Buy a good chef's knife.

You can cut clutter and electricity bills by clearing out your gadgets. Armed with a good knife and a little expertise (try taking a knife skills class at a local cooking school or buy [this DVD ], you can do almost anything you can do with a food processor--and you'll have fewer dishes. You can find more about this topic on our blog.

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