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We will not stay only in the kitchen, even though you can use most of the following  tricks there.

 

  1. Storing Of Lemons

Lemons always come in handy at home, whether you use them for your tea or for making homemade lemonade, so it is not unusual to buy many pieces at one time. To keep them good as long as possible, put them in a sealable bag and squeeze out as much air as possible. Then place the bag on the bottom of a fridge. While the lemons stored out of a fridge would dry out, those stored in a fridge will be great for several weeks.

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  1. Garlic Peeled Quickly

When you are preparing potato pancakes or pork with garlic next time, remember the following method of fast peeling of garlic. Divide the garlic into cloves, squeeze them gently with a cutting board or a platter and put them in a sealable container. Shake the container vigorously for a few minutes, so that the cloves will rub and peel themselves clean.

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  1. Silicone Will Help You To Fill Salt Or Pepper

How to pour ground pepper in a pepper shaker or how to fill a small salt shaker with salt without spilling it all over? A silicone muffin mould can be a great help for you so that you can accomplish the task easily.

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  1. The Muffins Without Cups

Have you ever made muffin dough and found out, you do not have enough cups for baking? You do not need to despair, as the cups can be easily replaced by the squares of the normal baking paper. Use a glass with the same diameter as the holes in the baking sheet, press the paper in and shape it inside.

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  1. A Cutting Board Not Slipping

Do you need to affix the cutting board, so that it did not move on the worktop while you are cutting? All you need to do is to spread a wet towel or a dishcloth below the cutting board and it will cling.

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  1. Storing Of Flip Flops

The flip-flops or sandals will survive the winter without pressing down the bends when you hang them on a hanger e.g. at the bottom of a cabinet. You can adjust a normal wire hanger by bending it to create a hanger for the flip flops.

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  1. Non Slippery Slippers

Do you know the uncomfortable feeling when your slippers slide on the floor? You can avoid it easily by applying a little matter with a melting gun on the soles, ideally into the recesses of the pattern, so that it did not protrude and pinch.

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  1. Peeling Of Ginger

You should always have some ginger at home in winter to use it as first aid for colds. We are going to advise you how to peel it easily without struggling with a knife on the surface unevenness or without cutting off too much pulp. Just take an ordinary spoon and try to peel the ginger with it.

 

  1. The Quick And Healthy Ice Cream

In winter, you usually do not have plentiful supplies of ice cream in your fridge. However, we have a tip for you how to meet you kids´ tastes quickly and healthily. Put an ordinary cheese dessert or yogurt in the freezer and stick wooden or plastic sticks from popsicles in it.

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  1. The Lemon Shine

Do you need to polish a water tap or other kind of chrome finish? You do not need to despair if you do not have a special agent at hand. Just use a half of a lemon that you have squeezed into your tea before. The lemon juice will create a beautiful lustre on the surface.

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A small space can be comfortable and pleasant to live in, if you live alone, but if the family starts to grow, the requirements increase and suddenly you feel closely crammed there.

Arranging a tiny apartment can be much more complicated than furnishing a spacious family house. It is necessary to plan everything perfectly, including all the smallest details.

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Feel Free To Experiment

The imaginative and witty solutions enable complete and comfortable living even in confined spaces. Say goodbye to outdated ideas about purposes and functions and start to combine. Throw away all uselessness things and evaluate even your old furniture. Is it really necessary to have a robust sofa and an antique TV stand, if your TV can be hung on the wall?

“An apartment cannot be larger, but it can look larger. It just depends on the materials used and on your well-considered solutions, “a designer says.

 

Transfer And Move

You should have the opportunity to rearrange your apartment quickly any time and the lightweight portable or mobile furniture is the best.  For example, you can stack simple shelves in a moment, thus creating a place for sleeping. Three people can comfortably eat at a table adjacent to the wall and when expecting a visit, they can move the table to the centre of the room. A table with an adjustable board is ideal.

The slim furniture saves a lot of space, too. If you choose the cabinets 20 cm wide (instead of the usual 40 cm), you will see how much space you get. The same holds for the doors of the cabinets – have you noticed how much space they need around to get opened? You can try the cabinets with the sliding doors or with the (wooden) blinds.

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Furniture You Do Not See

The feeling of crampedness arises mainly from overfilling the room with furniture. Anyway, you need some furnishings, so there is a compromise of using the transparent furniture, which you can see through. The fashion trends will help you in this matter a lot. The glass tables and acrylic chairs or shelving systems are very popular nowadays.

 

The Colours In A Role Of An Architect

In a small apartment, light colours of the walls are suitable and the furniture should also be light. If white prevails in the interior, you need not to be afraid of complementary colours on the details. The floor should again be light coloured, and enlivened with colourful carpet. The lighting is important, too, as it increases the space visually. You should also fit the windows with the light gauzy curtains only.

“Definitely avoid the dark and heavy furniture or curtains in a small apartment and also be careful not to overfill the space,” an interior designer recommends.

 

Focus On The Details

I there is a shortage of space, there also should not be room for any unnecessary things. It is necessary to have your things organized systematically without exposing them uselessly. Make use of every free space, e.g. the space under the bed or the sofa. Buy some practical storage boxes to store everything organized. Everything stackable that fits together is good, such as the stackable chairs or the coffee tables.

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Learn To Combine

The small apartments encourage the people to be more creative as the rooms must serve more purposes. For example, the living room is also used for sleeping and it has corners used as the office or as a dining room.

If you need to pay attention to every inch of your living space, you can try an individual solution. The furniture made to measure will make better use of all the space available. The built-in wardrobes prove to be excellent. Their sliding doors hide even the kitchen cabinets or an office full of mess.

 

Gone Are Unnecessary Things

A crammed space as well as a multitude of colours and forms causes the feeling of unease. The smaller apartment, the more efficient it should be. Your approach should include smooth and straight shapes, rounded edges and simple colour scheme with only one complementary colour.

 

Miniaturize

Do you love flowers? There are lots of species that grow to a lower height. You may also have a small bookcase or a side table.

Now a few tricks for every room in your home will follow. They can make your life easier and allow you to see the details in new contexts.

Sometimes it is worth to think a little out of the normal boundaries. However, it does not need to be anything essential. You may try to rethink your normal everyday routine and what could be changed about it.

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Something To Go

The convention says that food belongs to the kitchen where it should be stored. Anyway, it is not necessary to strictly follow the rule. Many people e.g. hide some treats in their bedside tables or in the drawers of their desks.

Try to consider a little healthier option: prepare a small snack and place it in the hallway. No, we do not mean the sandwiches in a foil. You can simply place a bowl of fruit there (the bowl, which normally sits on the table in the kitchen) or a small tray with muesli bars.

Everyone in the household will thus be able to take a piece, and above all, you will always remember to take a snack with you, when you are leaving for work or for school.

 

In The First Row

This principle can also be applied in bathrooms, which are usually overfilled with all sorts of products and equipment. The few things you use regularly (or better yet, you want to get used to using, such as the dental floss) should be visible well. Do not close them in a cupboard, put them ideally on a shelf at the eye level, or hang them on hooks, if their shape allows it. Remove everything else from the sight, so that the things would not be “lost” visually amid other products.

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All The Flavours And Colours

A very similar problem often occurs in the kitchens. You have dozens of spice boxes, but you use only 3 or 4 of them, you have special tools and gadgets, you “fell in love with” in the store, but you hardly ever remember them, when cooking.

In this case, align the spice boxes so that the forgotten ones were in the forefront, and do not put the new utensils in a drawer. If you are a bit addicted to buying funny gadgets for the kitchen, follow a simple rule: anything you buy must be used the next day. And if you know in advance that you fail, because you would need 10 specific ingredients and 3 hours of time, it makes a little sense to buy the thing…

 

On Your Feet

It may not always be a bad. Especially when you are not on your feet literally all the time, but you can sit down sometimes. A work on the PC usually passes faster, when you stand next to the device instead of sitting. Remember e.g. the searching PCs in libraries, which serve their purpose really well.

You can buy a stand for you notebook for your home use; the stand can be quite cheap nowadays. Similarly, you can use the kitchen bar, if you have one. This way you can do the morning agenda quickly and efficiently.

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Dine Together

If you do not have a dining room, you certainly have a dining area in the kitchen. Try to remember – when did you last use it all together? In fact, every member of the household takes his or her food wherever they want, usually to the TV or the PC.

One of the options is to make the dining table and its surroundings more attractive. Abandon the plastic tablecloths, get beautiful fabric placemats and use them, indeed. Some of the condiments and the cutlery can remain on the table permanently.