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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 #1260 on: June 02, 2024, 06:33:25 PM »
You can also use it on your hands after chopping garlic or onions if hand soap doesn't get the smell out.
Rub your hands on a stainless steel surface such as a SS sink, then rinse with soap
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« Reply #1261 on: June 03, 2024, 05:58:54 PM »
I did this yesterday, and it worked surprisingly well.

Not sure I'd do it on a nice new door as I imagine you can never bend the pin back into shape, but I did it on an older door and it worked like a charm.


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« Reply #1262 on: June 03, 2024, 06:38:09 PM »
An additional hack I heard with toothpastes is: If a pair of swim goggles are getting fogged up too quickly, try rubbing a drop of toothpaste on the inside of the goggles, then rinse.
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« Reply #1263 on: June 03, 2024, 07:08:34 PM »
An additional hack I heard with toothpastes is: If a pair of swim goggles are getting fogged up too quickly, try rubbing a drop of toothpaste on the inside of the goggles, then rinse.
Saliva works too, and you have it on you at all times :)

Just spit on the inside, rub it around, and shake out the excess.

Sorry if it sounds gross, but it works.

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« Reply #1264 on: June 03, 2024, 07:40:22 PM »
Saliva works too, and you have it on you at all times :)

Just spit on the inside, rub it around, and shake out the excess.

Sorry if it sounds gross, but it works.
every diver does it but there is a risk of eye infection. anything with a surfactant will work. many use baby shampoo because it won't irritate the eyes if you leave a drop in.

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« Reply #1265 on: June 03, 2024, 07:48:21 PM »
every diver does it but there is a risk of eye infection. anything with a surfactant will work. many use baby shampoo because it won't irritate the eyes if you leave a drop in.
When I went Scuba Diving a few years ago, they were doing it with toothpaste...
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« Reply #1266 on: June 03, 2024, 08:08:19 PM »
I did this yesterday, and it worked surprisingly well.

Not sure I'd do it on a nice new door as I imagine you can never bend the pin back into shape, but I did it on an older door and it worked like a charm.


Cool.
What's the advantage of bending the metal vs sticking in some cardboard or similar to add tension?
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« Reply #1267 on: June 03, 2024, 08:36:47 PM »
Cool.
What's the advantage of bending the metal vs sticking in some cardboard or similar to add tension?
probably hard to get the cardboard to stay inside.

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« Reply #1268 on: June 03, 2024, 08:40:06 PM »
probably hard to get the cardboard to stay inside.
The tension should help with that ;)

Just folding over the top should work.
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« Reply #1269 on: June 03, 2024, 09:01:23 PM »
every diver does it but there is a risk of eye infection.
Ouch. Never thought of that. Guess I won't be doing that again. Thanks!

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« Reply #1270 on: June 03, 2024, 09:05:22 PM »
Cool.
What's the advantage of bending the metal vs sticking in some cardboard or similar to add tension?
The tension should help with that ;)

Just folding over the top should work.
Won't the carboard rip when you try to bang the pin through it?

The knuckles are usually pretty tight. I can't imagine it's easy to get anything in there with the pin.

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« Reply #1271 on: June 03, 2024, 10:51:28 PM »
Won't the carboard rip when you try to bang the pin through it?

The knuckles are usually pretty tight. I can't imagine it's easy to get anything in there with the pin.
Never actually tried it, but the idea would be to get something in there to add tension.
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« Reply #1272 on: June 14, 2024, 12:29:43 AM »
He said that he's not good at finding matches.
Just saw this. Awesome.

It makes a world of a difference when you have 40+ pairs of socks all the same style. One load, no folding or matching, one drawer to dump them all in, and they last longer because they don't get washed that often
 It's something I'd recommend everyone to do.

I got these 3 years ago http://www.walmart.com/ip/Men-s-ComfortBlend-Crew-Socks-6-Pack/23954212  Threw out all my socks and bought a ton of these. Still enjoying my decision now.
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« Reply #1273 on: June 14, 2024, 12:30:40 AM »
But you bought more of them to begin with. (Do they recover somehow between washings?)
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« Reply #1274 on: June 14, 2024, 12:31:10 AM »
Just saw this. Awesome.
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« Reply #1275 on: June 14, 2024, 12:33:12 AM »
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Different sock. This time I got these
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« Reply #1276 on: June 17, 2024, 11:07:02 PM »
The Tefillas Haderech hotline. I use them when I drive - you call and it reads the tefillah out loud so you can say along.

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« Reply #1277 on: June 17, 2024, 11:14:10 PM »
The Tefillas Haderech hotline. I use them when I drive - you call and it reads the tefillah out loud so you can say along.

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reminds me of one memorable off day in the mountains my friend and I were trying to hitch from 4 corners to woodbourne (sounds about right  ;D) and got picked up by Eliyahu hanavi. He was a heilige yid in a van filled w things, donít remember what, I sat in the front my friend on top of a couple things in the back. He was wearing 2(!) yarmulkes front and back of his head, listening to a tape of someone saying tehillim, and he was mumbling along. He offered us seltzer but we were too scared to accept.
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