Cut A Fruit Tree When You Plant To Keep Its Fruit Reachable

If you want to add fruit trees to your yard, make a “heading cut” when you plant them to keep the trees small. This prevents them from growing too tall for you to reach.


Paint Your Room In Shoulder-Width Strokes For A More Consistent Coat

Painting a room might seem like a pretty straightforward project, but freestyling your paint strokes could result in bumps or inconsistencies. Paint in shoulder width strokes to keep it easy, simple and even.


Takeaway Truth: KFC $2 Taster Box

Takeaway Truth is a regular Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: KFC’s $2 Taster Box!


Make A Quick And Easy Batch Of Egg Fried Rice In Your Microwave

If you’re looking for a quick meal that’s filling and satisfying, look no further than a mug. You can whip up egg fried rice in your microwave in less than 10 minutes.


Make Soup From Almost Any Vegetable With One Recipe

Making a tasty soup is a great way to get rid of vegetables you need to use up. Here’s a recipe you can use to make soup from just about any veggies.


Ask LH: How Can I Persuade My Partner To Stop Ironing?

Dear Lifehacker, I hate ironing, and my wife insists on ironing my work shirts for me. She does a great job, but it can sometimes take ages for her to get around to it, so I have to iron the odd one here or there to get through. I really want to start taking my shirts to a dry cleaner and get them laundered and pressed, but I don’t want to hurt her feelings. What should I do?


Make Custom Picture Frames With Your Table Saw

Putting a picture in a nice frame can really brighten up your home (or make a good gift). If you really want a personal touch, you can build your own using your table saw.


Taste Test: Pizza Hut Mitey Stuffed Crust

Yesterday, we brought you the vaguely terrifying news that Pizza Hut had released a Vegemite-flavoured pizza. The deceptively-titled “Mitey Stuffed Crust Pizza” takes a regular cheese-filled crust and infuses it with Australia’s favourite breakfast spread. We’ve since tasted the product ourselves and found it to be surprisingly moreish — here is the Lifehacker verdict.


Add More Storage To Your Kitchen With Side Shelves

If you don’t have enough room in your kitchen cabinets, make the most of your space by adding shelves to the sides. This increases the storage space you have without intruding too much into your living space.


Build A Flagstone Walkway For A One-Of-A-Kind Outdoor Path

Flagstones are a popular choice for walkways and patios because of their natural beauty and durability. Stefan Grunkemeier from Simply Rocks shows us how to install one.