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When you find a bit of mould on food, it might seem like it's OK to salvage some of it because the mould doesn't cover the whole thing. That seems like the logical step, right? It turns out that's not true for a lot of foods, like bread, because the mould can hide deep in the surface where you can't see it.
I'm a pretty organised person — except when it comes to my pantry. I can never remember what I have and what I've run out of, and finding things in there is a lost cause. I finally decided to get it under control, hoping I wouldn't find an embarrassing number of the same item* stuffed in the shelves. Spoiler: I did.
I've lived in a lot of rentals, so I've had to get good at making temporary customisations to apartments to make them feel a little more like they're mine. I know I'm not alone in needing to make a rental feel like home, so if you want to turn your place into something that welcomes you after a long day, here's what to do.
It's just common sense that in order to keep peace in your household, chores should be split evenly between the people who live there. Whether you share chores with roommates, a partner or both, this two prong approach will get them to do more chores without a fight.
There are a ton of ways to get a rusted, stuck or jammed nut or bolt out of a piece of furniture or another object, but the folks at Make Magazine run down several methods — each a bit more destructive — in this great rundown. Our favourite though, is the nut splitter, an affordable tool worth keeping your DIY toolkit.
Hanging items on a nail isn't hard, but it's always tough to hang something you can't see. You need the string to thread the nail, but not the wooden frame itself. You could photocopy a template, but your poster or painting might be too big. A simple fork can make the job easier.
Environmental issues often feel too massive for a single person to make any sort of difference — and that's partially true. It will take a lot more than recycling. Still, there are plenty of small, realistic things you can change in your own life to do your part while the rest of the world catches up.
As any Curb Your Enthusiasm fan will tell you, the secret to getting spilled wine out of fabric is club soda and salt. Unfortunately, the show never did an episode on ink, sweat, coffee or grass stains - which is where this infographic comes in.
The dryer in my building never dries a load in one cycle, which means I end up paying for two dry cycles when my clothes really only need one and a half per load. That's a waste of energy, money and time. So, when I heard about this trick to add time incrementally, I had to give it a try. After all, it would only cost me 25 cents.