11 Worst Parts About Cleaning Your Kitchen During The Holidays

It's the Holiday Season which means that most of us are spending way too much time in the kitchen, doing the dishes, while our family and friends sip on festive cocktails and inhale sweets in a different room. If your family is anything like mine, Christmas isn't just a one or two day event, it's a week long EXTRAVAGANZA and if you don't play your cards right, you may end up spending 99% of the time in the kitchen, scrubbing pots, pans and wineglasses, prepping for the next meal. Sound familiar? These are the 11 worst parts about cleaning your kitchen during the holidays--  

1. Scrubbing the never ending stream of pots, pans, dishes and wine glasses.

11 Worst Parts About Cleaning Your Kitchen After A Holiday Party

And right when you finish, the next meal begins and everything is back in the sink. 

2. Ruining your clothes.

11 Worst Parts About Cleaning Your Kitchen After A Holiday Party

Washing dishes or entering a wet t-shirt contest? Sometimes it's impossible to tell when you're always spraying yourself with the faucet! I hope you brought 2 or 3 different changes of clothes because you're going to need them! 

3. Taking out the trash.

11 Worst Parts About Cleaning Your Kitchen After A Holiday Party

Pro-Tip: Sacrifice your shoes and jump on the trash to avoid taking it out. It will never be full if you try hard enough.

4. Fighting for the sink.

11 Worst Parts About Cleaning Your Kitchen After A Holiday Party

You're in the middle of washing a pot? Too bad! Your sister's dirty pot always comes first.

5. Sticking your hand into a disgusting pool of dirty water.

11 Worst Parts About Cleaning Your Kitchen After A Holiday Party

I hope you got your tetanus shot because who knows what is in that disgusting pool of dishwater! 

6. Leftovers.

11 Worst Parts About Cleaning Your Kitchen After A Holiday Party

Do you use Ziploc bags or make more dishes by using tupperware? And then there's always the struggle that is finding space in the refrigerator that's bursting at the seams. 

7. Family members who don't help.

11 Worst Parts About Cleaning Your Kitchen After A Holiday Party

There's always a handful of people you can count on to disappear or make their way to the couch the second clean up starts.

8. Family members who won't help but will get in your way. 

11 Worst Parts About Cleaning Your Kitchen After A Holiday Party

Why is it that everyone who doesn't want to help only wants to get in your way?

9. Broken wine glasses.

11 Worst Parts About Cleaning Your Kitchen After A Holiday Party

Soapy hands when you're a few glasses of wine deep is a recipe for broken stemware. If I had a dollar for every wine glass I've broken this Holiday season alone, I'd be able to buy an island.

10. Putting that nice stem wear away. 

11 Worst Parts About Cleaning Your Kitchen After A Holiday Party

Of course the nice stemware that you bring out during the holidays isn't in a convenient location. 

11. Finding the glass of wine you lost when you started cleaning.

11 Worst Parts About Cleaning Your Kitchen After A Holiday Party

You know the glass, the one you lost the second you started cleaning? Just toast to yourself and your hard work when you find it again.

Trying to clean your kitchen during the holidays may feel impossible but it doesn't have to be! If you're sick and tired of hand washing (and breaking) your wine glasses and stemware, then it's time to add the new Samsung dishwasher with WaterWall technology to your Christmas list! Not only does it help you clean up between parties so that you can party, but you can spend more time creating delicious cocktails and spritzers for your friends and family (and let's be honest, that's what the Holidays are really about). Need some inspiration? Check out these festive spritzers that are sure to get your guests ready to dance!   

11 Worst Parts About Cleaning Your Kitchen After A Holiday Party

So get out of the kitchen and go make some memories with your family and friends! Until next time, #RunSelfieRepeat.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all mine.

Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.