Here are a few nifty household tips that you will find useful and interesting. Store this file on your laptop or take a print-out and stick it up somewhere in your kitchen or some other corner of the house, to glance over whenever you need a tip to fix a glitch around the house.
Use Rubber Bands For Your Eggs
Don't eggs have a habit of rolling off the counter and splotching on the floor? Well, just use a thick rubber band to nest them on the counter.
Then, after cooling them, put them in a mesh bag, the type you buy your oranges or onions in. Then, securing the bag, just rub the nuts with your hands, making sure to do it over the trash, or you'll end up with a mess you will have to clean.
Don't Throw Away Old Bread
Got a loaf of leftover bread? Don't throw it away. Instead, store it in the freezer. You can use it later in soups or other recipes that need breading. It's a good idea to slice it up before storing so that you can take just the amount you need without needing to defrost the whole loaf.
For Juicier Lemons
To extract the most juice from your fresh lemons, just roll them on the kitchen counter with your hand before you squeeze them. You could also insert a fork into the lemon and twist it while squeezing.
Egg Peeling Made Easy
If you hate eating those gritty bits of eggshells, just stick a small needle into the eggs before you hard-boil them. Also, to prevent the shells from cracking when boiling them, add a pinch of salt into the water.
Has Your Meringue Gone Soft On You?
Well, all you need to do is put it right back in the oven, on low heat, and it will come out nice and crispy.
Oops... Too much salt in the soup?
Yeah, it happens so many times, forgetting that you had already put salt in your soup or stew, putting in an extra dash, and ending up with an unpalatable dish that is too salty. Well, don't fret. Just add in a raw, peeled potato cut in halves, and it will absorb all the extra salt up.