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Thursday, August 18, 2016
Did you know you can use rubber bands to open soda bottles, Mason jars, and more? Save your wrists and grips — rubber bands will come to your rescue! And what's more, rubber bands improve traction in many areas and with household products. In the Kitchen To crack open a Coke,...
Monday, April 18, 2016
Rubber bands can be used in a number of versatile ways around the kitchen to make everyday chores easier. Keeping these 16 rubber band tricks in mind can help you avoid common kitchen mishaps. 1. Bottle/Jar Opener: Every now and again, people run into a bottle or jar who’s top just...
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
We’ve all dealt with the annoyance of our spoon falling into the pot after stirring. Rubber bands are here as a quick fix so we don’t lose our utensils in our food! Wrap a rubber band near the top of the handle on the spoon and rest it on the pan or pot. Not only will it prevent the spoon...
Thursday, January 07, 2016
Whether you’re a chef at a five-star restaurant or cook at home for one, it is important that your cutting board does not slide around. Prevent your cutting board from slipping by placing two rubber bands around it. This simple rubber band hack will allow you to slice your cucumber faster and...
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Once you cut into an apple, it doesn’t stay good for very long. Apples turn yellow and dry out very quickly. Next time you cut an apple into wedges, use a rubber band to put it back together. This will keep it from drying out. Not only is this easy and handy, but it is better for the environment...
Thursday, November 19, 2015
We all know that babies and toddlers are always on the go and crawling around the house. Don’t worry about buying cupboard locks when you can secure your kitchen cabinets with rubber bands. All you have to do is wrap rubber bands tightly between cupboard knobs and handles to lock them up.  (Photo...
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Tired of garbage bags sliding around and falling before you’ve even filled it up? Keep your trash tidy – and use fewer bags – with no-slip bands that allow you to fill your can to the top. Watch the video to see how simple and easy it can be.  
Thursday, July 02, 2015
A cup of tea is helpful for so many things. It can help you sleep, cure a sore throat and, of course, what is a tea party without some perfectly brewed tea? If you’ve made tea before, I’m sure you can relate to how frustrating it can be to have tea bag sink and pull the paper tab in with...
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Cooks around the world know the kitchen can pose its share of challenges, even if you don’t have Gordon Ramsay yelling at you.  Image via imgarcade.com Many dishes involve the use of a strainer. Transferring items from a bowl to a strainer back to a bowl can be a hassle.  Image...
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
  Potlucks are fun occasions for many reasons. Enjoying a meal at the table is a great way to form and build relationships with family, friends, co-workers, etc. A possible downside to a potluck is transporting your dish from your kitchen to your destination, especially if your dish is...
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Heading into the final weekend before Thanksgiving, you may be thinking of ways to decorate your kitchen table for the holiday. Look no further! We came across a blog post from Fab Housewife that can help you create a festive centerpiece at your table this Thanksgiving. What you need: that...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
“When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” Plenty of people apply this philosophy when dining out at Chinese and Japanese restaurants by using chopsticks to enjoy their food. Chopsticks can be tricky to handle for those accustomed to forks. Using this rubber band hack, you won’t go...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
We recently came across a recipe for cabbage steaks from Everyday Maven. Yes, cabbage steaks! As Everyday Maven points out, if you love cabbage, you will love this scrumptious dish. If you’re on the fence, this tasty rendition just may convert you into a cabbage-craver. Why do we love...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Christmas is one week away. As we were putting finishing touches on our decorations and planning festive menus to serve on our holiday tables, we came across a cookie recipe that we loved and wanted to share. The best part: A rubber band is the secret ingredient behind these beauties. Here’s...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Thanksgiving is just days away. Many will take pride in cooking a filling spread for their families, and all will undoubtedly find pleasure in eating it. Preparing this amount of food can be hectic. While a rubber band cannot prepare the whole feast for you, it can help you hold things together...
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Halloween is just a couple days away, and we came across a spooky craft we just had to share. It’s sure to be a hit at any Halloween party! What you need: water, gloves, a freezer and a rubber band. This craft begins on the night before Halloween by filling up your rubber glove with as much...
Friday, October 18, 2013
“I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up” may be the cry of your dishtowel. Many overlook finding a reliable place to keep their dishtowel in the kitchen. One common solution is draping it over the handle of the stove or dishwasher. However, if the dishtowel does not have a good...
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Taking the trash out is not a fun chore. It is made worse when you have to reach inside the garbage to grab the trash bag that fell inside the container. Nobody wants that nasty, smelly muck on his or her hands, but someone has to do it, right? While taking out the trash is inevitable, the crafty...
Friday, October 04, 2013
Apples are a very popular and healthy snack. Many enjoy cutting them into slices because they are easier to eat and can be dipped in peanut butter or caramel this way. However, unless you eat the slices right after the apple has been cut up, they will quickly turn brown. However, thanks to rubber...
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Everyone has encountered a container that was beyond difficult to open. You’ve probably tried all the tricks – beating the lid with a utensil, running hot water over the seal or enlisting the help of everyone around you for one grueling, sweat-inducing attempt after another. Whatever...
Thursday, August 01, 2013
We have all been here before: You are indulging in a food contained by a large bowl; oftentimes cereal or soup.  Whatever your dish may be, at some point you must set the spoon down, and then it happens: Your spoon falls in the dish. Now you must place your bare hand in the bowl and dig...
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
In Arkansas, we don't have many opportunities to catch fresh lobster. We have crawfish in these parts, but their pinchers are too small for this use. I get my lobsters at the grocery store with the bands already on them. If you are lucky enough to catch a lobster or if...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Don’t be too nervous to wash those delicate glass pieces in the dishwasher. Instead of washing them by hand, secure wayward stemware in the dishwasher by tethering it to the machine's prongs with rubber bands. The rubber band will hold wobbly items to the rack and keep them from knocking...
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Distinguishing whether that is flour or sugar you are putting in your coffee can be a bad way to start your day. Stretch a thick rubber band around each of your canisters and label it with a permanent marker. You can also use them to mark the supply level, which will help you see at a glance if you...
Friday, November 16, 2012
Thanksgiving is fast approaching and all I want to say is…bring on the baking. Whether it is green bean, macaroni and cheese, or sweet potato casserole, nothing completes the holidays like a freshly baked, home-cooked, side dish.  As you gather ingredients at the grocery store in...
Friday, November 09, 2012
Rubber bands help with a lot of interesting craft projects, but did you know they are also utilized by the seafood industry? It’s true.  Visit your local seafood establishment and you’ll see most of the lobsters have rubber bands on their claws. According to online sources,...
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart.  ~Gene Tunney In today’s blog, we’d like to highlight a couple of GREAT rubber band uses submitted by Cornelia from Arkansas. “Recycle and repurpose” is her motto. She says, “My trainer wants me...