The things we do every day do not come from a manual that tells us what is right and wrong. We do these things because we’re used to them or because we’ve seen them done by someone else, but there are plenty of ways to make our lives easier by changing a few steps.
To The bright sidewe’ve compiled a list of tips to make our lives more convenient by changing our usual routine into something different that could be a game-changer.
1. Place the eggs inside the fridge in their cartons rather than on the fridge door.
The egg compartment on the fridge door is not ideal as it is the hottest part of the fridge and is constantly being opened and closed which could compromise egg quality. According to food safety experts, there is a right way to store produce. Eggs should be stored in a cool place and inside their boxes. Always check the Temperature refrigerator (should be 39°F or less) and freezer (0°F).
2. Place your razors in a place where moisture will not reach them.
Some people believe that razors are easily disposable after just a few uses because the steel material rusts quickly, but there is a way to save money and prolong the use of the razor. Do not leave the razor in the bathroom or any other damp area as bacteria will grow on it and the steel cannot withstand moisture. Keep it dry and away from the bathroom to ensure it doesn’t rust and lasts a long time.
3. Place each slice of bread in a separate plastic bag and place in the freezer.
To keep bread fresh for weeks, place the slices in a separate plastic bag, then squeeze out all the air and seal it well. Air and moisture will no longer be able to enter and cause mold growth. Then place it in the freezer and it will last up to 3 months or more.
4. Keep your sunglasses in your breast pocket with the lenses facing you.
Most people wear sunglasses, especially when it’s sunny and hot outside. When the sun goes down, there are many ways to store blinds. People usually keep them in the chest area of their shirts, and some keep them in their trouser pockets. The best place to store them is reversed in a chest pocket, which will protect the glasses and keep them safe without damaging the lenses.
5. To extend the shelf life of any food in jars, turn them upside down.
Jars of food condiments, like pickles, could also last a long time by storing them upside down in the refrigerator. This way mold has a hard time growing inside. According to a specialist“By turning the jar upside down, that surface where a mold may have landed when you opened the jar is now squashed against the lid without much air, which will make it more difficult for it to grow.”
6. Pour the coffee over the cream so you don’t have to stir it.
- Put the cream in the bottom of the cup and pour the coffee into it. Thousands of spoons will be saved from the dishwasher. Hundreds of stir sticks will be kept away from landfills. © TKCerbs/Reddit
7. To make the candle last longer, trim the wick slightly.
The long wicks of wax create a large flame that quickly depletes the wax, but if you cut the feather once in a while this will create a small fire that will be enough to keep the room smelling great while saving a lot of wax for later use. It will save you a lot of money because you can reuse the glass container after you run out of wax.
8. Use coffee cubes instead of regular ice to avoid tasteless iced coffee.
- My summer hack is coffee ice cubes. I’m making a tray of coffee cubes for my iced coffee. A cup of coffee makes a tray. Game changer, no more watery iced coffee. © annswertwin/Reddit
9. To reduce waste, shape your toilet paper into an oval.
The free end toilet paper should face you rather than the wall for easier use and to prevent bacteria from lingering on the paper when not in use as it faces the wall.
Then smash it horizontally until it takes a Oval shape in the center. This makes it harder to rotate the toilet paper as people tend to grab the toilet paper and it spins easily resulting in waste. More controlled rotation results in less waste.
10. Instead of apologizing, say you’re grateful.
- Say “thank you” instead of apologizing for things that don’t need an apology. I’m a chronic excuser, and this has helped me a lot. For example, if I had a bad day and I talk to my husband, instead of saying “sorry for fanning myself and bringing down the mood”, I will say “thank you for listening and supporting me”. This puts a much more appreciative and positive light on your relationships! © thegracefuldork/Reddit
11. Season your pans with oil to fill pores and ensure even cooking.
It is essential to season a new pan with oil. Spread the oil around the edges of the pan, then place in the oven until the heat allows the pan to absorb the oil. Then set it aside to cool and wipe any excess oil from the pan after it has cooled.
This allows the oil to fill in the voids and pores in the pan, so it will have an even cooking surface. When baking, things no longer stick.
Which of these techniques do you think is the most effective? Do you have any other useful hacks? Tell us in the comments