Line Trash Bags with Newspaper to Prevent Leaks

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We’ve all had the unpleasant experience of taking out the trash only to discover a trail of liquid goop leaked out all over the floor. That’s especially true if you use plastic grocery bags for your trash, they seem to have holes more often than not. This simple hack involves folding up a few layers of newspaper and lining the bottom of your trash bag with it. The newspaper will happily absorb any liquid nasties that might normally find their way onto your floor (or your shoes)!

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Unpopped Popcorn Hack

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No one likes to bite into an unpopped popcorn kernel when enjoying a nice warm bowl of freshly-popped popcorn. When microwaving popcorn, you’re always walking a tight line. Cook the bag too little and you’ll be finding very few kernels actually popped. Cook too long and you’ll give your popcorn an unpleasant burnt flavor. This simple hack involves slightly separating the opening of your microwave popcorn bag (beware of the steam), and then shaking the bag over the trash to remove the unpopped kernels before serving. Enjoy!

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The Spoon Can Opener

I once was stranded on a rural highway after a freeway-closing accident with only a can of tuna to eat (and a pair of chopsticks). Luckily, I had a multi-tool with a can opener. Had I only had a spoon, then this somewhat obscure hack would have come in handy. I won’t even go into how odd I looked eating tuna from a can using chopsticks, all while stuck in a completely stationary traffic jam. Since you never know when you might find yourself without a can opener, this hack on how to open a can with a spoon could, theoretically, come in handy for someone.

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Grilled Fish on Lemon Slices

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Like peanut butter and chocolate, fish and lemon are just meant to be together. But why stop at just sprinkling a little lemon juice on your fish? Instead, try grilling your next fish meal directly on top of lemon slices. You’ll not only avoid the misfortune of having your fish stick to the grill (a major bummer!), but the fish will taste fantastico too!

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Cut Hard to Reach PVC Pipe Using Just a Piece of String

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Sometimes getting to an existing PVC pipe can be a real challenge. Even once you dig to it and expose the pipe, trying to cut it with a saw would mean a whole lot of extra digging. Instead, try using some strong twine to cut through. Full details on tips and technique for this hack via the link.

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Instant Trash Liners

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Replacing trash liner bags can be a real drag, so we’ve got a hack to minimize the hassle. Rather than replace liners one by one, load up a half dozen or so liners in one shot. When it’s time to take out the trash, you’ll have more liners ready to rock. As an added bonus, the additional liners can also catch any trash goop if you happen to use a bag with a rip or tear!

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