With Christmas only a few weeks away, houses everywhere are being scrubbed clean from top to bottom to make sure they are prepared for all the festivities. Cleaning at Christmas is one of the important chores that need doing around the home, and one room in particular needs cleaning thoroughly as it will be used quite a lot. The kitchen at Christmas time can be quite hectic, and as the festive period is a time to indulge in so many delicious foods, you need to make sure that your kitchen is sparkling clean. Here we take a look at how you can get your kitchen ready for Christmas.
Clean your oven
Ovens are often overlooked when cleaning around the house, but with it being used so much over the festive period for baking cookies and cooking the turkey, it’s important to give the oven a good clean before the festivities begin. Unfortunately, we’re not all lucky enough to afford a self-cleaning oven, but a bit of elbow grease never hurt anyone. You can look at how to clean stainless steel at The Art of Doing Stuff. When your oven is gleaming, you’ll be glad that you tackled the chore head-on.
Clear out old or unwanted food
Quite often we tend to build up a cupboard, refrigerator, or freezer of foods we don’t need. It’s a case of having something in ‘just in case,’ but most of the time we never use it. Clearing out any food that won’t be used or is out of date is an essential chore that needs doing before the big day. Take any unwanted items to your local food shelter to save it from going to waste, but anything that has been opened or is out of date or moldy may need to be thrown away.
Check your appliances work
Christmas can be a hectic day, especially if you’re hosting. The last thing you want is to find an appliance that isn’t working that prevents you from getting the Christmas dinner ready on time. Go around and check that everything is in working order to avoid any hiccups, things like your refrigerator, microwave, hobs, etc. Don’t forget to check the dishwasher is working as well, you don’t want to be the one who has to do all the washing up.
De-clutter the counters
Christmas is a busy day, and if you’re the one in charge of cooking the meal, you want to make sure you have enough space to work with. There’s nothing more frustrating than taking something hot out of the oven and trying to juggle other items to make some space for it. So before the big day arrives, give your counters a de-clutter to free up some space and only keep out things that you are going to need or use over Christmas.
Following these tips that are outlined in the post will help get your kitchen prepared for Christmas. When the big day arrives, you’ll be glad you took the time to clean up and clear out unwanted items.