Easy Kitchen Cleaning Tips for the Holidays

Are you having trouble coming up with ideas for easy kitchen cleaning tips for the potential after-effects of the holidays? When you start thinking of dirty dishes piling up, or the possibility of food containers left on the countertop, it can be challenging to get yourself to think outside the box when it comes to cleaning the kitchen after spending time with the family.

Luckily, there are a few easy ways to keep your food preparation area looking pristine in time for the holidays.

Before Holiday Visits…

One of the most important things you can do is make sure that you clean everything in your home. Whether you have small or large items such as glass, crystal, or porcelain kitchen items, you need to make sure that you get them cleaned.

If you don’t clean everything, you could find that it gets dirty quicker and more efficiently. When you prepare food ahead of the coming guests, have a handy towel near you to easily wipe messes quick. Also, when you use condiments, return them as soon as to prevent them from falling off when you feel panicky, but we hope you never are.

Another tip is to create a space plan where you can set up silverware, plates, and food so guests can pick it up all in one place when it is time to eat.

During Holiday Visits…

Give a gentle reminder to your guests. If they are close friends and family, you can politely tell them to apply “clean as you go” so that they will be able to help you minimize the tidying up after the celebration and bonding.

Have at least two trash bins ready, one for the papers and plastics and one for leftover food. Prepare a mop on one side of the dining area should anything that could be wiped clean as soon as possible. Table napkins also come in handy for guests to clean their little messes should they occur.

You can also put up little signages or labels so your guest can easily see what they need when they go to your kitchen.

After Holiday Visits…

No matter what type of surface you have, whether it is marble or wood, you will want to make sure that you take the time to wipe it down and keep it clean after the guests have left your house. After some time of rest from all the fun, entertainment, and good food, the reality of cleaning up is unavoidable. What most people do is simply empty and wipe the countertops, put all the dishes in the sink in an orderly manner, and do all the words the next day.

It is totally alright to do it that way to avoid unnecessary drama just because of amount of work to clean the kitchen. Rest is more important and the dishes can wait. With a little bit of work, you will find that cleaning is easy, but it will require a little bit of effort on your part as well.

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