To all the more experienced homemakers out there - I would deeply appreciate your help and advice about the following points I have been struggling with:
* Peeling and chopping onions.
The moment I begin doing that, my eyes start stinging and burning, and gallons of tears pour out by the time I'm done. Washing the onion in cold water and using an extra sharp knife helps a bit, but not significantly. How do you deal with this? I love onions and add them to almost every soup, main dish or side dish I make, but the chopping part is a torture.
* Removing stains.
Recently I've had to deal with lots of stains, mainly greasy stains from food, but also wine stains and blood. Store-bought detergents do the job, but they are terribly expensive. I'm wondering if any of you practice a cheaper and preferably more eco-friendly method.
* Organizing kitchen cabinets.
All our closets and drawers are more or less organized – at least well enough so the things we need can be found quickly – but for some reason, I can never get a system that would work for our kitchen cabinets. How does it work for you?
Thank you – I eagerly wait for your tips!