Even if you like the taste of onions, you have to admit that preparing them can be a hassle. The chemicals that they give off when you cut through the many layers make your eyes burn, make you tear up, and make you need to blow your nose too frequently for food prep.
If this is something you find yourself dealing with far too often, just put on a pair of goggles. If they can keep out water, they can keep out the stinging sensation of cutting onions. It’s all about using resources properly, and this surely counts.
Clean and Deodorize Rugs and Carpets
If you’re finding that your carpet has some stains and is starting to smell less than fresh, grab a box of baking soda. First, sprinkle a generous amount over the area of the carpet that needs to be treated. From there, carefully pour hot water over the area and allow the mixture to sit on the stain overnight.
The following day, simply vacuum up the excess baking soda from the treated area. If you find that the stain didn’t fully disappear from the first application, a repeat of the treatment should fully remove it.
If you have to chill a bottle of white wine in no time, this hack is for you. It has happened to us all. Unexpected guest? Need a glass of white after a long day, but there is non in the fridge?
Make sure you have a bunch of frozen grapes in the freezer, as they are about to change your life. Ice cubes may cool your wine, but they can also ruin the flavors. Placing a few frozen grapes in your wine glass will chill it without watering it down. Enjoy.
How to Keep Food Stains Away
One of the most reliable ways we can avoid food stains in our containers is to rinse and clean them immediately after using them, of course. But often, life gets in the way, and we don’t have the time to do it right away and end up dropping our containers in the sink until we get home at the end of the day.
However, if you fill them with hot water and a little bit of dish soap, it will make the cleaning process so much easier and keep all of the greasy and oil stains away. This will help prevent food stains, but it will also make it easier to clean up any excess leftovers.
Helping Onions and Garlic Last Longer
Although such veggies as onions, garlic, and even shallots last much longer than their counterparts, there is a simple hack to further their longevity by as many as three more months.
Just take a paper bag, punch holes in it using a paper punch. Once you have that done, fold the bag top down a couple of turns, and secure it with a paper clip.