You are ready to execute what you acknowledged from the latest cooking show. You’ve prepared everything beforehand and invited your best friends for a special weekend feast. Had a bit of a culinary mishap? Not to worry, we’re not all professional chefs, and sometimes we leave that oil sizzling into a burning hot rage, leaving our pans all crusty and black.
You can scrub it tirelessly with a clump of gross steel wool. Alternatively, you can soak the pan with some warm water and soap and then push a dryer sheet into the soapy mix. It will clear things right up!
When Life Gives You Lemons
Have you ever had a recipe that called for a lot of lemon juice, and it felt like a waste to buy so many lemons? Well, there’s a way to get more juice for your money! Place your lemons in the microwave for twenty seconds on high. This will soften the citrus fruit, making it easier to squeeze and get nearly all of the juice out.
So, when life gives you lemons, heat them up, and only then get to squeezing! Another great hack is to fill an empty ice tray with lemon juice, assuring you always have some in hand whenever needed.
Upgrade Your Iced Coffee
Iced coffee is a summer staple even throughout the year. On one hand, it's refreshing, and on the other hand, it has that awakening depth we can't get enough of, especially on a hot summer's morning. But there's one problem: The ice melts, and your coffee gets weak and watery.
But did you know there’s a clever hack that will keep your coffee from getting weak and make it even stronger? Just fill an empty ice tray with cooled, brewed coffee, and pop it in the freezer. After a few hours, add the ice cubes to your cold coffee so it remains strong even after they melt.
Make Potpourri Bags
Before you head to the home and décor store to buy expensive potpourri, think twice. And no, we're not saying compromise on a nice smelling home just because it costs a few bucks — we're just saying, make your own! There are some things that are just not worth spending your dollars on, and this is one of them.
On an open dryer sheet, place a selection of your favorite fragrant herbs and spices, such as lavender, lemon, verbena, and mint. Add some essential oils, tie the sheet into the bag, and voila! You have your very own custom-made potpourri that you can scatter around different rooms.
Request a “Fragile” Sticker for Your Luggage
this next hack is a time savior, a line-skipping device, and get home faster after landing way of doing things. Any bag that's been marked with this sticker should be put on top of the rest of the pile and will end up being among the first to hit the baggage claim conveyor belt.
That means you can quickly get out of that game of human bingo and get closer to the exit. You might end up having to sign a waiver, absolving the airline of any damage that your fragile items could potentially incur, but if you don’t actually HAVE any fragile items, you’ve got nothing to lose.