#1 The Stubborn Jar

You’ve probably heard numerous ways to open a stubborn jar lid. One of the most well-known and effective methods is to remove the lid using duct tape. But here’s what you can do if you don’t have duct tape on hand. Try running hot water over the lid for a minute or two, wipe down, and then open. You can also soak the lid in hot water to get a similar effect.


#2 Risky Boil

This old trick never fails. To keep your pot from boiling over, put a wooden spoon over the top of it. If it starts to boil up too high, the spoon will pop the bubbles and keep it from overflowing quickly.


#3 The easy potato peel

Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil on your stovetop. Wash your potatoes, carve a circle across the potato so that one ends meet the other, then place them in the boiling water to cook. Allow the potatoes to boil until they’re tender, which should take between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on the side of your potatoes. While they’re cooking, prepare your ice bath. Fill your large bowl part of the way with ice cubes, then fill the rest of the way with ice cold water. Leave a few inches between the water level and the rim of the bowl so it won’t overflow when you add the potatoes. When the potatoes are tender, remove them from the boiling water and transfer them immediately to the ice bath. Let them rest in the ice bath for at least 3 minutes. Then simply remove them from the cold water and peel from the bit that has disengages from the potato.


#4 Keep Brown sugar soft

It’s that time of the month to bake your favorite cake! So obviously you are going to need some brown sugar. You’re sure you have some from the last time you baked. Unfortunately the worst that could happen would be for said sugar to have gotten so hard it nearly broke your spoon. We have a great way for you to avoid this unfortunate event from taking place. Simply, add marshmallows to your bag or jar or brown sugar. If you don’t have a sugar saver, marshmallows are great for keeping sugar soft. Throw a few marshmallows into your sugar container and let us know if it helps.