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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 #721 on: September 03, 2020, 10:51:10 PM »

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« Reply #722 on: September 03, 2020, 10:55:49 PM »
I'm assuming you were referring to me and not Black Mamba.
Regardless, not sure what you are pointing at, that Dan doesn't read every article in the world?
Yes. Yes.
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« Reply #723 on: September 03, 2020, 11:05:22 PM »
When sharing a ebay link to an item your selling, share the one that eliminates the fees, it should give it to you right after you post the listing (IINM it starts with rover.ebay.com/rover)
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« Reply #724 on: September 03, 2020, 11:11:25 PM »
Yes. Yes.
I was referring to DDF. And I didn't mean literally every post.
@Dan obviously missed this one

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« Reply #727 on: September 03, 2020, 11:18:49 PM »
Lol! Now we know who misses the posts ;)
I'm way more likely to miss a DDMS post than a DDF post.
Didn't see that when I searched.

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« Reply #728 on: September 03, 2020, 11:21:41 PM »
I'm way more likely to miss a DDMS post than a DDF post.
Didn't see that when I searched.
Then you certainly missed this one ;D

ETA: I'm awaiting the day DDF will be able to send notifications like DDMS!
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« Reply #729 on: September 03, 2020, 11:26:26 PM »
Then you certainly missed this one ;D

ETA: I'm awaiting the day DDF will be able to send notifications like DDMS!
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Then you certainly missed this one ;D

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Maybe you can find this one

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Add ";wap2" at the end of a topic URL, for a more mobile friendly view.
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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #733 on: September 08, 2020, 09:28:00 PM »
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.
This one is really great! I've used it so many times since it was posted!
Small people talk about other people.
Average people talk about things
BIG PEOPLE TALK ABOUT IDEAS.

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« Reply #734 on: September 12, 2020, 09:39:21 PM »
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=119694
Use separate DansDeals channels for different levels of deal urgency. Then customize your telegram channels, to have all deals labeled "HOT!" or "HURRY!", buzz a massive alarm.
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« Reply #735 on: September 12, 2020, 09:47:41 PM »
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=119694
Use separate DansDeals channels for different levels of deal urgency. Then customize your telegram channels, to have all deals labeled "HOT!" or "HURRY!", buzz a massive alarm.
Or write a code "contains=hurry except:contains=clorox  ;)

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« Reply #736 on: September 12, 2020, 09:56:05 PM »
Or write a code "contains=hurry except:contains=clorox  ;)
Who said that wasn't already added? ;)
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« Reply #737 on: September 12, 2020, 10:10:20 PM »
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=119694
Use separate DansDeals channels for different levels of deal urgency. Then customize your telegram channels, to have all deals labeled "HOT!" or "HURRY!", buzz a massive alarm.
Apparently that wasn't well liked, I'm truly bewildered!
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« Reply #738 on: September 12, 2020, 10:11:42 PM »
Apparently that wasn't well liked, I'm truly bewildered!
There are less obvious ways to ask for likes.  ;) (though I'm not innocent in this arena...)

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« Reply #739 on: September 12, 2020, 10:13:00 PM »
There are less obvious ways to ask for likes.  ;) (though I'm not innocent in this arena...)
Lol this isn't about likes, check out the link..
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