One mom admitted she ran out of pasta and rice – and you’re probably making the same mistake.
Ash Reid, from Glasgow, regularly shares his lifestyle and shopping tips on social media, Ash – Mama Reid.
In a recent video, she offers some essential summer vacation “hacks”.
And one trick is a game changer in the kitchen.
Ash – the mother of Ella, 8, and Charlie, 6 – said: “I really think I’ve been doing this wrong all my life… drain the rice and pasta out of the pot.
“I’ve always assumed you take a pot of water with rice or pasta and put it in a colander or sieve, let the water run through and whatever is left in it is ready to eat.
“Actually you’re going to do it the other way around.
“You have to cover your pot with a sieve, pour the water out, and almost use the sieve as a lid over the top of the pot.
“This way, the water will come out of the noodles or rice easily and all the dishes will stay in the pot.”
She added: “It’s a good idea, it’s so simple. I don’t know why I’ve never thought of it another way.
“I think it’s something that in the future will become second nature.”
And social media users think that Ash has come up with a great idea.
One said: “Great tip Ash, thanks for sharing.”
A second wrote: “Great, thank you.”
Meanwhile, a third added: “Looks good.”
Ash previously revealed a lazy 5-minute hack that she swears will make her house smell clean and fresh.
“I use a tumble dryer sheet in my mattress,” she says.
“I basically take the sheets with my tumble dryer – usually when I wake up in the spring full of scent – and I tuck one of them into each of my mattresses.
“Every time you sit down, you smell the aroma of the cushions and they smell great.
“Especially having a dog at home, I am always paranoid about the smell of my house.
“So this is a really good way to make sure it smells fresh and the living room feels neat.”