You love Thanksgiving – who can say no to cranberry sauce, turkey, stuffing, and creamy mashed potatoes smothered in savory gravy? Plus, you wouldn’t trade spending time with friends and family for anything. It’s a chance to relax, forget your troubles (if only for a few hours), and celebrate at your home or the home of a loved one. Some people travel for Thanksgiving, while others host Thanksgiving in their own homes. If it’s your turn to host and you’re wondering how to prepare for a large gathering (and would like to protect your home from damage or the need for professional carpet cleaning), the tips below should help.
Check Your Plumbing
Because you’ll have a lot of people in your home, you may not be prepared for the increased use of your toilets. To make sure you don’t run into problems, check to see if your plumbing is in good shape. Tell guests they shouldn’t treat your toilets like trash cans by flushing down toys, feminine napkins, food, and so on. You may feel uncomfortable doing this, but if you don’t want to deal with the possible need for sewage cleanup, this is necessary.
Cut the Work into Pieces
Cleaning your home for the holidays can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t know where to start. It may help to walk through your home and look for “trouble places” – areas in your home that are obviously dirty and in need of attention. Focus on one area before you move to another. It’s a good idea to leave the small jobs for last to avoid stress.
Prepare for the Worst with Your Carpeting
A lot of things can go wrong when carpeting and food meet, so try to avoid serving food in carpeted areas. If a spill should occur, clean it up immediately. This precaution will help you avoid professional carpeting cleaning, but it may be necessary in some cases.
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