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How to Prepare Your Home for Thanksgiving

We are now in November — yay! The holiday season is upon us, starting with Thanksgiving. We gather together on Thanksgiving to show our thanks to each other, spend quality time, eat delicious food, and shop for amazing deals. Before you have the family show up at your door, it is time to make sure your home is ready. That is why we created this guide on how to prepare your house for Thanksgiving. 

Make Sure the Heater is Working

The colder months start to hit once we are in November. Some states even get snow around this time. Since you have people coming over for the holiday, you want to make sure they are comfortable and warm. That is why you need to make sure your heater is working. You will want to check the filter and the operating system. If you do notice that anything is wrong, contact a home service company asap. 

Repair Items Around the House

Whenever anyone comes over, you want to make sure your home is in tip-top shape. This is not just for impressing others but to also make sure your home is safe. Before everyone starts rolling in, repair all your broken items, furniture and appliances. While you can do it on your own, you also can work with one of our skilled handymen. 

Clear Out Refrigerator

Between collecting everything for the Thanksgiving meal to storing away all the leftovers, you are going to want to make sure you have enough room for everything in your refrigerator. So before you buy groceries for the big day, clean out your refrigerator. You will want to throw away old leftovers, expired bottles and packages and decomposing or moldy vegetables and fruit. Once you clean everything out and wipe everything down, your refrigerator will not smell or hold bacteria. 

Refinish Your Floors

Do you have stained, scratched or scuffed hardwood? If so, you can easily add new life and shine by just refinishing your floors. This will also look great during the holidays. And, who doesn’t love shiny floors? We have a large selection of stains and a team of refinishers ready to help you right away. 

Clean the Exterior of Your Home

The inside of your home is not the only place your family and friends will see. The outside of your home also makes a lasting impression. That is why you are going to want to clean your yard and exterior. This means raking, mowing, power washing, sweeping and removing any trash. While you are cleaning, also try to repair any outside issues as well. For bigger jobs like door replacements, siding repairs, post repairs or painting, we can help you. 

Clear Out Some Space

Depending on the number of people you have coming over, you are going to want to clear some space for them. You will want to make sure you have enough seating and beds for whoever spends the night. A good rule of thumb is to hide away unnecessary or bulky decor items or furniture. 

With these tips in mind, you will have a Thanksgiving-ready home. And for any installation, renovating, remodeling or repairing tasks, Valor Home Services can help. Just give us a call today to go over more details.