The next time you eat a giant hamburger, don't do it like this. The bottoms get soggy and
fall apart. Instead, try turning your sandwich upside down. The tops are nearly twice as
thick as the bottoms, and a lot more durable. So be smart, and eat your hamburgers upside
Have you ever noticed that when you put a straw in a can of soda, it doesn't want to
stay? Try bending the tab of the can over the hole and slide your straw down through
the tab. No more floating straws, because now, it's held in place.
Grab yourself a mango and try this little trick. Carefully cut off the two sides of
the fruit, and hold one piece in your hand. You can gently cut a few lines vertically,
and a few more across, until the pattern resembles a checkerboard. Now take it with both hands
and gently push from the back. You'll see bite sized pieces pop right up.
You can use a spoon to scrape them into a bowl, or just eat them right off
the peel. It's fast, easy, and they won't get stuck in your teeth.
If you've got ants and you're looking for a natural form of pest control, try measuring
out a cup of popcorn kernels. Put them in a blender, on high speed for about 30 seconds,
and you'll end up with a batch of fresh, homemade cornmeal. Just make a few piles around the
ant trails and within a few days, your ant problems will, literally disappear.
The next time you're at a party and someone has bags of chips laying around, impress your
friends by making them into custom snack bowls. You can fold the top edge inside the bag first,
then begin rolling the bottom corners, up into the base of the bag, pushing the chips
up as you go. You'll end up with a custom snack bowl, with chips overflowing.
It's the season for fruit flies, so before they take over your kitchen, slice a few pieces
of banana and mix them with some of your leftover mango peels. Find yourself a couple of small
containers, and add the fruit. Now just stretch a piece of plastic wrap over the top, and
use something like the tip of a chopstick to poke a small hole in the center that's
just bigger than the fly. Now you can set it and forget it. Within a few minutes, the
flies will be checking things out, and once one goes in, you can be sure his friends will
follow. Within a couple of days, they'll all be having a rocking fruit party. And now you
can simply, take the lid of the container and press it on, sealing them inside. Now
you, are the lord of the flies.
Summer means popsicles, and popsicles mean your kids are going to get sticky fingers.
Grab a small paper cup, and carefully poke a hole in the bottom, about the size of a
popsicle stick. Now when you push a popsicle inside, you've got an instant drip catcher,
and no more sticky fingers. By the way, this works great with cupcake liners as well!
You've probably been to a BBQ where the condiments take up half the table, and the lineups for
using them take forever. Solve the problem with a muffin pan. This way your condiments
are easy to access and your lines will move along quickly. You'll also dramatically increase
your table space, and cut down the things to clean up afterward.
When you're at the beach, reduce the chances of things getting stolen by making a covert
container. Just take your old shampoo bottle and twist the top so that it pops right off.
Clean it out and cut a hole in the top that's just big enough, to stash your valuable items
inside. Now you can snap the top back on, and your items are perfectly concealed. Anyone
who sees this will just think it's a shampoo bottle, and chances are, nobody's wants to
steal your shampoo.
When you need a drink to cool down, hot water can taste disgusting. Try filling your water
bottles, a quarter of the way, so that when their on their sides, the water settles just
below the bottle neck. Now stick your bottles in the freezer and go on with your day. When
the water is frozen it will make an ice block on the side the bottle, but doesn't block
the opening. Now when you need to cool off just take a bottle from the freezer, fill
it up with your favorite drink, and you've got an instant, icy cold beverage ready to
Well there are a few tricks, to make your summer, a littler easier. If you liked these
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