Martha Stewart in a kitchen.
Save Energy Opening Stubborn Jars With Martha Stewart's Hack

An ultimate kitchen frustration is not being able to open the lid on a jar. Don't worry, as celebrity chef Martha Stewart has a hack for aspiring home chefs that may help.

By incorporating rubber bands, Stewart found a way to increase the grip and give us and our poor hands a leg up in the eternal battle of humans versus the jar lids.

Place three large rubber bands around the lid, which creates a layer between the lid and your hand. The bands latch onto the lid and your hand, so the jar should open right up.

Stewart describes rubber bands as "good things," her signature sign-off on any item, trick, or project that gets her stamp of approval.