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We’ve talked about how leaving out a bowl of vinegar can deodorise a room, but what if there’s a smell that’s taken over your entire house? Simmering that vinegar on the stove can maximise its reach and odor-eating power.
Most of us learn to cook through trial and error, cooking shows, or being forced to feed ourselves when no one else will do it. So naturally, no one’s born knowing how to sauté chicken, or blanch vegetables. Here are some basic (but useful) cooking techniques chefs use every day, but the rest of us rarely pick up.
Under your bed is one of the best places to find extra storage when space is tight. If you have an old dresser you’re getting rid of, you can reuse the drawers to boost your bedroom storage with just a little work.
For some of us, plants are hard to keep alive and while there are all sorts of tech tricks to keeping plants alive, most of them are rather gaudy. Over on Instructables, Akin Yildiz shares a way to make a smart plant pot that alerts you when it needs water, or it’s too cold or hot.