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Eight Things You’ve Probably Been Using The Wrong Way Your Whole Life

Today I have discovered 11 mistakes that most people unknowingly make on a daily basis.

Heating your leftovers in a square containerWhat you don't know is that, square containers don’t heat your food evenly, which result in dry and sometimes burnt meals. That’s why you're recommended to spread your food on a circular dish in order to get your meal nice and warm. Moreover, you should avoid heating your food in plastic containers because they can leak harmful chemicals into your food. That applies especially to fatty foods, like meat and cheese.

Filing your nails back and forthThe right way is to start from the corners of the nails and file toward the center without going back and forth. Make sure to not do it too fast, because this is something that can ruin your desired shape.

You don’t fold the coffee filter before placing it in the coffeemakerThe way to place your filter is by simply folding the 2 edges. This method will offer extra strength so that the filter won’t collapse and give you actual coffee instead of warm water.

Wiping mirrors with paper towelsActually, paper towels can leave small traces of lint on your mirror. But if you use a microfiber cloth, it is 100% lint-free and dries out the surface pretty fast. Remember that you need a proper glass cleaner and not just any cleaning spray.

Brushing your hair from top to bottomThis particular method will simply produce more breakage and damage and also cause the creation of more knots. And to avoid this, you should first brush the ends of your hair and slowly work your way to the top. Spend as much time as you need on the knots and don’t force your brush over them. Also, make sure that you are using the right type of brush depending on the state and needs of your hair.

Salting your food before microwaving itAccording to food science, salt has the tendency to break apart when it meets water. Therefore, when you put salt on your food before microwaving it, your meal will come out dry on the spot where you put the salt. That’s why it is better to season your food right after taking it out of the microwave.

You clean your wooden cutting board with just soapWashing your chopping board with soap isn’t enough to clean all the excess dirt. That’s why, once in a while, it’s necessary to sprinkle salt all over the wooden surface and rub it with half a lemon. Remember to rinse it afterward with a lot of extra hot water.

Leaving on the wooden spoon next to the saucepanIf you instead put your wooden spoon on top of the saucepan, the water will never boil out of the pan. This is because when water bubbles come in contact with something below 100°C (212°F), they tend to calm down.

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