HGP 2017 - Kitchen Week!!!

Discussion in 'Holiday Grand Plan' started by AuntJamelle, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member


    Week EIGHT of the plan sends us into the kitchen this week! It's a big job, but somebody's got to do it! :)

    The kitchen is the hear of the home and having it clean and organized for the upcoming season can be nothing but helpful! I don't know about you, but this room sees a lot of action during the next few months! Let's get ready!


    OR if you are tackling a different week in your home this week, share your plans for that! Life intervenes and makes us juggle around rooms on the plan often - but the important thing is to keep plugging away at whatever you can!

    • Make one batch of Holiday Goodies.
    • Make one extra meal for freezer again labeled HOLIDAY MEAL.
    • Buy two canned food items from menus (get 2 of each item, one to use and one to donate to food drive).
    • Buy 1/8th of TO BUY gifts. Save all receipts, note return policy before buying. Ask for gift boxes.
    • Wrap and label packages. If needing to ship, get some shipping boxes now and store packages in them.
    • Work at least 1 hour a day on homemade gifts.
    Checkpoint Week! Evaluate Your Progress:

    • If unable to find an item for a person on list contact them or their family for ideas.
    • If a homemade gift is not going well, set it aside for after Christmas and decide on another gift.
    • Buy pumpkin for Halloween.
    • Review costume plans with children.
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  2. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    I go by mixed plans but I'm in the kitchen this week! doing the kitchen cabinets and trying to declutter as I go.
    Holiday cooking - not started just yet
    Guest closet - inventory to do
    Christmas wrapping paper - bought at costco's last friday.

    Halloween candy - need to buy more and make more bags
    Halloween costumes - need to work on that
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  3. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    Kitchen finish up after painting.
    Straighten cupboard while doors are off and being painted
    Add new knobs to cupboard doors
    Add new cookware to cupboard for use
    Re-decorate kitchen -DONE
    Shop for flooring. (not looking forward to this)
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2017
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  4. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    MissJoDee that's a major kitchen redo!

    Finished my kitchen cupboards this morning! :) Kitchen is offically spring deep-cleaned (half in the spring and cabinets in Fall - ready for Christmas)
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  5. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    HGP Kitchen Week List:

    [X] Clean off/Dust/Wipe down top of fridge
    [X] Pull out fridge, vacuum behind, underneath, etc.
    [X] Dust copper vent hood, pendant lights
    [X] Wash down outside of cupboards and appliances
    [X] Clean out inside of fridge
    [X] Clean microwave, inside and out
    [/] Empty, clean and refill each drawer - Got two done, the worst offenders!
    [ ] Empty, clean and refill each cabinet
    [ ] Clean sink and drains
    [ ] Clean dish drainer
    [X] Deep clean stove top
    [X] Clean underside of vent hood
    [X] Clean tile backsplash
    [X] Clean ovens
    [X] Empty and clean countertops
    [X] Empty toaster of crumbs, wipe down outside
    [ ] Clean dog bowls
    [ ] Clean wall behind, area around dog bowls
    [ ] Clean vent grates
    [ ] Organize cookbook cupboard
    [X] Vacuum

    Holiday Prep Tasks:

    [ ] Text all invited to Christmas dinner party on Dec 2nd - Will do today!
    [/] Make 2-3 freezer meals, meal components or batches of cookie dough - Got one batch of dough made and frozen!
    [ ] Buy at least 2 items from Master Grocery List + extra for food pantry donations
    [ ] Buy 1/8th of gifts to buy
    [ ] Continue wrapping/labeling packages
    [X] Continue work on Christmas cards - Only have about 5 left to do!
    [/] Work at least one hour a day on homemade gifts - Chipping away at my list of projects!
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  6. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Picked up the robe for the Pajama Elves surprise box for DS on lunch! I think I have everything I need now to put it together and wrap it and plan to do that soon so it will be DONE! I created the label for the outside of the box and the coupon for the ice cream treat last week, just need to print them :)
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  7. Minta

    Minta Administrator Staff Member

    The insides of the Kitchen cabinets and drawers have already been cleaned and decluttered. I do want to give the outside of the cabinets a good cleaning. And the oven .. oh my poor poor oven gets used and abused all the time. I really to set aside a day and give it a really good cleaning especially on the inside
  8. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Way to go, Minta!!! :)

    Printed the label and coupon for Elves box and tucked them away in my desk until I can get a chance to assemble the box. Hoping this weekend, but it's going to busy with Halloween party prep and camping prep for next week! Haven't managed any more cleaning tasks in the kitchen either- I need more time in the day! And more energy!!!
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  9. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Did the cupboard under the sink last night so at least I did SOMETHING!!!
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  10. Minta

    Minta Administrator Staff Member

    That's one less thing to worry about now :)

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