Age equals wisdom, they say. And you can’t argue much. Just think of all the little things you had no clue about two days or two years ago. And we’re talking something seemingly insignificant, like correctly putting eyedrops in your eyes, tying trash bags and mastering zip lock bags. But boy, they make a difference.

And there’s a guy named Sidneyraz who basically won the internet for sharing these kind of tips and tricks with his huge audience of 3.3 million followers on his TikTok channel. Sidneyraz set out on a mission to “tell you things I didn’t know before I was in my 30s,” and so it’s basically an open offer to learn from his journey to know-how, aka slip ups, rather than learning them the hard way.

Below, we wrapped up some of Sidneyraz’s newest bits of advice, so scroll down and enjoy. Also, after you’re done, be sure to share more of his posts in our Bored Panda features here and here.

#1

You Can Vacuum Seal A Ziplock Bag With A Straw

You Can Vacuum Seal A Ziplock Bag With A Straw

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LMW
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes!! I did this with fresh picked basil last week!!!

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#2

You Can Vacuum Up Cinnamon To Make Vacuuming Smell Better

You Can Vacuum Up Cinnamon To Make Vacuuming Smell Better

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Rebekah
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Christmas tree needles make it Christmas for months.

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#3

Powdered Sugar Is Just Regular Sugar Blended

Powdered Sugar Is Just Regular Sugar Blended

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Ange Marsden
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I tried this with a flatmates blender years ago and a cloud of sugar came out the blender like it had caught fire. I utterly $hit myself thinking I'd written off her new blender and stuck to buying it pre-powdered ever since.

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Sidneyraz decided to start his now-viral video series “things I didn’t know before I was in my 30s” after people really liked one of his first videos named 'Here's something you should know about being in your 30s. It's better than your 20s.' Many people found Sid’s content useful and relatable, and he immediately became a sensation. Now, Sid boasts a whopping 3.4 million followers and 98.4M total likes on his TikTok channel.

#4

You Can Check The Level Of Your Grill's Propane Tank By Pouring Hot Water On It

You Can Check The Level Of Your Grill's Propane Tank By Pouring Hot Water On It

where evet it's cold, that's how much I have

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#5

How You're Actually Supposed To Squat

How You're Actually Supposed To Squat

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Heidi Schultz
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Let's see this without using the wall to keep your balance

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#6

Travel Pillows Go In Front

Travel Pillows Go In Front

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Alexia
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Travel pillows go in whatever position you feel more comfortable.

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In a previous interview with Bored Panda, Sid told us that his most popular videos are ones that have to do with the most common items that people use. That includes things like travel pillows, English muffins, trash bags, plungers, and so on."We all use the same things every day and [without questioning them] because that's how we were taught, but we have no idea why or if it's even right. So when I post a video showing a different way, it blows minds," the creator explained.

#7

You Have To Roll The Lemon And Then Poke Holes In It In Order For The Juice To Come Out

You Have To Roll The Lemon And Then Poke Holes In It In Order For The Juice To Come Out

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Bella10
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Roll, poke and put it in the microwave for 20 seconds. So much juicier that way, especially limes

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#8

You Can Use A Cheese Grater To Slice Cold Hard Butter

You Can Use A Cheese Grater To Slice Cold Hard Butter

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#9

You Can Unscrew A Bathtub Drain To Unclog It

You Can Unscrew A Bathtub Drain To Unclog It

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DDmaybeandor
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That’s amazing! I’ve got to get one.

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Sid believes that we tend to experience both heartbreak and true joy before our 30s. “There are large ups and downs but, hopefully, they help us to be more empathetic people. They’re hard lessons but needed," he told us a while back. The creator added that right now, he’s learning all these things too. “I don’t want anyone to feel as alone as I have in the past when I didn’t know something [older folks understood quite well]," the TikToker said.

#10

The Temperature For Weather Reports Is Taken In The Shade

The Temperature For Weather Reports Is Taken In The Shade

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#11

You Can Clean And Sharpen A Coffee Grinder With Rice

You Can Clean And Sharpen A Coffee Grinder With Rice

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Tim S
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4 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I find this dubious. Cutting anything in a grinder necessarily dulls the blades somewhat. Might it "clean out" some of the residue there? Maybe. But saying that it "sharpens" the blades has to be wrong. Let's take this to it's logical conclusion: according to him, a grinder that is used only for rice would never get dull. I could be wrong, but this sounds like something that keeps getting passed around but is ultimately based on nothing.

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#12

You Can Actually Peel Many Cloves Of Garlic By Shaking It In A Container

You Can Actually Peel Many Cloves Of Garlic By Shaking It In A Container

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It’s no secret that most people tend to romanticize nostalgia and look back on their memories with the sense that the old times were somehow better. It feels tempting to think of the old days as simpler and less chaotic than the present.

This is especially true when we look back on our childhood or earlier days, and focus on positive memories. In contrast, the present moment seems always challenging in one way or another, and only after it’s long gone can we look back at it with a sense of appreciation.

#13

The Best Way To Fold These Chairs

The Best Way To Fold These Chairs

foot, hand and pull

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Shyla Clay
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I didn't realize these chairs were so difficult to fold and unfold.

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#14

You Can Easily Roll Up A Milk Jug If You Put Hot Water In It

You Can Easily Roll Up A Milk Jug If You Put Hot Water In It

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Safy
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I just use my belly and press it against the counter to suck out as much as I can and fold it up. lol

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#15

You Can Open A Hard To Open Jar With A Bottle Opener

You Can Open A Hard To Open Jar With A Bottle Opener

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LMW
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or you can tap the sides of the lid with spoon, knife, or fork

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#16

You Can Catch Drywall Dust By Putting Painter's Tape On The Wall

You Can Catch Drywall Dust By Putting Painter's Tape On The Wall

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Safy
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4 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We tried this and it ended up being more of a hassle than it was worth. We were hanging curtain rods though. I just got the vacuum and my husband did the drilling. lol

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#17

Sun Visors In Cars Extend

Sun Visors In Cars Extend

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#18

You're Not Supposed To Roll A Sleeping Bag When You're Packing It

You're Not Supposed To Roll A Sleeping Bag When You're Packing It

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David Andrews
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Depends on the sleeping bag. Modern ones with the loose stuffing, just ram it into the bag. Older ones with a flat layer of stuffing, you need to roll

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#19

Folding Chairs Can Support Umbrellas

Folding Chairs Can Support Umbrellas

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Shyla Clay
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you have a kitten, everything in your house with legs has tiny holes in them.

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#20

You're Supposed To Pinch Toblerone Apart

You're Supposed To Pinch Toblerone Apart

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#21

You Can Tie A Tie In Less Than 10 Seconds If It's Not Around Your Neck

You Can Tie A Tie In Less Than 10 Seconds If It's Not Around Your Neck

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#22

You're Supposed To Clean A Cheese Grater From The Inside

You're Supposed To Clean A Cheese Grater From The Inside

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#23

You Can Sharpen Scissors By Cutting Aluminum Foil

You Can Sharpen Scissors By Cutting Aluminum Foil

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#24

You Can Squeeze Annoying Packages To Open Them

You Can Squeeze Annoying Packages To Open Them

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MMcD
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Use a can opener on durable plastic packaging too. It can be awkward, but it works

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#25

You Can Use Cold Water To Get These Yellow Cleaning Gloves Off

You Can Use Cold Water To Get These Yellow Cleaning Gloves Off

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LMW
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or you can just buy a size that fits you

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#26

You Can Clean The Inside Of Your Electric Razor

You Can Clean The Inside Of Your Electric Razor

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#27

Steering Wheels In Cars Adjust Backwards And Forwards

Steering Wheels In Cars Adjust Backwards And Forwards

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KENOBI
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah some cars even do it mechanically and save the steering wheel position of up to 3 people

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#28

To Avoid Getting Burned, Light The Sparkles From The Bottom

To Avoid Getting Burned, Light The Sparkles From The Bottom

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#29

You Can Pour Grease Directly Into The Sink

You Can Pour Grease Directly Into The Sink

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DDmaybeandor
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No, you pour it in the middle of the trash can on top of whatever looks the least “melty”. You loose the game if it touches the trash bag while hot. Bonus points if you can pour it into some sort of container on the top of the trash.

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