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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 #980 on: June 24, 2021, 11:39:34 PM »
Trying to figure out if that Black (or white) Ford explore you're trying to pass, is an undercover cop or not?
Check the roof!
Civilian Explorers always come with roof racks, while police explorers Don't.

You're welcome!
many the "police interceptor" vehicles are now civilian use

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« Reply #982 on: June 29, 2021, 10:09:27 AM »

Wrong thread! But a good one, always do it didnít know itís a hack.

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« Reply #983 on: June 29, 2021, 10:11:07 AM »
Wrong thread! But a good one, always do it didnít know itís a hack.
Same here!

I also remember when I was a kid and there was a cake on the counter, I would finish it. Then I would bake another so that my mother shouldn't realize. And then I would eat half the second one, because my mother would be suspicious if I didn't take any cake...   ;)

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« Reply #984 on: June 29, 2021, 10:15:16 AM »
Same here!

I also remember when I was a kid and there was a cake on the counter, I would finish it. Then I would bake another so that my mother shouldn't realize. And then I would eat half the second one, because my mother would be suspicious if I didn't take any cake...   ;)
After eating coffee and cake, Wife: whereís the cake? Man: oh! spilled some coffee over it

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« Reply #985 on: June 29, 2021, 11:10:58 AM »
Same here!

I also remember when I was a kid and there was a cake on the counter, I would finish it.
Reminds me of my roommate in yeshiva dorm who always asked me for Ostreicher choco chip cookies but only if I don't mind that he finishes the entire bag, otherwise it is not worth for him to even start :). And I'm talking of fresh closed bags!

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« Reply #986 on: June 29, 2021, 03:39:17 PM »
Good life hack for leftover Cheese Cake (It shouldn't be eaten in one sitting)
Cut the entire cake in slices then wrap each piece in a small parchment put it in one bag in the freezer. Take out one piece every time you want.

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« Reply #987 on: June 29, 2021, 03:41:58 PM »
Feelings don't care about your facts

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« Reply #988 on: June 29, 2021, 03:44:21 PM »
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I mean before you put it on the table, if you want to save do that.

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« Reply #989 on: June 29, 2021, 03:48:45 PM »
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Why? I take my in-laws' leftover cheesecake all the time.
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« Reply #991 on: July 05, 2021, 12:00:18 AM »
https://food52.com/blog/15055-for-easier-deep-frying-just-add-a-carrot
I always was curious as we always used to do this at my parents house... And finally now I know why!

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« Reply #992 on: July 05, 2021, 12:05:44 AM »
I always was curious as we always used to do this at my parents house... And finally now I know why!

Same here lol
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« Reply #993 on: July 05, 2021, 04:02:48 PM »
If you take out the "m.", the tweets get embedded in the post.

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« Reply #994 on: July 06, 2021, 10:43:52 AM »
If you are having guest and you want your house to smell good.
Take some oil diffuser pour it into a spray bottle, add water, and spray into AC duct (the one taking in the air) within seconds the entire house will smell good.

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« Reply #995 on: July 06, 2021, 10:53:24 AM »
If you are having guest and you want your house to smell good.
Take some oil diffuser pour it into a spray bottle, add water, and spray into AC duct (the one taking in the air) within seconds the entire house will smell good.
Step 1: install central air
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« Reply #996 on: July 06, 2021, 10:56:59 AM »
If you are having guest and you want your house to smell good.
Take some oil diffuser pour it into a spray bottle, add water, and spray into AC duct (the one taking in the air) within seconds the entire house will smell good.

Dryer sheet on the AC filter works, too.
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« Reply #997 on: July 06, 2021, 11:04:13 AM »
Dryer sheet on the AC filter works, too.
Not the same
Step 1: install central air
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You can do it for split units each unit separately.

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« Reply #999 on: July 09, 2021, 11:59:51 AM »
Trying to create a meme but it's not as funny as you would like it to be? Just put a picture of a minion or Willy Wonka and you're all set.