Is the stuffing for the Turkey ready to be served? When it comes to Thanksgiving preparations, are you set? Organise your household goods as well. Whether you plan on hosting Thanksgiving dinner or not, getting your home in order is just as important as getting the food ready.
Cleaning the house for Thanksgiving visitors is an added chore on top of the many hours spent in the kitchen preparing the meal. If you want to impress your guests, you should get the major tasks out of the way first, and then devote your time and energy to cleaning the rooms they will actually be in. It’s not necessary to do all of these in a single day, either. We’ve put together a comprehensive cleaning schedule for the two weeks leading up to Thanksgiving to assist you out:
Start getting things in order and somewhat clean so they won’t need much attention for the next two weeks.
Two Weeks Ahead:
Two Weeks Ahead: Tackle any organizational tasks or things that will stay relatively clean for 2 weeks
- Clean the refrigerator to make room for Thanksgiving food. You’ll need all the space, so don’t hesitate on throwing things you don’t need anymore.
- Clean out a coat closet if you plan on hanging guest’s coats there.
- Do any outdoor chores: raking leaves, mowing, landscaping, pressure washing, etc.
- Wash any serving dishes or utensils that haven’t been used regularly.
- If you are using special china or glassware, wash and polish them.
- If you have any cluttered areas you don’t want guests to see, organize them now.
1 Week Ahead
One-Week Ahead: This is the time to do a house deep cleaning so that the house will just need a quick touchup the day before.
- Thoroughly dust, paying extra attention to window sills and other places guests might lean and talk.
- Vacuum, and sweep. Not just your floors but also pay attention to upholstery cleaning and carpet cleaning if you have one.
- Use a brush attachment on the sofa and other upholstered furniture. Have a microfiber couch? Clean it up.
- Clean windows in the dining room, kitchen, living room, and any glass in the front door using a glass cleaner.
- Wash and iron any tablecloths and napkins that have been stored for a while.
- Deep clean bathrooms guests will be using- sink, toilet, shower, tub, mirrors, and floors. Don’t forget to dust!
- Thoroughly clean the oven and stovetop and exhaust fan- you’ll want to have a clean range for all the cooking you’ll be doing
The Day Before Thanksgiving: Touchup Time
- Touch up the bathrooms- wipe mirrors, the top of the toilet, and the faucet.
- Touch up dusting, vacuuming, and sweeping- it shouldn’t be too bad since you did it a week ago.
- Run and empty the dishwasher.
- Set the table – if you don’t need to use the dinner table for cooking preparation, set it the day before so it will look nice for arriving guests and you’ll have one less thing to do.
- Don’t forget those candles and decorations. If you have some scented candle to fill the place with fragrance, that’s better.
- Put out fresh towels in bathrooms.
- Take out the trash before guests arrive- it will be full after all the cooking.
- Wipe down the stove.
- Clear away countertops – guests will usually swarm in the kitchen. Follow the scent as they say!
While Thanksgiving is a lot of work, it is also very rewarding to spend time with friends and family in a festive atmosphere. Taking the time to do house cleaning ahead of time will help you enjoy the cooking and socializing without being stressed or embarrassed about your housekeeping. However, if there is a need for you to hire a house cleaning service if you lack time to prepare, call DG Cleaning & Carpet Care LLC at 239-438-4703.
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