Some tricks and hacks can be really ingenious, and so many generations use them. Yet some are forgotten over time, turning into some kind of "grandpa-style" tips.
WeGoRo decided to recall the past and collected 10 utterly useful tricks that were popular among our grannies.
Aspirin prevents water decay and helps to preserve chrysanthemums, carnations, gladioli, and roses. As for daffodils, it’s better to add a pinch of salt to the water. Use some vinegar for dahlias.
Put a rubber band on the hand, and then attach a pen to it with the cap facing the wrist. Now turn it 180°. The pen will now stay in the right position.
Salt will absorb most of the grease. Just sprinkle, wait, and shake. A large stain will be easier to wash off, and a small one will simply disappear.
Several drops of nail polish remover will make the polish not only more liquid but shinier. However, the main thing is not to add too much or it will become too watery.
You can easily clean even a greasy burned surface without special detergents. Simply add several tablespoons of salt to water, and boil for 15-20 minutes.
The usual soap only strengthens the purple color. This is why, to get rid of dark stains from beets or berries, it’s better to use lemon juice. Or you can simply rub your hands with a piece of lemon.
Salt won’t affect the eggs cracking, but it will prevent the egg white from leaking, leaving the natural taste as it is.
To ensure that fresh bread doesn’t fall apart when cutting it, first dip the knife into boiling water. You can also pour water from the kettle onto it. Then wipe the blade, and cut smooth slices.
Take a small potato, wash it, and cut it. Attach the cut side to a clean wound or bite, and fix it with a bandage or adhesive plaster.
Potatoes reduce itching and inflammation and help to moisturize a wound, which increases the healing speed. It helps with any bites and irritations.
Take a wristwatch, and rotate it so that the hour hand faces the sun. Then divide the angle between the hour hand and the number 1 in half. The line separating the angle will point to the south.
Illustrator Marat Nugumanov for BrightSide.me