Always use sharp knives. Not only is it safer but also it will make your work much more efficient.
To keep cheese from sticking to the grater first spray the grater with non-stick cooking spray - it works a charm!
If you have a problem opening jars, try using latex dishwashing gloves, they give a non-slip grip that makes opening easy.
Rinse cups with honey
If you have to pour honey, molasses, corn syrup or other liquid glues into your glass measuring cup, rinse the cup with cold water first, it will be easier to wash afterwards.
Washing kitchen sponges
To kill bacteria in kitchen sponges (the cleaning variety that is - not cake), put them into the microwave for 30 to 40 seconds, and then wash in the usual way. BE CAREFUL - they are very hot in the centre so make sure you run them under cold water before squeezing.
Rinse glassware in a solution of 1 part vinegar and 3 parts water after washing with soap. This will make the glassware gleam and clean.
If you have a problem opening jars: Try using latex dishwashing gloves. They give an on-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.
If you don't have any oil at hand when doors and hinges begin to squeak, you will find that a smear of butter or margarine is a good
Cleaning your crystals
Add a tsp. each, of salt and vinegar to soap water for washing crystals and crockery to make them crystal clean and sparkling.
To clean your gas lighters
Open and clean the spring and insides of your gas lighter, every month, to make it last doubly longer. Just clean insides with a soft clean cloth and twig or skewer.