If you’re like many people, your house is the “go-to” for Thanksgiving. Your family and friends count on you to host Thanksgiving dinner – but what are you supposed to do when your house is on the market? This guide can help you out with how to host Thanksgiving when your home is for sale.
How to Host Thanksgiving When Your DC Ranch Home is for Sale
Selling your home is a big deal. It takes a lot of work, and you’re supposed to keep it ready for showings at all times – but with the holidays right around the corner (especially if you’re the usual host), it can be pretty tricky to juggle preparedness and entertaining.
First, enlist some help. If you don’t have to do it all alone, don’t! Delegate whatever you can, and from there:
- Keep your Thanksgiving shopping to a minimum
- Use disposable supplies
- Consider having your Thanksgiving dinner catered
- Send leftovers home with your guests
- Ask for cleanup help
Here’s a closer look at each.
Tip #1 for Hosting Thanksgiving While Your House is for Sale: Keep your Thanksgiving shopping to a minimum
Rather than over-stuffing your space with all the fixings for a great dinner, clear out your pantry, refrigerator and kitchen cabinets. Take out everything you won’t likely use before you move and consider donating it to the DC Ranch Food Circle or a community charity that could make good use of it.
Tip #2 for Hosting Thanksgiving While Your House is for Sale: Use disposable supplies
We wouldn’t ordinarily suggest that you use disposable supplies, but it may make your cleanup efforts a lot easier if, rather than bringing out your fine china, you choose to use high-quality disposable dessert plates, napkins and silverware.
Tip #3 for Hosting Thanksgiving While Your House is for Sale: Consider having your Thanksgiving dinner catered
You can save yourself a lot of time – and a lot of mess – if you order a prepared Thanksgiving dinner from one of Scottsdale’s local restaurants. There are a number of restaurants offering pre-made Thanksgiving meals in Scottsdale, provided you order early.
Tip #4 for Hosting Thanksgiving While Your House is for Sale: Send leftovers home with your guests
If your house is on the market, you know you need to keep “extras” to a minimum – and that includes extra food. Insist that your guests take home leftovers when they leave. Put together disposable to-go containers with everything they need for turkey sandwiches at home (and don’t forget dessert).
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Tip #5 for Hosting Thanksgiving While Your House is for Sale: Ask for cleanup help
Ask your guests to pitch in and help you clean up after dinner’s done and everyone’s stuffed. Most people will feel right at home and start scrubbing the dishes and packing up leftovers (you can even ask your helpers to pack the to-go containers).
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