New Uses For Old Things

Mason Jar as Blender Jar

Is it cheaper to buy a whole new blender or just replace that busted blender jar? Until you figure that one out, you might try this: Many detachable blade assemblies screw right onto a mayo jar or a small-mouth Mason jar. Don’t fill it by more than half, though, and as with any regular blender, avoid very hot liquids.



Mayonnaise as Adhesive Remover

Banish stickers from mirrors, glass, and bumpers by applying a generous helping of mayo to persistent adhesives. Use a flexible putty knife to help coax them off.





Melon Baller as Tomato Seed Scooper

This tiny tool is the perfect size and shape for removing the squishy center of a tomato for less-messy cooking.





Lemonade Kool-Aid as Dishwasher Cleaner

Clean lime deposits and iron stains inside the dishwasher by pouring a packet of lemonade Kool-Aid (the only flavor that works) into the detergent cup and running the (empty) dishwasher. The citric acid in the mix wipes out stains; you don’t have to.




Cocktail Shaker as Iced Coffee Maker

Upgrade your ice coffee by preparing it in a martini shaker. Fill it with coffee, ice, milk, sugar and flavoring and shake for a frothy, evenly blended caffeine fix.


About lantanagurl

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2 Responses to New Uses For Old Things

  1. nesiwrites says:

    OMG, I love tips. These are awesome. Will have to try. Thanks for sharing.

  2. The Kool-Aid one is genius! Why buy a bunch of junk that you’ll only use every once in a blue moon to clean the dishwasher when you can use one Kool-Aid packet? And the iced coffee? Love it!

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