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Did you know that Christmas is the sixth most stressful life event? A recent survey by MemoriseThis.com revealed that the jolly holiday is actually as demanding as moving house, changing jobs and even divorce.
Over the winter period, life at home can get pretty hectic. The children are off school and spend most of their waking hours running around the house looking for things to do; families and friends gather round on a daily basis to eat lots of delicious food, and you spend the majority of your time trying to clean up after everyone to make the place tidy.
But where this is a will, there is a way. Stop for a second, breathe and follow these top 4 tips to make your kitchen ready for the New Year.
- Box up food
One of the great aspects of Christmas is the fine cuisine many feast on. The kitchen can become haphazard with leftover turkey, vegetables, sandwiches and delightful desserts; so box it all away for a later date. Some items can be stored in the freezer to save space in the fridge.
- Replace aging appliances
Did your oven or microwave keep suffering faults over the holiday? Perhaps it is time to invest in a new appliance. The average life expectancy for range cookers is around 14 years, so if your cooker is on its last legs, now might be the time to purchase a new one.
The chances are that all appliances in the kitchen had their fair share of ‘work overload’ over the vacation. Your kitchen will require thorough cleaning and basic maintenance checks, to ensure all equipment is fully-restored to maximum efficiency. Wipe down all surfaces and run the dishwasher through a cycle without any tableware in, to clean itself.
- Stock up on the essentials
A New Year requires a detailed stock check. Empty all your cupboards out and start a checklist for all the necessities. Essential items which you will need all-year-round include bin bags, aluminium foil, cling film, washing up liquid, batteries, tea, coffee, sugar, spices, salt, vinegar, sauces, stock cubes and washing detergent.
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the home, especially over the busy festive period. Britons spend a vast amount of time in the living space cooking, dining and entertaining guests. Therefore it is essential that your kitchen is in tip-top condition, ready for the New Year.
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