Holidays, events, functions, and get-togethers are ongoing and celebrated throughout the year. The kitchen is the place which sees most of the action during holiday seasons as it is the place where everyone is going to cook numerous dishes - amongst other things. It is the one room where everyone is eager to come and spend time at various intervals during the day. There are some essentials, one needs to follow to avoid any extra work once the season is over.
Some tips to make your home kitchen holiday-friendly, and functional as well :
Planning is required at every stage in life Also, when renovating the kitchen, this aspect is given a lot of importance. You sure must be knowing, beforehand, when the holidays are commencing, or any special occasion is coming up; also, the guests that are invited to your place is known to you. This helps in getting the headcount of the adults as well as the kids. So, plan ahead and decide the menu for all the days. Put protective films on the kitchen cabinets and other areas where the chances of kids spoiling the furniture are possibly high. It helps to minimize the chances of the items getting damaged and you getting angry as well.
Keep it clean :
Try to avoid leaving anything like bills, papers, etc. out in the open. Kids and some adults have the habit of doodling things on any kind of paper. You can also use the extra kitchen cabinets for storing items if the need arises. You must also clean the countertops and the open areas. This helps in avoiding a mess when the guests and family arrive. Also, it helps in uplifting the overall appearance of your kitchen.
Appliances which you feel won’t be required or those that are delicate can be kept away from everybody’s reach. Also, clean the rest of the appliances properly to avoid any mess. Clear out the fridge to make space for the holiday meals as well. Equipment like microwave, coffee machine, fridge, cook-tops are regularly used, and it is advisable to clean them properly for maintaining the clean look of your complete kitchen.
Pantry cleaning and stocking :
Keeping the pantry clean is another aspect that must not be missed. So check your pantry items and remove those which have expired. This is important because expired items in the pantry will not give a good impression of your house, where your guests are concerned. Thereafter, you can make a visit to your nearby grocery store and purchase all the necessary items required for the holidays, including the ingredients for cooking the meals. Don’t forget to bring staple food as well as munchies for everyone.
Repairs or Replacements :
Have a look in your kitchen and if you feel something is missing and you have time, then get it repaired or replaced. Be it paint, hardware, cabinets, countertops, islands, etc, they can be upgraded to uplift the appearance of your kitchen spaces Never compromise. You are sure to win compliments from your friends and family members when you undertake the repairing works.
Take inventory :
You should also consider taking stock of your cutlery if you are expecting guests at your home during the holiday season Take a count on the number of pairs that you have and then, cross check with the number of people coming to your home. If the number is less and you have time to buy few more pairs that match the current ones as well as the style of your kitchen, then be sure to go shopping around and buy them.
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