Prepping Your Kitchen for the Holidays
The holidays are right around the corner, and now is the best time to start preparing your home for the holiday season. Whether you have guests visiting from out of town or will only be entertaining close friends and family, the earlier you get started, the less stressful it will be to finish everything up on the big day. Here's what you should tackle now before you start planning any holiday parties.
Clean Out Your Fridge
Go through every single item in your fridge to make sure that it is still edible. Check the expiration dates on everything, including condiments, juices, sauces and other items you don't use frequently. You don't want to reach for something in the heat of cooking your holiday feast, only to realize that the key ingredient has expired. Make a list of everything you'll need to replenish before the big day so that you don't forget anything important.
Prepare Your Fine Dishware
The holiday season is a time for celebrating, so you don't want to use the same dishes you use every other day of the year. This is the time to bring out your fine china, stemware, serving platters and other dishware. Take the time to give everything a good scrub, especially if it has been in storage. Everything should be ready to use so that you don't have to do any dishwashing once your guests arrive. You're the host, so your guests should be on cleanup duty after the party.
Buy Some New Food Storage Containers
If there is one thing for certain about the holidays, it's that there will undoubtedly be more food than you and your loved ones can eat in one sitting. Instead of keeping all of the leftovers for yourself, running the risk that things will spoil or you'll get tired of eating the same thing before everything is gone, send all of your guests home with a container of leftovers from their favorite dish. Gift the new containers to your guests, keeping your old ones for yourself. This way, no one will have to worry about getting your containers back to you after the event.
Start Any Upgrades Now
If you are planning on remodeling your kitchen before the holidays, now is the time to get started. You want to ensure you'll have plenty of time to complete the design process and for the contractors to get the work done, so get in touch with the experts at Kitchen Tune-Up today. We'll be happy to come out to your home for a free design consultation. We'll evaluate your kitchen layout and your ideas and preferences to come up with a suitable design to meet your needs. Reach out to us today to book your appointment to upgrade your kitchen in time for the holiday season.