[dropcap]If you’re looking to simplify your living space, the kitchen is the ideal place to start! For people who like cooking, it’s easy to collect a lot of single-use accessories. While they’re great for their specific uses, many of them aren’t used enough to justify keeping around. Ditching your single-use accessories for dual-purpose ones, or finding other creative uses for the things you already have will help make your kitchen clean and simple.[/dropcap]
Oversized utensils tend to take up a lot of space in drawers, but keeping them in an attractive and simple utensil holder on the counter can solve that problem. And as more of us use tablets in the kitchen, finding a utensil holder with a built-in tablet stand gives you the added benefit of having a safe and stable place to position your tablet while you use it for recipes and how-to videos.
Every kitchen needs pots and at least one colander. With a pot strainer, you can consolidate these two kitchen necessities into one simple and easy-to-use unit by getting rid of your bulky colander, and you can drain vegetables and pasta straight from your pot! Not only is a pot strainer convenient, it’s also a great way to make the most of your storage space.
Serving bowls and plastic storage containers take up a lot of space in your cabinets. Space-saving collapsible bowls combine the practicality of serving bowls with the durability of plastic containers. These bowls are great for serving dinner, storing leftovers, taking your lunch to work and more. When you’re finished using them, they collapse down for easy storage.
That countertop slow cooker can be used for a lot more than cooking up soups and stews! Making hot beverages is one of the most popular alternative uses for your slow cooker. Serve guests slowly simmered apple cider, tea or hot chocolate! If you’re not interested in hot drinks, combine natural ingredients like sliced lemon, rosemary and water in your Crock-Pot and simmer to create a nice scent for your home.
Don’t let your kitchen become an eyesore! Whether you’re trying to live a more minimalistic lifestyle or just trying to tidy up, replacing some of your single-use items with practical dual-purpose accessories is a great way to simplify your kitchen and make the most of the space you have.