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Keep Your Easy-To-Lose Earrings From Getting Separated With Buttons

You can’t wear your earrings as a pair if you keep losing one of them. With a few standard clothing buttons, however, you can keep all of your earrings together.

Turn Overripe Tomatoes Into Tomato Water Instead Of Trashing Them

Overripe tomatoes may be a little too soft for a sandwich, but according to the good folks at Bon Appetit, there’s no reason to chuck ‘em. You’ll want to rinse or cut off the mould, of course, but once that’s taken care of you’re just hours away from delicious tomato water, a light but umami-packed liquid perfect for sauces.

Level Up Your Roasted Root Vegetables With A Jam Glaze

Root vegetables, like carrots and parsnips, are versatile and especially delicious when roasted. Add an unexpected twist of flavour by glazing them with jam. Since root vegetables tend to have a mild taste, you can experiment with whatever jam you have in your fridge.

Make Crystal Clear Ice Orbs With An Insulated Coffee Mug

I’m a bit exacting when it comes to the ice in my cocktails. I like one large, perfectly clear piece of ice. If it’s a big orb, all the better. I’ve had some success making ice spheres at home with these moulds, but they’re always a bit cloudy in the middle, even when I use boiling water.

Use Dishwashing Liquid To Get Grease Stains Out Of Your Clothes

When it comes to clothing stains, grease seems to be one of the more troublesome offenders. However, dishwashing liquid can make quick work of the grease, even if the stain itself is old.

When You Have A Surplus Of Mint, Make Mint Sugar

Mint grows fast. Sometimes, it grows faster than you can use it. If you have a surplus of mint on hand, use it to make a little treat called mint sugar.

Discreetly Organise Your Home Network Gear Inside A Custom Art Frame

If you’re tired of the mess that your modems, routers and cables are making on your desk, this simple frame design offers a nice-looking alternative for better organisation. Better yet, it’s easy to make it fit in with your existing decor.

Stop An Impending Sneeze By Stretching Out Your Nose

There’s nothing wrong with letting out a good sneeze (as long as you cover your nose and mouth), but sometimes you need to be quiet or avoid attention. If you need to prevent a sneeze, you can do a simple trick with your nose.

Check The Balance Of Your Gaming Dice With A Cup Of Salt Water

Playing boardgames and tabletop RPGs can bring you a lot of surprising benefits, but it’s not as fun when your dice keep rolling the same result over and over. This simple trick can help you make sure all of your D6s, D10s and D20s are perfectly balanced.

Make A Mini Power Sander Out Of A Cheap Electric Toothbrush

If you like to work with models, miniatures or small carpentry projects, regular power sanders are too big and powerful. This mini power sander is super-easy to build and will make a great addition to your toolkit.