Just when you think you’ve seen all the life hacks possible, the internet comes along and proves you wrong.
Kellie, a young woman from Oklahoma, was so impressed by her co-worker’s pepper shaker trick that she shared it online… and it quickly went viral with tens of thousands of views and counting.
Sometimes, black pepper can form hard chunks inside the pepper mill, blocking it from the bottom and making it difficult to grind. To solve the problem and loosen the pepper, Kellie revealed a brilliant and easy way to get the pepper out without removing the lid. All she needed was its respective salt shaker.
All she did was gently rub the bottom of the salt shaker and pepper mill in a circular motion. Suddenly, the ground pepper spilled from the mill with ease.
“What is this sorcery!?” one commenter wrote. “Mind blown,” another said. “I’m 40 and had no clue.”
When rubbed together, the ridges on each end of both shakers cause vibrations strong enough to loosen the pepper.
If you ever use this trick at a restaurant, just make sure the shakers are clean and that you hold the mills diagonally.