Turkey. Stuffing. Green bean casserole. All of these dishes are synonymous with Thanksgiving and if you’re like most people, you can’t wait to gather around the table with your closest friends and family to practice thanksgiving for all the blessings in your life. Even though the holiday is one of classic celebration, it can be a little stressful figuring out the logistics of how to host a crowd in your home for one day of glorious feasting. You can rest assured that White Glove Cleaning in Spokane Valley is here to help you make the most of your holiday, offering affordable house cleaning services that let you focus on the more important tasks of the day. Check out five tips below for destressing Thanksgiving 2019 and then give us a call to schedule a walk-through.
Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday
Make a List…And Check It Twice
There can be a lot to orchestrate when you are hosting the Thanksgiving meal at your house. Whether you are trying to fine-tune the logistics of seating, creating your menu, or coordinating cook times of various dishes, a list or two can help keep you on track. We recommend keeping different lists for different tasks for organizational purposes, and it helps to make your shopping list a week or two ahead of time so you have plenty of time to add last-minute items that didn’t make the list the first time around. Before you leave the grocery store, be sure to check your list to avoid having to face the crowds again for something you forgot.
Prepare Food Ahead of Time
This is a tried-and-true tactic that can save boatloads of time — and your sanity. Making every dish on Thanksgiving Day from scratch just adds unnecessary tasks to a day when you should be trying to relax as much as possible, and doing some prep work ahead of time can help you get in the holiday mindset. For example, if you’re adding sausage, apples, and onion to your stuffing, why not cook up the meat and chop the produce ahead of time? You can also make the turkey rub or marinade ahead of time so you don’t have to worry about that, as well as throw together the ingredients for any casseroles the night before so you can just pop them into the oven when it’s time.
Keep It Simple
When it comes to creating the perfect Thanksgiving menu, many people mistakenly believe the more elaborate dishes they prepare, the better. We politely beg to differ. In fact, keeping your menu as simple as possible is a great way to reduce stress on Thanksgiving Day. There is no rule that says you have to have drinks, salad, soup, bread, the main dish, five sides, and dessert. Not only is that just a ton of food, but all of that cooking will create a ton of dishes as well, not to mention the cost of groceries to get the food needed to prepare all of the food. If you can, limit each course to just one item, or eliminate a course or two altogether — although we wouldn’t recommend cutting the dessert!
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help
If you have a hard time deciding on which dishes to make or your friends and family just can’t imagine their Thanksgiving meal without their favorite dishes, why not ask for some help? Putting together a holiday meal and hosting several people in your home are no small feats, and as the saying goes, “many hands make light work.” Enlisting the help of friends and family not only lightens your load on this special holiday, but it can add an element of surprise to the meal as everyone gets to try dishes they might have never had before. This is also one of the best ways to cater to those who have food sensitivities and allergies — rather than creating a menu that takes into consideration everyone’s dietary restrictions, they can bring their own to ensure they don’t have an untimely reaction to a dish.
Book House Cleaning Services
With all this talk about preparing the food for Thanksgiving, you might have forgotten that you want your home to look its best for all of your guests. Why try to squeeze in vacuuming, cleaning bathrooms, and dusting when you have more pressing matters like baking pies, cooking a turkey, and mashing potatoes? Hiring house cleaning services is one of the best ways to reduce stress on Thanksgiving. Not only do you not have to worry about finding time to clean your home, but you also get to sit back and relax knowing your home is clean when the holiday arrives. Just be sure to book your cleaning services plenty in advance to make sure your time slot is reserved!
Spokane Valley House Cleaning Services
Are you ready to host the best Thanksgiving yet this year? Schedule house cleaning services in Spokane Valley with White Glove Cleaning to check one more thing off of your to-do list and make the most of this once-a-year holiday. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!