North Carolina November 17, 2015
12 Life Hacks Everyone In North Carolina Really Needs To Know
From endless Mason Jars that need to be put to good use, to diminishing recipe prep time, and even getting rid of pesky ice on your windshield…life hacks can save you time and increase your cleverness. While there are multiple universal life hacks, I think these twelve apply to the North Carolinian in us all.
Decorating Mason Jars, peeling hard-boiled eggs, and saving some bacon grease…try these twelve hacks to make your life easier!
1. The lemon trick.
Deviled eggs are a Southern delicacy. But all that peeelin' can be downright annoying. Try the lemon life hack!
2. Have your guests begging for your cake recipe.
I'd like to think a lot of people know this trick, but just incase you're new to baking this is handy to know.
3. Too much crafting?
Perfect for handmade gifts for the holidays (because cleaning brushes takes time) or old brushes that need a second life.
4. Got fruit flies?
In the warmer months we like to open our windows and let in the fresh air. But we might start seeing fruit flies, and once you see one, you know there are more. To get rid of this problem fast, pour one-fourth cup of apple cider vinegar into a small, wide-mouth container.
Add a couple drops of dishwashing liquid to capture the flies and ensure they can't find their way out. Place close to the infestation. They will be gone within a day or two.
5. Winter is coming.
So don't be the one scraping the ice off your windshield (and late to work). Follow this life hack to prevent ice before it happens.
6. Stylish and effective way to prevent the outside from coming in.
Got kiddos trailing in icy, muddy ground? Follow instructions to make this pebble boot tray
7. Got a craftsmen around?
This would be perfect for the summer months!
8. Wondering what to do with your bacon grease?
Bacon grease can have a wide-variety of uses. For keeping it stored, keep it in a mason jar.
9. Actually you can do a lot with Mason Jars.
Like organize your whole pantry.
Make a cute, adult 'thank you gift.'
Pack your lunch!
Tis the season!
Learn to make this beautiful light fixture
10. Cough, cough.
11. A Thanksgiving miracle!
Quickly throw in all your flavors without spending countless time chopping etc. Preparing ahead cuts down time on the actual cooking days. See more
12. And for those crystal-clear Carolina nights.
Sounds like a perfect date idea too.
Have you tried any of these life hacks? How did they work for you? Got any of your own to add to the list? Tell us in the comments below!