What He Does With A Baking Cooling Rack Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

What He Does With A Baking Cooling Rack Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

As it turns out, these handy cookie cooling racks aren’t just good for driving me insane as I wait for my baked goods to become edible. Flickr / Kari Sullivan Just in time for summer, the fruit chopping trick below will save you time and annoyance…plus, it’s pretty fun to do. Grab a baking cooling rack, a banana (or avocado), and get slicing! This is genius! And if you needed another reason to use this hack, bananas are actually really good for you. Maybe you’re not into fruit salad? Here are some ripened banana recipes to try instead. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/cooling-rack-hack/

What He Does With A Plastic Bag And A Wine Bottle Is Absolutely Epic

What He Does With A Plastic Bag And A Wine Bottle Is Absolutely Epic

Is there anything a glass of wine won’t treat? From bad days to breakups, a nice bottle of red is sure to make you feel just a little bit better, if not entirely! But if you find yourself without a way to open your wine, some people opt for more inventive routes to their sweet libation. Sadly, though, sometimes these hacks mean that part of your cork winds up in the bottle. While it’s still obviously drinkable, at the end, what do you do with that stray piece? Just grab a plastic bag and do this… This is oddly really satisfying… YouTube Okay, so it might not be the most useful wine trick, but it’s definitely one of the coolest to watch! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/wine-cork/

10 Super-Helpful Life Hacks You Should Definitely Know About

10 Super-Helpful Life Hacks You Should Definitely Know About

At this point, you might think you’ve read all the life hacks this world has to offer… There are the general, genius ones, the hacks specifically for the kitchen, the clever cleaning tricks…we could go on for days. But even we were pretty impressed by how simple these ten tips were when we came across them…how did we not know about these? Whether you’re looking for an easy way to fall asleep fast or an all-natural remedy to reducing acne, read on to find some answers to life’s little annoyances. 1. Blink fast for a minute to make your eyes tired and help you fall asleep. Flickr / Thomas Leuthard 2. Improve your sleep by stretching for five minutes before turning in. 3. Use sugar to coat your tongue when it’s burned. Flickr / Denis Defreyne 4. To help yourself adjust to bright light, close one eye for a few […]

These 7 Survival Hacks Aren't Only Brilliant. They Could Actually Save Your Life.

These 7 Survival Hacks Aren’t Only Brilliant. They Could Actually Save Your Life.

Need some light in a pinch and a candle alone won’t cut it? Need to get a cooking fire going with minimal effort? Need to find the right direction home? Need clean water? Well then this video will teach you how with these 7 survival life hacks/tips that could very well save your life one day (as long as you have a few common household items with you). If you happen to crash your car on the way home from the grocery store and you have to spend the night in a dark forest, well then now you know what to do 😉 Source: audible Share these handy life hacks with your friends below. Read more: http://viralnova.com/survival-life-hacks/

10 Awesome Uses For Toothpicks That You Probably Never Knew About

10 Awesome Uses For Toothpicks That You Probably Never Knew About

I’ve always thought toothpicks only had one function, but as it turns out, I’ve been very, very wrong. Although they work great for picking pieces of food out of your teeth, there’s so much more that they can help you accomplish. From fixing a leaky hose to keeping a pot from boiling over, here are 10 alternative uses for toothpicks that will make your life so much easier. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); I have to try this the next time my glasses fall apart. Who knew that these little sticks could be so useful? I sure didn’t, and I’m betting the same is true for you. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/awesome-toothpick-uses/

You Can Vacuum-Seal Your Foods Without Any Fancy Equipment

You Can Vacuum-Seal Your Foods Without Any Fancy Equipment

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); I hate wasting food so I try to freeze things when I find that I won’t be able to cook them for a while. But getting that air-tight seal is almost impossible without one of those fancy vacuum machines. I’ve tried it all — sucking the air out manually, using a straw, squishing the bag until the air leaves…but nothing really works. Ultimately, when I go to get my frozen food out, often it’s got freezer burn! But now that I know this super quick water trick, I’ll never have that issue again. This is seriously genius. Thanks, science! YouTube / ViralNova googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); Will you use this trick the next time you freeze something? It’s so simple! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/vacuum-seal-food/

You Can Do So Many Awesome Things With Old Wine Corks

You Can Do So Many Awesome Things With Old Wine Corks

When I finish a bottle of wine, the only thing on my mind is finding the time to go to the liquor store and buy more. One thing I’ve never quite understood about some of my fellow winos is their obsession with saving the corks. Besides using them as a reminder that you might want to seek professional help or as an element in some pretty amazing crafts, I’ve been unable to find a practical use for the little things…until now, that is. Thanks to the brilliant minds over at 5-Minute Crafts, my wine cork dreams have been answered. These helpful home hacks are sure to make your life a whole lot easier, regardless of your vino preferences. Read More: If You’re Looking For The Ultimate Comfort Drink, Red Wine Hot Chocolate Is For You Be sure to share these clever hacks with the wine lovers in your life! Read […]

15 Cleaning Tips Everyone With Hardwood Floors Needs To Know

15 Cleaning Tips Everyone With Hardwood Floors Needs To Know

Hardwood floors make an elegant statement in any home, but cleaning them is anything but pretty. They scratch easily, dirt gets between the slats, and if you have pets, the smell from their messes is almost impossible to get rid of. If you’re looking for a solution to one — or all — of your hardwood headaches, check out these simple tricks for cleaning, treating, and all-around saving your beautiful flooring. 1. Remove permanent marker from hardwood by spraying the spot with cologne! You can also get marker stains off with a little toothpaste. 2. Get rid of dents by wetting the spot and dampening a cloth or paper towel. Rub and iron over the cloth on the spot in a circular motion, checking after a minute or two on the progress. Apartment Therapy / Natalie Espinosa 3. Get rid of creaky floors by dusting any noisy spots with baby […]

This Handy App Allows You To Get Free Wi-Fi Just About Anywhere -- No, Seriously

This Handy App Allows You To Get Free Wi-Fi Just About Anywhere — No, Seriously

As much as I’d love to deny it, the truth remains that we live in a technology-dependent society. No matter where I travel, the first thing on my to-do list before I get settled in is find the Wi-Fi password and connect all my devices to the internet. In most cases, hotels will provide that information to you, but what if you’re out and about without web access? googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Unlimited access to a Wi-Fi connection is just one download away. With the WiFi Map app you can quickly find all the possible internet connections in your area. All it takes is a tap of your finger and you have access to all their Wi-Fi passwords, too. I had no idea something like this even existed! This app could prove incredibly useful. Will you be trying it soon? Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/wi-fi-hack/

If You Have An Onion And Some Gatorade, You Can Charge Your Phone In A Pinch

If You Have An Onion And Some Gatorade, You Can Charge Your Phone In A Pinch

Like bobby pins, car keys, and sanity, phone chargers are experts when it comes to disappearing. And the fact that they can now be split into two pieces only doubles your chances of losing one or both of them. I don’t know about you, but whenever I have the cord in my possession, the block is nowhere to be found. When the block is chilling in the outlet, the cord steals my keys and starts a new life. But because food makes everything better, you can use an onion and some Gatorade to power your phone when your charger betrays you. Here’s how it’s done. 1. Round up a large onion, 2 cups of Gatorade (or the electrolyte-rich sports drink of your choice), a bowl, a screwdriver, and that God-forsaken charging cord. YouTube / HouseholdHacker 2. Without peeling it, poke 2 holes into the onion using your screwdriver — one […]

These Simple Travel Hacks Will Help You Get Through The Stressful Holiday Season

These Simple Travel Hacks Will Help You Get Through The Stressful Holiday Season

It won’t be long until we are all surrounded by friends and family for the holidays — but first, we have to reach our destinations! Travel is stressful any time of year, but during the holidays, that stress is magnified tenfold by crowded airports, congested highways, and armfuls of gifts. Luckily, with these simple tips from Household Hacker, you can get where you’re going without losing your mind (or luggage) in the process. From making sure you can always find an Uber to getting past airport security without a fuss, these hacks are tricks you need to add to your en-route arsenal. Read More: You Can Do So Many Awesome Things With Old Wine Corks Suddenly, I’m dreading my flight home a lot less! Be sure to share these helpful tips with any friends or family who are traveling this holiday season. (They’ll thank you later.) Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/holiday-travel-hacks/

These 13 Unconventional Uses For Sliced Bread Prove That Carbs Aren't All Bad

These 13 Unconventional Uses For Sliced Bread Prove That Carbs Aren’t All Bad

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Americans consume an estimated 53 pounds of bread a year. This fact alone is enough to send anyone into a carbo-rich coma. White bread has a bad reputation as being one of the worst carb-rich foods you can but in your body. …but what if I told you that when it comes to life hacks, this carb is secretly a Wonder Bread? You can use bread as more than just an edible purse for your favorite lunch meats;there are many unconventional uses for sliced bread. And if you’re me, you end up throwing away more bread than you consume, so why not stop throwing away your hard-earned cash and repurposing your yeasty treats. Here are 13 unusual uses for sliced bread that are sure to send you running to your nearest grocery store or bakery. 1. Sliced bread can cut down on tear production while chopping […]

Take The Stress Out Of Summer With These 20 Super-Simple Hacks

Take The Stress Out Of Summer With These 20 Super-Simple Hacks

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); From sandy feet to scorchingly hot seatbelt clips, summer comes with a whole slew of tiny (but terrible) problems. Traveling is hard enough as it is, especially if you have little ones, so why not learn a few tips and tricks that’ll make life so much less of a hassle? I don’t know about you, but vacations like beach outings and road trips are particularly maddening, so I know I’ll be using these 20 hacks that cover those bases and plenty more! 1. Poke straws through cupcake papers and pop them on top of glasses to keep bugs out of your drinks. Instagram / foods2hack 2. Bring baby powder to the beach to help get rid of wet sand on your feet before getting in the car. iStock 3. Wrap your valuables up in a diaper at the beach to keep thieves […]

15 Uses For Plastic Wrap You Never Even Considered -- These Are Genius!

15 Uses For Plastic Wrap You Never Even Considered — These Are Genius!

Plastic wrap has become a household necessity for packaging up leftovers or transporting dishes to a cookout… But the clingy film — invented in 1949 — has many more uses you’ve probably never even considered. From helping you travel without any toiletry messes to making a painting job easier to clean up, you may want to start stocking up on plastic wrap. You’re about to start using way more than just a box every few months! 1. De-cork a bottle of wine by swirling it around with some Saran Wrap. Remove the film and it’ll taste just fine! Senegorwine 2. Make a makeshift travel cup for the kids with some Press’n Seal wrap. Pinterest / Glad 3. Never worry about your ice cream falling victim to frostbite again — just cover it with plastic wrap after every use. TheFrugalGirls.com 4. Get even more life out of your bananas by separating […]

19 Uses For Clothespins That Have Nothing To Do With Drying Your Laundry

19 Uses For Clothespins That Have Nothing To Do With Drying Your Laundry

Clothespins have been carrying the weight of our wet sheets and delicate unmentionables for more than 160 years. They’ve put up with being banished to the backyard clothesline or laundry room, but that stops today! There are so many other ways to use the versatile clips and none of them have to with drying your clothing. 1. For starters, customize your clothespins by dying them in vinegar, food coloring, and water. Surfin’ Through Second 2. Keep your embroidery floss organized. Mrs. Jones 3. Clothespins can act as needles when sewing piping or bindings. Positively Splendid 4. Want to make a candle? Use a clothespin for some wick help. Peak Candle Supplies 5. Make sure everyone’s completing their to-do list for the week with this cute calendar. A Charming Project var OX_ads = OX_ads || []; OX_ads.push({ slot_id: “537251602_56ecba6c3c75d”, auid: “537251602” }); 6. Keep the germs from your kitchen gloves off […]

This Tiny Device Is About To Totally Change The Way You Travel

This Tiny Device Is About To Totally Change The Way You Travel

Knowing only one language can really change the way you see the world, and it’s usually not for the better. While some take the easy approach and just assume that everyone speaks English, others feel a little embarrassed about not being able to understand people from around the world in their mother tongues. After all, there are few things more beautiful than language, the form and function of which reveal so much about the people who speak it. For those in the latter group who want to experience culture as authentically as possible, this device is about to shift your perspective on global travel. Meet the Pilot. It’s a tiny, in-ear device that translates English, Spanish, French, and Italian in real time. Waverly Labs Developers from Waverly Labs hope to bridge cultural gaps by providing people with a program that’s easy to use while still being culturally respectful. They want […]

24 Weird Kitchen Gadgets That Are Actually Pure Genius

24 Weird Kitchen Gadgets That Are Actually Pure Genius

I may not be a world-class chef, but I know my way around the kitchen well enough to get by. Helping me along are my favorite kitchen gadgets. My grandparents had a penchant for picking up any and all culinary gadgets they saw on TV, so of course, I’ve tried the best of the best (and the worst of the worst). googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Sure, some of them look weird, but the ones that work make life so much easier. Here are 24 of the weirdest and wackiest kitchen gadgets that are actually really useful. 1. Eliminate the struggle of opening store-bought popsicles by using these reusable zipper pouches. Amazon googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); 2. Soggy cereal is a thing of the past with this divided bowl. Amazon 3. It’s your Constitutional right to get the perfect ketchup-to-hot dog ratio. Amazon 4. Use only the freshest fruit juices with […]

16 Incredibly Useful Hacks That You Shouldn't Travel Without

16 Incredibly Useful Hacks That You Shouldn’t Travel Without

It’s no secret that traveling has its rewards — you get to see a new place, experience new things, and come home with tons of photos to make your friends jealous. But the act of actually booking flights, redeeming airline miles, and dealing with the fine print along the way can cause more than just a headache. In an effort to make your travel experience seamless from start to finish, check out these cool hacks. Not only will they save you money, they’ll also save you annoyance! 1. Oftentimes, Google Flights, Momondo, and Skyscanner have the cheapest flights available. Flickr / Robert Scoble 2. Always travel with your passport in case there is a need for an international redirect. Flickr / Kat 3. When you buy a cheap flight, make sure you read all the details carefully so you don’t get scammed out of frequent flyer miles and the like. […]

20 Super Smart And Easy Gift-Wrapping Hacks For The Holidays

20 Super Smart And Easy Gift-Wrapping Hacks For The Holidays

It’s just about time for us to start those major shopping sprees that completely empty our wallets before Christmas Day. And with all those expensive presents comes the added task of wrapping them up with countless rolls of paper, which can get very tedious very quickly. There’s also the fact that some of us have no idea how to make them look nice at all. Luckily, there are much more efficient ways to dress up those gifts without spending a ton of time doing it. Get ready to become a gift-wrapping master with these 20 hacks. 1. Create a simple yet elegant gift bag out of a plain old paper bag. The Beauty Dojo 2. Old shopping bags work just as well! A Creative Mint 3. If you’re going with plain paper, you can decorate it with these awesome Christmas stamps. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/gift-wrapping-tricks/

These Are The 26 Laziest People On Earth... But They're Actually Kind Of Geniuses.

These Are The 26 Laziest People On Earth… But They’re Actually Kind Of Geniuses.

The line between genius and lazy is a surprisingly thin one. This group of individuals really know how to think outside the box (sometimes literally!) and make life a little easier for themselves. Seems pretty smart to me. It’s like all those life hacks you see on Pinterest. These ideas will still get your problems solved…and it’ll be way more hilarious! I’m definitely inspired. 1. Whoever made this amazing jack-o-lantern. 2. No idea why his friend is so embarrassed. This guy is genius! 3. How else are you gonna get a nice even tan and stay refreshed? 4. Solve all your reading-while-lazy problems with these glasses. 5. Because putting your socks on is, y’know, really difficult. 6. This bird is a lazy expert. 7. We’ve all been this lazy person. 8. These dog owners learned figured out how (less than) helpful their pup was while making the bed. 9. Talking […]

21 Weird Parenting Hacks That Are A Little Odd, But So Useful

21 Weird Parenting Hacks That Are A Little Odd, But So Useful

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_580ec5d9b914a’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118178_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_580ec5d9b914a’); }); There are countless parenting books that are aimed at helping first-time moms and dads prepare for all the ups and downs of parenthood. While these books may contain useful information, nothing can truly ready you for the struggles that come with being a parent. You have to live and learn, and you have to find what works best for you. Luckily, the birth of the internet has given parents all around the world the ability to share their experiences and advice with other parents. The tips below might be a bit off the wall and unconventional, but for some parents, they may just be blessings in disguise. So moms and dads, listen up! Here are 21 weird and wacky parenting tips that are surprisingly helpful. 1. Have your son […]

These 16 Kitchen Hacks Will Transform You From Zero To Master Chef Hero!

These 16 Kitchen Hacks Will Transform You From Zero To Master Chef Hero!

Cooking is more than just science…it’s a skills game! Anyone else find themselves spending countless hours watching the Food Network? I’m always so perplexed at how both master and amateur cooks alike can produce such top-notch culinary dishes…and in 30 minutes or less! But don’t fret, you can have the culinary prowess of a master chef thanks to these time-saving kitchen hacks. 1. Need to cut some veggies, but don’t have time for a knife? Try a pizza cutter! 2. Use a wine glass to make perfectly rounded cookies and biscuits. South By Southeast 3. Soaking onions in a bowl of ice water can eliminate the stench without sacrificing the taste! Instructables / Paige Russell 4. Forget about all the annoying cleanup by baking lasagna in the dishwasher. 5. If you find your broth to be just a bit too fatty, stick it in the fridge to cool then skim […]

18 Totally Unexpected Uses For Baking Soda You Had No Idea About

18 Totally Unexpected Uses For Baking Soda You Had No Idea About

It’s something we all have in our pantry…baking soda! Even if you’re not a big chef, the powdery ingredient is key in many recipes. From elaborate meals to easy desserts, you’ve probably used it at least a few times in your cooking career. But baking soda has so many more uses that extend far beyond the six walls of your oven. Here are just a few. 1. Mix a half-teaspoon with water and drink it every two hours to reduce heartburn and stomach acid. iStock 2. For dry, damaged hair, wash it with a mixture of one part water, two parts baking soda. iStock 3. Sprinkle some in your golf or general sports bag to deodorize it. Make a paste with water and baking soda to buff your clubs clean. iStock 4. If the worst happens when you’re frying and the grease catches on fire, cover the pot with a […]

These 11 Simple Money Hacks Will Have Your Wallet Thanking You. #3 Is Awesome!

These 11 Simple Money Hacks Will Have Your Wallet Thanking You. #3 Is Awesome!

Having more money in your wallet or bank account may be easier than you think. You don’t have to change professions or live solely on Saltines to make sure you have extra spending money. Sometimes, saving money is as simple as tricking your mind. A few bucks saved, here and there, can quickly add up. These tips for making your wallet a little fatter can go a long way if you let them. It’ll just take a little bit of work. Check them out! 1.) Ask for new bills in larger denominations: If you’re using cash, it’s easier to spend old, worn bills rather than crisp bills. It’s also harder for us to justify breaking a $100 rather than a $10. 2.) “Shrink” your phone data: By using apps like Onavo, you can make your phone more efficient and avoid overage charges (if you don’t have an unlimited data plan). […]

21 Epic Baking Hacks That You Need To Start Using TODAY!

21 Epic Baking Hacks That You Need To Start Using TODAY!

Despite what those failed chocolate soufflé attempts say, baking is not rocket science. In fact, it’s pretty easy if you know all the tricks of the trade. You’ve just been working with the wrong set of metaphorical tools. So stop burning your crusts and giving up if you’re missing an ingredient — baking is about to become easy as pie with these simple hacks. 1. You can use a wine bottle as a makeshift rolling pin. Flickr / Christopher Dorobek 2. Avoid hard brown sugar by storing it with a slice of bread or a large marshmallow. This Week For Dinner 3. Use a piece of parchment paper to make your own cupcake liners. The Blueberry Moon 4. Ripen bananas by placing them in the oven for 40 minutes at 300 degrees. Flickr / 24oranges.nl 5. You can swap avocado for butter in order to make a cake healthier. Joy […]

13 Uses For Vicks VapoRub That You Didn't Know About

13 Uses For Vicks VapoRub That You Didn’t Know About

As a child, you probably remember your mom or dad smearing a healthy amount of Vicks VapoRub on your chest to calm a cough or soothe a stuffy nose. However, when it comes to finishing a tub of the medicated ointment before it expires — and it does expire, folks — that’s easier said than done. But before you toss yours in the trash because you’re no longer a kid, give this a read. There are so many other uses for the rub than temporarily relieving cold symptoms. 1. Put some Vicks on your acne trouble spots and sleep on it. After a few nights of doing this, your acne will disappear! Flickr / Caitlin Regan 2. Rub some on your temples and massage gently. This will relax you and relieve headache pains. Flickr / Peter Hellberg 3. Repel mosquitoes by dabbing some VapoRub on your skin and clothes. If […]

Here's Why You Should Always Check The Exchange Rate Before Converting Money Abroad

Here’s Why You Should Always Check The Exchange Rate Before Converting Money Abroad

The summer before my senior year of college, I headed off to Prague for three weeks. While I took in the many sights (and craft beers), I swiped my debit card without giving it a second thought. But as my travel agent mother warned me more than once, it’s best to check the exchange rate before spending or withdrawing money to ensure that you’re getting the most bang for your buck. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); As one honest tour guide points out in the video below, exchange stations often do their best to rob unwitting travelers blind. Watch what happens when he steps inside. While I must have walked past this particular exchange station in Old Town Square at least a dozen times, I’m glad I never felt the need to go in. Pro tip: Exchange as much of your money as you can before you leave to get the […]

10 Kitchen Hacks You Won't Believe You Didn't Know Until Just Now

10 Kitchen Hacks You Won’t Believe You Didn’t Know Until Just Now

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been looking for easy fixes to all your kitchen problems for years. But, aside from always ordering takeout and never actually using dishes or countertops, there will sadly never be an ultimate solution. That doesn’t mean you or I have to stop looking for cooking hacks, though! Here to solve 10 of your kitchen annoyances are the geniuses at HouseholdHacker. That butter trick? I mean, wow. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/clever-kitchen-hacks/

How To Deal With 7 Horrible Interview Questions That Are Designed To Trip You Up

How To Deal With 7 Horrible Interview Questions That Are Designed To Trip You Up

I am totally convinced that Dante went ahead and forgot to include the circle of Hell reserved for perpetual job interviews. And with the job market across multiple industries growing more saturated by the second, interviewers are getting crafty (read: cruel) when it comes to screening applicants. Because so much weeding out has to happen (or because this world is a spinning ball of pain), they often ask questions that function as professional traps. Here’s how you can deal with the worst ones in the bunch. 1. “What’s your greatest weakness?” iStock I want to find the hellhound who decided that this question was a great idea and make them rue the day they were born. Sadly, I can’t. Neither can you. All you can do is deal with the fact that this is now considered par for the course. Instead of sounding like an egomaniac and saying that you’re […]

18 New And Unexpected Uses For That Vat Of Vaseline You Never Touch

18 New And Unexpected Uses For That Vat Of Vaseline You Never Touch

It seems entirely unlikely, but Vaseline has been around for more than 140 years. Yes, gooey petroleum jelly is, in fact, older than the lightbulb! Even if you’ve never used it, odds are you have a tub of the stuff around your home. In fact, in 2005, every 39 seconds, a thing of Vaseline was purchased somewhere in the world. While everyone knows that it’s great for healing dry skin and sores, the smooth substance is far more useful! Here are just a few of the other ways you can use it daily. 1. Make a fun and fruity lip balm with Kool-Aid and Vaseline. The Krazy Coupon Lady 2. Give furniture a distressed look with a little Vaseline and a coat of paint. Love Grows Wild 3. Unstick a feisty zipper with a dab of the jelly and a touch of elbow grease. Mindly 4. Make your perfume last […]

Here Are 13 Kitchen Tips That Will Turn Anyone Into A Top Chef.

Here Are 13 Kitchen Tips That Will Turn Anyone Into A Top Chef.

It’s time to get more flavor out of your kitchen with less hassle. As a microwave chef myself, I know how daunting it can be when you’re going over a list of ingredients and instructions for even the simplest of recipes. With these tips, you’ll be searing up the perfect steak, enjoying a nice side of rice, getting the most out of the lemons life gives you and more. Take a look! 1.) Microwave lemons for 20-30 seconds and you’ll get a lot more juice out of ’em. Flickr 2.) Place a wooden spoon across your pot to keep it from boiling over. YouTube 3.) When your brown sugar seems rock solid, sprinkle with water and cover with a damp paper towel, then microwave for 30 second intervals until soft. Flickr 4.) Soak mussels and clams in water with a few tablespoons of flour for about 30 minutes to get rid […]