November 20th, 2013
Categories: Uncategorized | This post was written by: Grand View Builders
The holiday season is upon us! The staff at Grand View Builders wants to share some Thanksgiving tips with all of you. Whether you’re hosting family at your home, traveling for the holidays or searching for the perfect holiday recipes, Grand View Builders has some pointers for you!
Holiday House Guests
If you’re like us, the week before our Thanksgiving guests arrive is spent cleaning and decorating the house. We add decorations to the exterior of our house to add some extra holiday cheer, but the majority of our preparation goes into cleaning the kitchen (make sure your turkey carving knife is sharp!) and preparing the guest bedroom.
We’ve got some tips to help you make your guest room feel warm and inviting. Store extra blankets, towels and robes in a basket and place it visibly in the room so guests have everything they need to freshen up on arrival. You can make the bed look like a five-star hotel bed by using plush bedding, layering pillows and adding pops of color. Top the bed with an overload of pillows that are different colors and fabrics. These things are sure to make your guests feel right at home!
If you’re traveling to a relative’s home for the holidays, you should give the hostess a gift. According to the Huffington Post, the price point for the gift should stay around $20 and should reflect the season.
There’s always a good chunk of time spent in the kitchen when you’re hosting the Thanksgiving Day meal at your home, which means your dishwasher will be put to good use! Here are some instructions and tips for keeping your dishwasher clean and odor-free.
We love traditional Thanksgiving food and we’re sure you have your favorite recipes that you always cook, but be sure to properly put away and store your leftovers so they stay fresh. You can keep the party going by using the leftovers in other recipes. Try making turkey and mashed potato potpies or turkey chili with cornbread topping.
Grand View Home Builders hopes these tips help make your Thanksgiving a bit easier and stress-free!