Spending a week-long holiday at home means spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Unless you are not wealthy enough to hire a personal chef, you will be spending a lot of your time in the kitchen. Not a fun thing to do for everyone! But the problem is that you have to feed yourself for survival. So, just sitting on the couch and mindlessly scrolling through your feeds is simply not an option.
At some point, you will have to come out, hit the kitchen, and bring some food to the table. For the sake of survival, at least. Even if you rely on Uber Eats and order food from the market, you will have to warm it up. After all, pizzas delivered to your doorstep get ‘cold,’ if not rotten, after a while. Thus, you will have to hit the kitchen anyway.
To say the least, spending the vast majority of your time in the kitchen is simply not an option during holidays. These holidays are the time when you get ample time to spend with yourself and your loved ones. You need to find enough time for leisure and relaxation throughout the holiday. Ideally, prepare for Christmas and join your loved ones in lavish parties.
To do that, however, you will have to organize your kitchen first. This means that your kitchen has enough stock to keep feeding you for the week-long holiday. At the same time, it is neat and clean, and aligned in a way that you feel good when you are in it. To put this into perspective, you need to organize your kitchen beforehand and make a fun place to be in during the holiday.
So, before you kick off your Christmas and New Year shopping, address the elephant in the room first: The kitchen, of course.
Here are two smart ways to organize your kitchen for the holidays:
Keep a Fair Stock of Food in the Kitchen
First up: You would want to bring home enough food that will be adequate for you (and your family) throughout the holiday. However, do not bring processed food though. They will go bad after a day or two.
Thus, you will not feel the need to go grocery shopping during the holiday. Instead, you will find every required meal handy in your kitchen.
Make Your Kitchen Clean and Well-Organized
The next step is making your kitchen well-organized and clean. Since you already have enough stock of raw food in the freezer, organizing your kitchen is the next step.
Ideally, align your kitchen in a way that it is a fun place to be in during the holiday. More importantly, keep it clean and prepare it for the long holidays. So, during the holiday, you can find everything handy in your kitchen. Every time you hit the kitchen, you will feel the flex.