Food·Posted on Apr 4, 2019As It Turns Out, You're Doing These 24 Things WrongStill eating your cupcake like a pleb? Really???by Maximilian ZenderBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. You throw your shopping bags into the shopping cart. nikkeberger / Via instagram.com, Twitter: @LifeHacks Here's the right way to do it: Look for little tabs on the cart, right behind the kid seat. You can actually hang bags off of them to really optimize for space inside your cart as you're wheeling it out to your car. 2. You eat your cupcake right-side up. Twitter: @YouTubeIndia, Twitter: @akwesq Here's the right way to do it: If you want to avoid a mess, tear the top half of the cupcake off, and stick the bottom bit of cake on top. Now you've got yourself a tidy little cupcake sandwich that doesn't get frosting all over your nose. 3. You hold your burger with one hand when you eat it. Twitter: @derridalicious, youtube.com / Via foodbeast.com Here's the right way to do it: Your thumbs and pinkies belong on the bottom of the burger. The rest of your fingers stay on top. This way, the toppings will never slip out again. 4. You cut your bread from top to bottom. Twitter: @TrendsOfNigeria Here's the right way to do it: Turn your bread upside down before you slice it. It gives you a larger and more even cutting surface. 5. You just put your straw into the soda can opening. Twitter: @Zindagimuskraye Here's the right way to do it: Put the straw through the tab on the can, and turn it so the straw is held in place. That way, the carbonation won't keep constantly lifting the straw out of the can. 6. You ask a sales associate for their recommendation on big appliances, like a washing machine or dishwasher. BuzzFeed / Getty Images Here's the right way to do it: If you're in the market to buy something that'll be a pain to fix, ask a professional who has to repair those types of machines all the time for their recommended model, instead of a sales associate! 7. You break pieces off a Toblerone bar outward (away from the other pieces). Twitter: @Toblerone, youtube.com Here's the right way to do it: It's way easier and neater to snap the piece in toward the other pieces. 8. You put your roll on the wall with the free end on the inside. CC BY-SA / creativecommons.org / Via de.wikipedia.org, Twitter: @OroroPro Here's the right way to do it: The free end belongs on the outside of the roll. Look, even the original patent from 1891 says that's the right way to do it. 9. You just take a wild guess at what side of the car your gas tank is on every time you pull into the gas station. jassy_in_pictures / Via instagram.com Here's the right way to do it: There's usually an indicator on the gas gauge that shows what side the gas cap is on. Take a look. 10. You hold a piece of pizza flatly in your hand. io9.com / Via quora.com Here's the right way to do it: Give the crust a bit of a pinch when you pick it up. The slice will then stay horizontal and your toppings will stay put instead of sliding off. 11. You check how hot your microwaved food is by putting your hand over the food. Getty Images Here's the right way to do it: When you're microwaving food, feel the **bottom** of the plate to tell whether it's really warmed through. 12. You try jamming your hand in the Pringles can, or pouring it out to get to your chips. youtube.com Here's the right way to do it: Fold up a piece of paper into a sleeve, and slip it into the can alongside the chips. Then tilt the can and pull the paper sleeve out to get at your chips much more neatly. 13. You pour your juice with the opening on the bottom. youtube.com Here's the right way to do it: If you pour your juice from the top, it's easier to control the flow and cut the flow off neatly and quickly. 14. You struggle to untie a plastic bag that you've just tied to something else. jumaklavita / Via reddit.com Here's the right way to do it: Twist the free end of the loop and push it through the knot to untie it easily. 15. You pour Tic Tacs straight into your mouth, or into your hand. Twitter: @IrisVogt, Twitter: @oxruon Here's the right way to do it: On the underside of most little Tic Tac package openings, there is a small indentation. It's literally designed to fit one Tic Tac at a time! 16. You always pluck the stem off of your strawberries with your fingers. youtube.com Here's the right way to do it: Use a straw or chopstick to poke up through the strawberry and totally remove the stem. 17. You put the hair clip into your hair with the wavy side facing up. Twitter: @seventeensvt526, Coprid / Getty Images Here's the right way to do it: The wavy side should be facing the scalp, so that the hair clip can get a better grip on the hair. 18. While cooking, you always put the cooking spoon beside or on the pot. Twitter: @DirectAppliance, fuckyeahlifehacks.tumblr.com Here's the right way to do it: Most pots have a small hole on the handle. You can use it as a little holster for your spoon. 19. You unload canned drinks into your fridge one at a time. imgur.com Here's the right way to do it: You can unload an entire case of soda or beer in just a few seconds by opening both sides of the box and pushing the cans through as you slip the box out. 20. You take aluminum foil out of the package to tear a sheet off. funsterz.com, BuzzFeed, barcoo.com Here's the right way to do it: On almost every box of aluminum foil, there's a perforated tab on either side. Punch those in to keep the roll in place in the box, and just take as much foil as you need with ease. 21. You cross out something with a straight line. reddit.com Here's the right way to do it: If you really don't want someone to be able to read what you've crossed out, write over mistakes with other words or scribbles. It makes your errors much harder to decipher. 22. You pour your Chinese takeout out of the containers it comes in before eating it. Twitter: @DpArtino5, youtube.com Here's the right way to do it: if you unfold the takeout container, it becomes a little paper plate that you can eat it off. 23. When you reheat leftover pasta, you just throw it all in as one heaping pile of noodles. Twitter: @CorinneKenward, OMGpolly / Via reddit.com Here's the right way to do it: When reheating, try spreading your pasta out into the shape of a doughnut. It'll heat up much more evenly. 24. And finally, when you want a cold beverage ASAP, you throw your drink in the freezer and hope for the best. Twitter: @Inte, BuzzFeed Here's the right way to do it: The fastest way to cool down a glass bottle is to wrap it in a wet paper towel and put it in the fridge (or, okay, a freezer if you're really desperate). This post has been translated and adapted from German.