Organize Your Fridge
This is the time of year when your fridge is likely to be at its fullest. Get ahead of an overstuffed fridge by clearing out and cleaning its shelves to get ready for all that extra holiday food. To make the most of your fridge space, throw out items like old condiments and salad dressings and then group the remaining ones together so they’re easy to find and aren’t scattered throughout. This IKEA storage turntable is another great way to organize your condiments and maximize the space in your fridge.
Go Through Your Cupboards
We all have those cooking items that get pushed to the back of our cupboards – we’re looking at you condensed milk. Take the holiday season as the perfect excuse to go through your cupboards and throw out anything that’s expired to make room for all those baking ingredients you’ll need. A great way to organize your pastas, cereals and baking ingredients is in clear containers with labels like these Amazon ones so you can clearly see how much you have and know when to stock up on more.
Take Stock Of Bakeware And Tools
There’s no worse feeling than being in the middle of a recipe and realizing you’re short a crucial tool – anyone else missing an immersion blender? And where did the half teaspoon measure go anyway? A good way to avoid this is to make a holiday to-bake and to-cook list. Then take stock of your bakeware and kitchen tools as you’re organizing your cupboards so you know what you have and what you may be missing.
Invest In A Spice Rack
This is one of the best investments you can make for your future cooking. Gone are the days of using random spices you find around your kitchen or skipping seasoning your food because you just don’t have the right Italian seasoning blend on hand. Spice racks like this one come pre-filled and labeled so you can take your holiday cooking to the next level.
Get Your Dinnerware Ready
Mixed matched dinner plates? Old chipped novelty mugs from your college days? Use this holiday season as the excuse you need to get that dinnerware set you’ve had your eye on. If you’re hosting a holiday gathering this year, having a table spread with a matching set of dinnerware is a great way to elevate your dinner game. We love this raised edge 40 piece set from Costco.