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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
  • 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 #760 on: September 22, 2020, 07:52:58 AM »
Got an Android (or iPhone) and want free Google play credits?

Download the Google Opinion Rewards app, which asks you short surveys and questions. From my experience with rewards anywhere from 10 cents to $1.50!

Be sure to answer honestly, or might find yourself disqualified by Google's trick questions ;)

For iPhone users it's available here.

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« Reply #761 on: September 22, 2020, 08:27:31 AM »
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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #762 on: September 22, 2020, 09:35:42 AM »
Got an Android (or iPhone) and want free Google play credits?

Download the Google Opinion Rewards app, which asks you short surveys and questions. From my experience with rewards anywhere from 10 cents to $1.50!

Be sure to answer honestly, or might find yourself disqualified by Google's trick questions ;)

For iPhone users it's available here.


I've had it for a while now. The thing is I always forget to buy apps or something with it. I wish there was an app that I can use google play balance to trade in for gift cards or something

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #763 on: September 22, 2020, 09:37:26 AM »

I've had it for a while now. The thing is I always forget to buy apps or something with it. I wish there was an app that I can use google play balance to trade in for gift cards or something
Just curious how long those surveys take? Did you dedicate months of your life to that, or are they just short quickies?
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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #764 on: September 22, 2020, 09:39:17 AM »
Just curious how long those surveys take? Did you dedicate months of your life to that, or are they just short quickies?
Under a minute each.
It's usually 1-3 questions. Sometimes it can go as high as 7 questions

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #765 on: September 22, 2020, 09:45:00 AM »
Under a minute each.
It's usually 1-3 questions. Sometimes it can go as high as 7 questions
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I believe my record for a survey is $1.50!
As for spending, it can be applied to any in app purchase. The possibilities are endless..

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #766 on: September 22, 2020, 09:48:29 AM »
Under a minute each.
It's usually 1-3 questions. Sometimes it can go as high as 7 questions
Looks like about $10 an hour
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« Reply #767 on: September 22, 2020, 09:56:54 AM »
Looks like about $10 an hour
Post 1 post a day and you'll have plenty of time ;)

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #768 on: September 23, 2020, 10:23:09 PM »
Cross posting:
If you live in an area with no Kosher options on Uber Eats, and you have some free $20 credits to use, there are likely 7-Eleven’s nearby that you can get cases or bottles of soda / snacks / household items / Tylenol etc.

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #769 on: September 23, 2020, 11:04:01 PM »
Reposting:
FTFY

When encountering a deal with no kosher stores nearby
Life hack: if there's no kosher pizza places around you, just look for store selling the cheapest cans of soda, and enjoy your free drinks!

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #770 on: September 24, 2020, 12:29:49 AM »
FTFY
A: Some people wouldn’t do that due to Ma’aras Ayin.
B: Not everyone wants sugary drinks.
C: 7-11 has a much larger selection of items that people may be interested in.
D: Even in places with Kosher options, it can be more useful to some to get a few free packs of Tylenol / Advil then a free lunch.

My point of posting was, people may not be aware that 7-11 is an available option on Uber Eats (and if you do Pickup instead of delivery, you save on the delivery/service fees as well, getting you more free for your money.

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #771 on: September 24, 2020, 02:01:45 AM »
A: Some people wouldn’t do that due to Ma’aras Ayin.
B: Not everyone wants sugary drinks.
C: 7-11 has a much larger selection of items that people may be interested in.
D: Even in places with Kosher options, it can be more useful to some to get a few free packs of Tylenol / Advil then a free lunch.

My point of posting was, people may not be aware that 7-11 is an available option on Uber Eats (and if you do Pickup instead of delivery, you save on the delivery/service fees as well, getting you more free for your money.
once on the subject, alcohol stores are now available on Uber eats. So you can use your discount for a bottle of lechaim

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #772 on: October 01, 2020, 09:44:36 PM »
For advanced users

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« Reply #774 on: October 04, 2020, 10:46:28 PM »
Wanna post something that can't be quoted?
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Put it in quotes!

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« Reply #775 on: October 05, 2020, 12:24:06 AM »
Wanna post something that can't be quoted?
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« Reply #776 on: October 05, 2020, 01:19:01 AM »
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« Reply #778 on: October 16, 2020, 12:15:32 AM »
Not sure if this is posted but if your GC balance is more than the total it will not let you use your GC balance. Just add items to go over your GC balance them remove them. This way you can use your GC balance.
Great hack for spending points on amazon and paying with your GC balance!
120 characters? Hmm, I wonder what I could write with 64 characters. Boy, it's gonna be hard to use up 15 characters. W-

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« Reply #779 on: October 16, 2020, 07:25:02 AM »
If you don't care why would you comment?
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