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Make A Great-Smelling, Reusable Fruit Fly Trap

There are few ways to make a decent DIY fruit fly trap, but this one also adds a fresh lemon scent to your kitchen. All you need is a small plastic container and a lemon.


Make Slicing A Frozen Dessert Easier By Resting It On A Warm Kitchen Towel

Frozen pies and ice cream cakes stick to whatever they’re resting on, and can be difficult to slice into. A warm kitchen towel will make your frozen dessert a little less like an ice cube.


How To Protect A Wedding Dress When You Need To Pee

Keeping your wedding dress clean until you walk down the aisle can be a challenge, especially when you’re all dressed up… and then you need to use the bathroom. Luckily, protecting your wedding dress is easy: all you need is a large garbage bag.


Use Mushy, Over-Ripe Tomatoes To Make An Amazing VinaigretteĀ 

This tomato-based dressing from Bar Tartine is used in the restaurant’s Staff Salad, but can be used on any pile of plant parts that needs an herby, tasty, tomato-y boost.


Cut And Shape Styrofoam Efficiently With This DIY 'Styro-Slicer'

Video: If you do any work with Styrofoam or other similar materials, you know it can be tricky to cut and shape pieces how you want them. This DIY setup will cut any Styrofoam safely and precisely, and can be easily stored when not in use.


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.


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