When it comes to working in the kitchen, either cooking or cleaning, sometimes you could use a little help with both of these. Cooking and cleaning tasks can be hard on you. This is especially true when you are the only one who is doing them without anyone else’s help. This is why these tips and tricks can really help you save time, hassle, and even money. Here are 20 kitchen tips and tricks no one ever told you about.

Quickly Peel Garlic

There are two things you can do to make it easier to peel garlic. The first tip is to place the garlic clove in a bowl, place another bowl on top and shake really hard. This will loosen it up making it easier to peel. You can also put the garlic clove in the microwave for about 15 seconds. The heat from the microwave will loosen the garlic up by drawing the moisture out of it which ends up getting stuck in the skin and makes it harder to peel.

Saving Space In The freezer

Everyone needs to know this trick. After grocery shopping and bringing home all that food, you never have enough room for it because of the leftovers you have in there. However, you can easily save space for more food by putting leftovers in freezer bags instead of bowls and freezing them this way. This way they will freeze and store flat on top of each other, saving space for other food.

Designate A Garbage Bowl For Prep Work

When doing a lot of prep work in the kitchen for cooking, you might make a few too many trips to the garbage can to throw things away. Instead of wasting time running to the garbage every few minutes, designate a bowl just for scraps. This will make for fewer trips to the garbage can.

Thaw Meat Faster

Everyone knows that in order to cook a nice dinner every night, the meat needs to be thawed out ahead of time. However, what if you forgot to take something out of the freezer for dinner? A quick fix is to place the meat in a bowl of cold water for a couple of hours to thaw it out faster. Make sure to change the water a few times.

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