How to Use an Egg Slicer to Efficiently Slice Mushrooms

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My family likes to shop at Trader Joe’s. We also like to buy organic whenever feasible. For whatever reason, our Trader Joe’s never carries pre-sliced organic mushrooms. So, it’s either buy conventionally-grown with no prep time, or buy organic and spend an eternity slicing mushrooms by hand. Then, one day it dawned on me that our old egg slicer might do a brisk job of slicing the ‘shrooms. Sure enough, the egg slicer made quick work of the mushroom slicing, and it made for much more consistent slices than the old-fashioned way by hand.

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

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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Lip Balm Emergency Cash Supply

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Headed to the beach and don’t want your cash stolen? Grab an old Chap Stick or other lip balm container and remove what’s left inside (including the inside portion of the twist up mechanism). Take all the cash you’ll need for frozen, chocolate-covered bananas, roll into a cylinder with a diameter smaller than the tube and stash that cash! Depending on your currency of choice and the brand of lip balm, you may need to fold the cash lengthwise before rolling to get the right fit (just make sure you leave enough cash sticking up above the top of the tube that you can still grab the bills easily). Don’t forget about your stash and try to use it on your lips though, cash residue has a low SPF!

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Medicine Bottle Hidden Key Safe

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It’s easy to get locked out. And, sometimes, it’s nice to have a hidden key you can direct guests to when you’re not around. Epoxy a rock to the bottom of a Medicine bottle or small jar. Avoid metal lids as they tend to corrode over time. Once the epoxy is dry, simply bury the jar with a spare house key for emergencies. Just don’t let anyone spy on you while you’re hiding this home hack!

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DIY Swiss Army Keychain

Say goodbye to boring old keyrings. This DIY Swiss army style “keychain” is not only practical, but it makes quite a fashion statement too Visit the link from our friends over at Make.com for the step-by-step details.

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Rating: 13 (from 13 votes)