Hosting at Christmas? Channel your inner Mrs Claus with these top tips

Hosting at Christmas? Channel your inner Mrs Claus with these top tips

Fairy Platinum brings ypu top tips and tricks for being a perfect host at your Christmas gathering.

Fairy Platinum brings you tips and tricks for being the perfect host at your Christmas gathering.

It might have been a while since you had a house full of kids anxiously awaiting a visit from Santa, and it can be easy to forget how much work Christmas is.

That is until you start shopping for the turkey, buying presents and begin decorating the house – it’s not even Christmas day and you’re already feeling exhausted!

Then, on top of the added Christmas pressures, you get the pleasure of cleaning up twice the amount of dirty pots and pans you’re used to, including the ones with dried-on gravy and stuck-on stuffing.

But while you can’t avoid a bit of mess at Christmas, you can do your best to prepare for it and turn any Christmas chaos into a winter wonderland. Take a look at some of Fairy Platinum’s tips and tricks to make your Christmas gathering manageable this year.

Make a list

Like Jolly Saint Nick, make a list of everything you need for Christmas dinner – and check it twice. Listing absolutely everything you need will help you think of little items that you may not remember initially, such as cleaning products, bin bags or spices you may have run out of during the year.

Make the list in the weeks leading up to Christmas so you know what you need to buy and when. This will help you take advantage of every sale or deal from the shops and ensure you stay on track with everything you need to purchase.

Prep what you can in advance

Do as much prepping as possible for the main Christmas meal. Peel potatoes and stick them in the fridge, pre-make stuffing and gravy, freeze red cabbage and chop vegetables. That way when the big day comes, all you have to do is put everything in the oven.

Beat the clock

Make a cooking schedule the day before, detailing what needs to go in the oven and when. Nothing is worse than being left with a half-baked bird or uncooked roast potatoes because it wasn’t timed properly.

With your schedule and a handy kitchen timer, it’s easier to stay on track. You can even keep grandkids occupied by having them help to count down the seconds until each dish is done.

Clearing up

Most importantly, don’t spend hours scrubbing dishes when you should be making memories with friends or family around the table.

Fairy Platinum dishwasher tablets clean even the toughest grease and grime left behind on dishes first time – from turkey and gravy to stuffing and baked-on roast potatoes – so simply load the dishwasher, press ‘go’ and put your feet up.

Make sure you’re prepped for the Christmas clean-up by checking our coupon page for exclusive discounts on great products.

What are your tips for hosting at Christmas? Let us know in the comments section below.

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