Your kitchen is arguably one of the most important rooms of your house. After all, that's where all the food is, right?
With that in mind, it can be extra helpful to have a few "hacks" at your disposal in order to make your kitchen tasks easier than ever before.
Behold: 20 cheap kitchen hacks that are pretty much guaranteed to change your life for the better.
via: ShutterstockIn addition to being a delightful garnish for beverages, lemons are also super great tools for cleaning and polishing stainless steel. Simply cut a lemon in half, rub it on your sink, and dry with a soft cloth. Voila! Water stains are completely eliminated!
via: ShutterstockAnd while we're talking lemons, go ahead and take the other half of that citrus beauty and pop it in the microwave with some water, dish soap, and vinegar. Microwave on high for 60 seconds and all that baked-on food will come off with a single wipe.
Easily slice a bunch of grape tomatoes (or grapes!) with the use of two small dishes. Simply place the tomatoes on one plate, flip another plate on top, and run your knife through the middle.
A clean water bottle is a super handy tool for sucking egg yolks out of the whites. You can also purchase a fancy gadget to do this, but remember — this is a list of cheap kitchen hacks.
via: ShutterstockThis hack has made the Internet rounds, but here it is again just in case you missed it: Place a wooden spoon over the top of a pot of boiling water. This will keep the water from boiling over and making a huge mess of your stovetop.
Are we ever going to stop finding uses for duct tape? It doesn't look like it. As it turns out, you can also use the stuff to open jar lids that are stuck on tight.
via: ShutterstockClogged sink? Don't use liquid drain cleaner! It's pricey and can actually damage your pipes. Instead, try the ol' Science Fair Volcano trick first. Sprinkle some baking soda down the drain, then pour some vinegar down there. Plug the top of the drain and let that built-up pressure get to work. (Note: This also works with clogged toilets!)
via: ShutterstockEggs actually stay good for a while past the "Best By" date that's printed on the carton. In order to check whether your egg has expired, simply place it in a glass of water. If it sinks, it's good to go. If it floats, throw it away.
Keep the cut sides of cake from drying out by placing slices of bread against them. (If you're the type of person who has leftover cake in your house, that is.)