It's Kitchen Tip Tuesday time at Tammy's Recipes! There are 20 great tips there, so far. Go check it out.
Here's my humble donation:
When you measure flour, always mound the flour higher than your measuring cup. Then take a knife or spatula and poke down into the cup a few times. This will help break up the clumps that occur in flour. Then take the knife and skim the side of it across the top of the cup, from side to side, so that the 'mound' falls back into the flour container. Extra flour will fall into the cup and fill any air pockets.
While we're on the subject of flour: it's a good idea to premeasure flour and dry ingredients for several recipes at a time. If you enjoy making bread, for example, the next time you measure out flour for one recipe, measure out some for a few others, too! Just put the pre-measured flour and other dry ingredients into a plastic bag and label it. This way, you get the mess out of the way all at once. And next time you want to bake, your dry ingredients are ready and waiting for you!
Hope these tips are helpful!