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5 Simple Kitchen Hacks that You Need to Know

Improve your kitchen life with these simple organization hacks

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Even if your kitchen is in tip-top shape, there might be a couple of things that you're missing here and there. Create an efficient space with the help of these easy tricks.

Photos from: The Kitchn and Lifehacker.

Use a microfiber dryer

A great dish dryer is handy especially if you wash dishes on your own. However, if you're hosting a party at home, you'll be stuck with tons of dishes left to dry for at least a few hours. Solve this dilemma by drying your dishes and glassware faster using a microfiber dryer.

The super absorbent material not only catches water droplets from your dishes, it soaks up quicker, too. This hack is particularly great for small kitchens as you can place this on your countertop where you can leave your precious pieces to dry. Once done, you can store your plates and glasses immediately—leaving your counter clutter-free.

Photo from Apartment Therapy.

Dry sponges on binder clips

Probably one of the things that we don't want to see in our kitchens: a slimy sponge. This is caused when the sponges aren’t left to dry in a proper place. If you don’t have a suitable drying rack for your sponges, the next best thing is to let them dry on binder clips.

Binder clips allow sponges to stand upright so that it is properly ventilated on all sides. Doing this will give you clean, dry sponges that are ready for use. As an additional bonus, you're avoiding bacteria buildup, too.

Photo from The Huffington Post.

Hang pot lids on hooks or rods

Even if you have your pots and pans neatly arranged beneath your kitchen counters, you probably still have the dilemma of where to store your pot lids.

In most kitchens, pots and pans are most likely stacked on top of one another, leaving small room for your pot lids. But don’t you worry, this isn’t a problem. You can simply hang your lids on hooks or rods behind your cabinet doors. By hanging your lids, you’re avoiding extra clutter in your cabinets and also creating a safe area for fragile pot lids. This makes getting and returning the lids easier, too.

Photo from The Kitchn.

Keep cords at bay using Velcro

We all have kitchen appliances at home. Whether it’s a toaster, a microwave, a blender, or a food processor, you probably have one on your kitchen counter or stored in a cupboard. Aside from making cooking and food preparation much easier, we're sure your familiar with the struggle of dealing with unruly cords, too.

Thankfully, there is a solution to this problem. Skip the zip tie and instead get stick-on Velcro strips. All you have to do is stick one side of the Velcro to the body of your kitchen appliance and the other side to its plug. Now, you can wrap the cord around the appliance and secure the end to your Velcro strip. Say goodbye to cords sprawled over your counters.

Photo from A Thousand Words.

Save shaker lids

If you buy a lot of spices, Parmesan cheese, or sugar, don’t throw away their container lids just yet. Most of these lids fit perfectly on mason jars and allow you to repurpose them for other kitchen items. If you don’t like the packaging of some of your kitchen staples, you can transfer them to jars with your recycled lid. You can use this trick for powdered items like baking soda, baking powder, and cocoa, to name a few.

Photos from The Make Your Own Zone, Lifehacker, and Listotic.

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