Returning from vacation to your real life is hard. Being greeted by a foul-smelling garbage disposal and a refrigerator drawer filled with green slime does not make it any easier. Apartment Therapy’s The Kitchn has posted a handy list of “5 Things to Do in the Kitchen Before You Leave for Vacation” to avoid any nastiness when you get home. It’s a good checklist, and the comments contain more reminders, like cleaning old coffee out of the coffee maker (which I wish I had seen before my last trip, when I left the grounds in my espresso machine—oops).

What do you do in your kitchen before you go on vacation?

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