5 Innovative Ways to Use Your Tablet

 

The desktop computer’s conception and invention have made life truly easy for many people. Through the years, people saw the evolution of computers, from the oldest models, which are practically the same size to a large room, to the tiny devices, which can be carried anywhere you go.

 

Today, one of the most popular high-quality electronics in the Philippines – as well as in the entire world – is the mobile tablet. This one is also a product of the innovation of the desktop computer. It is almost like a smartphone, but much bigger in size.

 

Essentially, a tablet has many uses, most of which are very similar to the cell phones’ features. However, thanks to modern technology, people can use their tablets in innovative ways. Here are some of them:

 

 

Laptop Replacement

Laptop Replacement

 

A tablet is expectedly cheaper and lighter than a laptop computer. These two reasons are, basically, what makes tablet such a good replacement. Just imagine you can get your own “laptop computer” without having to pay for the prize of one. You can also carry it anywhere you go without so much hassle.

 

Furthermore, you get to use it just like a laptop. If you wish, you can get a Bluetooth keyboard so you can easily type all your documents. You can also download all Microsoft Office apps on your Android device, so your tablet can truly have similar functions to an ordinary laptop.

 

 

Innovative Ways to Use Your Tablet-2

Cash Register

 

At this day and age, almost every working person has their own credit/debit card. This is why various business establishments ensure they have a credit card reader to conduct their business. Without one, they will surely lose a huge percentage of customers.

 

Business owners, who use a tablet, can use it as their own cash register. They simply have to install a card reader, such as the PayPal card reader, onto their tablet. This will, then, initiate a hassle-free transaction that customers will truly appreciate.

 

 

Universal Remote Control

Universal Remote Control

 

Your tablet can do a lot of things. Being a remote control is one of them. There are many remote control apps for you to utilize to ensure this. Just make sure you the download the correct ones, which should correspond to your home appliances.

 

 

A Creative Tool
A Creative Tool

 

Are you an artistic soul, who is need of a canvas? Then, perhaps, you should consider making a tablet your canvas. All you need is to download the right apps to get you started. There are numerous apps out there that will help you create your masterpiece!

 

 

Second Monitor

Second Monitor

 

Tablets are perfect to use as a monitor. This is particularly because they can only show one web browser window at once, which will boost your productivity. If you need to completely remain in focus, use your tablet as a monitor; it will stop you from being distracted.

 

 

Now, if you need to do some multitasking, a tablet can also perform as your second monitor. Utilize the apps, which you cannot normally download on a desktop or laptop, on your tablet so you can finish your tasks quicker and more efficiently.

 

There are so many innovative ways for you to use a tablet, you just have to be open to all these possibilities!

4 Creative Uses of Clothes Iron

It’s safe to say that clothes iron is essential for ironing apparels. In fact, most individuals use it in order to look presentable in their school or workplace. After all, no one likes to go see their friends and/or co-workers wearing a shirt that is all wrinkled up.

But you’ll be surprised to learn that there are more things you can do with the help of this tool, which can be considered as one of the best home appliances in the Philippines.

Here are some suggestions:

 

 

Press Flowers

Press Flowers to Preserve Them

Did you receive some nice flowers recently? You could easily preserve some of its petals, if you have become really fond of them, by following these steps:

  • Place the flower petals between 2 pieces of wax paper.
  • Press a heavy book (like a big dictionary) on top of them to flatten and hold them down.
  • Once the petals are completely flattened, replace the book with your iron (tip: you might want to avoid using steam iron for this activity. Use a dry iron instead).
  • Now, press the iron over the wax papers to seal the petals within them. This process should feel like you are laminating the petals.
  • Place the finished product inside a frame to hang it on your wall.

 

Remove White Stains

Remove White Stains From Wooden Furniture

Have you ever placed a hot beverage on top of your wooden furniture? If your answer is yes, then most likely you are going to find that it leaves white stains on your table top. These marks are not actually permanent. You can remove them by following these simple instructions:

  • First, put a thin towel over the white stains.
  • Now, get your steam iron and set it on medium heat. Make sure its steam feature is on.
  • Apply a slight pressure on the spot for about 15 seconds.
  • Check whether the stains have been removed. If not, do the process once again until the marks disappear.

 

Wax Stains

Get Wax Stains Off Tablecloths

Candles can be pretty useful on some occasions (e.g. brownouts, birthdays, and candlelit dinners). However, the stains their wax leaves on your tablecloth have no use whatsoever. It’s better to get rid of them by doing this procedure:

  • Make sure the wax is completely dry before proceeding to the next step.
  • Get a butter knife and try to scrape off as much wax as you can.
  • Now, place a paper towel on the stained area.
  • Turn on your iron to low heat and gently run the iron over the paper towel to remove the wax from the tablecloth.

 

Heat Meals

Heat Your Meals Using An Iron

Want to quickly heat your food take outs? This can easily be done with the help of a clothes iron. All you got to do is:

  • Cover your food with tin foil.
  • Plug your iron, turn it on, and set the setting to medium to high heat.
  • Once your iron is hot enough, press it to one side of your food for approximately 10 seconds. Continue this process until all sides are covered and have been heated.
  • Check if your food is warm enough for you. If you think it’s still pretty cold, do the process all over again.

 

Go ahead and try all these creative ideas. Just be sure to be safe whenever you’re trying some of them out by not leaving your clothes iron on and unattended!

3 Alternative Uses of Blenders

The kitchen is regarded as one of the most important places in a family home because it is where people prepare one of their daily necessities: food. No matter where you are in the world, whether you’re in India or in the Philippines, the best kitchen appliances are the ones you always look for.

Many important appliances are found in the kitchen, and one of them is the blender. It’s one of the well-used appliances because of its simplicity and effectiveness; as the name suggests, it’s mostly used for blending food together.

But has it ever crossed your mind that you can use the blender in different ways other than it was intended for, which is mashing things together? Here’s a list of things you can try using your blender:

 

 

Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

Are you the type of person that wants their scrambled eggs as fluffy as it can be? That when you bite into it, you want it to be as if you are biting into a cloud? There’s actually a way to do it, and it’s by using your blender!

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Melt a tablespoon of butter, crack 3 eggs, and put them into the blender.
  • Blend them until the eggs inside increases in volume.
  • Once you’re okay with the volume increase, you can pour the eggs into a pan over the fire and stir constantly. If the consistency is within your standards, you can garnish it with onion chives and voila! Extra fluffy eggs in just a few minutes.

 

Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade Almond Milk

Milk is very much a staple inside the refrigerators of families across the world. Families rely on this drink to provide them a needed supplement—calcium—which their bodies need to remain strong and healthy. The kids are especially fond of them, drinking them during breakfasts and before bedtimes.

Fresh milk can be bought in various supermarkets; but, every once in a while, it can be pretty pricey particularly the special ones, like almond milk. Fortunately, you can make your own by using your own blender!

  • Soak almonds in water for over 24 hours.
  • Drain them until all the excess water is gone.
  • After draining them, put the almonds in a blender then add 2 cups of water.
  • Blend it in using the highest option for 2 minutes.
  • Remove them from the blender then strain the blended nuts with a strainer and cheesecloth.
  • When done straining, wring the cheesecloth while the residual nuts are still inside to get the maximum amount of milk.
  • Add maple syrup to sweeten its flavor!
  • When you’re done, make sure to refrigerate the milk because it will only last for a few days.

 

Instant Powdered Sugar

Instant Powdered Sugar

Powdered sugar is an essential ingredient to use when baking goods and treats. Without it, your dessert can taste pretty bland and uninteresting, which is why it can be really irritating to find out, you have run out of powdered sugar when baking your favorite treat. But don’t panic, because there’s another way you can get powdered sugar without leaving the comfort of your kitchen.

Just follow these instructions:

  • Combine granulated sugar and a teaspoon of cornstarch in the blender.
  • Turn your blender on and start blending them until they reach a powder-like consistency.
  • Strain them over a container to get rid of lumps. And there you have it; you now have some instant powdered sugar!

 

Through human ingenuity and creativity, you can use ordinary household items—like the blender—to do something out of the ordinary!