Day 18 – Organized Christmas: Prep Your Kitchen

This is Day 18 of our 31 Days To An Organized Christmas. To read all the posts in order, start with this post, then visit the Landing Page to see the outline for the whole series.


  • Read Project 14: Prep Your Kitchen (pages 83-87) in Get Yourself Organized for Christmas.
  • Check in with your Organized Christmas buddy.
  • You may need to schedule a day for this if today is not a good day.
    • Clean out refrigerators and cupboards. Take note of what you need or don’t need for holiday baking and cooking
    • Schedule a day closer to when guests will arrive to do a good cleaning of the stovetop and countertops.
    • Find your serving dishes, if you have any.
    • Make a meal plan for the month. Refer back to the Calendar and Recipes.

Some Thoughts:

I do know some Martha Stewart types, but if you’re like most humans 😉 , it will probably be a better idea to let guests contribute to the holiday meal(s). I know I enjoy the surprise of seeing what everyone brings to the potluck. This project is crucial for a comfy gathering since most people like to hang out in the kitchen or wherever the food will be!

There are lots of fantastic tips are in the book, but this tip is a really great one!

I ask each family member this one simple question: What is the one dish that you must have for Christmas? – Get Yourself Organized for Christmas

You don’t have to know how to make it all…just find out what one thing each person loves. When it comes time to gather all the ingredients, you will know what you have or need, and when it is all cooked/baked, there is space to set it out! 🙂

How did you feel after clearing out and cleaning out some of your kitchen space to be made ready for the holidays? What tips do you have?

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