Prepping Your Kitchen for the Holidays
The time for holiday entertaining will be here before you know it, so now is a great time to start prepping for the season. Few things provide as much enjoyment as getting together with friends and family to prepare and enjoy meals. However, there are some steps that you'll need to take before your space is ship-shape and ready for action. Here is a list of items that you should tackle before planning your next holiday get-together.
Clean Out Your Fridge
While some people keep their fridge spic and span at all times, it's very easy to let little drips get away from you. Plus, you'll likely find at least a few condiments that have outgrown their "best used by" dates. You definitely don't want to end a fun holiday party on a low note due to some expired sour cream! Be sure to check all of the expiration dates on items and replace those that are out of date.
Prep and Clean Your Dishes
Often one of the most fun parts of holiday cooking is deciding to bring out the "good dishes" and use them for the day. If you've had your china or flatware stored away, you'll want to give it a good cleaning before you decide to eat off of it. This is especially true for items that are used in any sort of display, as more dust can gather on it than you might imagine. Give everything a good going over before your party, so you're all set on the big day.
Stock Up on Tupperware
Big holiday meals can mean big stacks of holiday leftovers — many of which may not even fit in your super-clean fridge! Stock up on inexpensive Tupperware or disposable plastic storage containers so you can send friends and family members home with samples of your delicious cooking.
Consider an Upgrade
It's not much fun bumping into each other in a kitchen that hasn't been well-planned, or that has a limited amount of counter space. When you speak with the experts at Kitchen Tune-Up, you may find that there are options for your kitchen that will be beyond your expectations. There's still time to book a full upgrade of your kitchen space before the holidays, but don't delay!
Don't let holiday cooking and party time sneak up on you without your kitchen being prepared. Contact the professionals at Kitchen Tune-Up today at 704-248-8847 to schedule your free in-home consultation or visit us online. We have been helping families create the kitchen of their dreams for many years, and we have the experience to help you make the most of your kitchen remodeling project as well!