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How to destroy personal information on courier package containers?

What I use in these situations is a Sharpie Magnum. In my experience, these are fairly good at blacking out information on package labels. But you have to keep in mind that most of this information ...
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Keeping the spoon on the surface of a sucralose container

Pour the Splenda into a bowl (temporarily). Put a tall glass inside the now-empty cereal box. Put the spoon in the glass. Pour the Splenda back into the cereal box, around the glass. Now you have a ...
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How do I make a lid for this bin?

Plastic plant-pot saucers are inexpensive, come in a variety of sizes and colours, are light weight, strong, tough, and when flipped over are tops for bottoms. You can find them in hardware stores, ...
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How to destroy personal information on courier package containers?

I recommend getting a ball-point pen the same color as your printed information, then drawing tight loops and curlicues over the top of the letters you want to obscure. The loops and curlicues will ...
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Tricks for opening very tight jars

If you have to open those glasses more frequently, such a device could help you: It's a rubber band with a plastic lever arm, that fits on most common glasses: For occasional use, built one made of ...
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Open a bottle without bending the cap

Using a common crown cap opener, if you lift just enough for the cap to move (first time or two you'll also hear the hiss of pressure released from inside the bottle), then rotate the bottle relative ...
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How to destroy personal information on courier package containers?

Get a torch lighter. Nothing heavy duty, just a five dollar single jet. These are great for most shipping labels for a good reason: Many of the labels used for shipping, especially Amazon and UPS, ...
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How do you open a tin of corned beef with a broken lid?

Run around the big end with a conventional can opener (a P38 type will work best for the short radius corners).
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How can you get the first brownie out of the pan without destroying it?

I always bake brownies over a "sling" of parchment, which is a strip of oven-safe parchment paper that is draped across both sides of the pan so I can lift the brownies out onto a platter or cutting ...
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How can you get the first brownie out of the pan without destroying it?

Start by placing a platter (or any flat object) on top of the whole pan of brownies. Then, flip the whole thing. Now, lift off the pan, and if the brownies were properly baked, it should come right ...
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Open a bottle without bending the cap

To acquire a completely unbent bottle cap, break the bottle. This is messy and wasteful, and probably dangerous, but if you shatter the neck of the bottle into small pieces, most of the time the cap ...
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Keeping the spoon on the surface of a sucralose container

Maybe find a small spoon that is attracted by magnets then have a magnet glued to the lid and have the spoon affixed to the lid via the magnet. Example image:
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How to get water from can into bottles with less effort?

You can use a rubber tube/small hose. Put one end in the water, suck out the air from the other end until the water starts flowing. To stop the water from flowing lift the tube above the level of the ...
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Checking microwave proof containers

The standard method when I was young, and microwave ovens were new to the consumer market (i.e. had only recently started costing less than a used car), the standard test of any cookware was to fill a ...
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How do I make a lid for this bin?

In my cupboard, I have a small collection of (glass) lids that belonged to long-discarded, no longer non-stick non-stick pans. I use them when I need to cover a random bowl. 28 is a typical frying pan ...
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Open a bottle without bending the cap

You could use a paper sheet to open beer bottle having the non-twist metallic cap. Twist paper, fold it down to form as shown You could open beer bottle as shown The bottle caps will be left back ...
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What is the most appropriate type of water bottle for home use?

One thing you didn't mention was the caps for your glass bottles—cleaning them, replacing them, and how they last… or don't. What is the condition of the container cap? They're cheaply made for ...
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How do you turn water white?

First, the bad news—As there is no white dye, using a pigment is the only practical "solution" to the question. The problem with pigments is that they will settle to the bottom ultimately. ...
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How to clean out a peanut butter jar for recycling?

I have many chipmunks in my yard. After scraping out what I could, I put the plastic peanut butter jar in the yard, wedged between heavy plant containers. Tossing in a little bird seed makes it even ...
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How can you get the first brownie out of the pan without destroying it?

I line the pan with heavy aluminum foil, shiny side down. Then spray the foil with Pam or whatever. When brownies are done, sit the pan in cold water for a few minutes. Then lift the foil out with the ...
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What is the most appropriate type of water bottle for home use?

Glass or plastic doesn't matter. The biggest contributor to a long and odor-free life of a bottle is to not drink directly from the bottle. Instead: pour from the bottle into a drinking glass. Wash ...
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How do you turn water white?

I can think of a few options. Some of them may not work for you, depending on how you're using them. (For example, putting milk in a bottle may be a bad idea if it's out in the sun all day.) Use milk ...
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How to organize food containers better?

Why don't you just neatly stack them into drawers (They're fairly cheap and you can buy some small ones) or into shelves? I can see there is space for more shelves in the drawer-type thing you are ...
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Keeping the spoon on the surface of a sucralose container

Use a small sugar bowl and keep the spoon in that. Fill the sugar bowl from the giant cereal container as needed. The spoon can even help you do that neatly. Most sugar bowls have lids, and typically ...
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How to destroy personal information on courier package containers?

I peel the label off carefully as not to tear it. Then I use my personal shredder. To make sure that the blades don't get clogged with the sticky adhesive, I stick the label to a piece of paper that I ...
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Open a bottle without bending the cap

The answer given by Maneesh Mohan would work, but I would add that there are many possible ways to open a bottle from below like that. In my experience, different tools work better for different kinds ...
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How to clean out a peanut butter jar for recycling?

First, use the jar properly empty. When using the peanut butter, push the bits sticking to the side of the jar down into the main amount in the jar. If you do this regularly, you will not get a ...
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How do I fully utilize the pasty sauce on bottle with minimum wastage before discarding the bottle?

Use a bottle scraper. Full acknowledgements here. Almost every household in the Netherlands seems to have one, I have grown up with one in the kitchen drawer and there is at least one in my kitchen ...
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How do I fully utilize the pasty sauce on bottle with minimum wastage before discarding the bottle?

Ketchup and similar "pasty sauces" are thixotropic. They are non-Neutonian liquids whose viscosity changes with different external factors. (Water and other "normal" Neutonian liquids have a constant ...
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Marijuana Smell Blocking During Local Travel

Easy! Put it in a thoroughly cleaned jar. If you have a full 1/2 (14grams), you should be able to put this in the smallest sized mason jar. This is also great for general storage of legal /medical ...
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