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.
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.