Thanksgiving is almost upon us and marks the start of the busy season of family get-togethers, holiday parties and more. If your home is not prepared for the onslaught of activities, you may find you are less thankful than you should be. As soon as you’ve got your ghosts and spooky stuff stowed away after Halloween, it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving.
While Thanksgiving is all about the food, it’s also about welcoming guests into your home and feeling confident that your home is neat and tidy for their enjoyment. If you try to balance menu planning, cooking and deep holiday cleaning, you’ll likely run yourself ragged. At Maids by Trade, we can’t come cook your turkey or bake your pumpkin pie, but we can create more time for you to take care of these all-important tasks.
Here are 5 ways you can get your home ready for Thanksgiving:
1. Prepare for Overnight Guests
Do you have out of town family or friends coming to stay for the holidays? If so, you need clean sheets, a tidy guest room and your spare bath scrubbed and polished so your guest will feel welcome. You don’t want to be stressed about them finding dust bunnies under the bed or rings around the toilet or tub. Hand over these cleaning services to a pro and concentrate on your turkey!
2. Rethink Your Seating Areas
Depending on how many guests you’re expecting, your standard seating set-up may not accommodate all. To improve flow and create room for more seats, experiment and move your sofa, chairs and side tables around. But know that when you move your furniture, you may find crushed carpet, Cheerios and other icky surprises. Have a service come in to vacuum up those rarely-seen areas to save yourself embarrassment.
3. Reassess Your Dining Area
To fit your army of hungry turkey lovers, you’ll need to dig out table leaves and spare chairs. Will you need a fold out table to seat overflow guests or as a kid’s table? Do you need to buy, borrow or rent spare chairs? Do a headcount ahead of time to be sure you’ve got room for everyone! Let a professional service come in to dust it all so you can be confident your seating arrangements are top-notch!
4. Get Your Kitchen Spic and Span
Cooking a Thanksgiving dinner can be an enormous undertaking – especially if your kitchen wasn’t in tip top shape to begin with. Starting out with a spotless kitchen, oven and refrigerator can make your entire holiday much less stressful. You don’t want to worry about a dirty fridge, grime in your oven or stains on your counters. Bring in a cleaning service to scour your kitchen before you peel that first potato!
5. Give Yourself a Break
Often we get wrapped up in the hectic pace of the holidays and exhaust ourselves. It’s easy to get bogged down in the planning and execution and pile too much on ourselves. Focus on the important things you want to take care of personally whether it’s roasting the turkey, baking pies or crafting homemade bread. Leave cleaning your home to a trusted maid service and cut yourself a break!
Be Thankful for a Stress-Free Clean House This Holiday Season
Whether you’re hosting a Thanksgiving feast, holiday party or Christmas get-together, you can rely on Maids by Trade to take care of the dirty work so you can concentrate on a stress-free holiday celebration. Let us dust and vacuum, clean your oven and mop your floors so you can focus on what matters – time with your family. Now that’s something to be thankful for!
Contact Maids by Trade today for an in-home consultation on getting your house spotless for the holidays and every day. We always use certified green supplies, are bonded, insured and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. For the best maid services in Portland, Lake Oswego or the Tigard-Beaverton area, call Maids by Trade!