Sunday, 2 November 2014

Christmas Planning - Week 10: Kitchen

Woops, anyone trying to follow my planning along with Organized Christmas may have noticed the elves creped in last week and covered the wrong rooms.  So the next few weeks may not be in quite the same order.

This week is Kitchen Week (for me anyway).

I'll be empting the cupboards, giving them a good clean and checking all the dates and things that have fallen down the backs.

  • Clean and tidy the wall units, then the bottom cabinets then the counters. 
  • Check any open boxes of food/ storage for bugs
  • Wipe down empty shelves
  • Check medicines for expiry dates
  • Clean all appliances inside and out (refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, hob, oven)
  • Sink - don't forget to send cleaner down the u-bend.
I've seen some amazing Christmas Crockery and towels in B&M that I REALLLY want so I am hoping to get them this month and really crack on with this list.

To-Do list update.

1) complete Christmas card list
2) sort out the living room - must shift/ sort out the Lego .... I started ... well ok I did 2 small models  Lego is now upstairs and the room is getting there.  I must remove all the paper bits that get dumped around and prepare to switch the books over to winter themed.
3) make up the Christmas cards .... do I need any more?
4) decide on/ start the kids Christmas cards

5) get a couple of box of chocs and some snacks in ready.  - now have 2 tubs and a few bags.  Moving to 'shopping list'
6) start meal planning
7) sort out the Christmas crockery/ table covers etc
8) Toys in the Argos sale.Unfortunately most of Argos stuff my boys like is now home delivery only and they let us down this way a couple of years ago not delivering a Christmas present then telling me lies and making it a horrible experience.
9) tidy/ sort my room - started
10) take a look at last years wooden advent calender. I'd like to do 'something' to it but at the moment I don't know what.  Perhaps I'll do 'it' over the Christmas season ready for next year.
11) Medicines  Moving to 'shopping list'
12) First Aid  Moving to 'shopping list'
13) Get new Christmas Towels  Moving to 'shopping list'
14) get rid of old toys/ books.   Now under number 18
15) Start planning the Christmas gifts for boys. - started.
16) Look at what clothes are in Ben's 'bigger' box and what they are outgrowing.   Now under number 18
17) check smoke detectors - hubby's job as I can't reach them easily.  Safe to say they don't work, hubby needs to fix them!!
18) Kids room tidy  (from week 6)
        Shelves/ cupboards -  examine, toss/save/donate, replace onto shelves
        Games/ Puzzles - sort them out and bin any with missing pieces.   
        Get rid of old magazines, old McDonald toys, toys in pieces, broken crayons, non-functional pens. 
        Clothing - too small, old?   
        Wash curtains - yay I did this.
        Clean/ tidy under the bed   - tick - moved the furniture so had to.
        Clean the windows,  dust any wooden furniture.  
        Clean the floors/ hoover - tick, when we moved the furniture.

We are pretty prepared for Christmas present wise now... just a few bits to get....

Christmas shopping list

1) Kids - Tablet...each/ between them?  On the lookout for a good deal if anyone sees one.
2) Kids - Santa bath bombs (x3) from Lush - Christmas Eve Hamper and 1 each for stockings.
3) 2 x Olaf T-shirts (please Primark get them in in a larger size then 5yr)
4) some more jelly sweets
5) hubby's presents ... whatever they end up being
6) A waffle maker (on Grandad's behalf for the kids)
7) Lush - build your own snowman, for my niece.  (soo cool)

8) wrapping paper
9) Medicine stash
10) First Aid stash
11) New Christmas Towels

Have you sorted Santa Letters yet?  Check out my post about Official Laplanland and enter the competition here.


  1. You are so organised!!
    Have you looked on Ebay for tablets....I got my girls a Sumvision Cyclone Voyager 7" one each. They were £42 each. We had the same one but the screen got smashed and it was cheaper to buy new then get it fixed.....The smashing was our fault not the tablets.

    1. I'm a bit wary of ebay after I got a couple from Amazon last year that were crap and I ended up sending back.... still think they were fakes. I think this one is a winner between them and if they use it I'll consider another one.

  2. You're doing so well getting organised for Christmas. I love Lush and a Lush snowman sounds great. I hear Hudl's are pretty good and quite reasonable? Thanks for linking up to #ChristmasCountdown :-)

    1. Hudl's are great (my mum and sister both have one) but still a little too expensive. I think this one is a winner between them and if they use it I'll consider another one.