For many, Thanksgiving is the official start of the holiday season and it will be here before you know it. Next week to be exact and if you haven't started to prepare your home for the day, then allow us to help you. We at Remax at the Beach know that the holidays can be stressful, but this year will be different. We have several tips on how to prepare your home for Thanksgiving Day and to help make it a stress-free day with family and friends.
Getting prepared and planning ahead is the best way to get the holidays started. If you know how many people are coming for dinner, we suggest make a shopping list for all the supplies you will need to purchase. Shopping early for the menu items can not only help you stay on task, but it will also help with being able to find the best turkey. Clean the fridge and freezer out because you want to make sure that you have room for that turkey. Bake the pumpkin pies a few days early and be sure you have enough whipped cream. Being prepared can not only help you be organized but can also make for a stress-free day!
Even though you have a home at the beach, it does get a little chilly out at night and your guests may need a jacket. If you have a coat closet in your home, then plan ahead and clean it out. Having more than one coat in the closet per person can be a little excessive, so take the extras out and leave enough space for your guests. Use bedroom closets to hang the extra coats in for the time being or at least until the holidays are over.
If you have any friends or family who will be staying with for a few nights, you will want to make sure the guest rooms are ready to go. It's always a good idea to make sure that the space they will be staying in is clean and welcoming. Make sure you have clean linens on the beds, the room is vacuumed and those dust bunnies are gone. Leave clean towels in the bathroom for your guests to use while they are staying with you. If you have a wi-fi password, leave a card on the nightstand with the login information. Make each room inviting for them to come stay with you more often throughout the year.
We all know that cleaning your home can sometimes be the most stressful thing before the holidays. You want to have your home in perfect condition for those who visit, but it's not about how spotless your home is. Enlist some help when it comes to cleaning the house such as your children or even your spouse. We know that your family won't judge you if your house isn't perfect. As long as your home is vacuumed, dusted and presentable that's all that matters. Add some decoration to the house like fresh flowers in a vase, the dining room table decorated nicely for dinner or a blanket folded nicely on the couch. Make your home inviting for those who come to visit on Thanksgiving Day.
While there are many other things we could tell you to help you prepare your home for Thanksgiving Day, these are just a few we thought you'd like. If you don't have a home on the coast of North Carolina but you'd like one, please allow Remax at the Beach to help you find one. We hope that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving this year!