Short on space in the kitchen but cooking up a storm? An ironing board can give you that much-needed extra place to put your open cookbook, pots or other items.Food writer David Lebovitz offers this tip on his blog, as well as several others that can help you deal with all the dishes and tools involved in cooking, such as soaking your dishes in the sink to make them easier to clean later (you can instead use a teaspoon of dishwasher detergent for an effective overnight soak).
One of the best things about the ironing board tip is, besides not taking up a lot of room in your kitchen, the ironing board folds away after you're done. Because ironing boards can be wobbly, though, best to use it as a shelf for your cooking tools rather than an actual counter you work on.
Check out David's other tips in the article below or tell us your kitchen space hacks in the comments.
My Favorite Kitchen Tip, Ever [David Lebovitz]