30 Things You’ve Been Doing Wrong

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There are literally thousands of articles (like this one) on the internet that mostly just tell you how you’ve been holding chopstick wrong for your entire life. While some of those things might actually be helpful, most of them are just utterly useless and designed to insult your intelligence. Well, we won’t do. The stuff that we’re about to list out are actually legit things that so many people do wrong. So, if you’re also wondering all the things your beautiful brain has always done wrong, keep reading on. We guarantee you’ll be astonished…

1. MESSY CHEETOS

The Kitchn

Cheetos are an annoying thing to eat. Every time you buy a pack you have to spend a few minutes scrubbing that yellow stuff off of your fingers. Well, the next time you eat ’em, use chopsticks. Doing so will keep your fingers squeaky clean.

2. IMPERFECT PEELS

The Kitchn

Are you irritated every time you peel a banana and end up squishing it? Learn from the friendly monkeys and start from the bottom instead of the top.

3. CUPCAKE FIESTA

Redbook

Can’t devoir that cute cupcake without getting icing on your nose? Cut the bottom part of the cake and place it on top of the icing. Voila! Your own little cupcake sandwich.

4. HAVE NO LEFTOVERS!

Facebook | My Smoko Break

Can’t seem to keep your spaghetti portions in control? It’s a struggle always having either less or more spaghetti than you actually need. Next time, use the hole in the middle of your spaghetti ladle to measure out the exact same portion every time.

5. THE BOBBY BLUNDER

Kathleen Kamphausen | Good Housekeeping

No, not every woman will believe that they’ve been putting in bobby pins wrong for their whole life.

6. FAN FAVORITE

Mom 4 Real

Yes, a fan can change direction according to the season. Technology, right? In the winter, make it spin clockwise because that direction pushes down hot air and vice versa. Pretty handy, if you ask us…

7. UNCANNY UTENCILS

Imgur | LookyHere

Aww, don’t have a spoon to eat your beloved applesauce? Before dipping your fingers in there, use the top lid to craft a perfect spoon.

8. THE SODA PROBLEM

Reddit | Piyh

Ruining your manicure opening a soda can? Just use the can to open itself!

9. THE HEINZ DILEMMA

Shoving the knife into a ketchup bottle is so last century. Tap the lower part of the bottle to get a consistent stream of that red liquid!

10. MOMMY SAVER

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Mommies know how hard it is to wipe a child’s tummy every time they press the a juice box too hard. Just teach them how to use the side panels and you’re good to go.

11. GOOD JOB, TIN CAN

Foodbeast

You can easily twist the tin lid and pass the straw through the larger hole to keep the straw firmly in place.

12. THE PRO OPENER

Check out how to open an orange in just three simple cuts. It’s that easy!!!

13. CHUNKY LEFTOVERS

OMGPolly

Want to make sure you evenly heat your leftovers? Make a hole in the middle and the microwave will do the rest.

14. ENCRYPTING SECRETS

Reddit | YourMom46

Instead of crossing out something you’ve written, draw random letters on it to make it completely illegible.

15. TAKE A CHILL PILL

Imgur | NomNomNetwork

Running late with a bottle of beer? Cool it in less than 15 minutes by wrapping it in wet paper towels and sticking it in the fridge.

 

16. ONE FOR THE PERFECTIONISTS

 

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Can’t seem to land those amazing, perfectly even cut-up slices on every load of bread? Turn it over and start cutting from the flat side instead of the top.

17. ICE COLD

Reddit | Corbin Montego

Don’t to keep banging your head against a block of solid ice-cream? Store the container in a Ziploc container to keep it soft and delicious.

18. THE TRASHY IDEA

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Drill holes in the bottom of your trash can and you won’t suck out the polythene bag with all the trash.

19. NOT-SO-DUSTY DUST PAN

Reddit | MrFitzy

Struggling to fit water buckets under your faucet? Just stick a dust pan under the water and put a bucket on the floor. Easy…

20. THE GUIDE TO MAKING SANDWICHES

Reddit | Laura Jesson

 

Play with circles and make sure every centimeter of your sandwich is filled with that goody meat.

21. THE KETCHUP ROLE

LifeHacker

Instead of having to fill multiple paper cups with ketchup, you can conveniently roll out the top and fill it to the brink and have enough ketchup in just one serving.

22. UNDERCOVER MICROWAVE

Instagram | CozyCourtz

This doesn’t apply to all ovens but there are some that can do this. Check your manual for further details.

23. THE RIGHT WAY TO CARESS A BURGER

Foodbeast

Instead of having the tomatoes dropping in your lap, hold the top and bottom of your burger to prevent spillage. Use your pinky and your thumbs for support.

24. ALUMINUM HASSLE

Vorply

The aluminum foil rolls out every time you starting using it. Well, if you ever pay attention to the box, there’s a ‘Press Here to Lock’ button that will keep it in place.

25. MAKESHIFT COASTERS

Imgur | LopFrisava

Don’t want to ruin your pretty wooden desk with those circles from the Starbucks cups? Just remove the top lid and place it below the cup. There’s your very own makeshift coaster!

26. DUNKING OREOS

Instagram | Twelve_point

Milk and Oreos are a real treat but you either get your fingers wet or your biscuit crumbled when trying to dip it in. This hack will make it extremely easy to enjoy some cookies.

27. ONE FOR THE LADIES

Mysteriously Gorgeous

Ladies, you don’t need to buy a flat iron and a curling iron. Your flat iron will do the job quite well.

28. MODERN LINT ROLLER

One Good Thing

Is there a spare shaver sitting around your place? It is a perfect alternative for a lint roller and you’re finally giving the poor thing a job…

29. CHICKEN WINGS

Wings are the best part of the whole chicken. If you prefer drumsticks, you probably don’t know how to eat chicken wings. There’s a video hero that might teach you the right way.

30. GINGER ON SUSHI

Ginger King

The ginger is actually just there to cleanse your palette between different flavors. But, many people just eat it on top of their sushi with a hint of wasabi.

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