The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where we cook our meals, share laughs and create memories with our families. As the base of so much action, it’s easy for the kitchen to get overcrowded, busy and cluttered. When dealing with hot food and sharp objects, a distracting kitchen can even be dangerous. 

Kitchen hacks are a great way to make your time in the kitchen easier, safer and more efficient. Consider the following kitchen hacks as an introduction. 

Use a pizza slicer for dicing 

Have you ever struggled to chop chives or dice herbs? The wheel of a pizza cutter provides a nifty way to prepare herbs for all of your dishes. Simply bunch them together and roll the pizza cutter back and forth. Not only does this hack save time in the kitchen, but it could also save your fingers! 

Keep ice cream cool with bubble wrap 

As a protective material, bubble wrap is very useful when moving home, but did you know that it is also a powerful insulator? Wrap your pint of ice cream in bubble wrap while on the road or waiting to serve dessert and the delicious treat will stay firm for longer out of the freezer.  

Transform your ironing board into a cooling rack 

If you’ve ever made a big batch of cookies then you’ll understand the struggle of finding an appropriate place for them to cool. A wire ironing board doubles up as the ultimate makeshift cooling rack once you remove the cover.  

Store picnic essentials inside a cooler

One of the best ways to enjoy the warm weather is to enjoy a picnic in the park. Make sure that you’re always prepared by keeping all of your picnic essentials inside a plastic bin in the cooler. Not only does this save space in the kitchen, but it makes sure that you have all that you need for your picnic – from sunscreen to plates and a dishtowel. 

Make extra storage space

A well-organised kitchen can be the difference between culinary chaos and magic. Rather than clutter your drawers with utensils or allow your pantry to overflow, you can create extra storage space. Some practical ways to improve storage include installing hooks on the back of the door, adding shelves, or decluttering.  


At Pink Hippo Self Storage, we offer a wide selection of different size storage units to use as an extension of your home. Whether you plan to declutter your kitchen or renovate the space, we’ve got the perfect solution for you. Find out more about our personal storage units in Reading and Leatherhead.