If you want to spend more time enjoying your kitchen and less time cooking, cleaning and looking for equipment, take a look at these great kitchen hacks which will make your time spent in the kitchen so much easier…
Get a Boiling Water Tap
If you make a lot of hot tea or cook things like pasta that require boiling water and you hate waiting for the kettle/pan of water to boil, go to Tap Warehouse and get yourself a boiling water tap.
These taps instantly produce boiling water whenever you need it so you no longer have to spend precious time waiting for water to heat up.
Magazine Holders Make Great Shelving for the Freezer
If you’re forever rooting through your freezer to find that packet of fish fingers or the mince you froze last shopping day, do yourself a favour and buy a couple of magazine holders.
Place them in the freezer (or fridge if you need more space there) to create additional shelving space that enables you to better organise (and find) your frozen food.
Invest in Bigger Cabinets
This is a really obvious thing, but it’s something that so few people do in their kitchen that it’s worth mentioning if you struggle to find enough space to store your pots, pans and kitchen gadgets and you hate having all of that stuff on show, investing in kitchen cabinets that reach the ceiling will give you so much more space.
As long as you have a fold up step ladder on hand, it’ll be easy to access what you need and your kitchen will look sleeker and less cluttered than ever before.
Make Better Use of Magnets
Most of us have magnets in our kitchen, usually on the fridge and used for decorative purposes or to hold up important notes and reminders, but there is a better way to use them.
If you stick magnets onto your cutlery, pots and pans, or you purchase a magnetic knife holder for example, you can store your knives, etc. on the wall, or even on the fridge, thus taking up less space in drawers and cupboards, adding a decorative touch and ensuring that you can find them quickly whenever you need them.
Again, this should be obvious, but if you label all of your containers both on the front and on the lid, it’ll be much easier for you to determine what they contain with a quick glance, wherever they’re stored.
Roll With It
If you have a lot of stuff in your kitchen, it makes sense to use as much of the space as you can to store things effectively.
A good way of doing this is by installing rolling shelves in your cabinets. They will enable you to store more stuff within, and because they’re rolling, you won’t have to take everything out to find that jar of peppers that you know is lurking in there somewhere.
Add a Kitchen Island
If your kitchen is large enough to accommodate it and you have the budget to do so, adding a kitchen island, like this one at Vinterior, to your space is a great way of increasing your cooking and eating space, as well as your storage space. They look pretty great too.
Use an Over-the-Sink Cutting Board
If you don’t have enough counter space to cook as efficiently as you would like, invest in an over-the-sink cutting board, which will, as the name suggests, fit into place over the sink, giving you a safe place to cut those veggies, and since it’s by the sink, it makes the cleanup afterwards a bit easier too.
Invest in a Collapsible Wine Rack
If you don’t always have wine in your fridge, investing in a collapsible rack rather than having a permanent one, will help you to make the most of the space in the fridge whatever you have in there.
Freshen Up with a Lemon
If you hate cleaning the kitchen because it’s so hard to get rid of tough stains and bad odours, you’ll be delighted to know that the humble lemon can make kitchen chores so much easier.
Slice one in half and place it on the middle shelf of the fridge to eliminate bad odours, do the same for the microwave, turning it on with half a lemon inside for 30 seconds or so, or mix it with water and baking soda to scrub tiles and worktops until they’re sparkling – it takes
so much less effort than you might imagine.
With just a few simple changes to your kitchen space, you can make it a much easier, cleaner and happy place to be.
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.