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Use An Empty Wine Bottle To Maintain Boot Shape

Tall leather boots can easily get crushed in a messy wardrobe, causing them to lose shape. An empty bottle of wine might be just what you need to stop that.

Puree Tomatoes And Other Vegetables With A Metal Sieve

Blender on the fritz and you can’t use it to puree your vegetables? A metal sieve with a wire mesh can come to the rescue.

Boil Cinnamon Sticks To De-Stink Smelly Rooms

If a room in your house is stinking, from burnt food or anything else, grab two cinnamon sticks from the pantry. Throw them in some water and boil it. You’ll soon have your room smelling fresh, says redditor phunterqa.

Use A Cheese Grater For A Super-Flaky Pie Crust

There are lots of things people try to get a super-flaky pie crust — using vodka instead of water , for example. Another idea? Just reach for a cheese grater, as this video explains — you’ll get an even better, flakier crust.

Neutralise Paint Fumes With An Onion

After painting a room of your house, you might struggle to get rid of the unpleasant fumes. Not to worry! As the Huffington Post points out, you just need to cut up an onion.

Quickly Peel A Few Cloves Of Garlic With A Cocktail Shaker

Sure, you can peel a whole head of garlic in just 10 seconds with two bowls. But if you only need a few cloves, grab a cocktail shaker instead.

Add Your Car As A Contact In Your Phone To Save Important Info

Your car is a giant box of information that you need to keep sorted for one reason or another: year, make, model, last oil change, next oil change, engine size . . . Keep those details straight by adding your car to your phone’s contact list.

De-Grease Your Stove With Soy Sauce

There are several ways to get rid of grease from your stove, but one you might just happen to have on hand at a moment’s notice is soy sauce.

Use Ice Cubes And Your Dryer To Steam Out Wrinkles

If you’re too busy to iron, but you need a shirt or pair of pants smooth and wrinkle-free, this time-saving tip can help. Toss a couple of ice cubes into the clothes dryer with your wrinkled clothes. Run it on its hottest setting. It’s strange, but it works.

Use Your Phone To See Without Glasses

Our smartphones are incredibly powerful tiny computers, and they’re useful for a lot. This video roundup from the folks at Buzzfeed go over some clever ways to use your phone to get around, see without your glasses, save money at the store, and keep tabs on things you normally lose track of.