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Use Kitchen Tongs To Open A Beer Bottle In A Pinch

We have all seen this nightmare unfold: you are at a party, maybe at an unfamiliar house. Everyone is drinking wine and you just want to open a beer. Somehow there is no bottle opener. Don’t freak out: just grab a pair of kitchen tongs.

Use An Upright Glass In The Dishwasher As A Dirty Dish Indicator

If the people in your household do a good job of scraping or rinsing off their plates before sticking them in the dishwasher, it can be hard to tell when the dishes inside are clean or dirty. A small, upright glass makes for a great indicator.

Use Diced Tomatoes To Make A Quick, Umami-Packed Broth

If you find yourself in need of some savoury broth, but don’t have any on hand, grab a tomato. Then make this quick, umami-packed liquid for use in curries, soups or any other recipe that calls for broth.

Get The Sweet Nuttiness Of Caramel Without Melting Sugar

When you think of making caramel, you usually think of melting it on the stove until it turns into a thick, rich, flavourful liquid — but you can actually caramelise sugar while keeping it in its solid, granulated form.

Uncurl Posters Faster By Rolling Them Around A Shipping Tube

New posters can take a while to flatten when you weigh them down with books or something heavy. Use the shipping tube they came in to uncurl them more quickly.

Cook Puff Pastry In Your Waffle Iron For A Croissant-Like Treat

Yes, you should try every kind of food in your waffle iron. This one’s the simplest, though: Just stick some premade puff pastry in the waffle iron and see what happens.

Use An Egg Carton Or A Muffin Tin As A Taco Holder

You can easily prepare and carry multiple tacos at once by using a muffin tin or an egg carton as your prop.

Keep White Sneakers White With All-Purpose Cleaner And Regular Cleanings

There are a few ways to try and revitalise dirty sneakers, but the secret to keeping white sneakers white is regular cleanings and a typical household cleaner you already have.

Save The Pan Drippings From Your Steak For An Extra Tasty Salad Dressing

Topping a salad with sliced steak makes for a tasty and filling simple supper, but you can take the savoury goodness even further by using the pan juices to make an extra indulgent dressing.

Clean And Freshen Your Mattress In 3 Simple Steps

Even if you’re pretty good about washing your bed sheets, it’s easy to forget that your mattress can use a good cleaning every now and again too. This simple three-step method will make your mattress seem like new again.

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