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Defrost A Steak In Five Minutes With Water And A Pair Of Pans

If the steak you plan to eat is still frozen, there are better ways to defrost it than using the microwave. All you need is a little water and two pans — no special tools or appliances at all, and it works in minutes.


Whiten Laundry With Egg Shells

We’ve talked about saving egg shells for the garden, but you can also use them in the laundry to whiten your clothes.


Turn A Long Shawl Or Scarf Into A Baby Carrier

If you’re interested in an alternative to baby carriers, Meredith from weblog Becoming Mamas demonstrates two ways to carry your little one with just a wrap.


Use A Shovel As An Emergency Campfire Cooking Tool

There are a few things you need to take when you go camping. The last thing you want to discover after pitching a tent is that you left the cooking gear at home. Fear not — that shovel in the back of the car can be repurposed and used to cook over the fire.


Hang Your Headphones Under Your Desk With This IKEA Hook

We’ve shared more than a few waysto conveniently hangyour headphones at your desk, but if you want an easy under-desk solution that won’t get in the way and doesn’t take up much space, an IKEA GRUNDTAL toilet roll hook is a good option. Plus, it’s cheap — only six bucks.


Store Pre-Scrambled Eggs In A Bottle For No-Mess Camping Food

One of the joys of camping is cooking around the fire, especially eggs. To avoid breaking them in a bag or cooler, pre-scramble them and pour them into a resealable plastic bottle. They will survive the trip and won’t make a mess when you cook them.


Keep A Shoe Tongue In Place By Looping Laces Back Through It

Do the tongues of your sneakers slip to one side as you run? There’s usually a loop on the tongue for your laces to prevent that, but it often doesn’t work. The solution is to loop the laces backwards.


This DIY Desk Saves Space, Folds Up Into A Wall Mirror When Not In Use

When you live in a small place, you need to be as efficient as possible with your space. This easy-to-build desk transforms into a wall mirror to give you a lot of utility in a small room.


Save Packing Space By Folding Your Socks Like An Army Ranger

If you’re looking for a way to save some more space in your travel bag, YouTuber CrazyRussianHacker shows you how to roll your socks Ranger-style.


How Do You Stop People From Stealing Your Food From The Shared Fridge?

Lunch (and other food) thievery seems to be a rampant problem in many offices and other places with a communal fridge. You could use a thief-deterring, fake, mouldy sandwich bag, or lace your food with laxatives, but maybe there’s a less extreme method. What’s yours?