Tricks and tips to help you with everyday household chores that you might be doing wrong. When it comes to doing the laundry, you don't need as much detergent as you think you do, according to lifestyle expert Kris Drew. More suds do not mean cleaner clothes, she says. "You don't actually need to use the whole cap, you just need use half," she said. To peel hard-boiled eggs easily, boil the eggs with baking soda and it allows the shells to slip off easier.