Turn your Christmas mess into a winter wonderland

Turn your Christmas mess into a winter wonderland

Need to take the pressure off at Christmas? Try Fairy Platinum’s tips for easy preparation and a quick clean-up after the biggest feast of the year.


You’ve been prepping for hours to put a delicious, multi-course feast on the table. On top of all of that, you’ve been dealing with in-laws and wrapping mountains of presents.

And when all the food is eaten, you look at the stack of dirty dishes and realise that the job is still only half done. It’s no wonder that the heart sinks a bit when you’ve got dried-on gravy and stuck-fast stuffing to deal with.

But, while it’s inevitable that Christmas gets a little messy, you can do your best to prepare for it, so that turning your Christmas mess into a winter wonderland is as easy as possible.

Take a look at these tips and tricks to relieve some of the seasonal stress this year.

Make a list

Like Jolly Saint Nick, make a list (and check it twice) of everything you need for Christmas dinner. Listing absolutely everything you need will help you think of little items you missed initially, like cleaning products, bin bags or spices you may have run out of the year before.

You can also make a list or schedule 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 that’s on and ensure you stay on track with don’t forget that crucial fresh ingredient.

Prepare for meals in advance Pre-prep meals

Do as much preparation as possible for the main Christmas meal. Peel potatoes and stick them in the fridge, pre-make stuffing and gravy, and chop vegetables.

That way when the big day comes, all you have to do is put everything into the oven. Doing as much as you can ahead of time will save you lots of stress on Christmas Day.

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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 you didn’t time it correctly.

With your schedule and a handy kitchen timer, it’s easier to stay on track. You can even have the kids help keep an eye out on cooking times by counting down the seconds until each dish is done.

Use your little helpers‘elves’

Get the kids to help with as much prep work and clean- up as you can. Turn it into a fun game by splitting the kids and relatives up into two teams and awarding each team a star for every task they complete. The team with the most stars on Christmas Day gets to open their presents first!

Clearing upMake the clean-up easy

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

Fairy Platinum dishwasher tablets helps you cut washing time by cleaning away even the toughest grease and grime first time – whether it’s turkey and gravy or stuffing and encrusted roast potatoes.

How do you make Christmas day less stressful? Let us know in the comments section below. And for more tips on getting your dishes clean firtst time, check out our Fairy home page.

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Thanks, I wash by hand and I would definitely say to wash up as you go. If the sink is full of dirty dishes plus chopping boards and sharp knives and the odd pot, this is an accident waiting to happen. Have a responsible person in charge of keeping the sink empty and when knives are dry, put them safely away.

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