When measuring honey or peanut butter, spray your measuring cup or spoons with non-stick spray first. This will make what you're measuring slide right out (without swiping with your finger).
Even better, spray your grater before shredding cheeses. This will keep the cheese from "glumping" around the blades making it hard to clean later.
We always buy cheese by the block. Its less expensive this way and truly tastes and melts better. Bagged, pre-shredded cheese is coated with cornstarch to keep it from clumping in the bag and honestly...just makes it different.