When our kids' soup is too hot for them, we stir in some frozen veggies to cool it down. Do you have any lifehacks, kid-related or otherwise?
So... When my kids soup is to hot I put frozen veggies in it to cool it down... 😁
After microwaving popcorn, open the bag just a little bit and shake out uncooked kernels before fully opening bag.
I finally got sick of cleaning up pee in the bathroom and posted a sign this morning that says anyone who doesn't sit down is cleaning the bathroom. Does that count?
A t-shirt that starts smelling a bit musty can be sun-cleaned. The rays break down the offensive stuff and the broken down molecules evaporate. It won't be laundry-fresh but scentless and can be worn one more time.
I don't think we ever wondered that sweetness 😘
The best life hack for dealing children: Wear a condom next time and you won't have kids to deal with!
Brilliant! And we wonder where the youngest gets her sass...
That is a good one. Febreeze is great for this, especially if you make a label for it.
Any spray (hairspray, Lysol etc) makes a good "Ghost Be Gone" and "Bad Dream ByeBye" spray. :)
Microwaving corn on the cub in husk. Quick and easy.
I do that, too! If we go out to Sweet Tomatoes, we also use that piping hot chicken noodle soup to "cook" the raw broccoli from the salad bar. That way the picky people will eat it with their greens.
What an excellent idea! When my grandkids say they don't like something I just say sort of nonchalantly. "Oh you're probably not big enough to like that yet. When you're more grown-up I know you'll like it then."
Baking soda and boiling water to help clean the gunk out of the drain in the sink. Do this once every few weeks and your drain will stay clear.
At Sweet Tomatoes, I take out the chicken from the chicken noodle soup and use warm chicken chunks on my salad!
When making thermite at home... Wait... Is this a secure line?
Not so much a life hack but breathing deep through your nose can help with anxiety. Had a fun time just now driving an hour in rush hour.
I had one but can't think of it now. Boo.
Now I remember ha. Had to see Kay's. Lotion helps with staticky hair. A very light coating on hands then run it over your locks. And unlike hairspray it won't lead to very tangled hair.
Lol. I made some thermite last year. It was so fun
When scotch has too much bite, I place a drop of water in it.
When I rinse my toothbrush, I do so with hot water. Swishing hot water in the sink washes away toothpaste gobs and splatter far better than cold water does. My sink always looks clean.
I'm not sure... But it's pretty funny.
We use our pizza cutter a lot. But it's one of those crescent-moon blades, so it's not quite the same thing. Either way, it's direct force from above, so it works well.
Hiccups? Drink upside down. Take the water in your mouth...touch your toes...swallow. Do this 2-3 x and no more hiccups!
Brain freeze? Stop eating the cold thing and rub your tongue furiously on the top of your mouth. Brain freeze goes away!
Ooh, I like that idea, too, April. :)
I like it!
One more idea that this morning's adventure reminded me of: On my iPod, I have a list in Reminders of all 50 states. We mark a state off when we see a license plate from it. We saw two cars from Hawaii today, and one from Alaska. So that was cool. :)
Nice! Bad things happen when I try to cook or bake 😞
Maj is a woman after my own heart. I am so tired of pee on everything.
Now I just need to figure out how to avail my house of the dreaded glue turd (yes, another one has surfaced).
Lol, I hear ya, Maj. Potty training here and the house smells like the Port Authority
It's some pretty cool stuff.
Greatest life hack of all time for do it yourself type men. Don't start a job before you research it. I do auto work on the side and I just spent 4 hours on a BMW doing what would normally be a 30 minute job on an American or Japanese car.
That brain freeze one is totally true. Brain freeze happens because the roof of your mouth is too cold!
We use a shower curtain on their bed when they're potty training
It's working! He sat down all day today because he knows my threat of making him clean is real. 😆
My life hack that may or may not work for others: Gi loved to crawl. He was Knee Lightning. To get him to switch to walking...
I dressed him in really long shirts when he was at home. He got so frustrated trying to crawl in those things that he was walking inside a week. 😈
Yes! It's so easy, and much faster than boiling a whole pot of water and waiting eons for it to cook. 🌽
When I'm babysitting and the (very messy) 7-yo boy is having pizza lunchables, I tape two paper towels to the table so I don't have to wipe down the table afterwards. Works like a charm.
Use a pizza slicer to cut up pancakes, sandwiches, etc
Baking soda+water on jellyfish stings
When getting them off the pacifier, cut all the tops off and they won't want it anymore
Number of timeout minutes=age (I've heard this but idk if I agree wit
I use Diet Coke as a cheap window and surface cleaner. No sugar so no sticky mess, acidic so it cleans fabulously.
We do this, too.
Reverse psychology is in my repertoire, too.
And crashing the thing head on into a tree was on my mind the entire time
That's a good one. Although, will the pipes handle boiling water if they're fairly old?
Not a bad idea!
I've heard of ppl doing that with baked potatoes before but never corn on the cob. Interesting! Thanks!
I have done that lots of times
I do the pizza slicer thing all the time
No I'm 11 years old