One of the best ways to make the housework into funwork is really to make it
quicker to do
One way to do this is to have some simple but very practical tools.
I have picked out
5 things that I automatically think of
when I am considering what I use often or a lot of to make things easier for me around the house.
But before I list these I am excited to say that I
Got one of those things from one of my ToDo Lists Done!!
Really happy about it as I know how long some things can be sitting in my ToDo lists.
This was from the "Sun Room List".
I had several CDs in two black plastic Cd racks which sat on top of a Mexican pine unit that was too wide and deep for where we had it so much so that we could not pull out the drawer or open the cupboard doors. I wanted to get a narrow bookcase instead that I could put the CDs on and would not sit out so far from the wall.
I did look several places but did not find anything the right size or the right price until last week so now it is in position and the CDs are on it and the other thing is
it matches the rest of the Oak furniture in
the Sun Room.
Now back to my List.
5 Things I Don't Think I want to have to do Without.
Both IKEA and Lakeland have really good sturdy clip-its and in a good variety of sizes.
However you can buy them almost anywhere now but they may not be just as good a grip.
bags in freezer
large crisp bags
2. Long Handled Spoons
LAKELAND sell them but I have also bought them from pound stores
I have some that are bent so that they will sit on the edge of a mug or glass and some that are plain but I also have 2 (not pictured here) that I got in South Korea that have a larger wider spoon part whereas the others are more of a teaspoon size.
Tall glass ice cream sundaes
Large coffee mugs
Getting to the bottom of jars of jam etc.
3. Kitchen Scissors
LAKELAND, IKEA, Pound stores and any supermarket now.
Different colours and sizes available but do get ones with a good comfortable grip because if you get hooked like me you will use them constantly.
Lots of meats and vegetables are actually easier to cut using the scissors than a knife.
So convenient for cutting foods into foods already cooking on the stove.
Also how else do you open those horrible strong plastic bags that seem to stretch as you try to pull them apart?
4. Silicone Basting Brushes
LAKELAND and also in pound stores
I have two types the round ones which I have found to be softer and more flimsy.
The flat ones which I absolutely adore.
Oiling and basting roasts
Putting lime or lemon juice on fish
Spreading jam or any other similar mixture on cakes etc.
5. Resealable Bags
IKEA have the best and at such a good price.
These ones seal easily and well not like some others you can find other places.
They have two different boxes you can buy with two different sizes of bag in each so between all four sizes you are equipped for just about any eventuality.
DIY accessories like screws.
Transporting any type of food stuffs.
I have never tried soup in one but thicker foodstuffs are fine.
Freezer use as well as fridge use.
I reckon you could tell me of a few things you don't want to have to do without either. If so let me know in a comment.
Hoping to get another thing finished off my ToDo lists next week too!
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