Indulge in Spa Treatments at a Discount
Many people consider massages to be overly indulgent, but you can find a deal that fits your budget. Most massage schools require students to give hundreds of hours of massages before being certified, so many schools offer clinics for students to get practical experience. There, you can get a massage at a discount. On average, a 60-minute massage with a student costs just $20. For people who regularly get massages, this can save you about $500 a year. Make sure the student is supervised during the massage. If you have a certain type of back pain or style of massage you like best, call in advance and get recommendations.
Stop Losing Money on Quickly-Ripening Fruit
To keep berries fresh for almost two weeks, wash them with a mixture of one part white vinegar to 10 parts water. The diluted solution keeps you from tasting the vinegar. Drain the berries and store them in fridge. Raspberries will last for about a week, and the strawberries will keep for two weeks. To keep bananas fresh for almost a week, wrap the bunch's crown with plastic.
Treat Your Pans Well so That They'll Last Longer
After cleaning a pan, pour in a little olive oil and put the pan on low heat for about 5 minutes. Wipe off any excess oil that hasn't been absorbed. Heating the oil helps fill the small nicks and scratches; this is similar to how you season a cast iron skillet. If you use your pan almost every day, try this one time every couple of weeks. To further extend the life of your pan, place paper towels in it before you store it to keep it from getting scratched in your cabinet.
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