Problem: Your pastry brush has become gluey.
Solution: Soak it in white vinegar for a couple of hours, then rinse. The acid in the vinegar helps the coating slide easily away.
Problem: You broke a glass bottle and now the floor is littered with a million shards.
Solution: Easy! Soak one side of a bread slice in water, and use it to lift the shards. It will safely and completely clear the floor.
Problem: You’re feeling blue.
Solution: Don’t reach out for another mug of coffee. Keep a bottle of sesame oil mixed with a few drops of lavender essential oil in your office fridge. Pour 1/2 tsp of it on your palm and give yourself a five-minute hand massage. This stimulates acupressure points and makes you feel relaxed as well as energetic at the same time.
Problem: Your sunscreen has expired, but there’s still a lot of it left.
Solution: Use the sunscreen as a shaving cream. The thick formula prevents razor burn!
Problem: You’re cooking with honey/molasses but they end up sticking to your measuring spoon.
Solution: Dip your measuring spoon in hot water, then quickly pour the sticky ingredient on to it. It will slide off quite easily.