8 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Thanksgiving

Have a lot of people coming for Thanksgiving? Here are some tips to help get your home ready. 

“The turkey. The sweet potatoes. The stuffing. The pumpkin pie. Is there anything else we all can agree so vehemently about? I don’t think so.” — Nora Ephron. And you’re going to do just that when you have all your family and friends over for Thanksgiving. However, you want to make sure that your home is truly ready. Check out this guide to get an idea of what needs to get done. 

Check off these 8 tasks from your to-do list. 

Fix the Heater

With everyone over at your home, you have to make sure it is comfortable for them, including the temperature. No one likes being cold, especially when they want to eat. If you haven’t repaired your heater, now is a perfect time. Call a local HVAC team to help you with any of your heater problems. 

Refinish Hardwood Floors

No one wants scratched, scuffed, stained or dented floors when everyone comes over. While you can place out rugs or install new flooring, one of the best ways to refresh your wood floors (without the cost of replacing them) is to refinish them. Our skilled team of hardwood floor refinishers can help revamp your floors just in time for Thanksgiving. For additional help or inspiration, check out our Free Resources page

Repair the Deck

Everyone needs a place to relax outside. And one of those hangout spots is your deck. With people lounging on your deck, you must ensure that it is safe for everyone. Here’s a guide to help you know the most important safety checks. Once you’re ready to make any repairs, call our team to book an appointment with our handyman or small projects team. Remember, you will want to get this project done before it becomes too cold. 

Upgrade the Kitchen

We can’t forget the most important room during Thanksgiving — the kitchen. No one likes cooking in a cramped, outdated kitchen. However, there will not be enough time to do a full kitchen remodel, unless you want to get things ready for next year. Instead, you will want to do more of a simple kitchen upgrade where you’re not changing the layout of anything. Our handyman or small projects team can help you with small kitchen improvements like new cabinets, outlets, etc. 

Renovate the Dining Room

Where does everyone gather to eat? The dining room, of course! Therefore, you want that room to be ready for the feast. Some improvements you’ll want to consider for your dining room include baseboards, hardwood floor refinishing, lighting fixture update, door installation and paint. Our handyman or small projects team can help you with these small dining room tasks. Just give us a call to get a consult

Prepare the Guest Room

Do you have any family or friends coming in from out of town and need a place to stay? Then, you’ll need to prepare your guest bedroom. Preparing the room means cleaning it, placing new bedsheets and any additional toiletries and supplies a guest may need. If there is a bathroom attached to the room, you will need to clean that space as well and stock it with the right supplies — toilet paper, towels, soap, etc. 

Upgrade the Bathrooms

Your bathroom will be in full use with all your guests over. Therefore, you want bathrooms suitable and comfortable for all your family and friends. While there is not much time to remodel your bathroom, unless you are getting ready for next year, you can update specific parts like the toilet, fixtures, faucets or vanity. If you only have a few parts that need repair or updates, our team of skilled experts can help

Finish the To-do List

We all have a to-do list for around the house — fixing the door trim, adding new outlets, installing a new stair rail, etc. It’s inevitable. However, it is ideal to get this list of home improvement tasks done before the family and friends come over. And our team of experts is happy to help. All you need to do is call Valor Home Services for help.