Pakistanis might not be the best in the world at many things but finding shortcuts and figuring out creative ways to do regular tasks is something we excel at. From desi totkas to a long list of life hacks, this nation is well equipped with the art of sastay jugaars.
Lack of equipment or necessary tools is not something that can stop us from accomplishing our tasks, we’ll just make do with what we’ve got.
Here is a list of 10 such sastay jugaars which you can use to make the most out of a wretched situation.
1. Baking Soda and Aluminum Foil to Restore your Silver
If you have any silver utensils at home which have lost their shine, don’t throw them away just yet!
Mix two tablespoons of baking soda and a pinch of salt in hot water. Place aluminum foil on a glass dish and pour the baking soda mixed with hot water in a dish. Now place your utensils in the dish and leave them there for around 30 minutes.
This simple hack will restore the original shine of the silver, giving it a new lease of life.
2. Salt for Cleaning a Scorched Iron
An iron is bound to get scorched when used over a period of time. While it can still be used, it can ruin clothes and make them smell weird. To remedy this, all you need to do is spread several tablespoons of salt onto a soft cloth and rub the heated iron back and forth until the scorch marks disappear. Once the iron has cooled down, rub it with a damp cloth to remove any excess salt granules. It will leave your iron looking as good as new.
3. Cloves to Protect Your Sugar
No matter how big of an air tight jar you have, ants and insects somehow find their way in and make it their home.
To keep them away from your precious pot of diabetes, just put 2-3 cloves inside your jar. It’ll keep the bugs away and help in keeping your sugar moisture-free.
4. Plastic Bottle to Separate Egg Yolks
If you’re one of those people who eats only whites or are some sort of a psychopath (not judging), who eats only the yolk, then you probably go through the daily struggle of separating one from the other.
So, the next time you’re making your special eggs, just crack open the egg into a bowl and use a plastic bottle to suck in the egg yolk. You can then easily cook your desired portion according to your picky appetite.
5. Aluminum Foil to Resize Your Pan
If you have a bigger sized pan and need to bake some small portion, use some aluminum foil to put up a barricade and resize your pan according to your need!
6. Rice to Extract Out Moisture
From watches to mobile phones to tablets, if your device falls in a water tub and is soaked up to its last circuit, just dry the device using a blow dryer and put the gadget in a sack of rice. The rice will extract out every last drop of moisture and it is the only chance you have at using your precious device again.
7. Coconut Fiber Instead of Scrubbers
Using coconut fiber instead of plastic and metal scrubbers is not only more efficient but is friendly to the environment too. The tough fibres of a coconut husk are great for scrubbing away dirt and grime from utensils.
Naturally anti-bacterial and grease-resistant, these fibers do not have the chemicals found in man-made fibers and do not contribute to micro-plastics in our food chains.
8. Different Color Tips for Earbuds
If you don’t like the tiniest of compromises on your musical experiences and are tired of figuring out which earbud goes in which ear, just use different color tips to tell which ones which!
9. Woolen Socks to Stretch New Kicks
We’ve all been through the pain of buying some new shoes and not being able to wear them because they’re too tight and are yet to stretch according to our feet.
To save your feet from such torment, just wear some thick woolen socks and walk around wearing your new pair. The socks won’t let the shoes hurt your feet and will give them just the right amount of stretch to make them flex.
10. Aloe Vera for Heal Burns
If you receive a burn or a cut during your usual endeavors and don’t have any antiseptic nearby, just rub some aloe vera over the infected part. The aloe vera gel acts as a natural antibiotic and is extremely beneficial to your skin.
Add this to the list of plus points for keeping house plants!
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