So, it seems like the leaves have changed color overnight. Wasn’t it just yesterday that we were splashing around in our swimming pools and cooking chicken on the grill? We’ve already had chili twice in the last month – and we only fix that during cold weather ;)!
I know that I’m the worst when it comes to hosting Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner at my house. I’m up ALL night cleaning, dusting, looking for cobwebs, vacuuming up dog hair, all while I should be worried about the turkey and ham!!
I decided to start a 5 week series that you and I could work on together…a challenge if you will! I know there are many out there who are just like me and wait to do everything last minute to make the home suitable for holiday company (even if it IS just family and friends who see your dirty house all the time anyway!) 😉 I want to do everything on a weekly basis since we ONLY have a few weeks until Thanksgiving is here! This same challenge will work for you in time for Christmas guests as well.
Over the next 5 weeks we’ll cover cleaning up the hotspots indoors and outdoors, doing an inventory of the kitchen and organizing, cleaning out that yucky fridge, discussing frugal decor, and more!
The bases that I want to cover over the next 5 weeks are:
- Cleaning Indoors
- Cleaning Outdoors
- Kitchen Inventory
- Last Minute Check List
This 5 week challenge will keep us all accountable and by the end we’ll be prepared so that all we have to do is worry about making that turkey and ham perfect instead of running around like chickens with our heads cut off! Who’s with me??!! If you’d like to do this challenge with us, leave a comment in the comment section below!
To get started, below are all weeks of the series in case you get a jump start and can’t stop!! haha!
- Prepare for the Holidays – Week 1 (Cleaning Indoors and tackling Hotspots)
- Prepare for the Holidays – Week 2 (Cleaning outdoors)
- Prepare for the Holidays – Week 3 (Organizing the kitchen cabinets and inventory)
- Prepare for the Holidays – Week 4 (Dinner List and Inventory)
- Prepare for the Holidays – Week 5 (Last minute checklist and turkey thawing times)
(photo credit: bonappetit)