Pack up everything you can live without
Hopefully your new kitchen layout includes more or improved storage. In the meantime, you’re going to lose some. Which means you’ll want to pack up and move out everything other than the essentials. Remember it’s only temporary, so all your tools and gadgets will be out at full disposal soon enough. This is a great time to trash anything that’s past the expiration date!
Setup a temporary kitchen space
Relocating old essential appliances into another room or even the garage can help minimize the impact of the kitchen upheaval. At bare minimum having a setup which includes a slow cooker and microwave could be beneficial. And don’t forget food prep. A sturdy, spare table will do for this, it doesn’t need to be anything fancy. Have it up against the wall and near an outlet and you’re good to go!
Plan your meals
If it’s warm outside, fire up the grill. Who doesn’t like a BBQ? And if you’re feeling social, it’s a great excuse to invite friends or family over for potluck picnics. Or for more rustic types, dust off that camping gear and those tried-and-true recipes from the glory days of campfires and stargazing…don’t forget the ‘smores! If outdoor dining is not an option, consider exploring the wonderful world of slow cooking. It’s come a long way from mom’s chili! For those who are running dawn-to-dusk or expect to be time-challenged, it could be time to master the fine art of batch cooking. Whether it’s pre-renovation in the form of frozen portions, or weekly meal plans—either method works!