Cool Practical Tips

These are awesome (and mostly new to me) tips from my loyal DLT fan Robin – Thanks!
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The simplest way to slice a bunch of cherry tomatoes is to sandwich them between two plastic lids and run a long knife through all of them at once!
 

 

 
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Keep brown sugar soft by storing with a couple of marshmallows
 
 
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Install a regular coat rack low down the wall to store shoes safely off the floor
 
 
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Organize jewellery on a corkboard for easy viewing when deciding how to accessorize an outfit
 
 
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Create a thrifty watering can by puncturing holes in the top of a used milk bottle.
 
 
 
 
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Remove pet hair from furniture and carpets with a squeegee.
 
 
 
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Flip a toaster on its side to make grill cheese
 
 
 
 
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Water  straight from the tap becomes cloudy when frozen. To make ice cubes crystal clear, allow a kettle of boiled water to cool slightly and use this to fill your ice cube trays.
 
 
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Use a large muffin tin to cook stuffed peppers in the oven – it will help keep them upright.
 
 
 
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To prevent potatoes budding, add an apple in the bag.
 
 
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Add half a teaspoon of baking soda to the water when hard-boiling eggs to make the shells incredibly easy to peel off.
 
 
 
 
 
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WD40 can be used to remove crayon marks from any surface!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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To tell if eggs are fresh, immerse them in a bowl of water. Fresh eggs will lie on the bottom, while stale eggs will float to the surface.
 
 
 
 
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To clean a wooden chopping board, sprinkle on a handful of Kosher salt and rub with half a lemon. Rinse with clean water and dry to ensure it is clean and germ-free.
 
 
 
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Use ice-cubes to lift out indentations made by furniture on your carpets.
 
 
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Prevent soil from escaping through the holes in the base of flowerpots by lining with large coffee filters
 
 
 
 
 
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To sharpen scissors, simply cut through sandpaper.
 
 
 
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Use rubber bands to help open a jar easily: place one around the jar lid and another around the middle of the glass. The rubber provides friction to prevent your hands from slipping.
 
 
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To prevent your eyes watering while chopping onions, wipe the chopping board with white vinegar (which won’t affect the taste of the onions)
 
 
 
 
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Store bed sheets inside their pillowcases for easy storage and access
 
 
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Drop a couple of denture cleaning tablets into the toilet bowl at night to clean off stubborn stains.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Use cupcake cases to cover drinks glasses in the summer and prevent flies from dropping in
  
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Use egg boxes to store delicateChristmas tree decorations
 
 
 
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This has to be the simplest way to open those annoying blister packs!
 
 
 
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Use a cut potato to easily remove a broken lightbulb
 
 
 
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Use chalk to remove grease stains from clothes. Simply rub white chalk on the affected area and wash as normal – the chalk will absorb the grease and be washed away in the cycle.
 
 
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Use a rubber band to rescue a stripped screw
 
 
 
 
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Wrap rubber bands around the ends of a coat hanger to prevent dresses from slipping off.
 
 
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Yet another use for drinks can ringpulls! Use to create a hanging loop for picture frames by screwing into the back.
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