Helped your parents out in the kitchen? I remember crying my eyes out, the first time I chopped onions. And the sheer mess I made when I tried to cut my first tomato – with all the pulp squeezing out of my palms.

Here prescribed are a few techniques that make the errand of chopping veggies less messy, optimizes the use of the edible stuff, and you. Your life is about to change:

1. Tomatoes

Don’t get all messed up yo!

2. Kiwi fruit

Just scoop it up!

3. Mango pulp!

The rim of your glass is the most efficient way to squeeze out your mango pulp.

4. Watermelon

No more watermelon seeds on the cheeks.

5. Orange

Give this guy an award already!

6. Pomegranates

Cut it at the top, slice it at the bottom and cut enough to get through the skin. Wham Bam Thank You Sam!

7. Avocado

Scoop it up just like Kiwi fruit!

8. Cake

9. Lime

Use your lime in the most efficient way possible for those n number of margaritas!

10. Onions

No more tears.

11. Carrots

The most cleanly peeled carrots ever.

12. Artichoke

No way to preserve the beauty of this veggie! Gotta chop it.

13. Bananas

I’ve been doing it wrong my whole life.

I wish, I had known about these earlier.