Lifestyle tips: Life’s hacks solved!

2014-07-27 15:00

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Chances are you’ve been underusing or incorrectly using these everyday objects and products. #Trending trawled the web to solve a few of life’s little mysteries for you

Peanut butter

Have you ever noticed peanut butter tends to have a gross, oily layer on top? While most people solve this problem by stirring the peanut butter a bit, there is an easier, less messy solution. Just place the jar upside down.

That way, all the oils will distribute evenly.

Soft drinks with built-in straw holder

It can get slightly annoying when you’re drinking a soft drink and the straw moves all over the can. It turns out that the very simple solution to this problem is built into the can.

If you look at the can’s opening tab, you’ll see the metal tab you use to open the can has two holes in it. The bigger hole is big enough to fit your average-sized straw.

How to correctly break Toblerone bars

Toblerone bars are undeniably delicious, but their unique shape can make it difficult to break pieces off. However, the problem isn’t that the bar isn’t much more difficult to break apart than your typical chocolate bar.

The problem is you’ve been breaking it up the wrong way this whole time. The trick is not to pull a piece away from the bar but to put your finger on the bottom and push towards the bar.

Holes in pots

The holes in pot handles are usually used to hang the pots, but why not save yourself some cleaning and use them as spoon holders? Bear in mind not all pots will have holes big enough to accommodate the spoons.

But if you can, put your spoon inside the hole so it drips into the pot and not all over a plate or your kitchen counter.

Use cup lids as coasters

We’ve all experienced drinking a soft drink inside a disposable cup and discovering a ring of water when the cup is lifted.

There often doesn’t seem to be a solution that doesn’t involve serviettes.

Your cup’s lid can actually double as a coaster. You will notice there are three bumps in the lid. The ridge in the lid neatly fits the bottom of the cup, which makes it the perfect coaster.

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