Get your home Thanksgiving ready with this checklist. Halloween has come and gone, and the “best time of the year” is approaching quickly. That means get-togethers, guests dropping in unexpectedly, and hosting dinner parties. Don’t be stressed last minute with your long to-do list to get your house ready. Be proactive in your home this November – your Thanksgiving self will thank you later! With your home ready for the holidays, you can savor the big moments that this season offers.
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Oakdale at Mordecai by Robuck Homes

Replace Floor Protectors on Chairs

If you have hardwood floors in your dining room, your chairs can easily scratch the floors. Self-adhesive protectors are easy and quick, and can protect the longevity of your hardwoods. Not to mention there will probably be some of your pet-relatives in town with claws that may scratch the floors!

Safe-Proof the Interior and Exterior

If family is coming in town, there is likely¬† to be some elderly parents or grandparents. Make sure you’re aware if there is uneven outdoor stairs or railings, or holes in the landscaping during the Thanksgiving football game. Inside the house, you may want to make sure tight corners and sharp objects are secured for little children.

Refill Birdseed for a Pleasant Backyard View

Nonmigrating birds need extra help in the winter. When the seasons change and plants start to die, birds have a hard time finding food. Make sure to keep your bird-feeders full and then enjoy the beautiful view of birds visiting your backyard.

Start Prepping for the Holidays

Now is a great time to do a few tasks every week before the holidays so you’re not overwhelmed the week before. Do laundry for guest towels and fancy linens like napkins and tablecloths. Make sure all the china is clean and ready to go too, or pre-buy disposable plates to make clean up a little easier! To make it even more convenient, order online to have them shipped right to your door.

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Saddlebrook by Shenandoah Homes

Head Start Cleaning

Deep clean bathrooms ahead of time, about a week before guests arrive. This way, on the day your guests arrive, you don’t have to worry about any surprise tasks that need to be completed.

Pre-Decorate Your Table

Instead of running around on Thanksgiving Day trying to decorate your table, do it ahead of time! Decorating ahead of time lets you appreciate your decor longer, and let’s you focus on things like cooking and greeting your guests on Thanksgiving.

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