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20 Unexpected And Surprising Uses For Vegetable Oil

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2 Grease Up Measuring Cups

While there are plenty of uses for vegetable oil in other rooms of your house, it’s likely you haven’t exhausted all the possibilities of this solution in your kitchen. For example, vegetable oil is the perfect way to grease up your measuring cups, allowing sticky ingredients to flow right out of the container and into your dish.

20 Unexpected And Surprising Uses For Vegetable Oil
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When cooking with ingredients like jelly, honey, or syrup, getting the right portion proves to be a challenge. Although you fill the measuring cup with the appropriate amount, a large part of the substance tends to stick to the cup, rather than taking its appropriate place in your dish. To put an end to this problem, simply rub vegetable oil around the inside of your measuring cups before each use. With a little oil, the ingredients won’t be able to stick to the cup, allowing them to slide out more easily.

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Household Fact

Did you know that, on average, a woman spends between 16 and 17 hours a week doing household chores? Whether she’s a woman at home or a businesswoman who has to balance work and family, the average remains about the same. While such a number of hours seems immense even for the woman at home, imagine how the businesswoman can seem to lack the time to have a life outside of her mandatory occupations? It’s several hours that could be used for many other purposes that are certainly more fun, but that will also have a very positive impact on her physical and mental health.

  • Vacuuming or watching a TV show?
  • Dusting all the furniture in the house or having a drink with friends?
  • Washing dishes or spending time with family?

The choice is pretty obvious…

And, knowing that with the generation of millennials (people born between 1981 and 1996), women tend to be more educated than before, therefore work more, have a probably wider social network and have greater purchasing power, it is obvious that for them, household chores are far from being a priority in their lives.

Indeed, today, according to the Pew Research Center:

  • 39% of women have a bachelor’s degree or higher, in contrast to 25% of boomers;
  • 72% of women are in the labor market.

That’s why the shorter and sweeter the household chores are, the better!

On the other hand, still according to Pew Research Center, the millennials have been greatly affected by the Great Recession, so that many of them continue to live with their parents much longer than previous generations. In 2018, 15% of the 25-to-37-year-old generation was still living in the family home, nearly double the number of past generations combined. While this cohabitation may be viewed negatively for some reasons, it does have great financial benefits for both parties, but also benefits at the household level!
By sharing the space, everyone can share the household chores, and therefore have more free time for other things! If we add to that the countless ways to optimize our time and make cleaning easier, it is possible to greatly reduce this average of 16 to 17 hours of housework per week!

So whether it’s daily or weekly chores, or meal preparation, no one will say no to a few good tricks to make it quick and easy. Thanks to our tips and tricks articles, you’ll be able to save a lot of time on housework and enjoy more the good things in life!