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Food:
  • If you get a piece of eggshell in with the eggs while cracking them, use the other half of the eggshell to fish it out instead of trying to use your fingers or anything else.
  • If you want to separate the yolk from the white, take an empty clean water bottle, squeeze the bottle, place the mouth over the yolk and slowly release the bottle. The yolk will get sucked up into the bottle with minimal/no white.
  • When boiling eggs, add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to the water. Makes them really easy to peel and doesn't affect the taste.
  • If you have a room temperature bottle (and esp can) that you want to get cold fast, wrap a wet paper towel around it and put it in the freezer. It'll be ice cold pretty quickly.
  • Microwave rice from TJ's
  • Open a can of corn,put salt pepper and cheese on top, microwave or oven it (super easy lunch)
  • 2 slices of old pizza from the fridge, lay them cheese sides on top of each other and put them in a sandwich maker. Instant calzone.
  • For chulent of course.. Using only navy beans, chulent mix a big no no.
  • If you're going to freeze ground beef, put it in a gallon ziploc and squeeze/spread it flat to fill the bag. You can stack them in the freezer and it'll defrost much faster (without the outside spoiling while the inside is still frozen).
  • To easily melt a small amount of chocolate / butter, put it in a ziploc bag and put that into a mug of hot water for a few minutes. No mess! You can cut a hole in the corner to pipe chocolate too.
  • Shredded cheese lasts longer in the freezer, but will clump up, before freezing add a little bit of cornstarch (1tbs) and shake vigorously. The pieces will stay separate and it'll be easy to use.
  • To cool down baby food without blowing at it (which may add your bacteria to the food) wave your hand at it.
Travel:
  • If you want a hot meal on any plane, bring a tradition soup or oatmeal packet and use the free hot water they offer with tea. Great for traveling in general.
  • Before you go on a long flight, freeze a JJ cappuccino.  If it's frozen they let it on the plane. Once you get up from your nap on the plane there is nothing as refreshing as an iced cappuccino. It should still be freezing but not frozen.
  • When packing a suitcase, put your socks inside your shoes. It will save a little space and stop your shoes from getting crushed.
  • The aisle seat armrest usually has a little button underneath by the hinge that allows you to lift it. Makes it much easier to get in and out of your seat, especially if your tray table is open with stuff on it.
  • When we go on trips My wife packs the childrens clothing in individual ziplocs for each day of our trip. Like that she doesn't have to look for all the matching stuff.
Computers:
  • You can open links a in new tab by clicking with the scroll wheel.

    Quickly toggle between tabs.

    1) Excel and most internet browsers: Ctrl + PgUp/Dn
    2) Google Sheets: Ctrl + Shift + PgUpDn
    3) chrome: control-tab / control-shift-tab
alternatively ctrl+number tab from left
   
  • Widows+V will open up your clipboard with all recent stuff copied.
Every day/Home:
  • If you are drilling into a wall, open an envelope and tape the flap to the wall under where you are drilling and it catches all the plaster/dust that comes out. Makes cleanup after a small drilling a breeze
  • Open glass jars with rubber gloves, Or a rubber band around the lid.
  • When you first open a bottle of soda or seltzer or pop, begin by slowly turning the cap one-quarter turn and wait about 10 seconds, watching for the small bubbles to slow down, and listening as the sssst of escaping gas gets quieter.  Then turn another 1/4 turn, and wait another 10 seconds till it quiets down.
  • If you get chewing gum on your clothes, put the clothes in the freezer for a bit, it will be much easier to remove the gum afterwards.
Stores:

  • Check out at the pharmacy in the grocery store when the regular lines are long.
Perscriptions:

  • GoodRX.com, even for meds that are covered. My insurance can have a $15 copay, but coupon from GoodRX gets me the medication for $7. When insurance doesn't cover the medication, it's a fraction of the cost. I've seen discounts of 90%
Holidays:
  • After Yom Tov, especially Pesach, make a spreadsheet. What on the menu went over well with guests and kids. What did you run short on and need to have more next time around. What did you way overbuy on. That way there is no need to reinvent the wheel next year.

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« Reply #1080 on: September 01, 2022, 10:56:56 AM »
The recent toaster oven ddms post reminded me of this.

When using aluminum foil to bake stuff, crumple it up into a ball before lining the tray/pan. It reduces the surface area for the food to stick on and also makes it harder for liquid to travel.

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spraying with pam helps too
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« Reply #1082 on: September 01, 2022, 06:49:21 PM »
but crumpled aluminum foil helps too. Lets the bottom of your food get crispy instead of soggy.
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« Reply #1083 on: September 02, 2022, 01:21:14 AM »
You can make a photographic collection of the front doors of famous people for very cheap.

1. Search for the home addresses of anyone famous - if you know where to look, you can find a lot of addresses.
2. Find a really cheap item on Amazon. Order it to all of those houses.
3. Add a delivery instruction stating that packages are often left at the wrong home, so the driver should make sure to include a clear picture of the whole front of the home when he delivers the package.
4. Wait for the delivery emails to come in with pictures of the delivered package.
5. Give your kids a virtual tour of the fronts of those houses on Chol Hamoed.

Back in the day I was into basketball, me and my brother would send letters to a lot of NBA players. Donít remember how we got the addresses, but they would send back fan kits and other cool stuff. One time I sent a rookie card to Elton Brand to autograph and he sent it back autographed but then stapled to a piece of paper.
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"Let them eat cake".

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I would say if you saved a lot of money then you can buy your house in cash.

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"Let them eat cake".

If they stop drinking coffee with the cake they'll have the cash to buy a house mortgage free in just a few years!

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We got solutions to for everything just tell us your problem

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No UPS method?
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« Reply #1091 on: November 14, 2022, 11:54:10 PM »
The foam that cushions your esrog is a great dish sponge!
cut it to size.
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« Reply #1092 on: November 15, 2022, 02:31:44 PM »
If it wasn't mentioned yet:
To clear your cache from only website:
Open the developers setting using f12 or right clicking anywhere and choosing inspect element.
Then long click the refresh button, then a menu will pop up, with that option

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« Reply #1093 on: November 15, 2022, 10:30:46 PM »
If it wasn't mentioned yet:
To clear your cache from only website:
Open the developers setting using f12 or right clicking anywhere and choosing inspect element.
Then long click the refresh button, then a menu will pop up, with that option
Or just hit Ctrl + Shift + R, use it often.
Can also use Ctrl + Shift + I, to inspect element as well as Ctrl + Shift + Delete, to clear recent data.
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« Reply #1094 on: November 15, 2022, 10:40:44 PM »
Or just hit Ctrl + Shift + R, use it often.
Can also use Ctrl + Shift + I, to inspect element as well as Ctrl + Shift + Delete, to clear recent data.


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« Reply #1095 on: November 15, 2022, 11:33:18 PM »
I'm so glad we figured this out because I was having difficulties sleeping due to this terrible issue that has been plaguing the world for the last millennia...  :P

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I'm so glad we figured this out because I was having difficulties sleeping due to this terrible issue that has been plaguing the world for the last millennia... 
Well, when you are working on a website that the developer makes updates to often...

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« Reply #1097 on: November 16, 2022, 07:54:44 AM »
The foam that cushions your esrog is a great dish sponge!
cut it to size.
also citrus scented 😉

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« Reply #1098 on: November 16, 2022, 08:10:17 AM »
The foam that cushions your esrog is a great dish sponge!
cut it to size.

It's also a good abrasive to get stains out of kapotes and suit jackets.

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« Reply #1099 on: November 20, 2022, 01:11:15 PM »
If you buy a Moen shower head of any sort (like the one on DDMS today), use a pair of pliers to remove the flow restrictor. Youíll get a ton more pressure instantly- out of the box the pressure on most of these is terrible, but without the restrictor itís amazing.

I imagine this is relevant for other brands too, Iíve just done it with Moen.