If you ever wondered about how to make cleaning, cooking, and organizing the kitchen easier, today is your lucky day! These awesome kitchen tricks will do you and your kitchen wonders! You’ll probably end up asking yourself why you didn’t come up with these ideas before - but now you can share them with your friends and blow their minds too! All of these kitchen hacks you have to try are very simple and easy. So what are you waiting for? Learn these awesome hacks now!
Know you food, know your farmers, and know your kitchen. - Joel Salatin
Over the Sink Cutting Board
If you have a small kitchen like I do, you’ve probably complained (either silently or to your kitchen itself) that there’s never enough counter space. By placing an over the sink cutting board, it allows you to save space on the counter. This is an organizing hack that works amazing for small kitchens (while also making the cleaning easier for you). There are several options of style, sizes, and materials available, so you’ll definitely be able to find the right one for you!
Roll Out Pantry
If you have any space in between your fridge and cabinets - or really just any vertical space around the kitchen - then this is the perfect choice for you! A sliding pantry shelf is one of the best small kitchen storage solutions around! It’s great to save space and avoid a cluttered look as well.
Keep a Clean Sponge
Every time we finish doing the dishes, we have an impulse to rinse the sponge and place it in a corner on the sink. But that’s just very wrong! By doing that, there’s a big chance your sponge will grow mold and mildew very fast.
So, here’s what you do:
Find a binder clip and place your sponge there to let it air dry after finishing the dishes!
Kitchen Rod for Cleaning Products
It’s very likely that you’ve already heard about this hack before, and that’s only fair because this is an amazing trick! If you’re anything like me, the space under your kitchen sink becomes a black hole of disorganized cleaning products from time to time (if not, then I salute you!). Installing a rod under your kitchen sink will add more space for putting away cleaning products and keep them perfectly organized!
To avoid clogging the drain, it’s good to pour boiling water down the sink every now and then.
In addition to that:
If you have some baking soda at home, throw in a teaspoon too! The combo of the baking soda plus boiling water is amazing for cleaning the pipes without causing any harm that some chemicals can.
Polish Stainless Steel with Flour
Yep, that’s right! Stainless steel can be a bit tricky to clean sometimes, but with this tip, all the hard work is gone! Just pour some flour on a microfiber cloth and rub it against the stainless steel object. After that, just take off any flour residue with a clean microfiber and you’re done!
Lemon and Salt to Clean Wooden Boards
Wooden cutting boards may look clean after a simple washing up. However, to make sure it’s actually clean and properly disinfected use a combination of salt and lemon.
This is how you do it:
- Cut the lemon in half.
- Sprinkle the salt on the board.
- Rub the lemon (making sure to squeeze off a bit of juice) over the salt.
- Let it sit for a couple of minutes.
- Scrape of the juice and salt.
- Rinse off the board and let it air dry.
Keep Water from Boiling Over the Pan
Avoid making a mess on your stove when cooking (or simply boiling water) by placing a wooden spoon on the top of your pan! The wood absorbs part of the heat therefore preventing the water from overflowing. This isn’t 100% success guaranteed - sometimes the universe just wants to see us fail (but keep in mind these things happen to make us stronger)!
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Had you heard about any of these hacks before? Which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below and find more DIY & Decor ideas!