With everyone leading such busy lives there can often be no time for working in the kitchen. It means that you might never have time to sit down together and eat as a family. However, if you want to do more with the time you have, then there are some time saving tips you that can use to help you.
Keep Strawberries Longer
If you love strawberries in the summer, then you may buy a big box, so you can snack on them later. The trouble is that they can quickly go soft which ruins their appeal. However, if you want to keep your strawberries for longer, then this idea will help you. All you need to do is wash the strawberries and place them in a container. You can then sprinkle them with a tablespoon of caster sugar. Repeat with another layer if your box is big enough then cover and place in the freezer. The sugar will help them to separate; then you can leave them on the side to defrost.
Peel Shallots with Ease
If you love shallots but find then a little fiddly to peel, then try this idea to make it easier. Just let them steep in boiling water for five to ten minutes while you get other things ready. Then take them out, and the skins should slide right off. The heat and the water loosen the peel from its allium’s surface.
If you are always finding that your clothes are getting wrinkled in the dryer, then try this idea. Place tennis balls in your dryer, and you will find that the clothes are less wrinkled. That is because the tennis balls allow more heated air to get between the clothes, which reduces wrinkling. Regardless of the type of dryer you have, this can be a useful trick. If you find you need a replacement dryer, however, it may be worth looking up replacements such as Bosch Dryers.
You might think that tea bags have fulfilled their purpose once you have made your tea. However, they can still be useful around the kitchen, for example, placing used tea bags in the fridge can help to absorb unwanted odors and flavors. You can also add a couple to the bottom of your bin to absorb odors and soak up any liquid that collects there. The plants in your kitchen can also benefit from tea bags if you break open the used ones you can sprinkle it into the soil. It promotes good health and growth of the plant.
Save Time at Breakfast
If you love your smoothies in the morning but don’t always have time to prepare it, then why not do it all the night before and freeze the ingredients in a food bag. You can then take it out in the morning and save yourself time; they will also last longer so you could prepare them a week in advance if you choose.
These simple ideas can help you to save a little time in the kitchen while still enjoying the things you love to eat. They will also help the rest of the family save time and money.