Easy Ways To Keep Your House Clean During Holiday Dinners
Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most special meals of the year. But it often creates one of the biggest messes of the year too.
Thanksgiving dinner clean up tips, but for other cool tips check out my other blog post on 10 Tips for Stress-Free Thanksgiving Hosting
Tip #1 Get Organized
This means setting up multiple bags on your trash container(s) so that you quickly and easily pull out full bags leaving an empty one ready. Run your dishwasher ahead of time and find all the lids to your tupperware or other food containers so that you can quickly put leftovers away.
Tip #2 User Paper Towels
Use paper towels when dealing with the turkey this Thanksgiving! The biggest mistake I see people do during thanksgiving dinner most people do that I think is also the easiest to prevent is having dirty rags with raw turkey meat on them that you have to wash and meanwhile keep separate from everything else! if you use paper towels you are saving yourself a wash load as well as making your cooking prep a breeze! Clean the inside with a paper towel too!
Tip #3 Clean Up As You Go
This is pretty much self-explanatory! The Biggest tip I have for you here is to fill the roaster with water and soap! Even before you serve anything. As soon as the turkey is done, get your roaster and let it soak so that it’s easy to wash. If you use an aluminum, you could skip this completely.
Tip #4 Get The Kids To Clear The Table
Having the kids help cleaning has many advantages but during the holiday season they seem to have a lot of energy so hire their help, keep them busy and have them put all the dirty utensils in a large bowl with water and soap. Even if you don’t get to do dishes right after dinner you can easily wash them in the morning.
Tip #5 Host Dinner BYOD style!
Let everyone bring a dish and have it take it home with leftovers and all so that you aren’t left behind scraping food off containers and dishes. Everyone splits the work back at home.