1. Opening a Hard Boiled Egg
Anyone who has made hard boiled eggs understands the struggle of opening the egg when it is finished. There are some eggs that open up easily, while there are some eggs that can be very difficult to crack open, leaving behind pieces of shells. If you want to know that best way to open a hard boiled egg, it’s not about how you open it as much as it is how you cook it. If you put some baking soda in the water when you cook your eggs, your eggs will open up in just two large pieces.
2. Peeling a Banana
When you open a banana, you risk splitting the banana when you open it, turning it into mush. Some bananas can also be hard to peel. If you want to open your banana quickly and easily, you should open it from the opposite end. When you open the banana from the bottom, you will be opening it from the thick, solid end. This will ensure a firm, solid banana each time.
3. Chinese Food Takeout Container
Takeout Chinese food can be delicious as long as your order from the right place. When most people order takeout, they will get the food home, open the container and pour the contents into a plate or bowl. What you may not realize is this is one of the most common things you are opened wrong your whole life. The takeout carton can actually be opened up and turned into a plate. This makes it unnecessary to dirty a plate. When you are finished, you can just wrap up the makeshift plate and throw it in the trash.
4. Peeling a Mango
Peeling a mango can be a pain. Some people avoid buying mangos simply because peeling them can be such a hassle. What you may not realize is that you have been doing it the wrong way. There is a way to peel a mango which is much easier than peeling it the way you always have. To peel the mango you will only need a glass. Cut the mango in half and squeeze the rim of the glass between the peel and the mango and push down. The mango will push out of the peel and fall into the glass.
5. Opening a Tic Tac Container
Anyone who has ever eaten tic tacs knows that when they open the container, several tic tacs come out. This is because you aren’t opening the container correctly. Most people open the large flip top over on the top of the box. What they don’t know is that there is a smaller opening on the larger one that will dispense one tic tac at a time. Having two ways to dispense the tic tacs gives the option of eating just one tic tac or a whole mouthful.
6. Opening Up a Key Ring
Adding new keys can be a hassle because the key ring can be difficult to open up. If you have trouble getting the key ring open, use a staple remover. It is sharp and skinny enough to easily grasp the two pieces of metal and pull them apart. You will never need to struggle when you are putting new keys or your ring again.
7. Opening a Bag of Microwave Popcorn
When most people eat microwave popcorn they do one of two things. Some people will empty the popcorn and pour it into a bowl. Some people will eat right from the bag, which will leave them with buttery hands from the edges of the bag. The best way to eat popcorn is to use the bag as a bowl. Rather than opening the bag from the end, cut a hole in the middle. This will allow you to use the bag as a bowl. There will be no need to dirty a bowl or your hands.
8. Peeling an Orange
Oranges are delicious and very good for you. The only problem is that peeling an orange can be a huge hassle. It is not uncommon for pieces of the peel to get stuck underneath your fingernails. When you finally get the peeling started, tiny flakes and small pieces come off rather than a large strip. Luckily, there is a way to peel the orange quickly and easily without making a mess. Start by slicing off the base of the orange. Do the same for the top. Finally, cut the orange halfway through from top to bottom. This will allow you to easily open the orange and each piece will already be separated.
9. Opening a Juice Box
Most people will open their child’s juice box by poking the straw into the hole. While this is the correct way to open the juice box, there is more to it. If you pull up the top seams on the side of the juice box, they will act a handle. This will prevent your child from squeezing too hard and spilling the juice all over themselves.
10. Opening a Bag of Fritos
Rather than pouring your Fritos into a bowl, you can make the bag into a bowl. Simply open the bag in the front with a pair of scissors. Remove the front flap completely, and you will have a makeshift bowl to eat your Fritos from.
11. Open a Stubborn Jar
There is nothing worse than needing to open a jar but you can’t. If you are having trouble getting a jar open, wrap a thick rubber band around the cover. This will give you a better grip when you are using all of your strength to get the lid off. If you need a really good grip, you may need to use several elastic bands. It is a good idea to keep a bag full of them in the house at all times.
12. Open a Beer Bottle Without an Opener
There is nothing worse than buying beer and realizing that the bottle is not a twist off cap. If you don’t have a beer opener, you could be in a real bind. Luckily, there are a few ways to open the bottle with items that you may have around your house. One of the most classic ways is with a lighter. You can also try a pair of pliers or a staple remover. If you have nothing and you are not worried about doing any damage to the counter top, you can line the cap up with the edge of the top and tap it hard.
13. Open Vacuum Sealed Products
Anyone who has tried to open a vacuum sealed package knows that it can be incredibly difficult. Most products are sealed with a zipper like seal and there is a plastic piece that you are meant to pull. Unfortunately, the plastic part can be impossible to pull open. It can also be time consuming. If you use a can opener, it will make opening the package faster and easier.
14. Open a Bottle of Wine
There is nothing worse than having a bottle of wine and no corkscrew. If you don’t have a bottle opener, you can actually open a bottle of wine using your shoe. Simply put your bottle of wine in a hard-soled shoe with the bottom of the bottle inside of the shoe. Next, give the sole of the shoe a few hits against the wall and the cork will pop right off. As long as you own hard soled shoes, you can always have a glass of wine.
15. Open a Door Without a Key
There is nothing worse than being locked out of your house. If this happens and you don’t want to wait for a locksmith, you can try to get in on your own. Most doorknobs have a tiny hole close to the keyhole. If you have an eyeglass screwdriver or a paper clip, simply push it into the hole and move it around until you hit the mechanism correctly and the door unlocks.
16. Opening a Can of Pringles
Pringles are very easy to open. The hard part is when you try to get the chips out of the can without breaking them. Rather than sticking your hand in and getting stuck or pouring them into your palm, you can use a simple piece of paper. Fold the paper in half and then push it into the can. Gently slide the paper out, and you will get neatly stacked chips that are ready to be eaten.
17. Open a Coconut
Most people avoid buying coconuts because they are so difficult to open. It is actually not as difficult as you think. The first thing that you want to do is get the juice out. To do this, simply screw a corkscrew into the eyes of the coconut. Put it over a glass or bowl and allow the juice to drain. To open it to get the fruit, put it in a plastic bag and hit it with a hammer, a concrete floor, or with any hard object. When you open the bag, the coconut should be cracked open so that you can easily access the fruit.
18. Open an Avocado Without a Knife
If you don’t have a knife nearby to open your avocado, you can still eat it. Start by peeling a small area with your fingers at both sides. Next, squeeze the two areas where you peeled the skin. When you peel, the fruit will come right out. It is the safest and easiest way that you can open your avocado.