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Helpful Kitchen Hacks I, for your homemade household.

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are not offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. What we are sharing today is a few household hacks. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do…

I wanted to share these three favorite hacks, that make my life a bit easier in the kitchen. Maybe they can offer you an idea or two as well.

Hack # 1.

No matter where I live, there is not a kitchen with enough counter space. This has proved true in our new home on the peninsula. This first hack takes care of two problems, not enough counter space and now being able to use this thick wooden cutting board. 

I could not pick it up, seriously. The solution was to offer somewhere for my fingers to grab hold and by adding the little feet, we were able to create a bit more counter space. This can be set on our glass top stove during cooking. With two of us in the kitchen from time to time, space can be a premium. Note: it stands to reason that you would want to be careful not to accidently turn on one of the burners under the board. 

Simply add 4 screw-on wooden cabinet knobs to the bottom, and it is easy to pick up and can be sat anywhere you need extra space. 

Household hack to increase counter space!


Super easy kitchen hack, increase your counter space in the kitchen.
Additional counter space is always welcome!
Hack # 2.

Having my cookbook stay open and flat during cooking was always a challenge until I got the idea to use these simple clamps from the hardware section of our local general store. They are inexpensive and perfect for this use.


These clamps keep your cookbook flat and open.
Hardware clamps help keep your cookbook open and flat during cooking.
Hack # 3.

And my last hack is a simple way to keep your skillets and baking ware from nesting too tightly, as well as keeping everything dry.  

Stack your heavy pans with a branch from your garden.

Keep those forked branch sections when pruning in the garden. They are perfect as inserts between heavy pans. My skillets are kept air dry and they do not nest too tightly. 

What kind of kitchen hacks do you use, I would love to hear about them!

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10 comments

  1. All three very good tips, but the third I would need to find a suitable substitute... unless I go hunting round the neighborhood for a suitable sized fork twig! Need to visit Mr DIY for clamps!

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    1. I love the clamps, it makes such a difference when using cookbooks. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Great tips! The clamp idea is genius.

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    1. Thanks, the cookbook problem was so frustrating, the clamps work great.

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  3. How clever to use the clamps! And yes, counter space is always in high demand! Thanks for sharing on the Waste Less Wednesday Hop!

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  4. These are easy and a great way to make life easy and simple.

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  5. Melynda, you just reminded me of some clamps I have that belonged to my dad and made me think of a use for them -- to clamp open a songbook on the music stand. Love your cutting board idea, too.

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    1. Thank you, working with my recipe books has become fun again.

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