With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s a great time to start preparing your home for guests. It’s important your home still feels like your own space while still making friends and family feel welcome. Here are three steps that will guide you through how to prepare your home for Thanksgiving.
Formulate the Food Plans
So much of Thanksgiving revolves around food. Be prepared before your guests arrive and help make sure there are enough leftovers for everybody. It’s suggested that you average one pound of turkey for each guest. You should be aware of any dietary restrictions for your guests and prepare accordingly. Keep to the classics for side dishes, but don’t be afraid to experiment a bit with seasonings. Finally, don’t forget about those delicious desserts to really help your guests put the elasticity of their pants to the test.
While everybody likes the temperature set to a different amount, there are a few things you can do to help your guests adjust to the conditions. First, set your thermostat down a few degrees two or three hours before guests start arriving and then again every few hours after that until everybody is comfortable. You should also have your HVAC serviced and filters replaced before anyone can step foot in your home.
Sleeping arrangements can be difficult for those on the road. Make sure your home is prepared by replacing the sheets and pillowcases in your guest bedroom. You should also consider if it’s time to replace that worn-out sofa your guests might use to sleep off that turkey dinner. You should also provide night lights in any especially dark areas to allow your guests to find anything they might need overnight.
By following these steps for how to prepare your home for Thanksgiving you will be the toast of the table. Your guests will all appreciate the work you did to welcome them and want to return for next Thanksgiving.