As November arrives and the holiday season kicks into full swing — it’s time to begin preparing your apartment for holiday visitors. The holiday season is an exciting and uplifting time to bring family and friends together. However, this time of year can be hectic and stressful without proper planning. Our November checklist will help prepare you and your apartment for the busy holiday season!
Your kitchen may see a lot of action throughout the holiday season, so it's important to spend some time cleaning it up and getting it ready. Open up your fridge and clean out old food, leftovers, and stuff you no longer need, so you’ll have plenty of space for your Thanksgiving dishes. Next, take some time to remove any clutter from your countertops and clean off your kitchen surfaces.
The holiday season is all about spending quality time with beloved friends and family members. Accordingly, take some time to prepare your guest room for any potential visitors you will host during the holidays. If you’ve been storing items in your guest room, now is the time to clear out the clutter and move it to a permanent place. Next, dust, vacuum, and clean the guest bedroom’s bed sheets.
Pull out our recipe book and decide what delicious Thanksgiving dishes you want to make this year! Whether you’re just making a dish to bring to Thanksgiving or preparing an entire meal for friends and family, deciding what to make and gathering ingredients early can save you time down the line. Additionally, ensure you have all the necessary cooking supplies for each dish you plan on making.
November is the perfect time to start your holiday shopping. Start making lists of everyone you plan on buying gifts for and what you want to buy for them. Starting your shopping now will allow you to gather your gifts without dealing with hectic holiday crowds or sold-out items. Additionally, November is full of deals and sales that will allow you to procure plenty of gifts at a discounted price!