Christmas is that time of the year when the family gathers around the table. Tasty dishes, desserts and countless hours spent in preparation for the holiday dinner. But once the fancy feast is over, someone must take care of the kitchen.

Food Leftovers

If there is plenty of food left, don’t throw it away. Most dishes are good for 2 to 3 days after they have been cooked. Use plastic containers and store them in your fridge. That way you won’t have to worry about preparing lunch or dinner for the day after. Cookies and bakery goods are good for about 5 days. The Christmas feast is not really over until the food is gone. Once there’s nothing left from the dinner, simply put the containers in the dishwasher, they will be ready for a reuse.


A lot of people these days prefer to use recyclable utensils, so if you are one of them, throw the plastic and the paper in a separate trash bags. Also, don’t forget all the wine bottles. Glass is also recyclable, but if you are crafty enough, you can always turn the old glass bottle into a vase or any sort of DIY decoration.

Dishes and Pots

Christmas dinners are known to be rich in flavors and aromas. But the tasty food comes straight out of the oven. Sometimes you happen to burn the turkey, or there might be souse leftovers stick to your pans. Cleaning burnt pots is not the best way to keep up your holiday spirit, so here’s a trick: use baking soda. Creating a paste of baking soda and cold water will help you get rid of those stains. You can combine that with a little piece of aluminium foil instead of a scrub pad. Be gentle, because the little crystals of the soda might scratch the surfaces of your pans and pots.

Carpet Stains

If some of your guests spilled wine or something else on your carpet, and you didn’t have the time to take care of it instantly, you can do it the day after. Although it’s better to have a faster reaction in order to reduce the amount of dirt that’s stuck in the fabric of the carpet, it’s not a mission impossible to get rid of whatever’s left. If you think you will ruin your carpet rather than cleaning it up, you can always reach to a professional cleaning service provider.

Prepare in Advance

You can always prepare for next year’s celebration by starting now. Make a list and put it in your planner for December 2016, when a little bit of help will go a long way.