5 Groundbreaking Kitchen Hacks
There can never be too many kitchen hacks, and that's a fact. There simply is no other place in your home that requires the same amount of organization and precision, and a well-organized, clean kitchen really does make everything that much easier. Usually it's the small things that get us the most – the pet peeves that may not seem like that big of a deal, but can turn a kitchen dream into a kitchen nightmare. Check out our 5 genius tips and tricks to help you remedy those exact kitchen annoyances!
1. Cereal Box Storage
Open cereal boxes are a total no-go, especially because the air that hits the cereal turns it all stale and gross. Basically, the crunch that we go to cereal for is completely evaporated. To properly seal your cereal boxes, use the following trick: fold in one of the flaps, press the box together at the sides, and then fold in the other flap over the other one. Now the box is sealed again and your cereal will stay fresh and crunchy!
2. Makeshift Kitchen Sink Strainer
- 2 suction cups
- plastic fruit container
Everyone knows it, and everyone's annoyed by it: food particles that inevitably end up clogging your drain when it's time to do the dishes. Here's something that helps! Attach 2 suction cups to your sink and clamp the plastic container to it. Because of the holes in the container, it can be used as a strainer for little leftover bits and pieces of food. Put the scraps in the container, let the liquid run off, and your drain will be forever free from getting clogged!
3. Like-New Tupperware
- ice cubes
- dish soap
- sparkling water
Add sugar and ice cubes to the food storage container before putting dish soap on the lid and adding a bit of sparkling water. Let everything soak for 10 minutes, rinse with water, and your container will be as good as new!
4. DIY Splash Guard
- empty plastic bottle
To avoid getting hit with hot oil when frying, cut off the top of a plastic bottle and use it as a splash guard. Stick your hand in it, hold the spatula through the bottle opening, and you're completely protected from hot oil splatter.
5. Convenient Trash Bag Storage
- 4 curtain rod brackets
- 2 wooden rods
- cordless screwdriver
Are you always digging through your kitchen cupboard to find the trash bags? Then check out this trick! Drill 2 curtain rod brackets into the inside of your kitchen cupboard, slide the wooden rod through the trash bag roll, and place the wooden rod on the hooks. Now you can easily tear off a trash bag one at a time and you'll never have to go searching for them again!
It doesn't get much better than this!