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Providing the Essentials

by Carol
10 January 2016
Category:   Hosting Tips

What essential things should you keep in the store cupboard of your holiday home, and what things would be a welcomed addition for your guests?

All too often, we arrive at our holiday home shattered from the journey and sometimes very late at night. Rushing out to the nearest shop on arrival or the next morning often ends up in panic buying items which are still there at the end of the holiday. Wouldn’t it be great to have enough in the store cupboard to prepare a basic meal for the first night and where possible, fresh ingredients for breakfast. Use the following as an end of holiday check list for your next trip.

For (both you and) your guests, make sure the following items are always available and have a long use by date:

  • Bottled Water
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Powdered milk
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Mixed Herbs
  • Stock cubes
  • Olive Oil
  • Pasta/Rice
  • Jar of sauce for Pasta
  • Canned Curry or Chilli
  • Jam/Spread for toast
  • Cereal
  • Washing Up Liquid
  • Basic cleaning materials

You could also add some fresh items, if you are nearby or if a key holder can arrange this for you, why not get a basic stock ready in the fridge for (you and) your guests? Together with your store cupboard list above, some bread, milk, butter and eggs would provide enough for a great first breakfast.

We would welcome your ideas on the things you regularly keep in your holiday home to make the first few hours of your holiday easier, email us at info@myholidayhome.exchange