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The Cheap Containers That Make My Instant Pot and Slow Cooker a Million Times Better
Shopping
These inexpensive containers are easy to fill and empty and the frozen contents are just the right size and shape to fit in the Instant Pot.
Nov 25, 2019
The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Your Oven with Less Pain, More Success
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Here are our best tips!
Nov 16, 2019
The $13 Solution That’ll Help Keep Your Kitchen Clean This Time of Year
Shopping
Buh-bye, grease splatters!
Nov 10, 2019
Every Little Thing You Need to Know About Your Dishwasher, All in One Place
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
What really happens when you put knives in the dishwasher, the CORRECT way to load it, and more!
Nov 9, 2019
One Small Thing You Can Do This Weekend to Get a Less-Cluttered Kitchen
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
Weed out those mugs you never use!
Nov 8, 2019
50 Tiny Things You Can Do for Your Kitchen in Less than an Hour
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Put today's bonus hour to good use!
Nov 1, 2019
The Easiest (and Most Effective!) Ways to Clean Up Red Wine Stains
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Did you know you could use milk or kitty litter?
Nov 1, 2019
Stick a Tennis Ball on the End of Your Broom to Make a Super-Powered Cleaning Tool
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
This is way more useful than you'll even realize.
Oct 16, 2019
8 Easy Ways to Make Your House Smell Like Fall
Tips from The Kitchn
You know that smell.
Oct 3, 2019
The Brilliant Towel Holder Hack That’ll Save You Room Under the Kitchen Sink
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
Flip it around!
Sep 20, 2019
10 Easy Habits You Should Steal from Impossibly Clean People
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Start by gathering your supplies. See? So simple!
Sep 13, 2019
The $17 Amazon Tool That Made My Least Favorite Chore 100 Times More Tolerable
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Raise your hand if you hate cleaning your baseboards, too?
Sep 11, 2019
27 Brilliant Laundry Hacks That Start with Stuff from Your Kitchen
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
You don't need a collection of specialized laundry sprays!
Sep 10, 2019
The Most Ridiculously Simple Way to Get the Inside of Your Fridge Sparkling Clean
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Why didn't anyone think of this earlier?
Sep 7, 2019
15 Reasons You Should Keep Dental Floss in Your Kitchen
Tips from The Kitchn
This post is like reading a list of aha moments.
Sep 5, 2019
14 Surprising Uses for This Cult-Favorite Floor Cleaner
It's good for so much more beyond hardwood floors.
Sep 4, 2019
You Should Put a Bowl of Vinegar in Your Dishwasher — Here’s Why
You've already got it in your pantry.
Sep 4, 2019
The $8 Trick to Miraculously Making Space for Your Pot Lids Where You Thought There Wasn’t Any
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
You'll free up so much cabinet space!
Aug 28, 2019
The Icky Reason You May Want to Put Dryer Sheets Under the Legs of Your Table
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
You'll want to do this for your dining table inside and your patio table outside!
Aug 26, 2019
Pick 5 Things from This List and Get Rid of Them Right Now
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
At LEAST five!
Aug 23, 2019
The Best Ways to Clean and Disinfect Plastic Cutting Boards (Without Bleach)
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Buh-bye, stains and bacteria!
Aug 22, 2019
You Can Solve Your Kitchen Crumb Problem for Just $15
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
No more vacuuming in awkward spaces.
Aug 12, 2019
Why I Keep a Tennis Ball in My Kitchen
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
You'll love-love this tip. Nothing else can do it!
Aug 8, 2019
I Changed the Way I Think About Dining Out — And It’s Helping More than Just My Budget
Budget Tips
It's just a little shift in mentality.
Jul 26, 2019
Why You Need a “Reverse To-Do List” to Reach Your Big Decluttering Goals
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
It's like a regular to-do list, but way better!
Jul 19, 2019
6 Things You Should Always Clean Before Dinner (and 7 Things to Clean Immediately After)
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Because there's nothing better than a spotless kitchen!
Jul 9, 2019
44 of the Best Chores for Kids, Organized by Age
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Start 'em young! Here's how.
Jul 4, 2019
These $10 Organizers Will Double Your Cabinet Space
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
And who among us can't use more cabinet space?
Jun 26, 2019
100 Small, Frugal Habits to Live by If You’re Trying to Save Money
Tips from The Kitchn
Split that entree!
Jun 24, 2019
4 Reasons You Should Always Put a Coffee Filter in a Flower Pot
Plants add vibrancy to our living spaces like nothing else quite can. And although tending to them isn’t necessarily hard, they are living things that require our time and attention. So anything that makes caring for plants a bit easier is a plus in our book — especially because this means we can add a few more! Here’s how coffee filters contribute to smart, less-mess plant maintenance.
Jun 6, 2019
5 Reasons You Should Keep Toothpaste in the Kitchen
I love finding ways to use things I already have in new life-hack-y ways. Take toothpaste, for example. It’s something we all have in our bathrooms. Turns out, though, that it might be worth keeping a tube in the kitchen, too, as it can do a bunch of other useful things — you know, in addition to fighting tooth decay! Keep reading to see how toothpaste can be used in the kitchen. Gently rubbing non-gel toothpaste on water rings can remove them from a wooden table.
Jun 5, 2019
You Should Throw Your Dish Rack in the Dishwasher — Here’s Why
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
We have two simple-yet-compelling reasons. If you aren't already doing this, you really should start.
May 15, 2019
The Laziest Way to Dust Your Open Shelving (Without Moving All Your Dishes)
Instead of saving the chore for another day (or week or month), try this.
May 4, 2019
You Know That Chair You Eat Breakfast and Dinner On? It’s Time to Clean it, and Here’s How.
If it's been a while, and we're guessing it has, you might want to read this.
May 3, 2019
The Pros and Cons of Single-Bowl Versus Double-Bowl Kitchen Sinks
Much like gas versus electric stoves, kitchen sinks inspire strong opinions and fierce debate — ones that transcend even the trends of the moment. People either love or hate their single- or double-bowl sinks If you’re in the position to choose, and/or you’re open to change, here are the pros and cons of each.
May 1, 2019
The One Major Drawback to Undermount Sinks
Undermount sinks are often a no-brainer decision when remodeling a kitchen. There’s lots to love: they look nice, let you wipe water and crumbs directly from the counter into the sink with a single swipe, and they eliminate that gunk-magnet seam that comes with overmount sinks. With all these pros, what’s the catch?
May 1, 2019
The 2 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Dusting Your Kitchen
It’s true: Dusting seems futile. Yes, dust is going to keep coating any and every faintly horizontal surface and, no, it’s not a fun or particularly rewarding chore. But that’s not to say that getting rid of dust doesn’t make us feel good — if not by reducing the allergies we’re exposed to inside our homes, at least by just knowing that our surfaces are dust-free (for, like, a day).
May 1, 2019
12 Ways to Put Used Tea Bags to Work in and Around the House
It feels so good to be able to do something with the things we’d normally discard. Coffee grounds as rose fertilizer and clementine peels saved for DIY candles come to mind, not to mention composting in general. If you’re a regular or occasional tea drinker, you can add your tea bags to the list of garbage you shouldn’t throw out just yet. Here are some ways to reuse them post-brew. Add a hint of flavor to rice or grains.
May 1, 2019
The Low-Maintenance Plant That Belongs in Your Dining Room
In recent years, the ubiquitous fiddle leaf fig has dominated all other entrants in the competition for most popular in-house tree-like plants. But we think it’s time to give another understated-but-stately tree — with its large, deep green leaves — a second look and another chance. Here’s how to maintain a rubber plant as a striking part of your dining room decor for years to come.
May 1, 2019
This Chill, Low-Maintenance Plant Is Perfect for People Who Can’t Keep Anything Alive
Snake plants, also know as mother-in-law’s tongue or sansevieria, have become increasingly popular, and rightly so. With their striking lines and hardiness, they’re the houseplants even black thumbs can show off. They also act as air purifiers to improve your home’s air quality. Here’s how to keep them happiest. When shopping for snake plants, select one that has dark green leaves; leaves that are too pale indicate that the plant may already be faltering.
May 1, 2019
4 Surprising Uses for Our Favorite $3 IKEA Organizing Staple
The magic of IKEA pieces is not only in their well-thought-out, small-space-maximizing design, but also in the numerous ways each versatile piece can be repurposed and hacked. And that includes the VARIERA bag dispenser. Yes, the thing you buy to store your used plastic grocery bags. Here are four ways to transform one of our very favorite IKEA staples into more than meets the eye.
May 1, 2019
Spend Less Time Cleaning with One Small Shift to Your Routine
I’ve been cleaning my house according to this room-by-room cleaning schedule for years. When I keep up with it, my house looks perpetually clean. But (spoiler alert!) I don’t always manage to keep up with it. And I’ve begun to wonder if a particular shift in my routine could save me time and give me the impetus to finish my daily tasks. The room-by-room method works well enough.
May 1, 2019
How Microwaving Your Cleaning Rag Can Make It More Powerful
Many of us are familiar with the trick of microwaving sponges to help disinfect them. Although that practice has been thrust into the spotlight and put under scrutiny lately. Turns out that microwaving sponges only kills the worst of the bacteria they harbor; the other microbes quickly recolonize the sponge and it’s as bad as it ever was, ewww. But there is a reason to microwave your rags, one that sidesteps the whole question of how to keep your kitchen cloths sanitary.
May 1, 2019
The Ridiculously Weird-Looking Tool that Makes Me Super Happy in the Kitchen
Last spring when my mother was in town, she offered to help me make an epic month-long supply of freezer meals. While preparing for the task, I came across a recommendation for a kitchen tool that I’d never seen or heard of before. I bought some and, now, they make me so happy every time I have an occasion to use them. They’re so delightfully handy, I’ve even given them as gifts.
May 1, 2019
27 Things in Your Kitchen to Get Rid of Before Thanksgiving
Nothing turns a happy chef into a frazzled one like searching through drawers or disassembling the kitchen to dig out the necessary tools. Don’t let this be you at Thanksgiving. For a smoothly running kitchen — and, more importantly, a smiling cook — eliminate everything that doesn’t need to be in your kitchen before the big day.
May 1, 2019
This Organizer Will Free Up an Entire Kitchen Cabinet
Variety is the spice of life, as they say, and nowhere is this more true than when amassing your collection of tea for cold-weather sipping. I bet everyone in your household has their own favorite that evokes the comforting sensation of sitting on the couch shrouded in a blanket beside a crackling fire and twinkling fairy lights. You make sure you’re stocked on the old standbys: mint, sleepy time, vanilla chamomile, and rooibos.
May 1, 2019
7 Tiny Ways to Make Your Cleaning Routine a Million Times Better
Even if you ignored the pull to make a New Year’s resolution and reevaluate your past year and make lofty promises to yourself for the year to come, you probably can’t help but feel a bit of a fresh-slate feeling with the semi-recent turn of the calendar page. You know what stays the same year after year, though? Your household chores. But they don’t have to.
Apr 30, 2019