We’ll soon be celebrating the special (and very delicious) holiday of Thanksgiving. If you are hosting Thanksgiving, here a just a few tips to help get your house and kitchen ready for turkey day.

thanksgiving table with pumpkins

Refrigerator & Freezer Cleaning– Clear out as much as you can from your refrigerator and freezer so you’ll have enough cold storage.

Test Kitchen Tools & Gadgets– Test all your kitchen tools and appliances to make sure everything is working properly and that you have enough cooking and serving utensils on hand. If you need new cooking utensils or helpful gadgets, see our Housewares Department.

Take Stock Of Kitchen & Housewares Supplies– Make sure you have all your cooking and baking supplies (spices, ingredients, etc). Also be sure you are stocked on plastic storage bags/bins for leftovers. Other houseware supplies you’ll need for your holiday gathering- garbage bags, paper towels, toilet paper, and hand soap. For these supplies, see our Housewares Department.

House Cleaning- In addition to doing your normal house cleaning, it’s also a good time to address those small fix ups that you may have been putting off- replace burned out light bulbs (Lighting & Electrical Department), fix leaky faucets (Plumbing Department), spot clean stains on carpet or furniture upholstery. We offer a large selection of cleaning supplies and stain removers in our Housewares Department.

Table Décor– If you are using centerpieces and table decorations that are non-perishable such as decorative candles, artificial leaves and acorns and other harvest décor, small baskets, etc. prepare them ahead of time.

Enjoy the holiday with your family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving.