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How to Have a Hassle Free Thanksgiving

There’s really no debating that the holiday season can be chaotic and stressful.  Even Thanksgiving, which on the surface seems to consist mostly of relaxing and watching a parade or football and eating, has stressful components–especially if you are hosting at your own home.

Between traveling, grocery shopping, cleaning the house, preparing food, and doing the dishes–it’s no wonder that the day after Thanksgiving is seen as a public holiday in many states!  We are wondering…is it possible to have a hassle free Thanksgiving?

Whether you will be enjoying your turkey dinner in your own home or you will be traveling elsewhere, we’ve rounded up tips across the internet to help make Thanksgiving as smooth and as enjoyable as possible for you and your family.

How to Have a Hassle Free Thanksgiving

Traveling Tips

It’s a well known fact that Thanksgiving and the days surrounding it are some of the heaviest travel days of the year in the United States.  Catching a flight or hitting the road?  Here are some tips to help you out:

How to Prepare Your Home for Vacation

If you are heading out of town, don’t forget to prepare your home as well as your suitcase!

The Travel Channel: Thanksgiving Travel Tips

The Travel Channel offers its expertise to help lessen the headache that heading out of town the last week of November can cause.

Cleaning Tips

When you host a big gathering, often you spend the days leading up to it cleaning (and, unfortunately, many of the days afterward cleaning up as well!)

Cleaning Products for Better Indoor Air Quality

When cleaning your home, don’t forget about keeping your air clean and easy to breathe for your guests.

Better Homes and Gardens:  Cleaning Tips for a Party-Ready House

Thanks to Better Homes and Gardens, cleaning for a gathering doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task!

Food Prep Tips

What is Thanksgiving without a delicious meal?

Butterball Turkey Talk Line

According to Mental Floss, over 100,000 questions are answered by the experts at Butterball each November and December.  Now, it’s easier than ever to get turkey tips.  Butterball offers live chat services, help through social media, texting, Amazon Alexa, and Spanish speakers are also available.

Kitchen Clean Up Tips

The last thing anyone wants to do when they are in a turkey coma is start cleaning dishes, but unfortunately the dishes aren’t going to clean themselves. (And, no, you can’t Alexa for help with this one).

Rachael Ray:  6 Amazing Tips That Will Make Thanksgiving Cleanup a Breeze

Learn how a little bit of prep and a lot of foil can help make this part of Thanksgiving much, much nicer.

7 Thanksgiving Foods NOT to Put Down the Garbage Disposal

Avoid an emergency call to a plumber on Thanksgiving by taking a look at our helpful list of what can and cannot go down the garbage disposal on turkey day.

Looking for more information about making sure your home is ready for Thanksgiving Day?  Contact us at FLAME Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, and Electrical!  What are your tips for a hassle free Thanksgiving?

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