5 Clever Solutions for Common Problems

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:† Youíre feeling blue.

Solution: Donít 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 thereís 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.

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Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ

Great tips.Thanks for sharing

Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson5 years ago


Siti R.
Siti R5 years ago

good tips, thanks!

Jessica Crane
Jessica Crane5 years ago

Thanks, the glass one was interesting

Sheri P.
Sheri P5 years ago

thanks for the tips!

Carmen S.
Carmen S5 years ago

thanks for these tips

Summerannie Moon
Summerannie M5 years ago

Hmmm....interesting...tho I knew some too.

Loo Samantha
Loo sam5 years ago

noted, thanks

Sandi C.
Sandi C5 years ago

great ideas

Debbie L.
Debbie Lim5 years ago

Cool, thanks.