The kitchen is the heart of the home, and you’ll likely spend most of your time gathering around the kitchen island or in the dining room enjoying a delicious meal this holiday season. We are sharing four ways to prep your kitchen for the holidays so that you can enjoy a stress-free and memorable time with your friends and family.
1. Organize Your Custom Cabinets
Holiday gatherings typically entail more food than usual. It’s essential to make sure your custom cabinets, refrigerator, and countertops are stocked and organized for the many groceries to come. Consider removing old perishables a few days before heading to the grocery store for a stress-free restock. Cabinet organizers, as shown below, are also a great tool to utilize during this holiday season!
2. Stock Up
If you’re planning on cooking meals for your holiday guests, you’ll need a list of items to stock up on beforehand! I recommend having a set menu and gathering your list of things from there. Don’t forget some basics, like trash bags, aluminum foil, paper towels, and storage containers for leftovers! As mentioned above, having enough space to store all the items you’ll be utilizing will make for clutter-free and streamlined use.
3. Tidy Up Your Appliances
There’s nothing more soothing than entertaining and gathering in a spotless kitchen. Be sure to clean your kitchen appliances, such as your stovetop, oven, and cookware you’ll be utilizing, but don’t store everything away! Have everything out and accessible where you want it to be placed so that everything is set and ready to be used when you begin the holiday preparations and festivities.
4. Have The Table Set and Ready
Our latest blog reviewed the do’s and don’ts of decorating for the holidays, and one significant do we want to remind you of is to always get ahead on setting up your decorations! The day before your holiday gathering, ready your table settings and eating areas so you and your guests can effortlessly enjoy everything in its place the day of the festivities. This will help alleviate stress for all parties and help your guests feel right at home.
Happy holidays, everyone! We hope these practical and organizational tips help you better prepare to enjoy your time with friends, family, and loved ones.