Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and many of you may be hosting the big day! Hosting this holiday can be pretty overwhelming—especially with all of the cooking involved. Keep calm and stay focused with these helpful tips on keeping your home clean during Thanksgiving from Duct Dudes!
Cooking the holiday’s big meal can seem a little scary as your countertops fill up with food items, dishes, and more. Going through your entire kitchen prior to Thanksgiving can be a huge help! Remove clutter and unnecessary items, and ditch any knickknacks for a couple days to make room for all of the upcoming food preparation. It’s also a good idea to start with a clean oven and stovetop to eliminate fire risk from food and grease.
Organize the Refrigerator
Your refrigerator will most likely be filled to capacity. Before the big day arrives, empty your refrigerator to clean it out. Toss out any old leftovers and expired food items, then reorganize the items you keep to make as much room as possible for the extra food that’ll be coming your way.
Clean As You Go
Especially with a holiday that centers on food, messes are inevitable. Dishes will accumulate, but if you stay on top of the messes by continually cleaning as you work, it’ll be less overwhelming. Keep the sink full of warm, soapy water and wash dishes as you use them. Run the dishwasher as soon as it fills, then empty is right away to make room for the next load. Wipe down your countertops and clean up any spills immediately. By cleaning as you go, you’ll eliminate a lot of the end-of-the-day work!
Cook In Advance
Meal prepping isn’t anything new, and many of the sides that accompany your Thanksgiving turkey are suitable for preparing in advance and freezing. Pies, for example, can be prepared and frozen in advance, as well as cranberries, vegetables, and many appetizers. By cooking in advance, you’ll eliminate work and messes on during the actual holiday—allowing you more time to spend with your guests.
Before your guests arrive for the big feast, you’ll want to make sure your home has great indoor air quality, and the professionals at Duct Dudes can help! At Duct Dudes, we’re proud to be the #1 air duct cleaners in NJ. We use only the industry’s best work standards, training, and equipment to provide our customers with the best air duct cleaning services in the area.
Over time, dust and debris can accumulate in the ductwork in your home. A clogged air duct can be a breeding ground for hazardous mold and bacteria. Having your home’s ductwork cleaned regularly keeps yourself and your loved ones from being affected by these hazardous materials. You’ll breathe easier with better indoor air quality!
For more information or to schedule an appointment with us, contact Duct Dudes at (866) DUDE-911.