when you buy the ginger. 2. Peel the ginger First, cut the ginger according to your need. After that, you can peel it using a metal spoon. This is the best way for peeling ginger because you will only peel a thin layer of ginger skin. However, as an alternative, you can also use a vegetable peeler or a small knife. Another thing to remember is that you don’t need to peel all of the ginger. Actually, many recipes don’t require you to peel the ginger. As long as you have washed and cleaned it perfectly, grating or chopping the ginger is enough. #cookinghack #howtoshopforgroceries #howtocookwithginger #gingerhack #spicehack #howtouseginger #howtousespices #gingerrecipesbook #gingerrecipes #delilahforrest #gingerrecipe #reversediseasewithnutrition #spicesforhealth #healthbenefitsof #healthbenefitsofspices #ginger #nutritionhealthlink #betterwithginger #gingerisanaphrodisiac #gingerisasuperfood
Never waste ginger again! (The spice, not the Gilligan’s Island character.) Spoon your ginger and you’ll be left with a beautiful piece of peeled ginger and almost zero waste.
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Cherry Hack! I saw this on a friend’s page and had to try it! It’s another use for my stainless steel straws, besides using with citrus essential oils! I’ve been using plastic straws for this for years. So I’m using less plastic too! #cherryhack #trydayfriday #cherries #cherrypitter
While half the fun of eating cherries is spitting out the pits, apparently that’s not always “acceptable” in public. Or maybe you’re actually baking with them.
If that’s a case, get out the straw. No need for fancy equipment to pit all those cherries.
Wearing Bobby Pins
While you probably think the flat side should go against your head, you would be wrong. The wavy side goes down for maximum hold.
Peeling a Banana
Do not peel it from this end unless you like all those strings that come with it, and if you like those, more power to you. But if you don’t, peel from the bottom for zero stringy things.