With Christmas coming up, it’s never too early to start preparing for the madness that comes along with the season. From getting a jumpstart on the festive baking to cleaning cook ranges and decluttering the fridge, there are a lot of little jobs that can be completed well in advance.
To help keep the holidays jolly, we’ve compiled a little countdown to Christmas guideline.
Are you wondering how you can start preparing for Christmas today? Here’s what you can do to ease the December workload:
Almost all cookies, tarts, squares, and cakes can be baked now, frozen, and put out later. If you’re a stickler for fresh-baked treats, make the cookie dough now and freeze it until you’re ready to roll them out and start baking. You can even freeze the royal icing.
Besides drawing up a shopping list and planning out where to go, now is a great time to finish the shopping too. If you finish the shopping in November, you’ll most likely avoid the holiday crowds and line-ups, and you’ll be less likely to miss the hard-to-get items on your list.
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If you plan on ordering the majority of your gifts online, you should definitely place your orders before December 1st rolls around. This will ensure the gifts arrive on time and you’ll still have time to wrap them up and get them under the tree before Christmas morning.
Get yourself excited for the holidays and spend a little time decorating your home. You’ll love the festive feel, and it’s one less thing you need to do in December.
Once December arrives, you can start picking away at some of the other important pre-holiday jobs.
Once you’ve decided exactly which dishes you’ll be preparing for Christmas dinner, you can actually start working towards the big day much more efficiently.
Buy all of your non-perishable items now. You can tuck them away in the pantry and not worry about them again until it’s time to start cooking.
Now is the time to clean out the fridge, scrub down the grates on the gas ranges, and ensure your kitchen ventilation system is in perfect working condition. By ensuring your appliances are ready to face the onslaught of Christmas dinner cooking, you’ll be able to ensure your dishes are prepared without a hitch.
If you’ve got a specific set of tableware that you like to use for your epic holiday feast, pull it out of storage a week or two in advance. This will give you time to check it over, give it a quick clean, and get your table set up just the way you like it.
Now, go ahead and enjoy the holiday season. You deserve it!
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