Sealing a bunch of food in a pressure cooker such means you can't really stir the contents, which can lead to a bit of scorching from time to time. This isn't a huge deal, but it can lead to some unsightly burned-on gunk. Luckily, it's pretty easy to get off, you just need to enlist a good friend.
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Cleaning pet hair off any surface is always a chore, but fabrics are very much the worst. Tempting as it may be, giving up and tossing a hair-coated blanket in with the rest of the wash will only transfer that hair to the rest of the load — and send the rest straight down your pipes. There’s a better way: Just throw super-hairy fabrics into the dryer before washing them.
By now, we’re all pretty aware that cleaning your cast iron pan with soap and water is fine and good, as long as you dry and re-season it promptly. But soap and water doesn’t always cut it, and sometimes you need a little extra help getting gunk off your pan, which is when I turn to plain ol’ aluminium foil.
This summer has been a mixed bag of humidity and drizzle: the perfect breeding ground for various types of mould. If you're currently battling surface fungus, this exhaustive infographic from NeoMam Studios explains how to eradicate the problem. Best of all, most of the solutions involve household items that you probably already own.
They say you catch more flies with honey than vinegar, but apple cider vinegar is actually pretty good at attracting fruit flies. However, according to Food52, you can catch even more flies with an Aperol spritz.
A wave of decluttering is sweeping the nation. St Vincent de Paul has reported a 38% increase in donated goods in some areas compared with the same time last year. However much of this is, frankly, junk. “Donating” broken, shabby or useless items only shifts the cost of sorting and sending it to landfill onto charities, which the National Association of Charitable Recyclers has reported collectively costs A$13 million a year.
Here’s how to make sure your Marie Kondo-inspired tidying spree doesn’t create a bigger mess for someone else to sort out.
We all have stuff that we need and want and love in our lives, and stuff that’s hanging around our homes because it’s junk that we haven’t yet realised is junk. For Marie Kondo, asking “Does this spark joy?” is the way to tell the difference. If that doesn’t work for you, try these questions instead.