Especially for tips related with personal care…

Check with your doctor before using any tip that could have any effect on your health!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Alternative oil thermometer

If you do not have a thermometer handy when deep-frying food, just drop a kernel of popcorn in the pan. The kernel will pop if the oil temperature is between 350F and 365F, the ideal temperature for this cooking method.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Storing leftover soup

To cool your leftover soup quickly before storing it in the refrigerator, improvise an ice stick. Fill a clean empty plastic bottle with water, place in the freezer, and use the frozen bottle to stir the soup while in the pot. The liquid will cool fast without losing flavors.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Grilling hot dogs

When you are grilling hot dogs for a big party, it is very likely to forget which ones you already flipped. To prevent that from happening, just arrange 2 skewers, soaked in water, in a parallel position and thread each hot dog horizontally onto both sticks. Place the racks on the grill, turn them once, and they will end up evenly cooked!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Relief for a paper cut

To heal a painful paper cut, just apply some lip balm on it. The ingredients in the product that works to soothe cracked skin, will also help to seal the cut and protect it from infection.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Shaky ceiling fan

If your ceiling fan is shaking due to instable blades, attach a clothespin to the edge of one blade (halfway from the tip), adding some weight to it, and start the fan on a slow speed. If the vibration continues, repeat the process to the next one until it stops and you find out which blade is weak. Fix the problem by removing the clothespin from the fan and gluing one or two coins to the top of the blade to bring back stability.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Stuck sliding doors

For a sliding door to glide without resistance, apply some furniture polish to the track and trim along the base. The product will dissolve the dirt and lubricate the track, at the same time that will remove prints from the trim and make it nice and shiny.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Gift wrap substitute

Get inspired by Hershey’s Kisses Chocolate and improvise a cute gift wrap in a couple minutes. Place a paper plate on a large piece of aluminum foil, set the gift on the plate and wrap the foil up and around, twisting it to meet at the top and molding it to look like the sweet. Insert a long strip of white paper and use it as your message tag.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Trimming hair bangs

For an easy bang trim, just comb the hair dry and place a long strip of transparent tape on the area, aligning the top edge of it where you intend to make the cut. This flexible guide will prevent you from making any mistakes, and will keep all cut strands stuck to it, helping the cleanup as well.