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Preparing Your Home for Thanksgiving Guests

If there’s one thing Thanksgiving is about, it’s family (and maybe food). With the holidays officially underway, you’ll likely have many people stopping by your house for the day (or several). In order to make their visit as pleasant as possible, it’s important that you prepare your home the right way.

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Tip 1: Get The Guest Bedroom Ready

If your guests will be staying overnight, you’ll need to get the guest bedroom ready. Make sure that the room is tidy and that you have fresh linens on the bed, especially if it hasn’t been used in a while.

Want to really impress them? If so, then:

  • Make a welcome basket with a few items that they might enjoy.
  • Stock up on toiletries and put them in an easy-to-spot place. Include items like shampoo, toothpaste, and soap.
  • Have the guest room set up regardless. Even if your guests don't plan on spending the night, it's still a good idea to get your guest bedroom ready. If some of your guests get too tired to drive, you won’t have to worry about setting up the guest room while the party is underway.

Tip 2: Have Your Menu Already Planned

You don't want to wait until the last minute to plan your menu. Before your guests arrive, get their input as to what they like to eat or if they have any dietary restrictions. Then, plan your menu and include foods that will enjoy. Not everything that you plan on making needs to be something that your guests eat, but you should still have plenty of foods that are favorites of theirs.

Tip 3: Assemble Your Place Settings

One of the best ways to make your home look inviting for your Thanksgiving guests is to have place settings already on the table when they arrive. It's a great time to pull out your fine china or cloth napkins to use on Thanksgiving. When your guests see these items, they will know that you really went above and beyond to ensure that they feel welcome in your home.

Tip 4: Have Your Plumbing Inspected

If you’ll be hosting a large gathering, you’ll want to hope for the best but prepare for the worst — with your plumbing, that is. If your toilet handle has been acting up or your shower isn’t draining as fast as you’d like, now is the perfect time to get it fixed, as many guests will only exacerbate existing problems.

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Paul has been a trusted Mr. Rooter owner of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Central PA since 1983. With over 37 years to back him, Paul has experience with a wide range of plumbing related solutions and systems. He and his team specialize in septic tank services, water softener installation, and more.

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