Lots of home chefs don’t treat their equipment as well as they should, even worse, most do not care to spend an extra few bucks to get a decent set of knives. This post we are going to discuss how getting better equipment will make your home more organic and will result in you throwing less things away. I really feel this information is important, so please pay attention.
I am personally devoted to the “organic” lifestyle and try to only throw away one garbage bag every week. I do this one of two ways:
The first thing I do is reuse all compost in my garden. All those parts of fruits and veggies that I don’t need go to good use. I mix them in with all my plants and as a result they good bigger, more tasty, and beautiful than ever. A good pro tip is to use your coffee grounds in your garden. You would be amazed at how healthy you plants become
The second thing I do is to just good tools and equipment, not that cheap stuff from overseas. From my experience, it is one of the best ways to throw less away. Since you’ll have higher quality goods, they will be less likely to break down.
Some would say that they cannot afford these types of products, I would disagree. I’m not suggesting you spend your whole bank account and understand some simply do not have the extra income, but from my experience the more you spend on something you use forever, the less you spend everywhere else. Take myself for example, I don’t go out cloths shopping as often as I used to. The result is that I typically save the same amount of money as I used to.
Since you’ll have more expensive products, such as a decent set of kitchen and cooking knives, you will won’t to take care of them. Whereas with the cheap stuff, you are more likely to let it fall to the way side. I find a decent sharpener really helps keep your knives in shape. I would recommend that you really take your time and find the best knife sharpener and read a lot of reviews on the product. They will last longer and cut better than ever. I would say I sharpen my knives once every other week and now I cut faster than ever. Just be careful, it is a bit addicting. I don’t think I can every use a dull knife again.
Lets wrap this up
When you decide to invest in good quality products for your home, make sure you take care of them. You would be surprised how affordable the better stuff is. For instance, I only use one knife in my kitchen to cut everything and anything. That knife cost me around $30, nothing crazy. You do not need to splurge on those super expensive and super useless knife sets. Plus, if you sharpen that one knife, it will last you forever and cut better than ever. I highly recommend it. Stay strong and live clean.