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Questions tagged [container]

Hacks related to improvising and/or using storage vessels innovatively and with [efficiency].

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How to get water from can into bottles with less effort?

Nowadays we are using water container as shown below for drinking water. Suggest any hack to get water without either bending or this manual motor. Note that I have to exchange this water container ...
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What is the most appropriate type of water bottle for home use?

When at home I use a bottle to drink water from instead of a glass. For some time - actually, several yaers - I used glass bottles, since: they can be reused many more times without involving any ...
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How can you reuse a disposable water bottle indefinitely?

I like to reuse disposable water bottles as many times as I can so that they get many uses before having to be recycled. Assuming you continue to properly wash the disposable water bottle, is it ...
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Can hot water container be used to keep cold water? [closed]

I have wondering whether hot water container can be used to keep cold water or vice versa. It is a trivial question, but I haven’t found any information online.
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Keeping the spoon on the surface of a sucralose container

In the coffee corner in my family's kitchen, we have a plastic cereal container (similar to the one shown below) that's filled with loose Splenda or other sugar substitute. We keep a spoon in there ...
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How do you open a tin of corned beef with a broken lid?

So horrible i cant eat any food. Need to fix now
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How can you get the first brownie out of the pan without destroying it?

When I bake brownies and cut them, it's always difficult to get the first brownie out of the pan without breaking it. The subsequent brownies are easier to get out because of the open space created ...
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Open a bottle without bending the cap

Given a bottle that has a non-twist metallic cap (e.g. on a beer bottle), is there a way to remove the cap and end up with it not being bent? Could it be removed without being bent? Or is there a way ...
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How to destroy personal information on courier package containers?

We have discussed ways to destroy documents without a shredder, but how can I easily destroy the personal information contained on packages I receive through couriers (like shipping bags, Amazon boxes,...
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Marijuana Smell Blocking During Local Travel

I live in a place where recreational marijuana use is 100% legal and I'm looking for the best hacks to conceal the smell of marijuana while driving for an amount of half an ounce or less. I'm fine ...
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How to determine how much heating oil is left in the tank?

How to determine how much heating oil is left in a tank like this if the gauge is broken?
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How do I separate multiple 5-gallon buckets efficiently?

Related to How do I separate 2 drinking glasses that are stuck?, but also quite different. Sometimes I have some plastic five gallon buckets stacked up (usually 2 or 3, sometimes 4) for storage, and ...
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How to keep sticky foods from sticking to measuring cups?

I cook a lot and anyone with cooking experience knows that many foods (honey, molasses, etc) stick to the inside of the measuring cups or food pan, in general. These foods include honey, and other ...
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Get the rest of the mayo from the jar?

You, know when you've almost used up the jar of mayonnaise, but there is still a bit more left on the sides of the jar, and on the bottom... What is the best way to obtain that last bit of mayo from ...
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How do I fully utilize the pasty sauce on bottle with minimum wastage before discarding the bottle?

There are instances where I have thrown away ketchup bottles with a little content left inside, simply because I could not get it out. Some bottles have a narrow neck & opening and others have ...
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Homemade car CD holder

My MP3 player just broke :/ But that's not what I'm asking about. Tomorrow I'm going back home from college. I have a good many CDs that I can listen to on the way home, but they are in a case similar ...
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How can I remove the cork from a wine bottle when I don't have a corkscrew?

How can I remove the cork from a wine bottle, without it falling into the wine, when I don't have a corkscrew? I'm not talking about flanged corks, or corks that partially protrude from the bottle ...
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How do I open a bottle without a bottle opener?

There are times, when out camping, that a beverage is trapped in a capped bottle and I don't have an opener. How do I open the bottle, preferably with some item I might have in my pockets?
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Tricks for opening very tight jars

What are some tricks for opening seemingly impossible-to-open glass jars, like the one pictured below? ATTEMPT: I have tried twisting as hard as I can, but clearly that hasn't worked so far. I have ...
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How to clean out a peanut butter jar for recycling?

Peanut butter is sticky. It takes several gallons of hot soapy water to wash it out so that it is ready for recycling. Is there a better way to do this?