Thanksgiving is almost here! Let the following article written by Anne Colby help you navigate your holiday plans with these tips.
Use this checklist to stay organized as you prepare for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s
Make plans for your pets. If your “fur children” won’t be traveling with you, or they don’t do well with a house full of guests, contact a pet sitter or boarding facility to reserve a spot.
Make it cozy. Arrange your furniture for entertaining and add seasonal touches to your living areas and porch. Make sure your fireplace is in good working order and you’re stocked with firewood if you plan to use your fireplace during the holidays.
Prep the table. Iron your tablecloth and napkins. Ready your candles and centerpiece.
Set the table. Lay out place settings for your Thanksgiving table and put the finishing touches on decor.
Enjoy the meal. When everything is on the table, give thanks and celebrate.
Photo of Nantucket from Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism
Day After Thanksgiving
Recover. Clean up after your Thanksgiving celebration and prepare your home for the rest of the holiday season.
Freshen up. Replant your container pots with seasonal plants.
Make the food. Prep and cook everything that can be made in advance.
Finishing touches. Set your Christmas Eve or Christmas table.
Celebrate. Enjoy your holiday gatherings with family or friends.