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24 Survival Tips For Living Alone!

posted in Food & Drink
04/02/2015
  • Living solo can make a few nagging home and kitchen issues even more frustrating than when you have someone around to help. Here’s how to make some of that stuff easier...
    Living solo can make a few nagging home and kitchen issues even more frustrating than when you have someone around to help. Here’s how to make some of that stuff easier...
  • 1. Open a stubborn jar using rubber bands.
    1. Open a stubborn jar using rubber bands.
  • 3. Use a mason jar to store leftover wine.
    3. Use a mason jar to store leftover wine.
  • 4. Keep a bottle of soda from going flat. Once you're done with your soda for the day, shake it up before putting it back in the fridge. It'll stay fizzy for weeks.
    4. Keep a bottle of soda from going flat. Once you're done with your soda for the day, shake it up before putting it back in the fridge. It'll stay fizzy for weeks.
  • 5. Use Windex to move a heavy appliance.  Spray Windex around and in front of the feet of the appliance you're trying to move. It will slide much more easily.
    5. Use Windex to move a heavy appliance. Spray Windex around and in front of the feet of the appliance you're trying to move. It will slide much more easily.
  • 6. Pre-make pancake batter and store it in a ketchup bottle. 
The pancake batter will stay good for a few days in the fridge.
    6. Pre-make pancake batter and store it in a ketchup bottle.
    The pancake batter will stay good for a few days in the fridge.
  • 7. Use toothpaste to perfectly hang a picture. 
Add a dab of toothpaste to the back of the picture where the nail will go.
    7. Use toothpaste to perfectly hang a picture.
    Add a dab of toothpaste to the back of the picture where the nail will go.
  • Once you've found the perfect place to hang your picture, press the picture against the wall so the toothpaste leaves a mark. Hammer a nail on the toothpaste spot. This is a great technique for hanging pictures in a straight row, or as a collage.
    Once you've found the perfect place to hang your picture, press the picture against the wall so the toothpaste leaves a mark. Hammer a nail on the toothpaste spot. This is a great technique for hanging pictures in a straight row, or as a collage.
  • 8. Or use Command Frame Strips if you can’t even deal with hammer and nail. 
They'll firmly hold pictures up to 12 lbs.
    8. Or use Command Frame Strips if you can’t even deal with hammer and nail.
    They'll firmly hold pictures up to 12 lbs.
  • 9. Get Ethylene Gas Guardian pods to make your produce last longer. 
Available here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000QA536A/?tag=buzz0f-20
Just put them in your crisper. They're known to double the life of your fruit and vegetables.
    9. Get Ethylene Gas Guardian pods to make your produce last longer.
    Available here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000QA536A/?tag=buzz0f-20
    Just put them in your crisper. They're known to double the life of your fruit and vegetables.
  • 10. Use peppermint oil to deter mice.
    10. Use peppermint oil to deter mice.
  • 11. Use electronic mouse traps if you’re super squeamish. 
You won't have to see or touch the mouse. It's also one of the more humane methods out there.
    11. Use electronic mouse traps if you’re super squeamish.
    You won't have to see or touch the mouse. It's also one of the more humane methods out there.
  • 12. Use a safety pin and a string to zip up the back of a dress.
    12. Use a safety pin and a string to zip up the back of a dress.
  • Check out the product here:
http://www.primaproductions.com
    Check out the product here:
    http://www.primaproductions.com
  • 13. Use scotch tape to put on a bracelet. 
It'll keep one end in place while you hook the clasp.
    13. Use scotch tape to put on a bracelet.
    It'll keep one end in place while you hook the clasp.
  • 14. Use baking soda and vinegar to unclog a drain.
    14. Use baking soda and vinegar to unclog a drain.
  • 15. Use dishwasher soap and hot water to unclog a toilet.
Pour hot water and dishwashing detergent into a toilet before plunging.
    15. Use dishwasher soap and hot water to unclog a toilet.
    Pour hot water and dishwashing detergent into a toilet before plunging.
  • 16. Put a duvet cover on in 24 seconds.
    16. Put a duvet cover on in 24 seconds.
  • 17. Wrap a shower cap around an overly-sensitive smoke detector. 
Secure with a rubber band. Now you'll never have to get on a ladder to turn it off every time you cook or take a shower.
    17. Wrap a shower cap around an overly-sensitive smoke detector.
    Secure with a rubber band. Now you'll never have to get on a ladder to turn it off every time you cook or take a shower.
  • 18. Put bay leaves in nooks and crannies to keep roaches away.
    18. Put bay leaves in nooks and crannies to keep roaches away.
  • 19. Place a damp paper towel over your leftovers while microwaving.
One thing that sucks about leftovers is how the rice/pasta hardens up. This trick steams and rehydrates your food.
    19. Place a damp paper towel over your leftovers while microwaving.
    One thing that sucks about leftovers is how the rice/pasta hardens up. This trick steams and rehydrates your food.
  • 20. Buy organic milk.
It keeps way longer than regular milk.
    20. Buy organic milk.
    It keeps way longer than regular milk.
  • 21. Use a set of tongs to reach an item on a high shelf.
    21. Use a set of tongs to reach an item on a high shelf.
  • 22. Use a small paint roller to apply lotion or sunscreen to your back.
    22. Use a small paint roller to apply lotion or sunscreen to your back.
  • 23. Save time by using your dishwasher to wash things other than dishes.
    23. Save time by using your dishwasher to wash things other than dishes.
  • 24. Invest in a home alarm system.
This one by SimpliSafe starts at $14.99/month.
http://simplisafe.com/home-security-shop
    24. Invest in a home alarm system.
    This one by SimpliSafe starts at $14.99/month.
    http://simplisafe.com/home-security-shop
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