Cutting Board Countertop Hack

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So, you’re running a little short on countertop space? Fear not! This handy kitchen hack can multiply your kitchen workspace with ease. While the cutting board shown here is on the small side, this hack works best with a rectangular board that fits fairly evenly over one of your drawers. Just make sure the drawer isn’t over-extended and that the board is stable and well-supported, or the “hack” might wind up being from a knife injury. Once your cutting board is in place, enjoy your newly expanded countertop, whether its for actual cutting, or just additional space to set things on.

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Four Uses for Coffee Filters

Think coffee filters are just for brewing coffee? Think again! Check out this video which includes alternative coffee filter usage for everything from cleaning glass to eating popcorn!

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Grow Your Own Pineapple and Live the Tropical Dream

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If your a fan of exotic and tropical-looking bromeliad plants, you might already know that pineapple is just another bromeliad. Granted, it’s a delicious bromeliad though. Taking the leafy crown off a store-bought pineapple is all you really need to grow your own. Just make sure to remove any fruit that might still be attached to the crown (it can cause rotting). Plant it in rich, well-drained soil and water regularly, tapering watering to weekly once the plant is established. Be patient, your first harvest is likely a couple years off.

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Why You Should Microwave Your Lemons

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Getting juice out of citrus can be hard labor. That’s especially true if you’re juicing dozens of lemons manually for some nice, refreshing lemonade. It turns out that you can coax more juice out of your lemons by nuking them. Try microwaving about a half dozen lemons for around 20 seconds to optimize your lemon juicing efforts!

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Replace Tiny and Fragile Drill Bits With a Tough Finish Nail

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Do you need to pre-drill to drive finish nails into your delicate wood project but keep breaking tiny and expensive drill bits? Use a finish nail instead for a quick and cheap pre-drilling bit that rarely ever breaks.

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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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