Time saving tips in the kitchen help me get what needs to be done as quickly and efficiently as I can. After working all day, the last thing that I want to do is to spend all night making dinner, doing dishes, and cleaning the kitchen. There are time saving tips I use in the kitchen to let me spend time with the family instead of extra time in the kitchen. Making your kitchen routine a bit more efficient is one of the best time saving tips I can offer.
Time saving tips in the kitchen
- Centralize – Keeping similar items together means less time searching for the tool, pan, or accessory you need. Store things that you rarely use out of the way. Keep things used more commonly in a closer location.
- Don’t run out of the basics – Make sure that you always have the basics on hand. You should not run out of milk, eggs, flour, sugar or your most commonly used spices and herbs. If you use onions every day, make sure you buy enough to last until your next shopping trip. Rotate your supplies to make sure nothing goes bad.
- Declutter – Get rid of the appliances and other items you don’t use. Have you made ice cream once in the past three years? Maybe you don’t need that ice cream maker. Do you have fifteen small appliances on the counter? Consider which ones you can store elsewhere.
- Buy some foods prepared – I don’t often buy a lot of prepared foods but when I’m very pressed for time, I will buy frozen broccoli and cauliflower because they are already cut up. You can buy packages of fresh vegetables in the produce section that are already prepared for soups and stews. I hate cutting up turnip and winter squash so this is a time saver I use for those.
- Cook in batches – My a huge pot of soup one day and freeze half. You’ll have another meal in the freezer on a night that you’re pressed for time. When baking muffins, make twice as many as you’ll need and freeze half. That’s one breakfast you won’t need to worry about.
- Use your slow cooker – One my busiest nights, I rely on my slow cooker to have dinner ready on time. Get a good slow cooker cookbook and find a few meals that your family enjoys. For us, it’s pot roast with vegetables or a hearty beef stew.
- Make a menu plan – I’m really bad at this but when I did have a menu plan, it was much easier. No need to wonder what you’re making for dinner. Look at the menu plan and you’re all set. When you grocery shop, make sure you refer to your menu plan to keep everything you need in stock.
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