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Woman shares 'life saving' hack for opening tight glass jars

Rhiannon Ingle

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Woman shares 'life saving' hack for opening tight glass jars

Featured Image Credit: luxeemporiumbts/TikTok

We've all been there - whether it's a tightly screwed on lid for pasta sauce or a difficult container of olives - it seems to be near impossible at times to crack open a stubborn glass jar.

However, not being able to open such unrelenting jars are now a thing of the past, as one woman has shared her 'life saving' hack to crack those bad boys open once and for all.

Have a look:

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One woman decided that enough is enough when it came to tirelessly breaking a sweat just to open a jar of food.

Instead of letting the elbow grease do the work, she showed a 'life saving' hack to spare people some much-needed time and effort.

The woman took to TikTok to reveal the tip to her followers.

She began by using all her might to open up a jar of pickles, which she admitted she 'physically cannot get open'.

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"So," she explained, "I've got a hack."

The woman shared the hack to her followers on TikTok. Credit: luxeemporiumbts/TikTok
The woman shared the hack to her followers on TikTok. Credit: luxeemporiumbts/TikTok

Opening up one of the cutlery drawers, the woman continued: "Right, you get a knife and..."

"This literally blew my mind," she added.

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She then starts tapping the edges of the lid with the butter knife as she rotated the jar.

"You just tap it all the way round and then," she asks, "are you ready?"

After the first try of twisting the lid open didn't seem to work, she went back to the knife-tapping method yet again, explaining that the ordeal was 'taking a little bit longer'.

Slightly anti-climatic, yet nonetheless relatable.

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She said the hack 'literally blew her mind'. Credit: luxeemporiumbts/TikTok
She said the hack 'literally blew her mind'. Credit: luxeemporiumbts/TikTok

With a whole symphony of clanging going on at this point, the jar was finally ready to be opened.

And, just like magic, she was able to unscrew the tightly-wound lid with ease.

Second time's a charm, it seemed.

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The short clip has since been viewed thousands of times, with many eager to weigh-in on the 'life saving' nugget of wisdom.

One gobsmacked TikTok user appeared to have tried the hack out for themselves and was in total shock at its success.

"No way it came straight off," they commented.

Another wrote: "This really worked OMG."

The jar took a bit of work to open. Credit: luxeemporiumbts/TikTok
The jar took a bit of work to open. Credit: luxeemporiumbts/TikTok

"Can't believe this actually works," a third added.

Others, however, even offered more some more alternative hacks that use less effort and utensils.

One wrote: "Just bang the lid on the side if the counter and done! So much quicker."

"I tap mine against the counter," another added.

However, the woman said in the comments that she opted for the knife method as she was 'scared' of damaging her countertops.

So, there you have it, the solution to this age-old problem has always been inches away nestled inside our cutlery draws.

Topics: Real Life, Life, Hacks, TikTok

Rhiannon Ingle
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