clever uses

Make Browned Butter In The Microwave Instead Of The Stove

Many recipes call for the nutty flavour of butter that’s been slightly burned, often called brown or browned butter. You can make it on the stovetop, but the microwave takes less time and has less risk of overcooking.


Tie A Garbage Bag More Easily By Flipping It A Few Times

When you’re trying to tie a garbage bag, it can be a real pain getting the two ends together. Give the bag a few flips around and it will be much easier.


Make An Easy Peel-Away Wrapper For Your Sandwich With Paper Towels

If you don’t want to use a plastic container or sandwich bags, this method of folding two paper towels around your sandwich both protects and gives no-mess eating access.


Quickly Chill Your Drinks With An Upside-Down Compressed Air Can

If your drink is at room temperature, ice will dilute it. To chill your coke quickly, spray it with an upside down can of compressed air.


Fix A Wobbly Table With Maths

One of the most irritating inconveniences is a table that wobbles back and forth when you lean on it. Assuming the cause is uneven ground, maths proves that if you rotate the table, the legs will find a perfect resting place within a quarter rotation.


Use A Garbage Bag To Inflate A Mattress When You Don't Have A Pump

If you’re camping or have guests over, inflatable mattresses are handy. If you can’t find a pump, you’ll tire quickly inflating it yourself. A garbage bag inflates your mattress and saves your lungs.


Tie Food With Dental Floss Instead Of Kitchen Twine

Many recipes call for you to tie ingredients together with kitchen twine. If you don’t have any on hand, dental floss makes a great substitute.


Break In A Baseball Cap By Wearing It In The Shower

Whether it’s a new team cap or something you scored you got from that conference you went to that one time — it’s yours and you want it to fit just right. You can speed up the breaking-in process by wearing it in the shower.


Make A Simple Garden Sprinkler From A Plastic Bottle

If you’re trying to keep your outdoor plants happy, and you don’t have a sprinkler that will water them all at once, there’s a DIY solution that could solve your gardening woes. All you need is a plastic water bottle, tape and your garden hose.


Practise Your Pan-Flip Technique With Dried Beans

Knowing to how to properly pan flip is an essential skill for any sauteing sorcerer or sorceress. Using dried beans let’s you practise without fear of making a mess.