15 Awesome Kitchen Hacks You’ll Wish You Discovered Ages Ago

 

If you cook regularly, you'll know how much time you can end up spending in the kitchen, just trying to prepare nutritious meals and clean up afterwards. That's why kitchen hacks like these can be lifesavers, cutting back on the time and effort that you spend in the kitchen. Not to mention saving you some of your hard-earned cash along the way. Check them out!

 

Use a straw to hull a strawberry.

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The Mama’s Girls

 

Reuse Tic Tac containers to hold spices.

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The Kitchn

 

Turn old coffee creamer containers into snack dispensers. 

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Money Saving Queen

 

Easily cut potatoes with an apple slicer.

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Goodness Gracious

 

Use a plastic knife to cut brownies without them sticking to the knife.

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Sew Many Ways

 

Peel garlic the easy way.

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Listotic

 

Use oil or cooking spray to make it easier to get sticky ingredients, like syrup or peanut butter, to come out of measuring cups.

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Our Best Bites

 

Freeze fresh herbs in olive oil if you won't be able to use them up before they spoil. 

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Like a Boss

 

Freeze wet sponges in a ziplock bag to use as cheap alternatives to ice packs.

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The Kitchen

 

 

Use floss to neatly an evenly cut soft foods, such as cake and cheese.

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Life Hacks Daily

 

Use old bread ties to label wires.

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Sulia

 

Quickly pit cherries using a bottle and a chopstick. 

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Don’t Eat The Paintings

 

Use cookie cutters as stencils to decorate cakes with sprinkles.

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It’s Always Autumn

 

Place a wooden spoon over your saucepan to stop the water from boiling over.

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Yuppie Chef

 

Prick the large end of an egg with a pin before hard boiling to make it easier to peel.

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Sisters Raising Sisters

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