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Save a dish (and your mind)

Save a dish (and your mind)
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Why on Earth were we ever making brownie mix in a big mixing bowl, only to pour it all into a brownie pan of the same volume, dribbling ooey-gooey (albeit ooey-gooey goodness), everywhere? Just throw everything straight in the brownie pan and mix it all up there! Save yourself washing a difficult dish. This tip will really resonate with those of you baking your way through lockdown.

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Tendon-less tenderloins

Tendon-less tenderloins
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To get the tendon out of your chicken tenderloin, pull the tiny bit sticking out through the tines of a fork and give it a good pull. The whole tendon will come out all at once, in one piece. You can thank TikTok-er @raising_krazies for this one.

This egg hack

This egg hack
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Instead of peeling teeny, tiny pieces of shell off your hardboiled egg until it’s free, just crack a small hole at the top of the egg and a slightly bigger one at the bottom. Then, play the smaller hole like a trombone and blow the entire egg out of the bigger one. Yes, it actually works!

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Fruit basket high rises

Fruit basket high rises
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To free up some benchtop real estate, install some wall planters in your kitchen (you know, the kind for planting plants). Store your apples and bananas in there and toss that space-wasting fruit bowl.

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Keep your bathroom mirror unfogged

Keep your bathroom mirror unfogged
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Coat your bathroom mirror with hand soap, fully from top to bottom, then buff it out with a clean cloth.

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Lettuce taco ‘bout it

Lettuce taco ‘bout it
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When building the perfect hard-shell taco, first line the inside with the lettuce leaf. This way, when the shell eventually breaks from so many delicious bites, the other ingredients don’t come spilling out.

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Always bet on Netflix

Always bet on Netflix
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Picking what you want to watch on Netflix takes longer than the actual show or movie. Sometimes, it feels like you’ve watched every show or movie on Netflix, Netflix Roulette takes the burden of choosing your next viewing experience off your shoulders. Just choose TV show or movie, genre and IMDB and Reel Good scores, and it’ll automatically identify something that meets your criteria.

Mix it up with some mixies

Mix it up with some mixies
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Why make mundane drinks when you could make gourmet cocktails? With Make Me a Cocktail, you can input every ingredient you have in your house: beers and wines and liquors and garnishes and mixers alike. From there, it’ll generate every possible cocktail you can make with those ingredients. Cheers!

Command your garbage bag stay in the bin

Command your garbage bag stay in the bin
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Does the plastic bag you use to line your bathroom garbage can keep falling in, even if you tie it in a knot around the rim? Attach a pair of upside-down Command Hooks to each side. You can attach the bag handles underneath them, keeping it taught and ensuring it won’t fall in. Easy removal too!

Plastic container shark cage

Plastic container shark cage
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There’s nothing more annoying than finding your set of plastic containers flipped over in the dishwasher and will need another cycle. Next time you run it, arrange them all in one corner and place a flipped dish rack over top of them. No more dishwasher musical chairs.

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