How to quickly prep your home for Thanksgiving

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When you are hosting Thanksgiving there are so many things that need to be taken care of.  It really can be an overwhelming mountain to climb.  That is why I want to share how you can quickly prep your home for Thanksgiving.

In this post, I'm going to be sharing 5 tips with you that will help you prepare your home for your Thanksgiving crowd this year.  Hopefully, these tips will help you and inspire you to be a little less overwhelmed this holiday season.

Since time is short, let's get to it.

Create a cleaning plan

First things first, a plan needs to be put into place.  I like to write out everything that needs to be completed.  Then add dates to those tasks.  I'm not a fan of cleaning all day every day.  

That is why I think having cleaning plan or cleaning schedule will help get your home ready for Thanksgiving.  

By doing a little bit every day you can prepare your home for Thanksgiving.

About a week before Thanksgiving you'll want to create your deep cleaning schedule.  To do that you'll want to write a list of all of the chores you'll want to complete. 

Things to include could be:

  • Cleaning out the fridge
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Vacuum
  • Scrub toilets
  • And so on

Then, next to the chore you'll want to add a due date.  This will be your cleaning plan.

Do some daily cleaning

Like I was saying above, you'll want to create a cleaning schedule.  What happens when you've done the cleaning and a mess happens?  

Do a little bit of maintenance cleaning will help keep the house ready for your guests.  What I like to do is set aside 20 minutes so I can speed clean the house.  

This helps maintain the clean.  I know that in my home a clean home doesn't stay a clean home.  The clean needs to be maintained.  That's why I will do daily quick pick-ups so I'm not freaking out and overwhelmed over messes the day everyone is coming over.

Create a decluttering schedule

One of the easiest ways to keep your home clean is to remove the clutter.  I love to declutter.  It is something that I try to do almost every day.

I set aside 20 minutes to declutter a small area of my home each day.  Since I've decluttered and decluttered and this is more of a maintenance decluttering session I'm only needing to do this once a week.

The easiest way to set a decluttering schedule is to take a look at your common areas in your home.  These are the areas that your guests will see when they come over.  Pick small areas that need attention.  

Examples of sections could be:

  • Shelf
  • Tabletop
  • Side table
  • Counter
  • And so on

You don't want to tackle the entire room in one sitting.  It's overwhelming and way too time-consuming.

To learn more about how I declutter my home by only spending 20 minutes a day you can click here.  

Related:  Tips To Conquering The Clutter In Your Home

Related: How I Declutter My Home 20 Minutes A Day

Implement a speed cleaning routine

I touched a little bit on this earlier.  By implementing a speed cleaning routine you are doing a quick pick up of the house every day.  This will help maintain the clean and keep the messes at bay.

When you have kids in the house, it is impossible to keep a tidy home without a little bit of maintenance.

I don't know what it is about my kids at family gatherings.  It seemed like they were stickier than normal and needing to unclean what I just did.  Maybe it was because I was more sensitive to the dirty than usual.

That is why I do a daily speed cleaning routine to keep up with the messes.

To learn more about my 20-minute speed cleaning routine you can click on a related post below.

Related: How To Create A Cleaning Routine That You Can Complete

Related: Where To Start Cleaning A Dirty House

Holiday Survival Bundle

Since Thanksgiving isn't the only holiday we need to worry about this time of the year I created a holiday survival bundle.  Inside the Holiday Survival Bundle, you'll receive a full Thanksgiving planner to help you organize yourself for the Thanksgiving holiday plus you'll receive a Christmas planner to help organize yourself for Christmas.

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Each planner is separated into categories like:

  • Budgeting
  • Menu planning
  • Party planning
  • Gift giving
  • Seating arrangements
  • Timelines and to do lists
  • And so much more

The bundle also included 15 how-to videos to help you stay organized, plan parties, and do more than just survive the holidays-you can enjoy the holidays this year!

To learn more click the button below!

In this post, I shared how you can quickly prep your home for Thanksgiving.  With a little bit of planning, you can have a company ready home in no time.

I would love to know in the comments below, what are things you do every Thanksgiving to prepare your home?

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I've added a few other posts that you might find helpful.