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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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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #820 on: December 08, 2020, 07:09:24 AM »
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I just pushed it and it said something along the lines of "You've turned on the clipboard, now you can copy multiple items"

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« Reply #821 on: December 08, 2020, 08:33:18 AM »
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I just pushed it and it said something along the lines of "You've turned on the clipboard, now you can copy multiple items"
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« Reply #823 on: December 08, 2020, 09:51:06 AM »
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I can just turn it on.
I was pointing out that
I think that might require being turned on as an option beforehand

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« Reply #824 on: December 08, 2020, 12:51:58 PM »
Interesting I guess it's been a while I don't remember ever turning anything on, I guess I did.
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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #826 on: December 20, 2020, 11:32:42 PM »
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=29153.msg2376166#msg2376166
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« Reply #828 on: December 23, 2020, 04:06:40 PM »
If you decide to store things inside your oven (over shabbos?), take off the oven knob and put it inside too. That way you won't forget what's in there and preheat your stuff.
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« Reply #829 on: December 23, 2020, 04:09:43 PM »
If you decide to store things inside your oven (over shabbos?), take off the oven knob and put it inside too. That way you won't forget what's in there and preheat your stuff.
Oven knob? What's that?
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« Reply #830 on: December 23, 2020, 04:10:51 PM »
Oven knob? What's that?
The way you used to turn it on. If you don't have one, unplug your oven instead.
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« Reply #831 on: December 23, 2020, 04:16:58 PM »
The way you used to turn it on. If you don't have one, unplug your oven instead.
Sort of defeats the purpose of putting things in if you need to pull the whole oven out. Either way, none of these work for someone placing things into the oven after it shuts off on Friday night.
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« Reply #832 on: December 23, 2020, 04:22:27 PM »
Sort of defeats the purpose of putting things in if you need to pull the whole oven out. Either way, none of these work for someone placing things into the oven after it shuts off on Friday night.
right
it's more like for ppl storing dirty dishes etc
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« Reply #833 on: December 27, 2020, 10:47:03 PM »
*meat packet = when you buy meat, get kolichel (some places call it cholent melt-away) and flanken. cut the kolichel into 1/6ths and each flanken piece in half. Put one of each type into a small freezer bag and freeze.
*for a small cholent, for a larger cholent use more of each.

The main idea is that you have 1 cholent's worth of meat in each freezer bag so you can pop it in the cholent.
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« Reply #834 on: December 29, 2020, 03:17:59 PM »
Easily search google for an image using the following link:
https://www.google.com/searchbyimage/upload

Or this
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Easily search google for an image using the following link:
https://www.google.com/searchbyimage/upload

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just right click on the picture and select "search google for image" from the drop-down menu
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« Reply #836 on: December 29, 2020, 03:26:05 PM »
just right click on the picture and select "search google for image" from the drop-down menu
Doesn't work for pictures on your computer:)
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« Reply #837 on: December 29, 2020, 03:27:13 PM »
Doesn't work for pictures on your computer:)
Why would those be found on Google?  :o
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« Reply #838 on: December 30, 2020, 03:01:45 PM »
Because you got them off the Internet.
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« Reply #839 on: December 30, 2020, 07:29:33 PM »
This morning we got a few inches of light powdery snow in YYZ. My neighbor's snowplow company showed up and instead of shoveling his steps they used a gas-powered leaf blower to clear his steps. Took a fraction of the time it would have taken to shovel.

Obviously won't work for heavy snow but for powdery snow it worked really well. And I imagine you need a good gas-powered leaf blower, not a weak battery-powered one.