8 Kitchen Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

Written by Grace & Silas

What do you do when your avocados are rock-hard, bananas and fresh herbs are going off, your kitchen is a mess or you just don’t have time to prepare breakfast and get organized?

Life is busy and every spare minute you can squeeze into your day is valuable. If you can save time by finding your ingredients faster (because your pantry is organized) and preparing food in a more efficient way, implementing these clever tricks is worth the effort. Plus, we’re pretty sure these life-changing hacks will make you way more excited to spend time in the kitchen.

You may think because you’re an adult, you know it all about kitchen and food preparation. But we bet that these 15 genius ideas will change your life and leave you wondering, why didn’t I think of it before?

Check out part 2 here!

Freeze And Preserve Fresh Herbs In Olive Oil

Found from The Kitchn

Have you ever bought a pot of fresh basil, coriander or sage, used just a little bit in the recipe and then felt you were wasting the rest because you didn’t know where to use them? Whenever you have leftover herbs, just freeze them in olive oil and use when your recipe calls for it.

Use Storage Containers To Organize Your Pantry

Found from I Am Baker

A messy pantry creates a massive energy and time leak since it’s really time consuming and annoying when you can’t find the gadget or ingredient you need. Solve this problem once and for all by getting some storage containers and creating a system to store things in your pantry.

How to Soften Butter


Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

If you need some butter for your toast but it’s all hard, try softening it by putting a hot glass over it for a few minutes. A great way to heat up the glass is to put boiling water into the cup and let it get hot.

Keep Brown Sugar from Getting Hard

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

We all hate it when brown sugar gets hard after being opened. So an easy trick is to keep some marshmallows with the brown sugar.

Upside Down Squeeze Bottles

Found from Bob Vila

Stop struggling with half-empty squeeze bottles by using an empty egg carton. Just cut off the lid of the container, put the bottom half of the carton inside the top shelf of the fridge door, and place the bottles upside-down.

Use a KitchenAid to Shred Your Chicken

Found from Two Twenty One

Shredding your chicken with forks can be a bit tedious. So try using a handy KitchenAid to quickly get the job done!

Make Freeze Ahead Smoothies

Found from Super Healthy Kids

Don’t have time for preparing healthy breakfast? On a day when you have some extra time, prep your smoothie ingredients and place them in serving-size freezer bags. All you have to do in the morning is add water or non-dairy milk to these make ahead freezer smoothie packs for a quick, delicious, and nutritious breakfast!

Slice Cherry Tomatoes The Easy Way

Found from Food 52

If you’ve been cutting cherry tomatoes one at a time, you’ve been doing it wrong! This hack is a total time saver when you have to make a quick salad.

Kitchen is one room we spend a lot of time in. Implement these brilliant hacks and you’ll enjoy spending time in this part of you house even more!


Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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