According to the Merriam-Webster online Dictionary, a Life Hack is “a usually simple and clever tip or technique for accomplishing some familiar task more easily and efficiently.” We like the sound of that! Here are a few cool and creative Life Hacks that incorporate everyday kitchen items found inside your all wood cabinetry!
Use a roasting pan to bake your bacon.
Cooking up a pound of bacon takes time and patience, but the rewards are great. With this simple Life Hack, you don’t need to stand at the frying pan, flipping bacon so it cooks up crisp and even. Take a tip from restaurants and bake your bacon! Arrange the slices on the rack inside your roasting pan and set your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit (or 400 degrees for a convection oven). The rack will help your bacon to cook quickly and consistently, while the pan below will catch the drippings. You’ll get all the deliciousness with a lot less effort.
Use all-natural coconut oil to remove sticker residue.
You don’t need fancy (and potentially toxic) products to remove the gooey gunk left behind from price tags and stickers. Instead, you can use a kitchen staple that is likely behind the doors of your all wood cabinetry right now — coconut oil! Just rub a small amount of coconut oil on the spot and let it sit for a few minutes to work its magic. Then wipe away clean with a rag or paper towel. For stubborn goop, you may need to repeat this process, but it really does work. Problem solved for pennies!
Try dishwashing liquid for grease stains.
This Life hack takes us out of the kitchen and into the laundry room just a few steps away. Grease stains are notoriously difficult to deal with, and you can spend a lot of money and your own elbow grease trying to remove those stubborn stains. Never fear! That concentrated blue dishwashing liquid that helps animals affected by oil spills can also help you at home. Just dab a little onto the stain and gently rub it in. Then rinse and repeat until the stain vanishes. Try it once and you’ll want to keep your all wood cabinetry in the laundry room and kitchen stocked with the stuff!
Keep your spices conveniently hidden.
Every home cook knows you need to keep your spices in an accessible location close to the stove. But all those jars can be unsightly and take up valuable space on your countertops. What if we told you there is a simple solution for keeping your spices conveniently hidden and organized? Just install a door mounted spice rack in your all wood cabinetry, or a wood spice tray inside a drawer. It’s as easy as pie.
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