It seems like yesterday when we started to see videos of 5 minutes in the social networks, proving to be a lifeguard totals. But did you know that there is a book that dates back to the 1960s full of 1001 tricks and tips home to make life easier? Someone on YouTube under the user name Household Hacker found this book and tried out the tips that there are in him and got amazing results!
Great.guru has put together these 12 tips are very useful for everyday life taken from this old manual, to disclose if they are still valid after all these decades.
“1001 ideas on how to do this”
1. The cleaner brushes magnetic
There are many ingenious methods for holding brushes suspended in the cleaning solution. Here is another method that uses a magneto that you no longer use, which has been hanging over the edge of the container. The magnet supports the brush at the contact with the cast metal.
After doing a paint job in the house, it is important to keep your brushes clean and more resistant for the next use. Cleaning them can be a problem, especially when using oil-based paint, and it is important to prevent the bristles from becoming too sticky or bent. Once this happens with the brushes, they are pretty useless. When it passes, this trick will prove to be a good council.
Put a magnet on the edge of a glass. When you hang up on both sides, paste the brush to the magnet and pushes the magnet from the outside to clean it up against the glass without the bristles touching the bottom.
2. A flashlight that you can lead
To keep the beam of a flashlight directed upwards when working in places nearby and be able to have both hands free, connects the lantern to the tip of a large funnel with an elastic band. The light can be secure in the angle most convenient for you.
When you work in a dark area that does not have lamps or any light source, you must comply with a flashlight. But sometimes you just need to mount a flashlight to keep it stable pointing in a specific direction to see what you’re doing.
Using a rubber band, placed the lantern on the peak of the funnel or even in big bottles that are filled with water to prevent it from falling. Then, adjust the position of the flashlight with the league and ready!
This can be useful when there is a power cut or a dark room that has no light source and you need both hands to perform various tasks.
3. Prevents the bacon strips tear
Ideas for homemakers: roll up the bacon and rubbing, to separate the slices.
The strips of bacon packaged are usually so tight with each other that they end up breaking. To help separate the strips, rolled up the package and rub it gently between your hands, first in one direction and then in the other before opening it. The strips of bacon will separate easily.
This is the best trick of life for the lovers of bacon. According to the book, sometimes the bacon packaging is so tight that you can hardly separate the strips when you want to cook. Then, when you decide to separate the strips, they start to tear and get rid.
What you have to do is take the bacon packaging in cold and start rolling it with your hands forward to backward until you feel you have separated all the pieces. When you are finished, open the package and take out each strip and place it in the pan. You’ll notice that bacon is now cooked to perfection without tearing.
4. How to prevent spills when you are pouring any liquid
According to the book, it can avoid spilling of any liquid by placing steel wool in a funnel. The steel wool is ideal for this because it will avoid the liquid to generate a vortex (as often happens) when poured through the funnel.
The wool provides more space for the air, especially when working with strong chemicals or fuels so as to prevent spills. Now you will not have to do much cleaning up after!
5. How to fix a door that will not stay open
If there is a door in your house that you need to stay open most of the time, but tends to oscillate and shut down by itself, then this trick is perfect for you. According to the book, which was written 60 years ago, you can remedy a closing door making or buying a small helical spring and placing it on the upper knob of the hinge.
Simply remove the bar from the hinge, and then slide the spring over it with the 2 ends pointing to the inside of the door. The force of the spring will keep the door open, but still allow you to close it when you need to.
6. Using a potato to hold tacks
“The pope holds tacks”
If you constantly are losing the screws, tacks, or nails when you’re working on your diy projects, then you’ll appreciate this trick. According to the book, you can use a raw potato to paste your tacks, nails and screws and take them with you. So prevent the danger of throwing them away or putting them the wrong way while you work.
Simply insert all of your tacks, nails and screws in the sponge and keep it at your side while you work on your projects. If you don’t have a raw potato available, then use a fruit as hard as an apple to do the job.
7. How to remove staples and tacks
“New uses for the can opener”
Sometimes it can be difficult to remove the nails or staples in the wood if you don’t have the right tools available. This tip can be a lifesaver in this situation. According to the book, a can opener, you can remove the staples and tacks, you just have to iron out the side of a sharpened tip.
You will need to get a sandpaper and a can opener, in addition to sand from one side to the other. The metal then can be used to lift the staples up.
8. How do the suction cups work well
“Rub the edge of the suction cup with glycerin”
We all know that the suction cups are one of the best conveniences of modern life, but they tend to disappear with time, so this advice is for all. If you notice that the suction cups do not stick on the smooth wall properly, try rubbing the edge of the suction cup with glycerin (hand soap) before you try to re-paste it.
It only takes a little bit of soap and pumped a little of it on the suction cup. Then pressed onto the surface and adhere to it perfectly without falling or slipping. Certainly will keep the grip of this for a long time and will allow you to use it as it was intended.
9. How to reuse an envelope that was closed accidentally
Put the envelope under”
Have you ever written a letter or a card is important to then realize that you forgot to add something important then you have sealed in an envelope? Then, this council is for you! The only thing you will need is a hot iron.
Simply place your on the inside of a folded towel and pass the iron over it with a precise movement and fast. Performs some tests of your progress and concentrate on the parts of the envelope that are not yet open and check your progress.
After performing this work, the envelope must be opened. This method works very well because you can re-seal the envelope using the glue that was already there. The only thing you have to do is replace the letter in the envelope and then pass the iron over the paper towel, this time without the steam.
10. How to prevent the shower drain from clogging
If you have long hair and you would like to avoid the fuss of not clog the drain of your shower, place a piece of steel wool in the drain opening. The loose hairs will stick to the fleece when it’s just the water and you can avoid a drain clogged.
Given that the creator of this YouTube video he had no hair in the house at that time, tested this method using blades of grass. The wool served as a catch for all of these strange objects that went down the drain. All you have to do is to remove the steel wool occasionally and empty the contents into the trash.
11. An amazing place to hide important documents
“A hiding place for papers”
Do you like hide your important documents or emergency money in your house so that no one can find them? Then this is the trick of life for you. According to the book, a great about is you can paste in the back of a drawer to hide your documents.
You just need to remove the rails of a drawer of your choice and fill the envelope with what’s important inside. Then, take a tack or a staple gun, and use it to paste that so important in the back of the drawer. When the envelope is secured in place, simply place the drawer on the rails and slide it into position, so no one will notice anything.
12. A collector metal such as an oven glove
Have you ever been in a situation in which you needed a mitt, but you could not find one? Then, this advice can serve you. You can save a scoop of additional metal in your kitchen and use it to remove hot dishes from the oven.
Remember: only use a dustpan made of metal, because the plastic will melt when you touch a hot surface.
This trick is quite simple: when your food is ready, simply slide the picker of metal below the hot plate and place it on the table. Definitely try it if you have one of this material out there.
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