More than any other time of year, dream kitchens are the true heart of the home during the winter months. From prepping spectacular holiday dinners to baking cookies and pies, ‘tis the season for making sure your kitchen is clean, organized and in tip top shape. Read on to learn how to get your kitchen holiday-ready for all the extra cooking, baking, eating and gathering to come.
Keep countertops uncluttered.
A clear kitchen island and countertops are essential now more than ever, so stash away those small appliances and cooking utensils behind closed doors and drawers. Inside cabinet accessories, such as utility trays in drawers, a door mounted spice rack in tall kitchen cabinets, or a heavy duty mixer lift in a kitchen island base cabinet, can help maximize your storage space and make your kitchen more functional, organized and efficient in time for the holiday season.
Start fresh in the fridge and kitchen pantry cabinet.
Now that you’ve eaten all your Thanksgiving leftovers, it’s time to give your refrigerator a good cleaning. Take everything out one shelf or drawer at a time, wipe away drips from containers and condiments, and discard anything that is past its prime. Clean the inside of the refrigerator and regroup like items together in easy-to-access zones. Then, do the same with your kitchen pantry cabinet. Starting fresh provides space to fit the extra sugar, flour, eggs and butter needed for holiday baking, plus all the groceries and ingredients you’ll be buying for feasts to come.
Make sure your kitchen is stocked and fully functional.
Dream kitchens should always be equipped with quality cabinets and appliances — but don’t stop there. While important, a fully functional kitchen requires more than just an on-point design. When it comes to holiday cooking and baking, make sure your cabinets are fully prepped and stocked with all the necessities, like fresh spices, dinner and servingware, baking dishes and trays, and an ample assortment of cookware and utensils. Place unnecessary items on a top shelf in your tall kitchen cabinets to make room for these holiday season essentials, and make sure you have plenty of storage containers for all those Christmas cookies and other festive treats.
Gathering in the heart of the home is an important part of the season, whether it’s baking cookies or sharing a special meal together. What are your favorite tips to help get your kitchen holiday ready?
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