Get Your Home Braai Day Ready

Sep 17, 2018 | All, Lifestyle

South Africans love to braai. Inside, outside, day, night, winter, summer… it doesn’t matter.

Celebrating Heritage Day every year has become the defacto “Braai Day” for many South Africans but with great braaing comes great preparation.

So we, at PropertyFox, have compiled a list on how you can get your home Braai Day ready for yourself and your guests.

Here are a few things for you to consider:

Seats in the lounge. Your guests may decide to all gather in your lounge area before heading outside to make the most of Braai Day. Make sure you have enough seating inside and don’t skimp on the snacks.

Get your backyard in order. Winter might have taken its toll on your garden. Whether it’s dusting off the lawnmower or doing a bit of weeding, now is a good time to get down and dirty with some gardening. If your lawn is looking a little worse for wear, enlist the help of experts who will show you how to transform it from drab to fab in no time.

Spring clean your entire home. If you haven’t done your annual deep clean yet, now is a good time to do so. Not only for your guests but to see you through the warmer months.

Get your utensils ready. If you haven’t had a braai in a while, you might want to check out your gear. Sharpen your knives, dust off the tongs and clean the braai grid before your guests arrive, if you can.

Clean the braai grid or grill. We know, we’ve mentioned this. But this is so important. Some grids might have gathered some dust because they’ve not been used. A gentle scrub will do just fine, but if you’ve got a grid coated in grease, the best way to clean it is on the braai. Heat it up over the fire and scrape off any bits and pieces that are clinging on. You can do this on Braai Day or, even better, have another braai before your guests arrive! A strong scrubbing brush will do the trick or opt for the old-school ‘onion and newspaper’ method. If you prefer to clean your grid with soapy water after cooking, rinse and dry immediately and rub vegetable oil across it. This will prevent it from rusting.

Now is a good time to start getting your home Braai Day ready, if you plan on having guests around. Trust us, you’ll be much more relaxed when your guests come over if you plan ahead just a bit.

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If you haven’t had a braai in a while, you might want to check out your gear. Sharpen your knives, dust off the tongs and clean the braai grid before your guests arrive, if you can.

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