Awesome Life Hacks: Tip-of-the-Day #332

I picked this list up from Bright Side and thought it worthy enough to pass along. My favorites are 4, 6 and 7. Check them out!
  1. Cooking meat: Add some crushed garlic to any ground beef, pork, turkey, etc. before cooking and let it sit for a bit in the fridge. The flavor of the meat is enhanced and will taste amazing.
  2. Sore throat: Drink hot milk with cardamom and any inflammation and soreness in your throat will disappear a whole lot faster.
  3. Light a fire: If you need to light a campfire fast, you can use potato chips. They burn better than lighter fluid, and will burn even when firewood is damp!
  4. Burned: If you rub the affected area with some toothpaste, a burn or sting on your skin will hurt a lot less and pass much quicker.
  5. Cooking potatoes: Potatoes will boil quicker if you add a little butter to the saucepan.
  6. How fresh are your eggs?: Drop an egg into some cold water so that it’s completely submerged, a fresh egg will sink to the bottom. The ones that have gone bad will float to the surface.
  7. Baking: You can replace eggs with bananas when making the dough for cookies or a pie. Half a banana is roughly equal to one egg.
  8. Clean up glue: Removing a glue stain from glass can be done using ordinary household vegetable oil. Just smear some oil on the affected area, leave for ten minutes, then wipe with a paper towel.
  9. Boiling beans: If you forget to soak your beans, just boil them in unsalted water, adding a tablespoon of cold water every 7-10 minutes. That way they’ll be ready with no trouble at all.
  10. Removing ink or paint from clothing: Acetone will help with this problem. It needs to be wiped on the affected area, then rubbed with a bit of baking soda.
  11. Broken egg?: You can still make use of a broken egg. Just boil it as normal, and then it can be used for salads or sandwiches.
  12. Wet shoes: The trick is to use salt. Heat it up in a frying pan (or microwave), sprinkle it inside a sock, and then place the sock inside the wet shoe. If the moisture doesn’t disappear in a certain amount of time, just put in a new sock. Your shoes will be dry in no time at all!
  13. Boil milk faster: Milk is guaranteed to boil faster if you add a pinch of sugar.
  14. Easily grate cheese: Before you start trying to grate some hard cheese, smear some vegetable oil on the grater. The cheese won’t get stuck together, and the grater itself becomes easier to wash!
  15. Odor control: It’s easy to get rid of bad smells in the kitchen. Pour one tablespoon of ordinary vinegar into a frying pan and heat until it evaporates.
  16. Breaking in new shoes: Put on some thick socks, and then really stretch the shoes onto your feet. While wearing them like this, heat the shoes with a hair dryer for about 10 minutes.
  17. Get rid of a headache: You can ease the pain of a throbbing headache if you rub a slice of lemon on your forehead. It sounds crazy, but the aroma of citrus fruit can really calm you down!
  18. Pick up tiny shards of broken glass: You can gather up even the smallest bits of broken glass by using a waxy candlestick.
  19. Calm down quickly: If you need to calm yourself down very quickly, press down on the patch of skin between your nose and your lips, using your thumb, for three seconds. This can help even if you think you’re having a nervous breakdown!

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