Gemma posted a video showing how she opens an Oxo cube, and the clever hack wowed some of her followers.
She wrote to her over 220k Instagram followers, asking “Did you know? This first hit a few years back but I like to bring it back out every now and again (just in case people missed it the first time!)”
The video shows the housework influencer handling a beef Oxo Cube.
First, the cleaning whiz unfolds the sides of the cube gently, without tearing it.
She pulls out the folds on the sides of the cube and then teases out the foil at the sides, turning the packet into a square shape.
Gemma then presses gently at the cube, while inside the packet, to loosen the stock powder.
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Another wrote: “I open the sides then put it on the side and whack it with the heel of my hand. Your way looks cleaner.”
However, a number had been doing this trick for years.
One said: “I was told this by a man in the pub about 30 years ago. Done it ever since.”
“I’ve been doing this for over 20 years,” another wrote.
Another cleaning guru, Lynsey Cromie, shared her hack for opening an oil diffuser easily.
Former This Morning presenter Ruth Langsford even took to Instagram to praise the trick.
In the video, the ITV cleaning specialist uses a corkscrew to take the often tricky plastic stopper out of a diffuser.
Ruth Langsford wrote under the video “genius!!” with three clapping hands emojis.