|HOW TO PREPARE
FOR A KITCHEN REMODEL
Cooking and Eating:
> Keep essential items handy: microwave meals and non-perishables like soup; condiments;
cereal; microwave-safe dishes and utensils; dishcloths; dishwasher soap; paper plates and
cups; coffee; coffee pot and sugar/creamer; paper towels; napkins; and garbage bags.
> You’ll most likely be without water in the kitchen for a time, so plan to do the dishes in
another sink or the bathtub. Or stock up on disposable plates and cups, paper towels and a
> Plan a temporary kitchen by moving your old refrigerator or a small mini-frig to a
convenient space close to a water source. Add a table with a microwave above and a trash
can below. Invest in a hot plate if you fear you’ll quickly tire of microwave-prepared meals.
> Stockpile restaurant coupons to use on nights when you need to get away from it all.
> Meals cooked in advance and frozen can be easily reheated for a family dinner that’s a
little more normal than the state of your home.