Hard boiling eggs is easy, but peeling the hard boiled eggs can be a pain. Some eggshells insist on being picked off in tiny pieces. Some eggshells pull parts of the egg off, resulting in uneven eggs – which isn’t what you’d want for dishes that display the hard boiled eggs like deviled eggs. However, there are some steps you can follow to make sure you peel the perfect egg every time!
Add cold eggs to already boiling water and boil them for 14 minutes. Make sure the eggs are cold and the water is boiling when you put them in.
Drain the eggs and put them back into the pot with cold water. Add ice cubes to the water to make it even colder to cool eggs faster.
Stir the eggs around in the pot so they run into each other and begin cracking.
Tap the eggs against each other and the pot gently to create more cracks.
Start to peel the eggs using the following method:
Start peeling at the bottom, wide part of the egg by removing some of the cracked chips.
Push your thumb into the side of the eggshell through the opening at the bottom.
Move your thumb around the egg in a circular motion and watch the eggshell fall off.
Rinse the eggs in cold water.
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No Longer Walking on Eggshells
Knowing how to perfectly peel a hard boiled egg is an important skill for any cook, and it can result in beautiful egg dishes that look almost too good to eat. Remember that practice makes perfect, so start boiling and peeling eggs now to nail down your technique!
The process of folding a fitted sheet usually ends with angrily rolling the sheet into a ball and throwing it into a drawer just to get it out of your face. Why does it have to be so difficult? What makes fitted sheets so challenging to fold? Folding a fitted sheet properly is one of adulthood’s greatest mysteries, but there is a way to neatly fold and tuck your fitted sheets away.
Now that you’ve learned how to fold a fitted sheet, your linen closet or drawer will be the tidiest one in the neighborhood. Seriously – make sure you brag about your perfectly folded fitted sheets to your friends. You’ll be the talk of the town, and you’ll also probably be recruited to teach everyone else how to folded their fitted sheets!
Have you ever accidentally shrunk your favorite T-shirt? It’s infuriating! You cannot just replace the comfort and perfect feel of your favorite shirt. But what can you do once the damage is already done? Luckily, there is a way to “unshrink” T-shirts that can remedy this situation.
Honey, I Shrunk Your Shirt
As unfortunate as it feels when you discover that you’ve shrunk your shirt, there is no reason to toss it out in frustration. This process can unshrink your shirt and restore it to its previous splendor. You’ll need water, hair conditioner or baby shampoo, towels, and your shrunken shirt. Then, follow these steps.
Fill a large container, sink, or tub with lukewarm water.
Add the conditioner or the baby shampoo to the water and mix it. You need to add enough to make the water turns a bit bubbly.
Lay your shirt on top of the water, making sure it is flat. Push it down into the water.
Leave the shirt to soak in the water for 15 minutes.
Remove the shirt from the water and squeeze out as much water as you can.
Put your shirt on top of a dry towel then put another dry towel on top of the shirt. Roll up the towels and squeeze to remove more moisture.
Once your shirt is only damp and not wet, put it on top of another dry towel and stretch the shirt out with your hands until it is back to its original size.
Hang the shirt to dry fully.
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Back to Good
This unshrinking method works on many different types of clothes and fabrics, so you no longer have to stress over shrunken clothes. However, do not throw caution to the wind. The best way to preserve the fit of your favorite clothes is to launder them properly and with care.
Household cleaners that are sold in stores can contain chemicals that you may not want in your home – and they are expensive! There are simple (and cheap) do-it-yourself household cleaners that you can make that will leave your house clean, smelling fresh, and chemical-free.
There is an incredible amount of natural household cleaner recipes available. Not only do these cleaners help to keep your house in the best shape possible, but they also do this without harsh chemicals being introduced to you and your family.
Vinegar – plain, white (or clear) vinegar – has an incredible amount of uses. This wonder liquid can be used for a wide range of things, from keeping cut flowers fresh to removing stains from shirts. Vinegar is an ingredient that almost all households have, and knowing all of its uses can be convenient in many situations.
Cleaning with Vinegar
Perhaps the most common household use of vinegar is cleaning. Want to clean the build-up in your coffee maker? Pour vinegar in it and run a brewing cycle. Want to clean the film off of your bathtub? Spray it down with white vinegar, add baking soda, and then simply rinse it off with water. Want to unclog a showerhead? Soak it overnight in vinegar. There are literally hundreds of ways to use vinegar to clean your home.
Removing Stains with Vinegar
Vinegar can remove multiple kinds of stains. Remove deodorant and sweat stains on shirts by simply rubbing vinegar into the stain then washing it. You can even remove carpet stains with vinegar – wine, dirt, coffee and even set in stains. If you live in a cold area that often uses salt to melt snow and ice on the ground, you can use vinegar to easily remove the salt stains from your shoes.
There are way too many uses for vinegar to list here, but other uses are:
Keeping cut flowers fresh
Cleaning no-wax floors
Boiling cracked eggs
Removing bumper stickers
Freshening kitchen drains
Cleaning sleep-apnea machines
The Best Ingredient
Vinegar is absolutely amazing. There are a mind-blowing amount of uses for the liquid. These uses only touched the surface. A simple internet search of vinegar uses will make you run out and buy it by the gallon!
Tornadoes are terrifying storms that can form within seconds and annihilate entire towns in a minute’s time. They are powerful windstorms that require careful attention. Tornado preparedness is extremely important, especially in places where tornadoes occur frequently.
These steps and personal tornado preparedness can help protect you in the case of a tornado. When a tornado happens, all you can do is to take shelter and wait until the tornado is over. Fortunately, tornadoes do not usually last very long and they move fast.
In this busy world, one thing that is often lost is one of your most important possessions – your keys. You weave through work and personal life all day, and those pesky keys always manage to get lost – turning up in crazy places like the freezer and the dog bed. If you find yourself losing your keys often, you should probably look into ways that will help you keep track of your keys!
Give Them a Home
One of the most effective ways to remember your keys is to put them in the same spot every single time you walk into your home – like a bowl on a counter or a hook on the wall. Never stray from this routine, and your keys will always be where they are supposed to be!
Talk to Yourself
If you have to sit your keys in an area you don’t commonly sit them, state what you are doing out loud to yourself. Saying, “I sat my keys on my computer desk,” will give your brain another way to remember sitting your keys on your computer desk than just the action of doing so.
Use an Obnoxiously Large Keychain
This quite funny way of keeping track of your keys is actually kind of genius. Invest in a large keychain so your keys don’t remain so small and out of sight. However, if you purchase a big keychain, make sure it is on the lighter side, so you don’t mess up your ignition.
Turn to Technology
If all else fails, buy a bluetooth tracker for your keys. You can sync the tracker to your phone and find your keys easily no matter how well they are hiding. You do have to make sure you keep track of your phone for this to work, as well.
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The Key to Remember
These are all great ways to remember where you have placed your keys. It is important to remember, though, that if your keys are permanently lost, you should consider changing the locks to your home to keep you safe. Luckily, in most cases, your keys turn up eventually.
Shark attacks have been a common fear among humans since Jaws was released. Truthfully, there are not that many instances of sharks attacking humans, but it does happen. There are some ways to survive a shark attack, and they are probably not what you’d think!
Try to Intimidate the Shark
If a shark is approaching you, and it is too close for you to safely get away, the first thing you should do is remain calm. This is obviously easier said than done, but it is absolutely necessary. The shark may go away on his own, but if it approaches you, make eye contact with the shark and remain eye-locked. This shows them that you will not be easy prey. Sharks respect aggressiveness, and it may turn away. Whatever you do, though, do not play dead. Playing dead will just make the shark think he can start biting as he pleases.
Shark attacks, while rare, can happen. These tips can help you avoid an attack with intimidation or survive an attack by knowing a shark’s weak spots. However, the best way to survive a shark attack is to get out of the water the moment a dorsal fin appears in the distance!
Witnessing a tree crashing through your ceiling and into your home is devastating. Just the thought of everything that needs to be done can be overwhelming – especially if the tree crashes through during a storm and there is flooding and other damage caused to the home. Knowing what to do after a tree falls on your house can help you keep your cool and have everything fixed as fast as possible.
Call 911. Emergency personnel will be able to check out your home and assess the damage, as well as attend to anyone with any injuries.
Call your insurance company. The insurance company will be able to tell you what damages they will and won’t cover financially, so you know what you are dealing with.
Call someone to remove the tree. Get the tree out of your home so the damage can be properly examined.
Contact a contractor. The contractor can give you estimates on what it will take to fix your roof and any damage that was done to the inside of your home.
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When there is extensive damage done to a home, repairing it takes time. Make sure that you are being patient. Find somewhere to live while repairs are being made. Make sure to communicate with your insurance company regularly to confirm payments. Keep track of all your receipts and everything you spend in case there are reimbursements that can be made.
Prevent Crashing Trees
Keep a regular inventory of the trees around your house. If any of them are situated dangerously around your home or are appearing to be old and diseased, take action to get rid of them before they come crashing down on your home. This precaution can save both your home and your life.
There are not many things that equal the scary feeling of trying on a ring and not being able to take it off. Getting a ring stuck on your finger is painful and can be dangerous. No matter how the ring became stuck on your finger, it has to come off – and soon! Don’t worry, though. There are some ways to get a stuck ring off of your finger.
Unsticking the Ring
The first thing you can try is lubricating the ring. Use something like soap, oil, or even Windex. Take the chosen lubricant and rub it all around the ring and your finger, and try to pull the ring off. This easy trick works for most stuck rings, as long as there isn’t a crazy amount of swelling. Some rings that aren’t terribly stuck can even be twisted off of the finger.
Another trick is to apply ice to the finger and hold it over your head for 5 to 10 minutes to try to reduce the swelling, so the ring can just slide right off. Additionally, you can use floss or sewing thread to force the swelling down. Wrap the floss or thread tightly around the swollen part of the finger until it covers enough space that the ring can reach the smaller part of the finger. Then, pull the ring off.
It’s better to not get a ring stuck on your finger than to have to remove a stuck ring. Avoid trying on rings that you know are too small for your finger. If you are anticipating hand swelling, like during pregnancy, remove your rings before they become a hazard to your hand. Taking precautions will help you prevent injuring yourself with a stuck ring.