The Holiday season is quickly coming upon us, which means it’s time to start thinking about prepping your home for holiday visitors.
Cleaning your house for guests and preparing to cook a large meal are the main staples of Thanksgiving (besides giving thanks, of course). The number of things you have to do to get ready can seem overwhelming.
That’s why we’re here to help you out. Here’s a useful Thanksgiving cleaning checklist to help you get sorted out before your holiday visitors arrive!
– Thanksgiving Cleaning Checklist –
As soon as November hits, it’s time to break out your fall decorations and spread the cheer throughout your home. It makes sense to decorate for Thanksgiving as soon as Halloween is over so your decorations get their time in the spotlight before the Christmas season arrives.
Easily forgotten, but very important is to make sure your tableware and linen are cleaned and prepped. Get these tabletop pieces washed and ready so when the day arrives, you simply set it all out for your guests.
Start cleaning your guest rooms if you’ll have people staying over. Another thing, make sure to organize a space for visitors to put shoes, umbrellas, and jackets too.
Most importantly, don’t forget to clean the bathrooms since this is one room that will likely experience high traffic whether or not your guests are staying over.
Organize The Kitchen
Your kitchen will be experiencing heavy use to prepare a Thanksgiving meal. For that reason, clear enough space so you have room to work!
Another tip, it may be useful to pull out all the baking trays and ingredients you will use for the big meal so everything is conveniently accessible.
Even more important, make sure your refrigerator has room for all the leftovers you will have.
Pick up dried and canned goods that will keep well on your shelf during your November grocery shopping trips.
Above all, keep a list of all the ingredients you will need for each dish and make sure to cross them off as you buy them. Without a list, you run the risk of forgetting something important!
With so many dishes to make and things to do for prepping your home for holiday visitors, the list of tasks can seem huge!
Here’s a delicious apple pie recipe to help take some of the load off!
Tasty Thanksgiving Apple Pie Filling Recipe By Clean Cans
This delicious recipe is all about the filling and is perfect inside a store-bought crust, or your own homemade crust.
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbs unsalted butter
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup all purpose flour
8 cups apples, cored and peeled
1: Melt butter in a pan over medium heat and add apple slices to the mixture.
2: Mix all the sugar with the spices and add it to the mixture in the pan.
3: Turn the heat to low and cook until apples begin to soften. Then stir in the flour and continue cooking for another 3-4 minutes.
4: Remove the mixture from the heat and allow to cool completely.
5: Place the pie filling into your crust and bake according to crust directions.
6: Allow to cool before serving.
With so much you have to do planning for a Thanksgiving meal, and prepping your home for holiday visitors, don’t let the clean up portion get you down! Sign up for Clean Cans today and let us help with the dirty work!