With Halloween come and gone, the holiday season is officially upon us. And if you’re the type of person who enjoys hosting family for the holidays, then you’ve probably already begun thinking about how to get your home ready to host Thanksgiving. We’re here to help you kick start your preparations with a short list of the most important things you can do to prepare your home to host Thanksgiving.
Make Space for All Your Guests
Holidays like Thanksgiving truly test the space of your home. Depending on the size of your family, you’ll likely need to drastically increase the amount of serving and table space as well as boost the available seating in your home. Kitchen peninsulas and islands make great makeshift tables to accommodate more guests. Or you could take advantage of California’s year-long mild weather and set up tables and seating outside. Folding chairs and a folding table with a tablecloth draped over it also make for an easy and inexpensive option for increasing your available dining space.
Check Crucial Appliances
Thanksgiving typically involves an hours-long, if not days-long, use of your kitchen. Appliances like the stove, oven, and dishwasher will be put to the test. Ensure these appliances are in their proper working condition by thoroughly cleaning and testing them before the week of Thanksgiving. If you have older appliances, you may want to replace them or schedule an inspection to ensure no critical failures occur on the important day.
Clean Overlooked Areas
In most homes, the kitchen is the room that sees a significant amount of use and traffic. And even if you keep your kitchen squeaky clean year-round, there still might be some areas that get overlooked. When creating your chores list to prepare to host Thanksgiving, don’t forget to add the baseboards and trim, backsplash, cabinet drawers and doors, and lighting fixtures as items to clean. It’s also a great opportunity to clean the inside of your refrigerator and oven to ensure you have enough storage and cooking space on the big day.
If you’re looking to update your kitchen or any other part of your home so you can be the host with the most at your next holiday get-together, get in touch! At Creative Innovation Developers Inc., we pride ourselves on designing and constructing the dream kitchens that can meet all our clients’ needs, from everyday use to the demands of hosting on special occasions.