Just think of how much easier this whole life would have been if you knew some things earlier. Like, mastering the art of tackling zip lock bags, organizing your sheets, relieving heartburn, calming an iPhone alarm, the list is endless.

But TikToker Sidneyraz has set out on a mission to get our lives back by sharing some very relatable, super simple, low-key and sometimes plain hilarious know-how tips for everyday life. In a series of viral videos, Sidneyraz tells the viewers ‘something I didn’t know until I was in my 30s’ and enacts the things in funny home scenarios.

With a whopping 842.2K followers and some videos racking up more than 5M views, you can see that this guy has definitely hit our soft spot: FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) on even more years wasted without knowing such obvious, yet game-changing things.

#1

Not Being Hungover Is Better Than Being Drunk

Not Being Hungover Is Better Than Being Drunk

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V 2000
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1 year ago

how many times did it take for for you to realize that?

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#2

Dishwashers Have A Filter You're Supposed Clean

Dishwashers Have A Filter You're Supposed Clean

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Nadine Debard
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1 year ago

So does your washing machine

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#3

Hiring Movers Is Worth It

Hiring Movers Is Worth It

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Ba Lulu
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1 year ago

How does this fit in? If you have enough money lot of things get easier.

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Not everything goes downhill as we age. Well, surely our close friends circle becomes smaller, hangovers get worse and more responsibilities fall on our shoulders. But a new body of research has shown that some of our brain abilities improve as we age.

For example, a 2011 study looking at data from more than 60,000 people found that our ability to recognize faces continued to improve as we age—until just after we hit age 30. "At almost any given age, most of us are getting better at some things and worse at others," lead study author and MIT department of brain and cognitive sciences researcher Joshua Hartshorne commented to Business Insider.

#4

You Can Change Which Way The Refrigerator Foor Opens

You Can Change Which Way The Refrigerator Foor Opens

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Nadine Debard
Community Member
1 year ago

Okay, it's often written on the manual...

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#5

Salt Stops The Oil From Splattering In The Pan. Apparently

Salt Stops The Oil From Splattering In The Pan. Apparently

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Eagle Girl
Community Member
1 year ago

Yup. Always put a pinch of salt in after you add oil to hot pan.

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#6

How To Squeeze A Lemon

How To Squeeze A Lemon

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Couch potato
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1 year ago

Ye, but for idiots like me, it would end up in my eye

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Another more recent study found that some of our abilities, like reading others' emotions and recalling events that have just happened, to name a few, keep improving until we turn 30. Incredibly, skills like basic math and a larger vocabulary rise throughout our lives and reach their peak around when we turn 50.

#7

Fruit Lasts Longer If You Take Out Of These And Put It Into Someting Airtight

Fruit Lasts Longer If You Take Out Of These And Put It Into Someting Airtight

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 year ago

It's pretty much the case with any fresh produce.

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#8

Travel Pillows Go In Front

Travel Pillows Go In Front

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Nela Rothenbach
Community Member
1 year ago

I've always used mine this way. Then I pull down the table and put the pillow on it....best way to sleep in a plane...for me.

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#9

The Abc Song And Twinkle Twinkle Are The Same Tune

The Abc Song And Twinkle Twinkle Are The Same Tune

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 year ago

Just like 90% of modern pop songs.

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Does that mean that we get smarter with age? Well, it depends what we define as ‘smart,’ but some of our cognitive abilities do indeed improve as we age. However, some will deteriorate, like our ability to quickly process and recall information (also known as fluid intelligence), which peaks at about the age of 18. After its peak, those abilities continually fall over the rest of our lives.

But that doesn’t mean it’s bad news for us. There is another study suggesting that having a greater purpose in life can help protect against cognitive decline among older adults. In fact, greater purpose in life has been linked to reduced all-cause mortality and cardiovascular problems, increased longevity, maintenance of general physical functioning, reduced risk of stroke and reduced incidence of sleep disturbances.

#10

How To Line This(Bread Tin) With Foil. Flip The Pan Over. Spread Foil Over. Make The Shape Over. And Now It's Easily Lined

How To Line This(Bread Tin) With Foil. Flip The Pan Over. Spread Foil Over. Make The Shape Over. And Now It's Easily Lined

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Tassenküchlein168
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Don’t use Aluminium foil at all. It harms the environment and your health as well. Just butter your bread tin or use baking paper.

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#11

You Can Store Avocados In Water To Keep Them Fresh Longer

You Can Store Avocados In Water To Keep Them Fresh Longer

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Zophra
Community Member
1 year ago

Will the avacado have the same consistency - thinking the cells are bringing in water?

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#12

There Are Tags On The Bottom Left Corner Of Fitted Sheets?

There Are Tags On The Bottom Left Corner Of Fitted Sheets?

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Eagle Girl
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks like he just tried to fold a fitted sheet! LOL

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#13

How To Clena The Microwave. Take Some Lemon Water. Microwave That For A Minute And A Half And It Should Wipe Out More Smoothly

How To Clena The Microwave. Take Some Lemon Water. Microwave That For A Minute And A Half And It Should Wipe Out More Smoothly

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Caro Caro
Community Member
1 year ago

You clena da microwave, I cooka da pasta!

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#14

You Can Pick Up Flour With A Whisk, Apparently

You Can Pick Up Flour With A Whisk, Apparently

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 year ago

Ok, cool, now just tell me why?

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#15

How To Put Trash Bags In The Trashcan

How To Put Trash Bags In The Trashcan

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Nadine Debard
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm gonna try.

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#16

How To Wrap A Towel Around Myself

How To Wrap A Towel Around Myself

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Shadow Caster
Community Member
1 year ago

That's how lungi is worn

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#17

If You Keep Rotating Nothing Will Drip Down The Sides

If You Keep Rotating Nothing Will Drip Down The Sides

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Robert T
Community Member
1 year ago

I tried this and everything just flew out all over the walls. It is me that supposed to be spinning round, isn't it?

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#18

You Can Use A Pistachio Shell To Open A Pistachio

You Can Use A Pistachio Shell To Open A Pistachio

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 year ago

Not the case with those hermetically closed bulletproof pieces. There are always a few of those clam-shut suckers in every bag. You have to smash those with a rock.

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#19

How To Use A Can Opener

How To Use A Can Opener

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Zophra
Community Member
1 year ago

Doesn't this depend on the can-opener style?

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#20

You Can Add Tinfoil If You Don't Have The Right Size Battery

You Can Add Tinfoil If You Don't Have The Right Size Battery

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Linda van der Pal
Community Member
1 year ago

Yikes, you might also ruin your device doing this!

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#21

How To Fill The Cooler

How To Fill The Cooler

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Eagle Girl
Community Member
1 year ago

Hmmm... so he gave up on drunk vs hungover?

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#22

The Drawer At The Bottom Of Your Over Is Not For Storing Pans, It's A Broiler

The Drawer At The Bottom Of Your Over Is Not For Storing Pans, It's A Broiler

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Zophra
Community Member
1 year ago

Ah, speak for yourself. All the baking trays fit nicely there.

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#23

Chesse Gaters Lay Down

Chesse Gaters Lay Down

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Zophra
Community Member
1 year ago

Why down? I would need a big plate and it wouldn't lay flat with the lip of the plate. Upright, I can shred right into a smaller serving bowl with no extra step.

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#24

Where The Instant Pot Lid Goes

Where The Instant Pot Lid Goes

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NsG
Community Member
1 year ago

What am I missing? This one has confused me.

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#25

You Can Flip The Pan Over Instead Of The Thing In The Pan

You Can Flip The Pan Over Instead Of The Thing In The Pan

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Zophra
Community Member
1 year ago

I do not understand the use of this.

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#26

You Can Stop A Pot From Boiling Over By Putting A Wooden Spoon On It

You Can Stop A Pot From Boiling Over By Putting A Wooden Spoon On It

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Tori Benson
Community Member
1 year ago

False. Tested and not approved.

Casey Burns
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol very false. Much like flipping a pan over to flip the item instead of using a spatula. Stuff comes out that isn't covered.

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Kat
Community Member
1 year ago

or just lower the heat

Nadine Debard
Community Member
1 year ago

It doesn't work very well if you put too much pasta for example and the water is full of starch. Only for water I guess (salted or not). I just lower the heat.

RandomBeing
Community Member
1 year ago

HAHA SO I'M RIGHT AND MY MOM AND SISTER ARE WRONG >:D

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Samantha Becker
Community Member
1 year ago

Adding a bit of butter works better, in my experience.

43 S
Community Member
3 months ago

I always put a bit of butter when cooking potatoes. Never boiled over since. It also makes them taste great.

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Robert T
Community Member
1 year ago

As can be evidenced by this photo, by doing so, you can burn said wooden spoon on a gas hob!

Duncan
Community Member
1 year ago

I do that all the time. Totally works. You can also blow on it to get the bubbles down. Works with boiling water like for pasta and rice.

laura lee
Community Member
4 months ago

Turn your vent hood on

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DragonflyGreen
Community Member
1 year ago

Works for me every time.

Lindy Mac
Community Member
4 months ago

I have heard this old-husband's tale before

laura lee
Community Member
4 months ago

Or turn it down

A Jones
Community Member
7 months ago

Lower the heat and/or stir occasionally.

Patrick Gerace
Community Member
1 month ago

No. No you can't.

Bill Tirrill
Community Member
2 months ago

Is that why the handle of the spoon is burned ...

Hannah C
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

This is my fave hack, I've not destroyed my stove top in years after using this technique. I first saw it used when I asked why there was a wood lid floating around in a giant ramen broth pot at a restaurant.

tara
Community Member
3 months ago

a few drops of oil can stop a pot of pasta from foaming up and boiling over.

Christine Lalande
Community Member
3 months ago

Half the time, the spoon falls off from the boiling's vibration!

MetaMaxNL
Community Member
3 months ago

eeeuh nope...

Cathy Hurd
Community Member
3 months ago

Doesn't always work

Margery Ann Conklin
Community Member
4 months ago

It's always worked for me.

Michael Donohue
Community Member
4 months ago

Works for starchy foods like potatoes or pasta noodles

Jessica Julian
Community Member
6 months ago

Doesn't always work

Michael Farland
Community Member
6 months ago

Doesn't always work.

Jupiterthegoat
Community Member
6 months ago

He looks dead inside-

Gwendalyn Pope
Community Member
6 months ago

It works for me

Ian Conelley
Community Member
6 months ago

Small electric fan blowing air across the top of the pan works wonders.

Redwood Rebelgirl
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm not sure that's actually true.

Ann Clinkscales
Community Member
7 months ago

Works for me every time. The spoon has to be wooden.

Denise B.
Community Member
7 months ago

For pasta, this is 100% true. Leave off the lid!

WildHoneyPie
Community Member
7 months ago

Just rub some butter around the inside of the top of the pot...

Xander Gonzalez
Community Member
7 months ago

my mom does this and it works

Cherry Lane
Community Member
7 months ago

A chef said that pour a bit of cold water in it. Cooking something that causes foam: pick it up with a ladle.

Dustin West
Community Member
7 months ago

If your pot is overfilled it's not going to stop water from boiling over, it will stop the bubbles that form and grow till they spill over.

Pam Mui
Community Member
7 months ago

Depends what is in the pot. If it's goopey thick liquid... Nothing except lowering the flame will help... However if it's just water or similar density liquid then anything that you can place flat across the rim of the pot, such as spatulas, spoons, forks, or chopsticks, will stop anything from boiling over. HOWEVER.... It DOESN'T mean it's a " set it and forget it! ' kitchen hack. This was only meant for making it easier for someone actively in the kitchen who doesn't want to literally... watch water boil... So they can work on other dishes and not get surprised by an erupting pot on the stove halfway through...

Paula Allison
Community Member
7 months ago

Up to a point....

Cat Crazy Lady
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

I usually just move the pot a little bit to slow the boiling down. Ofc. I turn the heat down a little but it doesn't change the boiling instantly. (Not on my electric stove anyway)

Susan Murray
Community Member
7 months ago

Put a bit of oil in the pot. Works well

Jerry Juneau
Community Member
7 months ago

Turn down the heat a little to avoid boil overs…OR…Just Use A Bigger Pot!

SuePrew
Community Member
7 months ago

works for me, every time

Patricia
Community Member
7 months ago

Jamie Oliver says you can put the wooden spoon on like that, then balance the lid of the pan on it, and it will simmer without boiling over. That works. I don't think you can do a full rolling boil without boiling over unless you're using a very big pot without lid.

Paul Z.
Community Member
7 months ago

That is not true

Kira Thomason
Community Member
11 months ago

Doesn't always work

Debbie Burton
Community Member
1 year ago

Wrong

David carro
Community Member
1 year ago

You can also reduce the gas to not-hell level.

Candia Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

You can stop a pot from boiling by removing it from the heat til it stops, then turning the heat down until it doesn't boil.

Julia Jules Whitelegg
Community Member
1 year ago

Or you can turn the heat down..

Doris Bennett
Community Member
1 year ago

... sometimes.

Lorraine Geater
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1 year ago

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Faith Hurst
Community Member
1 year ago

No

Su Boddie
Community Member
1 year ago

Works for me. Every time.

Laurie Ostergaard-Overbey
Community Member
1 year ago

nope

Flavia Slag
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope

Bianca Saville
Community Member
1 year ago

Absolute tosh.

angied4liberty
Community Member
1 year ago

I use skewers. Works every time

Beth Dezarn
Community Member
1 year ago

Does not work. Turn the heat down.

Suzanne Clark
Community Member
1 year ago

...and a raw potato will cure warts.

Marsha Young
Community Member
1 year ago

Thanks now I have a mess on my floor from flipping my pan over and now my pot boiled over and made a mess on my counter. And to top it off -I have a freaking headache from the PBR!!!!

Gini Sarver
Community Member
1 year ago

does NOT work,

Thay
Community Member
1 year ago

Ive know this for 15 years yet I always forget and have to rush to stop the active volcano on my stove

Mutlut krutnut
Community Member
1 year ago

Put a cover! This makes the spoon very hot.

v
Community Member
1 year ago

Not all the time. It's more dependent on what is in the boiling liquid and how close to the top of the pan the liquid started at prior to the boil.

ASD ASD
Community Member
1 year ago

Doesn't work..

Jess Thompson
Community Member
1 year ago

It helps break up some of the bubbles so it doesn’t spill over as easily but it can def still boil over (tried and tested)

Nudge
Community Member
1 year ago

nope, but what you CAN do is throw in an ice cube.

Jessi O'Brien
Community Member
1 year ago

omg the burn lines. boy youre gonna set the spoon on fire, just use the box/conatiner to put the spoon on

Craig Reynolds
Community Member
1 year ago

Wrong.

John L
Community Member
1 year ago

Or you could just learn to cook properly....

Venic
Community Member
1 year ago

There's been more than one video disproving this. It's not necessarily that it doesn't help, but I've never seen it have any particularly perceptible effect.

John Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Actually if you put a spoon in the water you are boiling it reduces the chance of boiling over, but not stop completely.

Daniel (ShadowDrakken)
Community Member
1 year ago

Just add a tablespoon of vegetable oil, it's far more effective

D S
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I dont understand how people are doing it. It always works for me. Obviously not for normal boiling water. When you start cooking everything shouldn´t be at a level that goes over the top. But when things are cooking and the "foam" goes up, havin a spoon (wooden or silicone) that is over the top, specially is it´s slightly round towards the water, it wont spill........ this works while doing stuff like pasta or while you´re boiling milk for instance. Never had a problem with it...

Mazer
Community Member
1 year ago

Turn down the heat..works everytime

Amy Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Ah yes, the well known fact that water is terrified of wood and will not pass the magical line created by a wooden spoon. I don't think I believe this one, usually I know it's boiled over because my kitchen sounds like someone filled it with snakes when the water hits the hob

Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 year ago

What kind of witchery is this?!

Cactus McCoy
Community Member
1 year ago

We call it "physics".

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Ernest Johnson
Community Member
2 months ago

And also set your house on fire. ☕👀

Kelly Lee
Community Member
3 months ago

NOPE!

Tarryn Louise
Community Member
3 months ago

Nope.

Lori Lathrom
Community Member
4 months ago

I call B******t.

Daniel Lemmens
Community Member
5 months ago

Does not work.

Natalia
Community Member
6 months ago

Never worked for me

Jessica N
Community Member
7 months ago

This entirely works for pasta water and anything with milk in it...

Libby Tailor
Community Member
1 year ago

I do this every time, it works

crln ldx
Community Member
1 year ago

Old wives tales...... Get a woman watch her do stuff with boiling pots

Jessica Combrink
Community Member
1 year ago

My mom taught me this one! It really works!

Ba Lulu
Community Member
1 year ago

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Water boiling over?? Never ever had that. Milk boils over.

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1 year ago

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R/blackmagicfuckery

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#27

There's A Shiny Side And A Dull Side To Tinfoil And The Shiny Side Is Supposed To Touch The Food Food? Shiny Traps Heat Better, Dull Doesn't

There's A Shiny Side And A Dull Side To Tinfoil And The Shiny Side Is Supposed To Touch The Food Food? Shiny Traps Heat Better, Dull Doesn't

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Lindsey Turner
Community Member
1 year ago

Tin foil has a shiny and dull side because of how it's manufactured. It's so thin, they put two sheets through the rollers at once. They've said they see no difference in which way you use it

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