The kitchen is the family’s comfort center, the heart of the
home. Whipping up a dream kitchen does not necessarily have to cost you an arm and a leg.
Sometimes, a bright, uncluttered pantry is enough to inspire the most creative dishes.
Work up some practical magic in your kitchen without putting a strain on the family
budget. Here are a few hand tips to help modern kitchen-keepers.
Our planet is fast becoming one overfed
landfill, which is why it is crucial to really recycle. Glass, steel, aluminum cans and
foil are just some of the things we heavily use on a daily basis and thankfully, they are
among the easiest items to recycle. Bottles and cans should be quickly rinsed with a small
amount of water to remove the odor and stickiness. Properly sorted trash (biodegradable or
non-biodegradable) help keep nasty critters off your kitchen, not to mention that is good
for the environment. Trash bins should be lined with wastebasket bags to keep mess to a
minimum. Durable, leak-proof garbage bags ensure clean, easy and earth-friendly waste
Kitchen experts say hot soapy water is the
best way to wash knives, cutting boards and other cooking utensils. Though shall not soak
your dishes in the sink for a long period of time since germs are likely to breed there.
If your kitchen implements need some soaking, always, always scrub the dishes thoroughly
with a good disinfecting cleaner. Also, take care to disinfect things that you may have
touched while taking out the garbage or preparing raw meat to prevent the spread of
disease-causing bacteria. These include the refrigerator door, trash and bins and light
Store Food with Care
To keep your refrigerator uncluttered,
store food in tight plastic wraps. Keeping food snuggly packed in cling wrap not only
frees more fridge space and makes food easy to identify, it also helps keep freshness in,
does a neat job of preventing food contamination. Raw meat, fish and poultry should be
kept in separate freezer bags so that their juices do not cross-contaminate the food,
averting food poisoning.