Like bobby pins, car keys, and sanity, phone chargers are experts when it comes to disappearing.

And the fact that they can now be split into two pieces only doubles your chances of losing one or both of them. I don’t know about you, but whenever I have the cord in my possession, the block is nowhere to be found. When the block is chilling in the outlet, the cord steals my keys and starts a new life.

But because food makes everything better, you can use an onion and some Gatorade to power your phone when your charger betrays you. Here’s how it’s done.

1. Round up a large onion, 2 cups of Gatorade (or the electrolyte-rich sports drink of your choice), a bowl, a screwdriver, and that God-forsaken charging cord.

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2. Without peeling it, poke 2 holes into the onion using your screwdriver — one on the left, and one on the right.

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3. Pour Gatorade into the bowl and submerge the onion.

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4. After letting the onion soak for 30 minutes, take it out of the bowl, dry it off, and plug the cord directly into it. This should give you enough power to charge your phone for 15 minutes.

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For full instructions, check this out!

I always have a stockpile of onions on hand for absolutely no reason, so I’ll give this a try just for the heck of it. For more awesome tricks, be sure to check out HouseholdHacker on YouTube.