Thanksgiving will be here in just over three weeks.
If you have company coming, now is not the time to launch any big home improvement type projects. I’m not talking about necessary repair, if you have a hole in your roof, by all means get it fixed. If you’ve never played host over a holiday, don’t add in the stress of painting a room or gutting a bathroom over the next few weeks.
You see that handy post-it in the upper right?* Those chores will take you through your house or apartment three times before Thanksgiving arrives. Add in 10 – 15 minutes of The Secret to a Clean Home every day and you will be company ready long before Thanksgiving gets here.
If you’re a novice cook and you’ve never cooked for company or roasted a chicken, you have homework. It’s time you learn how to roast a chicken. This is great practice for learning how to roast a turkey as the concept is pretty much transferable. This year, I’m going to experiment with brining a turkey, but my good friend Eugene has done this in the past with good results.
I’m tired and we haven’t even kicked off the holiday season.
My house is currently NOT company ready.
Here’s my excuse, for what it’s worth. I’ve been out of town a lot over the past few months and just before that I was busy with that whole writing a book thing. Speaking of, if you want an email announcing the book’s release just click the cover image to sign up.
I’m in the same boat, I get busy and I let my routines slide. I’ll be spending the next few weeks getting myself back into the normal swing of things, just in time to be disrupted by company. Oh and just to add a little more excitement to the mix, my husband and I are having our marriage blessed just before the holidays.
So, if your house is a disaster
And you don’t know where to begin, check out Getting Started on Your Messy House or start with the sink. You’ve got three weeks which is a lot of time, provided a little work is done every day. I’m in the trenches with you, isn’t that reassuring?
Hang in there.
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