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The last few months have been really tough for most of us with the UK being put in lockdown and a lot of us working from home when we aren’t used to it!
I wanted to share with you some things I have picked up that I feel have been essentials in the kitchen.
It can be really tough if you are used to being out of the house all day to then find yourself at home, either by yourself or with other members of the household and it is so important to try and keep on top of the housework and keep everything in the bathroom and kitchen extra clean, especially during a virus outbreak and also if you are at home 24/7 you are making a lot more mess than usual!
Another thing I have noticed since being at home is that I am snacking a lot more than usual and at first it was actually really hard to get biscuits and chocolate as they were sold out on our online food shop and I have been too scared to go to the supermarket! I have also been drinking a lot more hot drinks than usual.
We got a new kitchen bin as our current one we have had about 5 years and I wanted a slightly bigger one as ours gets full up so quickly! It’s important to have a decent bin as it’s used daily and it makes sense to get a slightly larger one so we don’t have to empty so often. The addis grey waste bin is perfect as it’s the ideal size for the bottom of our larder and I love the feature at the bottom where you can rest your foot when you pull out the old bin bag! It is nice enough to have put in the kitchen if there was room or if we didn’t have a cupboard and the lid is easy to open.
Another thing that has been essential is dishwasher tablets! Being at home and constantly using mugs/glasses as plates you would be surprised how often the dishwasher gets full! We don’t have a full size one, we have a smaller one and it’s been going on twice a day most days! It’s important to get a good dishwasher tablet that will clean your stuff properly and that you don’t run out, so getting a box of 110 should keep us going for a while.
On the subject of cleaning, it is so so important to keep washing your hands during this outbreak, even more than usual. I found a lot of hand washes can be drying to the skin but the dove range can be really moisturise so a good dove hand soap has been a must have next to the sink!
Like I said, as well as keeping everything clean in the kitchen, I have also been snacking a lot and having a lot of hot chocolates so the next two products have been a god send.
If you are a snacker or want to get a big box of snacks to share in your household or at work then this is amazing. The big biscuit box has 71 bars inside! I could definitely east this all to myself over a few weeks but I have been having the odd one here and there but it’s great to have such a variety and also will be good when I go back to the office to take in and share as each bar is individually wrapped. I forgot how much I love toffee crisps!
At home we have a coffee machine which uses pods but I am not a massive fan of coffee so I bought some hot chocolate pods a few months back and have been making my way through those. I have been adding hazelnut coffee syrup to them to give them a different taste and it tastes so good! This is meant for coffee but you can mix it with any drink if you want a nutty taste.
All of these can be purchased from Viking direct who have an amazing range of kitchen appliances, cleaning products and food/drinks.
What have been your kitchen essentials during lock down?