8 Life Hacks Everyone Needs To Know To Make Their Day Easier

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Ok, so you’re already a master chef and you know just what to pair with that red wine you’re having for dinner, but did you realize that some of your beloved foods and kitchen tools can be used to make your life a whole lot easier? Because they can.

These 8 life hacks are something you need to have in your repertoire because they are sure to come in handy in and out of the kitchen.

Let’s find out how to take your food obsession to the next level, shall we? I know you didn’t think that was possible, but learning how to use these items in a whole new way will do just that!

1. Hull Strawberries With A Straw

Hulling strawberries can be time consuming, and a bit of a pain if you’re just using a knife. But, a straw will make your life so much easier. Especially if you’ve got some that can be reused. Because that means they’re even more sturdy than the plastic ones!

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2. Remove Scratches With A Walnut

Rubbing over a scratched piece of wooden furniture with a walnut will take away the appearance of imperfections. Just another way nuts are good for you, huh?

Carolina Charm

3. Clean Cast Iron With A Potato & Salt

Using half of a potato some coarse salt and a little oil, will finally get that cast iron skillet of yours clean again. Follow this tutorial.


4. Clean Your Stovetop With Baking Soda

Baking soda is a miracle worker and will even get the tough-to-clean marks off of your stovetop. Because hey, spills happen to even the best of chefs. Follow this tutorial.

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5. Keep Water From Boiling Over With A Wooden Spoon

Placing a wooden spoon over a pot of boiling water will prevent it from ever boiling over. Because you don’t have time to check on that pot when you’re busy chopping, now do you?

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6. Make Salt & Pepper Shakers From Copper

Shabby-chic salt and pepper shakers are easy to DIY using copper piping. Follow this tutorial.

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7. Make Your Own Vanilla Extract

Vanilla beans and vodka are all you need to make your own vanilla extract from scratch. It’s worth it to save you money on your grocery bill! Follow this tutorial.


8. Tupperware For Cereal Makes The Perfect Car Trash Can

The Tupperware you store your cereal in can double as a sealable trash can for your car. No more clutter for you!

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These tips and tricks are here to save the day, just when you thought anything food-related couldn’t get any better.