4 Tips on Preparing Your Kitchen For The Holidays
Prepping for the holidays can feel like attacking a mountain of to-dos one pebble at a time. But breaking everything down into more manageable tasks will make it a little easier and you'll go into your holiday parties fully prepared to wow your guests.
1. Clean Out Your Fridge
The tidiness and cleanliness of your fridge can make or break your next dinner party. Take the time now to clear out old or expired food, condense leftovers you already have in the smallest possible containers, and wipe down all the shelves. This will ensure you have plenty of space for leftovers from your dinner, as well as any dishes your guests bring that need to be refrigerated.
2. Order Meats in Advance
Order the roast, Thanksgiving turkey, ham and any other meats you'll need well in advance, and store them in the freezer until you're ready to get cooking. Ordering in advance ensures you get the best quality meats, and keeping these most crucial parts of your meal on hand in advance will help ensure you avoid any last-minute meat snafus. You'll also have that much less to do last-minute while you prepare the rest of your food.
3. Deep Clean All the Things
Now is the time to tackle the kitchen cleaning tasks that don't necessarily get done on a regular basis. Start by cleaning out things like your microwave, oven, and countertops, and make sure your fine dishware and silverware are ready to use. If you're feeling ambitious, take the time to remove everything from your cabinets one or two at a time and wipe them out thoroughly before putting your things back where they belong. If you're feeling overwhelmed or crunched for time, consider hiring a pro to clean the kitchen and bathrooms for you so you have less to stress about.
4. Tune Up Your Cabinets
With Kitchen Tune-Up, you can breathe new life into your cabinets in just one day. A cabinet pro will come by to get rid of the grime and buildup that tends to accumulate on your cabinet doors over time; then they'll retouch and recondition chipped or worn wood and stain. During a Tune-Up, you could even have new hardware installed if you're looking for a change.
To update your kitchen even more dramatically, contact us to find out more about cabinet refacing or redooring! We'd love to help make your kitchen holiday-ready for whatever this season throws at it.