How to Get Your Home Thanksgiving Ready in Less Than a Week

With many of us working up until the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, the weekend before ‘Turkey Day’ is when the real work gets done. If the idea of non-stop cooking and cleaning for an entire weekend has your head rushing, we’re here to offer a bit of help. Despite what you may think, it is possible to get your home in tip-top shape in just a few days.

Preparing home for thanksgiving

Sharpen your kitchen knives.

Dull knives will prove to be a big problem come dinner time. Less than a dozen strokes of your blade against a whetstone will make sure your knives are ready to slice and dice even the most stubborn turkey.

Childproof your home.

Despite being so important, this is one of those things that often gets overlooked. Wrap up and store away any electrical cords that may be running on the floor, cover outlets, and make sure stairs will be protected by closed doors or a gate supplied by the parents.

Make your oven shine.

No appliance gets more use on Thanksgiving than your oven. A non-toxic cleaning solution of baking soda, lemon juice, and vinegar will make your oven shine and prepare it for whatever the day throws at it.


Make room in your coat closet.

Plan ahead for the influx of winter coats that will be coming your way by clearing out a closet near the door for guests’ belongings. You may have to pile your things on your bed, but if you keep the door closed, no one will notice!

Get your entryway holiday-ready.

It’s the first thing guests see when they get to your house, so make sure your doorway and entryway make a good impression. Fix any gaps in your siding and make sure snow isn’t covering your steps or roof.

Make sure the exterior of your home looks just as good as the interior this holiday season by calling JM Roofing & Siding! From siding and roofing repairs to snow removal, we’ll have your house party-ready in no time!

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