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One of our favorite tricks to keep our kitchen in check is pairing common tasks you frequently do with tasks you don’t think of as often.
It’s especially handy for certain essentials. Swipe through to find out the first thing you should do when you purchase these kitchen staples! Image Credit: Joe Lingeman
The First Thing You Should Do with a New Bottle of Vinegar:
Clean your kitchen faucet! You use that water for A LOT in your kitchen, from washing dishes to drinking water. Fill a plastic bag halfway with vinegar, tie it around the faucet for 30 minutes, then scrub! Image Credit: Cat Meschia
The First Thing You Should Do with a New Box of Aluminum Foil:
Press in the push-tabs on the side of the boxes before you open the box! They’ll be positioned right inside the roll core on either side and hold the roll of foil in place when you pull. Image Credit: Joe Lingeman
Press down firmly on the joint to completely sever it.
Put some in a shaker! The slotted spice cap makes dispensing the baking soda super easy, efficient, and mess-free. Image Credit: Ghazalle Badiozamani
The First Thing You Should Do with a Box of Baking Soda:
The First Thing You Should Do with a New Box of Wax Paper:
Line your fridge and cabinets! It acts like a magnet to collect the dust and grime and allows you to throw it away (aka clean it) easily! Image Credit: Joe Lingeman All Image Credit: Joe Lingeman
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The First Thing You Should Do with a New Box of Zip-Top Baggies:
Make an ice pack! Fill a bag (or two) about 2/3 of the way with water, freeze it, and you’ve got a giant ice cube, which can come in handy in a number of situations.
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The First Thing You Should Do with a New Roll of Plastic Wrap:
Stick it in the freezer! It’ll be easier to tear off a piece and wrap up your food without the whole thing sticking to itself.
The First Thing You Should Do with a New Bag of Flour:
Polish your stainless steel! Clean the surface and make sure it’s totally dry. Sprinkle the flour onto the surface or microfiber cleaning cloth and buff in a circular motion until the flour disappears and begins to shine. Image Credit: Diana Paulson
The First Thing You Should Do When You Open a New Bottle of Dish Soap:
Clean your kitchen cabinets! They constantly collect splatters of grease, grime, and debris as you cook. Image Credit: Joe Lingeman
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The First Thing You Should Do with a New Kitchen Sponge:
Cut it in half! It’ll save you money, by making a single pack of sponges last twice as long.
The First Thing You Should Do with a New Stack of Coffee Filters:
Turn them into room deodorizers! Separate out a filter, add a few tablespoons of baking soda, tie it up, and then strategically place the pouches around the house. They’ll absorb bad smells where they tend to linger.
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