What other thing can make your refrigerators, in addition to its main task, which is to preserve the freshness of the food? It turns out that you can do many things: perform the functions of a washing machine, disinfect with success in the clothing and even prolong the life of some of the things that, under no circumstances, are associated with the kitchen.
In Great.guru decided to compile the tips, most interesting and most obvious about the use of the refrigerator. We suggest that you check out how they work, we already have done so!
1. Wash the jeans
The company Levi’s, who is concerned about the environmental situation on the planet and the consumption of water, propose to use a method based on freezing jeans as an alternative to the traditional washing, resorting to the latter only a few times a year. What are the advantages? All the bacteria die, the color remains intact, removes the unpleasant smell and the pant has been assigned it will shrink a little.
Washing your jeans this way, place them in a cotton cover and leave them in the freezer overnight.
This method has been criticized: the scientists claim that the bacteria are not destroyed with this method 100% and so you can only refresh your jeans if you are urged to do so.
2. Prolongs the life of your favorite things
In a refrigerator, can preserve its freshness, not only sausages, but also your cosmetics, socks, candles, and coffee favorites.
Stockings and pantyhose will be less likely to roerse if you leave it in the freezer. Although, if you put them there with your container, there won’t be any result. To strengthen slightly the fibers, it is necessary to spray the medium with water and place them in a plastic bag. Then, the bag should be placed in the refrigerator and, when you spend several hours, take it out and dry the socks.
Some types of cosmetics will be kept in the refrigerator much better. For example:
- sprays, thermal and sunscreens;
- creams organic;
- perfumes (in a separate container to avoid penetration of other unwanted smells).
The coffee will retain all of their aroma for a longer time if you keep the grains in a bag tightly closed in the freezer. But experts advise that you do so only if you buy a lot of coffee and you’re not going to consume it during a month.
As to the candles, these need not be kept in the freezer all the time: just leave them there for a couple of hours before you light them and these will remain on more time than usual.
3. Unstick what is stuck
The photos that have been attached to become a common problem if you store in boxes, especially, if the images are old. To separate them without damaging them, you should place them in a plastic bag and freeze for an hour, then split them with a knife not sharp.
To open the envelope without breaking them, leave them in the freezer a couple of hours, but always in a plastic bag. The adhesive will lose its properties and the envelopes may be easily opened with a knife of office.
4. Fix the shoes
The shoes acquire a bad smell, you can put them in a plastic bag and leave in the refrigerator overnight. The unpleasant smell will disappear without a trace. However, it is worth remembering that, with a shoe of patent leather, this trick will not work all that well: the smell goes away, but the coating can get damaged.
If you can’t get them to stop squeezing new shoes, you can increase its size through number on its top with the help of the freezer. To achieve this, pours water in a plastic bag and secure tightly. Put it inside your shoe and leave it in the freezer overnight. The water freezes gradually and it will stretch a little to shoes.
5. To preserve the flowers
If you bought a bouquet several days in advance of the event solemn, you can keep your coolness with your refrigerator. Those who more appreciate the cold are tulips and chrysanthemums. You can wrap the flowers with paper and the stems, with a damp cloth.
If you want to keep other flowers in the refrigerator, you put them in water, covering the top with paper.
Important: place the flowers on a shelf apart and don’t store next to them the fruits: these emit substances that speed up the process that makes them shrivel up.
6. Increases the amount of popcorn
Do you want to enjoy the popcorn home watching your favorite TV series? To exploit the maximum amount of the beans, keep them in the freezer and mix it up without thawing in a pan or microwave oven. So you will get more amount of your favorite snack.
In addition, the popcorn, already prepared, is kept fresh and crisp in the freezer for about two weeks.
7. Decoration of the cups
The frozen desserts look spectacular and drinking cocktails in them seems to be much more enjoyable. To get a nice frost, in the style of “frosting”, dip the rim of the glass in the lemon juice, then in sugar, and then let the cups in the freezer for half an hour while you mix the ingredients for the cocktails.
The “frosting” will not fall and the effect of a “cup of ice” will last around 15 minutes.
8. To eradicate the dust mites with total security
One of the most common causes of suffering from allergies respond to the dust mites that live in bedding, blankets and pillows. Constantly changing these things, of course, is not the solution, but the freezing method works quite well. Dust mites feel perfectly at room temperature, and are killed at high and low temperatures.
So, shake the blanket or sheet that you want to disinfect, put them in a bag and leave them in the refrigerator or in the freezer for the whole night. The mites will die with total security. Such a preventive measure should be done regularly, especially if you are prone to allergies.
9. To increase the harvest of your garden
If you like to have your own garden, growing your own fruits and vegetables, the struggle to increase your harvest won’t be employed. And the refrigerator is an excellent place to increase the potential of the seeds.
Be sure to thoroughly dry the seeds, place them in a paper bag and store them in the freezer. These seeds will begin to sprout faster and at a higher percentage than if the almacenases in another environment.
The experts have a bearing on the fact that it is better to keep the seeds in the freezer, and not in the refrigerator, so as not to be subjected to a sudden change of temperature each time the door is opened. This way, you’ll be able to store seed for no longer than six months.
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