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5 Essential Christmas Preparations

Jobs Often Forgotten

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So much to do so little time - sounds a lot like the run up to Christmas. There's cooking, shopping, gift wrapping, cards to write and the tree to decorate, phew. There are a few small jobs which are often overlooked but get them done and they will save you masses of time, stress and irritation.

5 Jobs to Save Time This Christmas

  1. Sharpen knives including the carving knife well in advance. Makes all the chopping, peeling and carving so much easier.
  2. Clean out the freezer - you can't do this job early enough. Sort the freezer out and make space for Christmas food to be stored together in one place. Rummaging through an overstocked, messy freezer, trying to find food can become irritating.
  3. Time for a deep clean of the oven. Leaving this job until after Christmas will be ten times messier with all that turkey fat.
  4. A week before Christmas give the refrigerator a good sort through and clean and make space for Christmas food - time for all the old jars and leftovers to hit the trash can.
  5. Double check cutlery and glassware and avoid the annoyance of discovering on Christmas morning there aren’t enough glasses or one of the knives has mysteriously disappeared. You'll be so pleased you did.

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