Loading page

Make Sticky Jars Easier To Open With A Dab Of Vaseline

Not being able to open a jar can be frustrating, but struggling with one that you’ve struggled with before is even worse. Prevent this by dabbing a little petroleum jelly on a jar after you’ve opened it the first time.

Learn The Three Steps To Perfect Pie Dough With This Video

When it comes to pie, the crust will make or break your baked treat. This video demonstrates three simple tricks you can use to ensure that your pie dough bakes into the perfect balance of chewy and flaky.

Transform Old Pallets Into A Cheap, Sturdy Bike Rack

Having a dedicated rack to store your bike is great, but they can be pretty expensive. Instead, make one yourself with a few free wooden pallets, the right tools, and an afternoon of work.

Use An Awl To Punch Holes In Plasterboard And Forget The Dust

Video: Drilling holes in plasterboard leaves dust and fragments on your floor and skirting boards. Instead of using a power tool for this job, pick up a scratch awl and a hammer to make your hole.

How To Pick A Lock Using Nothing But Hairpins

You can learn the basics of lock picking from a GIF, but for a more nuanced look at the techniques required to actually get a lock open without the key, check out NightHawkInLight’s latest tutorial where he uses nothing but a pair of strategically bent hairpins in the process.

Keep Rice From Sticking Together With Lemon Juice

Making rice isn’t rocket science, but keeping it from sticking together when you want that fluffy texture can be tough. The fix is easy: just add a few squeezes of lemon juice to the cooking water.

Three Evil Skills I Learned In Childhood That Come In Handy As An Adult

The first evil skill I acquired was subterfuge. Trying to deceive my parents is one of my earliest memories. I escaped from my crib by removing one of its loose bars and then, after climbing out, put the bar back in — as if to trick my parents that I was still in there.

Use Lag Screws To Extend The Life Of Your Outdoor DeckĀ 

Wood decks and stairs are susceptible to rot and water damage. Use lag bolts to raise deck posts and stair risers above footings to prevent water from seeping into the wood.

Keep Your Folded Shirts Visible With The KonMari Technique

Video: If you have a ton of varied shirts, you may want to keep them visible in your drawer when you fold them. The KonMari technique, demonstrated in this video, shows you how.

Going Solar? Meet The Smart Services That Will Make The Most Of Your Power

Reposit Power is pioneering a new take on the traditional power station. It doesn’t have a generator running on dirty coal — but neither does it have huge fields of wind turbines or solar panels. Instead, Reposit’s ‘power station’ consists of a network of homes across Australia that have solar panels and battery storage, and want to sell their power back into the grid in a smarter way.

Loading page