12 Hacks From the Past That Are Still Useful Today

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Real superheroes were our grandparents. They knew how to deal with everyday problems such as predicting the weather and dealing with household tasks without having to use modern technology or looking for answers on the Internet. While younger generations may be quite cynical about the methods used by people in the past, some of the solutions are so innovative that many modern techniques can give us a head start.

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If there’s something in your eye that you can’t remove, there’s a simple remedy to ease the pain and remove the particle. All you need is castor oil and a sharp end paintbrush. Apply some oil to the brush and drop castor oil into your eye corner (please speak to your ophthalmologist about the treatment and use the castor oil they recommend). Be careful— the drop is supposed to fall out, so don’t put the brush in your eye!

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Splinters can be really painful and hard to get rid of, but without any discomfort, there is an old trick to remove them. Take a large bottle and pour in hot water. The water is supposed to cover the boundary. Push the bottle softly to the area affected. It will create a vacuum effect that draws down the flesh and helps remove the splinter from the hot steam.

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The fastest but not always the most effective way to clean up messes is to pick up pieces of broken glass with a vacuum cleaner. Our grandmothers would recommend that we use a thin, wet cloth. This helps pick up even the smallest bits and after using this, you can just throw away the rag, reducing the risk of using the glass to cut yourself.

There’s a way to remove a stain on your favorite mug without using any chemicals. Take a peel of the lemon, place some salt on it, and scrape the stain until it disappears. Salt acts as a gentle exfoliator while the lemon helps get rid of the fat and adds a pleasant smell.

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Although freshly baked bread smells and tastes delicious, slicing it into thin slices can be a real challenge. Fortunately, this problem can be solved quickly and easily. Put a knife in hot water to warm the blade, wipe it dry and slice the bread loaf with it quickly. If the knife has cooled down, try again.