Do you know what this is? Just a few will remember

Do you remember using some of them back in the days. It had many uses, different purposes.

Before Before pull tabs or twist caps, the pointy ends of these tools were used to puncture beer and soda cans — But it wasn’t just one hole, nope, you needed two holes..one hole was for pouring and the other was for ventilation. They were known as Church Keys. Now do you remember? Please Rasplove if you do

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20+ ‘same’ things that most people don’t know are actually different

Has someone ever told you that you used a wrong word? Well, you’re not alone. Many people confuse terms without even knowing it. You might think that it’s usually the English language learners who get the names of concepts or objects all mixed up, but it’s not unusual for native speakers to get tangled up in misconceptions too.

The truth is, some terms seem so synonymous that people don’t even bother to look them up. So, if you ever find yourself in an argument whether muffins have icing or whether tofu and panner are the same thing, it might mean that you need to do some research. But no worries. This time we’ve got you covered. Inspired by a Scoop Whoop post we dug around and collected some of the most confusing words to explain the differences between them.

Check out if you’ve made any of these mistakes and let us know in the comments.

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17 things you used to do that show you’re old now

The times are constantly changin’ and unfortunately, you are too!
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Do you remember the original gameboy or did you used to play with a cabbage patch kid? Ever owned a boombox? Hate to break it to you ladies, but those are just some of the signs that you’re old!

We all like to ignore the idea by using anti-wrinkle moisturiser and wearing spanx, but sadly, there are some other indications based on what you did in your younger years that suggest you’re maturing. Here’s some tell tale signs that you’re getting on…

1. You used to use the TV guide or newspaper to see what to watch…


That weekly TV Guide would be covered in pen from circling everyone’s favourite show.

2. …And you’d have to keep a strict TV schedule in place

It’s difficult now to envision not being able to watch any show at any time! Back then, if it meant running home from school or work and eating your dinner so quick you felt like you were gonna barf, you’d do it. Got a strict schedule to uphold!

3. You’d tape your favourite episode of a TV Show


VHS was life. In my house you could only tape if it was your fave show or movie. Mom’s orders. And you’d take real pride in labelling it accordingly.

4. America’s Funniest Home Videos was your YouTube


Remember when the only way to watch viral videos was to tune in with Bob Saget every week? Then sorry, but you’re old! Bob was the first host to the show back in 1989 (almost 30 years ago!).

5. You’d buy an album just to listen to one song


Without Spotify, Youtube or Apple Music, how else were you gonna listen to it? Alternatively, you would wait literally all day next to the radio hoping it would come on.

6. You used 1800-COLLECT call


Brownie points if you recall the commercials with the likes of Ed O’Neill, Daman Wayans and Mr T. But remember trying to smash the system by squeezing your whereabouts into the name recording so your mom could pick you up without paying? Ah, good times.

7. You memorized phone numbers or had a huge address book
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Before cell phones, this was the only option. No caller ID too! You usually knew your family and friends off by heart and then everyone else was in a huge matted address book in the house. Cell phones have been around for over 30 years now, so if you did this one, bad luck.

8. You rented videos

RIP Blockbuster Video. The best Fridays were going there with your girlfriends to get a rental and popcorn. But sadly ladies, this era is well and truly over. If you went before they started DVD’s, you may be getting on but at least you got the full Blockbuster experience.

9. John Hughes was your king

So I suppose you could be young for this one if you’re a movie buff with excellent taste, but if you watched John Hughes’ films in your youth then you won’t be far off the age of Molly Ringwald and Emilio Estevez. Say no more…

10. You owned a Cabbage Patch Kid

But it has to be first edition, when Coleco was making them. Cabbage Patch Kids still live on today but they’re not the global craze they once were. If you had one when they were a world wide phenomenon and literally all your friends had one, then you’re most definitely up in years.

11. You used disposable cameras

I mean, I know they’re making a comeback but I’m talking about when these were crucial on a holiday, made up the family photo album and took ages to develop. Can you envision the wait now?

12. You owned an original nintendo product

Super Mario Bros changed lives. Even if he was made of about four pixels back then. If you owned the Game Boy when it was released back in 1989, you’re advancing in years but if you had any of the Game and Watch products then extra points for being extra mature!

13. You remember what the internet used to look like

This image gives me shivers. Remember when the internet was so basic yet so slow? Ladies we may be getting on but at least the internet has developed with us. Not to mention…

14. You had to wait while the internet dialled up

That crazy dial up sound would leave you anxious and excited. And to think, no one could call you whilst it was on! I remember many family arguments over wanting to use the phone.

15. Buying your concert tickets at a music store

Even if it meant queueing all day or getting to the store two hours early. Before the internet became more advanced it was the only way!

16. You were obsessed with The Cosby Show

And we still are, I might add?! Also Married with Children and Cheers, But if these shows were part of your weekly routine then you’re pretty much ancient. Sorry.

17. You owned these multi colour click pensImage result for 80’s pens


A must have for your pencil case. I felt like the coolest kid in school back in the day! I’d change colour with each word when I was feeling extra wacky.

And there you have it ladies. Feeling old? I hope not! Treat this as a lovely trip down memory lane. And don’t stress, ageing is a natural process! The good news is getting older happens to everyone, and in twenty years the millennials will look back on a similar list where I-phone 7’s and hoverboard’s are old news.

And if in doubt, remember what Aunty Acid says…‘If I’ve learnt anything in my 22 years on earth, it’s that it’s okay to lie about your age’.

What do you remember from back in the day? Let’s be old together! Comment below with anything you used to do and don’t forget to share this for your fellow friends to see!

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Macy’s: 42-Piece Dinnerware Sets On Sale For $38 (Regularly $120)

If you’re in the market for a new set of dishes, consider checking out these discounted sets at Macys.com.

There are three 42-piece dinnerware sets from Gibson on sale for $37.99, which is a steep discount from the regular price of $120.

We found these sets on the Macy’s website, so you’ll want to call your local store and see if they are offering a similar deal.

You can get free shipping from Macy’s when you spend $99, or select free in-store pickup!

Here are some of the crisp, white dinnerware sets that are super affordable right now:

Gibson White Elements Hampton Square Set
This 42-piece square set is modern and chic.

It comes with dinner plates, dessert plates, bread plates, cereal bowls, round bowls, fruit bowls and dip bowls.


Gibson White Elements Lexington Set
This 42-piece set is round and features a woven embellishment.

This ceramic set is dishwasher and microwave safe!

Gibson White Elements Paloma Set
Here’s another round set, this one with a classic embossing pattern. Reviewers gave this set high marks and said they used these dishes for everyday use.

Other Deals You Can Find At Macy’s Right Now
Macy’s has some other really great home goods on sale right now — it’s our lucky day!

Right now, this Ralph Lauren Classic 100% cotton blanket is also on sale for just $17.99-$23.99, a huge discount from the regular price of $90-$120.


Macy’s also has several 12-piece glassware sets on sale for $9.99, a huge drop from the regular price of $30.

There are stemless wine glasses included in this deal, if you’ve been meaning to refresh your red wine set!


These large tumblers are perfect for everyday use and each glass can hold 16 ounces of your favorite beverage.

Or, this set of 12 white wine glasses would make a perfect gift for someone who just bought a house.


There’s also a set of 12 red wine glasses included in this deal, so no matter what type of wine you like to drink, you can refresh your cabinets with some new glassware!

These Tommy Hilfiger bath towels are also on sale big time. They’re marked down to $1.99-$4.99 from the regular prices of $8 to $16.


And if you’ve been eyeing a KitchenAid stand mixer, consider this one from Macy’s in silver metallic. It’s discounted to $219.99 right now (regularly $499.99).


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22 things that could be the next fidget spinner

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1. A fidget toy modeled after a bike chain with six customizable colors.

Promising review: «My 10-year-old has been asking for a fidget toy for some time now. She wanted the spinner type like everyone else, but I decided to give her something different so she could be unique. This did the trick. She likes to play with it on long car drives and she showed it off to her friends at gymnastics. And like I expected, the other kids liked hers because it was different. It keeps her busy and quiet in the car — and probably more important — off her tablet.» —Jasen L. Dill

Get it from Amazon for $9.90.

2. Squishy «mochi» animal friends that can easily be put in pockets or placed on desks. They don’t make any noise and are easy to clean, so they make good companions.

Promising review: «My kids loved these since they arrived and have not stopped playing with them. When they are angry they squeeze it and it has helped at times. They have gotten very dirty but I just rinse them with water and let them air dry and they are as good as new.» —Miriam Mendoza

Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $7.69 or 20 from Walmart for $18.87.

3. An orbiter for magnet aficionados. You can spin the metal ball around the magnetic orbiter to relieve stress.

Promising review: «This is a cooler alternative to a traditional fidget spinner. It works very smoothly: We hold the big piece and swing the small one around it. It comes with a nice black container and a pouch. My boys enjoy playing with this.» —spectrum805

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

4. Eye-popping animal keychains to squeeze when you need something repetitive to do with your hands.


Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $8.99.

5. A flippy chain gadget you can discreetly play with whenever your fingers need something to do. It’s silent and fits nicely in the palm of your hand.

Promising review: «I bought this little thing for my 11-year-old son. He’s anxious and overly worried. This little thing has stopped him from biting his fingers and peeling skin from his lips. I bought him another, just in case he loses this one. It’s quiet, fits in his pocket, doesn’t distract anyone in class and apparently other students want it too.» —Dog Daze

Get it from Amazon for $1.21 (available in five colors).

6. A pail of slime — they’re easy to make or buy, and come in a ton of different colors and styles. Sometimes even the containers have a fun design.


Get the fruit from Amazon for $9.99 or the gold foil from EmeraldCitySlimes on Etsy for $2.75+.

7. A fidget cube that offers a lot more for anxious hands to do than your standard fidget spinner. You can rotate the joystick, press rubber bottoms, spin the metal ball, rub the worry stone, move the gears, and click a switch.

Promising review: «First things first, if you’re looking for a fidget cube, look no further, this is absolutely perfect in every way! The housing of this cube is a nice rubberized plastic that feels sturdy, and is solidly built. The buttons are nice rubber buttons, they feel like buttons on a television remote, with three that make audible clicks, and two ‘dead’ buttons that still press, but make no noise. The joystick is comparable to that of a gaming controller, and flows smoothly and feels great as well. The switch is nice with a satisfying click, however if you’d like to be silent, give it a soft and slow click, and it won’t make any noise. The spinner is superb, you can set that end on a table, give it a spin, and it just goes and goes! Nice smooth and easy spinning! The ‘worry stone’ rubs nicely I guess, that’s the only side I don’t really have much use for, but if that’s something you like, it won’t disappoint! But now onto my favorite side, the ball and gears, the gears roll nicely in both directions with no resistance, and the ball rolls just as well, and much to my surprise, the ball clicks as well when you push it, which I love!» —Rheanel Breshears

Get it from Amazon for $1.94+ (available in 10 colors) or Walmart for $4.99 (available in black).

8. An egg stress toy for getting out some shpilkes and working up an appetite.

Promising review: «I love these eggs. I’ve bought splatter balls before, but I LOVE the eggs. I find they feel better than the other shapes. I really like that they have a yolk floating around in them, as I like to squeeze it to the edge, or squeeze on just the yolk. These splat and then reform very easily. The only real downside is that they won’t last forever.» —Stacy

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $12.99.

9. Or a puking egg toy for some gross-out humor to lighten your mood.

The goo spills out of the egg when you squeeze it, and then gets sucked back in.

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $8.99.

10. Pencil toppers inspired by nuts and bolts for a subtle activity always within hand’s reach.

Each topper has a different texture so they all feel different to play with.

Promising review: «Two out of four are silent… the other two make slight clicking sounds as they move up and down, which can get a child in trouble in class. I sent the quiet ones to school and kept the others at home for homework times.» —Jessica

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $8.52 or 12 from Walmart for $17.99.

11. A Swingy Thing — a wooden toy with 52 challenges like spinning all the swings except one or spinning them in different directions. You can also just absent-mindedly swing the toy.


This frustrating little device will help develop logic skills and hand-eye coordination.

Get it from Amazon for $13.95, Vat19 for $9.95, or Jet for $12.94.

12. A weighted fidget stick you can roll, push, and flip. You can even play a game where you try to push the stick just right to flip it over.

Promising review: «I really can not stop playing this. It’s easy and simple. I think it’s way better than the fidget spinner because my fingers are so short and I could never spin that thing fast enough.» —Chloe

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in five colors).

13. Squishy toys that rise slowly after you squeeze them so you can watch them gradually retake shape, and breathe a little easier. They’re also cream scented!

Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $14.99.

14. An emoji stress ball for a sensory toy worth texting about.

Promising review: «Ordered these for my son. He’s four and has autism and sensory issues. He adores these squashy balls. Especially the ones with more little balls on the inside suspended in liquid. It’s amazing how long these hold up to intense toddler play. Very calming and great for sensory feedback.» —Magda

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $12.97.

15. A mermaid ball with reversible sequins to pet when your fingers need something to do.

It even has a strap on the back so you can keep it secured while you play.

Promising review: «This is great in my son’s backpack for troubling times on the school bus. It helps him focus on what’s in front of him and not everything going on around him.» —Holly Lee

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

16. A pouch of netting with a ball inside — it lacks a catchy, marketable name, but the sensory toy can be good for stress, autism, ADHD, or light physical therapy for stiff fingers and joints.

Promising review: «This is a wonderful fidget toy. I’m a mental health professional and so I use it for kids ages 11-18 as a fidget toy for when they are anxious, and I also passed them out to attendees of a mental health trauma training I did last week. Everyone thinks these fidget toy is just wonderful and loves to play with it — both adults and kids. Great buy!» —Michelle

Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $7.97+.

17. Chewable pencil tops that’ll save you from accidentally snapping into a pen and getting a mouthful of ink.

It comes with a free chewable bracelet. Just make sure not to give these to small children because it could become a choking hazard.

Promising review: «My son (with autism) LOVES these! He seeks out soft chewy surfaces so I’ve been returning lots of chewy necklaces or bracelets because they’re too tough. I bought a set of chewy bracelets that included one of these horse chewies as a free sample, and he loved them more than the bracelets! Now, I’m back for more horses. The first chew horse ended up losing its head because it developed a rip right under the neck. Since they’re silicone, I just cut it off so that it wouldn’t become a choking hazard and he continued chewing on the base.» —LawyerMom

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $7.59.

18. A classic spinning top to de-stress and prove to yourself you’re not stuck in a dream.

Promising review: «I bought several and they were all great. Especially for the money. Very soothing for people with anxiety.» —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

19. A fidget pad inspired by a video game controller for a familiar and comforting toy to click and press when your hands need something to do.

Promising review: «I feel embarrassed to admit how many fidget toys I have laying around to compare this to, but hey, I do actually have ADHD, so that’s my excuse. That said, this is by far the best as far as tactile feel. The joystick in particular is stellar, and it probably the only one I’ve encountered on any of these types of things that even feels remotely like a joystick. My only criticism is that the non-clicky buttons are lackluster, and the little spring-slider on the side has a tendency to snap back loudly, so beware not to play with that one or else you’ll annoy folks. Everything else is fantastic!» —Rev. Gallard

Get it from Amazon for $6.23.

20. A spinny cube that fits neatly back into place when you’re done spinning, so it feels extra satisfying.


Promising review: «This thing here can knock a person out, much heftier than I expected it to be, and absolutely mesmerizing.» —Shy

Get it from Amazon for $7.52.

21. Tangle toys that can be molded into various shapes and come in various color schemes. You can take them apart and reassemble so it’ll feel like a new toy every day.

Promising review: «We have a foster son with PTSD who tends to pick at his fingers/nails when he feels anxious or is triggered (which is often). Just a few days after getting these, I got an email from his teacher that he had been triggered by something and that he realized it, took out his Tangle Jr., and asked to sit off to the side of the classroom to use it and calm down, then was able to rejoin the class a few minutes later. HUGE progress.» —toinfinityandbiond

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $12.88+ (available in seven colors), a pack of eight from Jet for $23.45, or a pack of 12 from Walmart for $38.95.

22. And chewable necklaces — heroic objects that are safe to gnaw on and easily accessible.


Get the superhero one for $7.55+ (available in three heroes) or the beaded one for $15.97 (available in two colors).

Everyone else is going to be so jealous.

Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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Parkland students are trolling their mandatory clear backpacks by carrying things that scare conservatives the most

Survivors of a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, returned from spring break to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and were greeted by new security measures. Among other new regulations, the school staff provided the students with the newest mandatory accessories: a transparent backpack. The administration claims that this regulation will boost safety, but the students hate it. One of the biggest issues for this backlash has a lot to do with the female reproductive system — tampons and other menstrual thingies became impossible to hide. Saying they are beginning to feel as if inside a jail, the teens have already come up with a solution that perfectly expresses both their solidarity for natural feminine stuff and rage against the current gun situation in the country. Only it might infuriate a few conservative minds.

Tampons. The students are filling the new backpacks with loads and loads of tampons. «I only got lights. I didn’t know. Getting supers for tomorrow,» student Cameron Kasky tweeted. «Sizes, pricing… I’m learning new things about women’s health right now. This stuff is expensive. Steps must be taken to make these health products easier to access.»

However, Rachel Padnis, a 16-year-old sophomore at Majory Stone Douglas, has a slightly different opinion. «Personally, I think that clear backpacks aren’t that big of a hassle. If it even makes one person at my school feel safer, I am willing to make that sacrifice,» Rachel told Bored Panda.

«It’s actually pretty funny to walk through the hallways and see all the jokes everyone has written on them,» she said. «Although there are a whole bunch of complaints about them and I am feeling like my privacy has been taken away, I think they have brought a lot of real laughter back to my school which was missing for a while.»

Padnis believes that people could still carry around weapons there if they wanted. «I see many students with lunchboxes in their backpacks that go unchecked as well as zipper pouches which seems to defeat the intended purpose and the police presence has gone down significantly.» According to her, the issue is complex. «I feel like metal detectors or some kind of detector wand would be much more beneficial, but there’s also the fact that it would take a really long time for everyone to get scanned upon their entry to my school since there are about 3,200 students who go here.»

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivors returned from spring break to new security measures

Many students expressed their disappointment on social media but Cameron Kasky decided to take a different approach

And it spread like wildfire

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Have vintage pyrex at home? It could be worth serious cash

If you thought collecting baseball cards was the way to serious money, think again and head to the kitchen where the Pyrex collectors among us will let you in on a little secret. Vintage Pyrex patterns are raking in big bucks thanks to obsessed collectors. We’ve all seen them: those Pyrex bowls that don’t ever seem to break or go away. Whether decked out in primary colors or mid century promotional patterns, Pyrex glass has a place on every person’s table. Maybe they started with your grandmother, or an aunt who couldn’t pass up a home goods sale for just one more bowl set in corning blue.

No matter how they got there, every house has at least one hard glass Pyrex bowl with handles just large enough for a finger to grasp onto. Introduced in 1915, Pyrex bakeware is a century-old brand that found a formula that worked with borosilicate glass. Pyrex dishes are the kind you can mix, cook and bake in and take straight from the oven to the table. It was revolutionary for the time and now the brand is in the news again because with care, the brightly colored pieces Pyrex products stay in great condition.

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They’re not in the news again for a great casserole recipe but for the fact that some rare designs are demanding high prices at auctions and not for its groundbreaking design, but for collectors who are willing to pay thousands of dollars for rare pieces. Don’t believe us? Check out this eBay page where Pyrex tops alone are going for close to $600.

According to TODAY, the in-demand rare designs are those that are bright, floral or geometric. Also, look for opaque designs because those are hard-to-find for Pyrex enthusiasts, too. Nesting mixing bowls, vintage Pyrex bowls, vintage Pyrex casserole dishes, and general ovenware are in serious hot demand as the brand experiences this resurgence.

If you want to talk to others who share your love of pyrex, there’s an app for that. Well, not yet, but definitely a Facebook page. “Pyrex Passions” has nearly 17,000 members and is dedicated to all things Pyrex from recipes to stories to swaps. Admin Kristina West even started a Pyrex swap meet-up in Tennessee that is now the largest swap in the United States.

Even perusing Instagram brings up hundreds of cute Pyrex nesting bowls, Pyrex mixing bowls, butter dishes, salt and pepper shakers, and refrigerator dishes in nearly perfect condition. It’s official: Pyrex is back, and it really never left.

“I’m always surprised by the number of people collecting that didn’t know how many others were out there,” she told NPR. “It’s like their secret shame.” Not anymore.

Pyrex, whether you find it on eBay, Etsy, or in your family’s stash of spring blossom patterns, has became a tradition over the last century of American cooking, and we hope this resurgence lasts.

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20 most clever & useful inventions for daily life that ever existed

Being clever is probably the part of the drill for some people. They know exactly what to do and how to bring small changes in their life and the life of the others. That’s what the inventions in the below gallery can be compared to.

It is filled with the inventions which are rather minor but bring about an important change in people’s daily life. You’d be entitled to give a customary nod to whoever invented them.

It is truly amazing.

1. A call button 30 feet away from the elevator so that the doors are open by the time you reach it.

2. The roof of this truck is translucent for allowing light during the day.

3. This yellow line extends to the wall to access easy parking.

4. You can kick the elevator buttons.

5. A swing for a parent, kid duo.

6. This toothpaste shows ingredients along with the task they do.

7. Toe opener for people who do not want to get their hands dirty.

8. A calculator on the cart so that you know how much you are spending.

9. These rails allow a seating arrangement for passers-by.

10. Spatula with a stand so that the food doesn’t get on the table.

11. To avoid the annoying light seeping in from the parting.

12. Fountain from the water which will be accessible to the dogs.

13. This bottle shows you when did you last open it.

14. You are looking at a mountain finder device in Switzerland.

15. Can the traffic lights get any more visible? Nope.

16. The most helpful sign there is.

17. For the one wheelchairs and strollers on the beach.

18. Every single litter helps.

19. Parts separated by steps instead of items.

20. The part in the middle of this mirror is heated so that it doesn’t steam up after the shower.

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These two dollar store ingredients will transform your dirty carpet

While we can all agree that there’s nothing more satisfying than walking into a tidy home and seeing a spotless white carpet, most homeowners opt for other flooring options. It’s not because they don’t love the classic look, it’s because they are fearful of one thing: STAINS!

And rightly so. We all know that paying for a top-notch carpet cleaning after a particularly heinous red wine spill can be a pricey experience. Just the same, there are quite a few ways to get a sparkling-clean carpet without phoning a professional.

In the past, we have sung the praises of off-beat carpet cleaning techniques – such as WD40 and even a hot iron – but our current fave calls for even simpler materials.

These everyday ingredients make carpet stains disappear

Now that you are sufficiently on the edge of your seat, we won’t make you suffer in suspense any longer. The two Dollar Store carpet cleaning wonders are ordinary vinegar and baking soda!

In a test conducted by Instructables user 7-Factories, they found that these two ingredients actually made even year-old carpet stains completely vanish. Can your noxious, store-bought stuff say that?

To get started, fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 vinegar-water mixture. Once complete, coat the stains with a liberal amount of baking soda. For this step, it’s important that you cover the area entirely with the deodorizer; if you use too little, the hack will not garner the best results!

After your carpet starts resembling a winter wonderland, grab your vinegar-water bottle, give it a little shake, and spray the concoction directly onto the baking soda. You’ll immediately notice some “volcanic” bubbling, so be sure that your kiddos are around if you have any. Hours of fun for the whole family!

Now that you’ve laid the groundwork, sit back, watch some Netflix, cook a delicious dinner, and return to the science experiment in a few hours. At this point, you should notice that the vinegar-baking soda mixture has evolved into a type of paste. If it hasn’t, you may need to add a few more sprays of vinegar and water.
From there, it’s time to get on your hands and knees and scrub the mixture loose. When ready, the potion will flake off when you run some bristles across it. And while you aren’t quite finished with the hack yet, you should be getting a sneak peek of your new, spotless carpet!

Although the cleaning method calls for the simplest of materials, there is a scrubbing technique that works better than others. To see this hack completed, as well as some further advice on the final step, be sure to click on the video below. Doesn’t get much easier than that!

We’d love to hear what you have to say about this vinegar-baking soda spot treatment. Have you tried this carpet cleaning hack before? If so, do you have any guidance on how to best execute it? Do you have any simple floor cleaning advice that you would like to Rasplove?

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McCormick Spice warns customers: check the labels on all your spices

Spring has sprung, and sadly that means it’s time for spring cleaning — unless you’re a neat freak, and this is your favorite time of year.

One place to start tidying up your kitchen is your pantry.

I know I’m guilty of leaving some things in there way past their expiry date.

I even have fresh baking supplies standing next to the old, stale box that I never use.

But McCormick Spice is warning their customers to be on the lookout for old spices on their racks.

If you see this on the label, throw it away

In a Facebook post last week, McCormick told their customers to be on the lookout for «Baltimore, MD» on their spice labels.

The popular spice company moved their factories to Hunt Valley, Maryland 25 years ago, so if your spices still say Baltimore they’re really old.

Another giveaway that your spices should be tossed: McCormick only makes black pepper in those old fashioned metal tins these days.

Any other McCormick spices packaged in a metal tin are at least two decades old.

I’ll admit I was surprised by this warning, because I assumed spices couldn’t expire.

In fact, your spice rack is probably long overdue for an update.

When do spices expire?
Spices don’t really «go bad,» and you probably won’t get sick from eating any old spices in your pantry.

But you also won’t get much flavor from dry, worn-out spice.

Every flavor and variety is different, but most spices should be replaced every three years.

Herbs and seasoning blends should be replaced even sooner, every year or two.

Meanwhile whole spices like cinnamon can last up to four years on your shelf.

McCormick says to check your spices regularly for a strong aroma, taste, and vibrant color.

Oh, and every package includes a handy «best by» date as well. But you shouldn’t always trust those…

When should you follow expiry dates?
Whether you treat «best before» dates as a rule or a helpful suggestion are really up to you.

Sell by or display by dates are only for store employees, and don’t refer to how fresh your food is.

Food is usually safe to eat after a best before date, but check for mold, foul smells and taste before trying too much.

But don’t take chances with use by dates, which are more serious.

You also shouldn’t take any chances with expired products like meat, fish, baby formula, medicines, meal replacements and diet supplements.

When’s the last time you replaced your spice rack? Are you afraid to check now?

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