It’s the holiday season, which means that Christmas parties, holiday potlucks and extravagant dinners are rolling in. If you’ve decided to host a festive get-together, we at Progressive Builders understand how it can get pretty stressful.
But don’t get stressed – get organized! Most likely, your kitchen will be the hub of activity and the spot where guests are going to want to spend time, which is why it’s important to have it spotless. Take a look at a few ways that you can make sure your kitchen is ready to take on guests during your holiday gatherings.
- Prep your oven.
You might be tempted to run the self-clean cycle on the oven right before a big party, but you’ll want to wait this one out. Running a self-clean cycle is hard on your oven and can cause it to fail right when you’re about to use it. Instead, opt for cleaning around the top burners and leave the self-cleaning until after the new year.
- Childproof your area.
If small children are going to be around, set aside a play area outside of the kitchen for children to hang out. Make sure that electrical sockets are covered, heavy items are out of reach and stairways are blocked off.
- Create a cooking schedule.
If you’re having a large group over, prepare what you can in advance. Vegetables can be chopped and stored, and most dishes can be prepared and stored in the fridge prior to baking. Creating a schedule for when everything needs to be made and put into the oven will not only help you keep things organized, but it will give you the time to spend with your guests.
Getting organized this holiday season will help prevent major cleanup later. But, most importantly, it will allow you to enjoy the much-needed time with friends and family.
If you’re looking to ramp up 2018 with a kitchen renovation, contact Progressive Builders today. We’re here to answer your questions and help with any of your home renovation needs.