25 Cleaning Tricks Everyone Should Know.

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Some people enjoy cleaning and others dread it…whether you love or hate cleaning your home, it is something everyone needs to eventually take care of.  Some people procrastinate until they have company coming or until they just can’t take it anymore!  For the haters, lovers or procrastinators, the following video is for you.  It contains 25 simply AMAZING QUICK AND EASY- TO -FOLLOW HACKS FOR CLEANING that you don’t want to miss.

Even if you think you’re the laziest when it comes to cleaning,  these hacks will get you off your butt, inspiring you to give at least some a try because they are so cool!  The ultimate reward of these tricks is that they will save you money, by using many things you already have in your house, that you use for other purposes.

Some examples of the unusual cleaning hacks you are about to hear about in the video below are:  KEEPING DUST FROM ACCUMULATING ON YOUR CLEANED SURFACES BY USING DRYER SHEETS;  ALKA SELTZER FOR CLOGGED DRAINS;


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Apparently I’ve Been Making Pasta Wrong For All These Years. I Had No Idea.

It doesn’t take a genius IQ or a centuries old secret recipe to boil up a decent pot of pasta. Even people who are a far cry from culinary aces know how to make the Italian staple. Most everyone starts off the process by bringing a pot of salted water to a boil. Next comes the pasta, it gets dropped in to cook, and then the water is strained off down the drain. From this point on it varies as to what people do next but typically they add some sort of topping, like sauce, and most of them are doing it wrong!

There are a few ways in which a yummy plate of pasta can go awry, and the chances are high that you’re guilty of doing some of these things! Professional chef and author Andrew Carmellini shares his knowledge and enlightens us on the proper way to sauce pasta in this video. If you follow his tips, the next heaping bowl of pasta that you eat will be perfect.

The first major no-no Mr. Carmellini covers is this; placing pasta on the plate right after draining it, followed by sauce directly on top, is wrong. If you’re like me then you’re probably thinking to yourself, but that’s how I’ve been doing it my whole life! What follows below is a much tastier way to prepare it, but first here are some common things that people do wrong when cooking pasta:

– Don’t dump the water pasta was cooked in down the drain, save it because you’ll use it later – Don’t rinse freshly drained pasta with cool water, it washes the starch off and the starch is what adds to the texture and taste of it – Don’t let pasta sit and get cold after draining, this just makes it stick together in mushy clumps.

Instead, do the following:

1) Put the sauce on the stove and warm it up before the pasta finishes cooking.
2) Take the pasta out of the water, strain it, and then add it directly to the heated sauce.
3) Cook the pasta and sauce together for at least a minute or two after combining. The sauce will cook into it and make the flavors meld together more evenly.
4) Take a little bit of the starchy water the pasta was cooked in and mix it with the pasta/sauce.
5) Turn the pasta and sauce off before adding some butter, olive oil, and grated Parmesan cheese to it. This gives it a richer, creamier, smoother taste and texture and is how many restaurant-quality Italian dishes are finished off.
6) When adding fresh herbs and spices, always mix them in with the pasta and sauce last to keep the flavor fresh and bold.

Now you can plate the pasta, dig in and enjoy! Be sure to check out the video below

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He Never Throws His Leftover Eggshells Into The Trash. But The Reason Is Unexpectedly GENIUS!

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Spring and Summer are finally here, and whether you actually do the gardening yourself, or just revel in the beauty of a healthy garden, this tip is for you!  When you throw your egg shells into the the trash, you are wasting a potentially powerful tool for a healthy garden.

As you will hear in the short video you are about to watch, egg shells contain one of the richest sources of calcium.  He will show you how to harness the 39.15% calcium found in egg shells so that it can be used not only to enrich your garden soil, but prevent blossom end rot.

Plants prone to this rot, such as tomatoes, end up being much more prolific when the calcium-rich egg shells are added  to the soil.  You will hear how the mineral fights the rot of blossoming plants in a most fascinating way.  Now, you may be wondering if you just throw the eggshells into the soil, or is something more required?

Store your egg shells until you are ready to use them.  To prevent any type of bacteria, he will tell you how to easily clean them, and then blend them into a fine powder that gets sprinkled into your garden soil.  These simple steps will help to ensure a season of healthy blossoms like you’ve never experienced before.

This quick tutorial is a real find for everyone who loves a beautiful and healthy garden.

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Police Are Warning People That Turning Off THIS Light In Your Home Could Be a Dangerous Risk!

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As a mom of two single young adult daughters, who live alone, their safety is always on my mind.  They are fiercely independent, have learned some self-defense, and carry an alert device when they are out in the world. All that being said, they can never be too safe, and decreasing their vulnerability when they are home alone is very important.

The following video offers invaluable safety tips for women (and certainly can be used by men).  Unfortunately we live in a world that has grown more dangerous on many fronts; being aware of potential dangers when you are at home, and remedying them so you can rest easy, is a huge plus.

The  safety video offered by Officer Kandy Perry and the Fox 4 News team, is geared towards women, but truly can be used by anyone to keep from falling prey to home intruders.  I was amazed at how many things that wouldn’t naturally occur to me, both signal and allow twisted individuals to invade your home.

She actually starts with a scenario in a parking lot, as you are going toward your car, with your purse in the cart.  Not only can you lose your valuables, but important information that can lead a criminal to your home is now in their hands.  Officer Perry goes from that scenario to an amazing safety trick as you drive into your garage, and then on into your home.

Listen for the tip on what lights on, off and in which sequence can go a long way towards preventing intruders.

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He Quickly Wraps A Belt Around The Hinge Of The Door. The Reason Could Actually Save Your Life!

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It may seem incomprehensible that the dangers of terroristic attacks in the office place, such as what happened in San Bernardino, California at a holiday party, may become part of our “new normal”.  Heinous attacks like this have occurred in our schools and movie theaters as well.

Our heightened fear of the unexpected terrorist attack is not unrealistic.  As we have always participated in fire drills as a precautionary measure, it seems both logical and prudent, to have exercises to train people how to best survive a terrorist attack domestically.

As many of us do not like the idea of people being armed in the workplace or schools, what tips or tricks can be taught and practiced to help train ordinary citizens going about their day, to defend themselves?  In the video you are about to watch below, safety expert, Bill Stanton, illustrates several ways to protect yourself in the workplace.

He shows us how to place a belt on a door hinge to prevent the door from opening, in addition to using barricades and other utensils commonly found that will help to stop the attack. The point he makes is that you can’t stay frozen and passive under such circumstances.

Acting as a group to fight off the attack may very well mean the difference between life and death.  People have good reason to be scared, in the face of the multiple mass shootings that we awake to on a regular basis.  Fear is paralyzing; it is far better to be empowered with actions that can be taken, to give people a fighting chance, if the unthinkable should occur.

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After You Watch This You Will Never Microwave Your Potatoes Again! I’m So Glad I Learned THIS

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Potatoes are among the most popular and versatile food items that are readily available at any local grocery store. Just like rice, corn, and wheat, they rank among the world’s top grown crops and consumed foods.

A simple potato can be transformed and prepared lots of different ways. They can be served hot or cold and people love them mashed, baked, fried, hashed, steamed, and chipped, yet the one downside to them is that it often takes a long time to thoroughly cook a potato.

One of the easiest and most basic ways to cook a potato is by poking a few holes in the skin and tossing it in the microwave. Press the “Potato” button and minutes later it’s done. While that’s the fastest way to cook a spud, it’s definitely not the tastiest. Oftentimes the skin and flesh gets rubbery or becomes kind of mealy and it’s just not the same as a slowly cooked, oven baked potato.

Instead of zapping them, try cooking a bunch of them at once in a slow cooker. In the end it’s just as easy as microwaving, but the potatoes will turn out much more delicious. Everyone’s favorite, the YouTube extraordinaire OnePotChefShow, shows how it’s done in this quick and easy to follow video.

Start by washing and scrubbing a few potatoes and prepare them by cutting off any little sprout marks. Prick a few holes in the skin with a fork before lightly brushing on a coating of olive oil. Sprinkle on some salt and tightly wrap each one up individually in tinfoil.

Toss them all in a slow cooker, place the lid on, and cook for 7-8 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high. While they’re cooking you’re free to go about your day and when you get back the potatoes will be done.

The insides will be evenly cooked, fluffy, and tender, and you can eat the right away since they’ll be warm and ready. Try this almost effortless cooking method the next time you’re having potatoes for dinner.

Plus, if you need to shave minutes off a dinner prep time, cook the potatoes ahead of schedule and free up a lot of valuable oven space.

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