There are a lot of things you can do without having to use up a lot of money. Take advantage of these resources as they are there for you!
Everyone has something they swear by in their domestic life — whether it’s an object that opens tight jars or a cheese grater that keeps your fingers far from danger. These everyday items work double time to make your life that little bit easier.
1. Ziplock sandwich bags
Clocking in around the $2 mark for 50 of the smallest size, keeping a stock of small, medium and large ziplock bags means always having a waterproof cover for your mobile, a place to keep spare coins or keys in your purse, and a way to store spare charging cords so they don’t get tangled. Of course they’re also an excellent freezer- and microwave-friendly food storage option.
2. Ice cube tray
These handy $2 trays can be used to store flavour-boosting ice blocks, made using leftover citrus fruits, watermelon, strawberries or pomegranate. Another trick is to save the last of the wine in ice cubes for popping into your cooking — the small cube size means they’ll defrost quickly. You can also use them to freeze and preserve herbs.
Bonus tip: freezing hardier-flavoured herbs such as rosemary, sage, thyme, and oregano in olive oil, instead of water, reduces browning or freezer burn — lighter herbs won’t cook up well if you do this, so stick with water for them.