Keep a Pot of Boiling Water from Boiling Over

Place a wooden spoon across a pot of boiling water to keep it from boiling over.

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Crazy Japanese Tutorial on Hassle Free Potato Peeling

If you don’t speak Japanese you should probably turn down your sound on this one. Here’s a general translation of what’s shown. . . First, take a knife and cut through the skin of the potato (cutting around the mid point). Boil your potatoes. Then, toss the potatoes in an ice bath for around 10 or 15 seconds. Then carefully pull the skin apart as shown in the video. With any luck, the two halves of skin will slide right off. This is a million times faster than peeling potatoes by hand.

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How to Remove Permanent Ink Marker using Rubbing Alcohol

Dampen a cloth with rubbing alcohol or use pre-packaged alcohol wipes to help remove permanent ink like this Sharpie line.

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How to Use a Candle to Make Drawers Glide Easier

Rub a cheap votive candle on a drawer glide to help smooth operation and reduce wear.

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Keep Paint Brushes and Rollers Fresh

Painting rarely happens as quickly as we like. To keep your brush, roller and even paint tray fresh, enclose them in an airtight bag and place in your fridge. Whether you’re taking a lunch break or going to sleep after a long day, they’ll be ready to go when you’re back.

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Beautify Your Kitchen Soap Bottle

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