I Wouldn’t Have Thought Of That!

The other day, I received an e-mail that was being passed around the office containing a number of useful tips that I’d never heard of before. I thought they were pretty nifty, so I thought I’d share them with you all!

tips-toaster

You can flip a toaster on its side and grill cheese in it. **

tips-ground-meat

You can divide and store ground meat in a Ziplock bag. Just break off how much you need, and keep the rest in the freezer for later!

tips-boiling-water

If you place a wooden spoon over a pot of boiling water, it won’t boil over.

tips-marshmallows

Marshmallows can cure a sore throat. Perfect for kids who don’t like medicine!

tips-paper-bags

You can run a paper bag through your printer!

tips-bananas

Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster..

tips-cheese

Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminium foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not get moldy!

tips-peppers

Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are stronger flavored.

tips-water

Add a teaspoon of water when frying minced beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

tips-dustpan

Use a (clean) dustpan to fill a container that doesn’t fit in the sink.

tips-paint-can

Place a rubber band around an open paint can to wipe your brush on, and keep paint off the side of the can .

tips-keyring

Use a staple remover to save your fingernails when trying to add things to your key ring!

tips-sodacan

Here’s how you keep the straw from rising out of your soda can.

tips-frost

Use a micro-fiber cloth to prevent frost from forming on the windshield.

tips-comb-nail

Use a comb to keep a nail steady for hammering.

tips-postitnote

Use a Post-It note to catch drilling debris.

** Personally, the toaster idea doesn’t sound too safe to me unless you have an old-fashioned toaster.


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One Response to “I Wouldn’t Have Thought Of That!”

  1. Phil says:

    These are awesome! I need to remember some of these ideas. Thanks!

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