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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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How to separate plastic grocery bags?

If I'm in the produce section, I touch a piece of wet produce to moisten my finger tips and open the produce bag. If I'm checking out, I either touch some moist produce in my cart, or hold a small ...
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How to only make one trip when carrying groceries

Use a folding shopping cart, which you can keep in the trunk/back or behind a seat. You could combine it with the carabiners that @DrMoishe Pippik mentioned above, so you can hang bags (or other ...
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How to reduce size of bubble wraps?

Discard it as is. Roll it up and secure it with some string or tape. Don't bother to put it into another piece of plastic (the bag) which adds to the plastic pollution of the planet. Alternately, ...
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How to separate plastic grocery bags?

I'm surprised no one mentioned this. I know this is not a direct answer to your question, but another answer is to take your own bags! I know, I know, but hear me out - if the issue is simply that you ...
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How can I get all the applesauce out of the jar?

The jar appears to be plastic. If so, you could use sharp and sturdy shears to cut the jar in half, vertically, through the mouth and down to the bottom. Once the jar is separated into two halves, it ...
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How can I get all the applesauce out of the jar?

Please keep the jar upside down in a kitchen container one over night. Try and repeat this until your jar finishes. You can not expect to get entire content perfectly using this technique as it ...
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How can I get all the applesauce out of the jar?

Here's a little "tip" that works for me. Try tipping the jar slightly as you tap the bottom corner of the jar against the counter top or the palm of your other hand. After several "taps" in the same ...
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How do I safely transport a wine bottle in my check-in luggage when flying?

Put the bottle in a few plastic airtight bags, just in case (could be ordinary shopping bags but check that they are not damaged, and tie them tightly. Discard if they leak air). Then pack your ...
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How to reduce size of bubble wraps?

I am thinking about using some kind of wire brush or metal curry comb. There are some wire brushes in the shape of cylinder that you could simply bowl on that bubble wrap. If brush is sharp enough ...
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How to straight out wrinkled printed receipt

Get a thick, heavy book. Open it to the back. Put the receipt flat on the page, and close the book. Leave it that way for 24 hours. You can also put a weight on top of the book when it is closed. The ...
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How to restore Sticker's stickiness?

Use Eclectic Products, Inc.'s "E6000 Extreme Tack" repositionable glue. I've been using it on paper scrapbooking stickers that do not stick to my matte-finish painted interior walls (paper-on-paper ...
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How can I remove the plastic seal inside new coffee jar in its whole?

Removing the seal you show has become a personal challenge for me too. I experimented with all different techniques; but, I was late to the game. Before I found a workable solution someone else ...
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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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What's the usage of the compartment underneath the cover of a suitcase?

The "X" strap has a small clasp in the centre. Unclip that and spread the two halves open. Place folded sweaters, dress shirts, skirts, and other folded outerwear in the lid compartment. Close the X ...
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What kinds of clothes are suitable to be packed in ziploc bags?

From my experience, most clothes work fine in vacuum ziplock bags. The only ones you should avoid are clothes with heavy embellishments (especially sequins) as the sealing can damage/bend/break them. ...
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How to separate plastic grocery bags?

Look at the edges of the bag. Don't mess with the end of the bag where the opening is. The edges are often folded in an accordion-like way. If you put the edge between your fingers and rub, you can ...
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How to separate plastic grocery bags?

I struggle with this, and will not lick my fingers, etc. I bought some Silicone Key Wraps, and put an extra one on my key chain. I just rub that silicone ring down on the bag, and POOF, it separates ...
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How to only make one trip when carrying groceries

Get a cardboard box from the super market. Most supermarkets I've found will happily give you a banana box or similar cardboard box for free. (Ask the person stocking the produce section). You can ...
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How to separate plastic grocery bags?

I realized today after a friend's post about this that my method seems uncommon yet easy. I see only one person mentioned it among other methods within their post. Put the bag flat between hands with ...
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How can I get all the applesauce out of the jar?

Let it warm up when you want to get the last amounts out of the jar. Spoilage will not be a concern if it's at room temperature for 24 hours. When it's warmer, it will be less viscous, and will ...
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How to use Postcard stamps to send a regular letter

Stamps are stamps, at least in the United States. Right now, your post card stamps are worth 34 cents each, and a typical letter costs 49 cents to mail. So yes, you can put 2 postcard stamps on a ...
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How do I safely transport a wine bottle in my check-in luggage when flying?

I carried a beer bottle in my flight, I wrapped the bottle with news papers and cloth and lots of tape. Make sure you cover the edges too, since they can easily crack, and also make sure that no heavy ...
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How can I get all the applesauce out of the jar?

Create a centrifuge from an old motor? You might be able to tie a rope around the bottom of the middle and swing it.
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A complex book with a spread containing 3 pages A4

Packing tape (and most other tapes) deteriorates over time. The plastic backing often slips across the glue, leaving the glue exposed, so you end up with a sticky mess. You need a tape that's designed ...
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How to separate plastic grocery bags?

Hold the bag to your lips where you want to open.. then take a breath & blow hard .. should separate bag enough to open fully ... of course the manufacturer could make one edge oversized or one ...
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How to separate plastic grocery bags?

I could never bring myself to lick my fingers. Just me I guess. How about grasping the bottom of your shirt or blouse and rubbing the top edges of the plastic bag with it. That might give enough ...
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What kinds of clothes are suitable to be packed in ziploc bags?

In general, you can put anything you like in a ziploc vacuum bag, but in my experience, if the air is completely vacuumed out, almost everything will be creased when taken out if the items are left in ...
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How can I get rid of large amounts of cardboard boxes

I didn't see this option already, but they do make a nice backyard fire. I had a hundred cardboard boxes and it was really overwhelming trying to figure out what to do with them. The burn up pretty ...
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