Are you planning a small and intimate thanksgiving celebration with close friends only? Or are you already thinking about your Christmas and other holiday celebrations? Either way, it’s never too early to start planning and getting things in order, especially in the midst of 2020, we all could use some good old fashioned holiday fun to take our minds off of the chaos that this year has brought.
We’re trying to make this process a little bit easier for you with our simple guide on how to prepare your home for holiday festivities! Keep reading this blog post for some of our favorite hosting tips.
Stock the Bathrooms with the Essentials
There are a few things you’ll want to add to every bathroom in your home to make every guest feel welcomed and comfortable. Some of the necessities include:
Toilet paper. Make sure you have extra toilet paper rolls and keep them out for the guests to see. That way your guests won’t have to go digging through your cabinets and drawers in search of more TP.
Plunger. Make sure you have a plunger in every bathroom. We’ve all clogged a toilet or two, and it sucks every time. Save your guests the embarrassment of having to ask for a plunger by leaving plungers in all of the restrooms and they can handle this clog discreetly.
Towels. This is especially important if you’re having guests over for a night or two. This way they wash up the next morning without having to wake you up early. While you’re at it, check on the body wash, shampoo and conditioner to make sure all of the bottles are full!
Some other items you could add to the bathroom are candles (to keep the bathroom feeling fresh and clean), body spray (to keep your guests feeling fresh), extra hand soap in case you run out, and tissues!
Start Shopping Now
It is never too early to get started on your holiday shopping! We’re going to break this section out into our favorite holiday grocery shopping items.
Turkey. You’ll want to make sure that you get your turkey at least a few days in advance because it needs to defrost in the refrigerator. Don’t just leave your turkey on the counter to thaw out!
Potatoes are another good item to buy in advance.
You can also stock up on most of the vegetables you’ll be eating with your meal.
For dessert, buy all of the ingredients ahead of time and save them until the day before or day off to actually bake your dish. That way it’s nice and fresh!
There are plenty of drains in your home that you’ll want to keep clear of clogs. This becomes increasingly difficult as more and more people enter your home, but we’ve got some helpful tips for you. When it comes time to clear dinner plates, put the trashcans front and center and have someone in charge of the sink so that large food scraps don’t get tossed in the garbage disposal. This is the easiest way to avoid a clogged sink drain!
In order to avoid shower clogs, use a mesh drain cover, this device will catch hair and other debris before it can fall down the drain and cause a clog.
Unfortunately, you can only do so much to prepare for guests to enter your home for the holidays. But luckily, if you run into any trouble this holiday season with your plumbing or your heating systems, the team at Korrect Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has your back!