A long awaited weekend, quality time with family over the most anticipated meal of the year and more than our fair share of amazing memories filled with love, laughter and thanks. It can be said that Thanksgiving is one of the most cherished holidays. Read on to find out how we can take some of the stress away with our tips and DNA Miracles® Home Solutions Bundle, so you can enjoy Thanksgiving Day to the absolute fullest!
You always want to start with your menu. By getting this out of the way, you can prep your meal in advance. First, choose your protein and find a recipe! Once you decide, you can plan the rest around it. Get creative with side dishes, or stick with what you know. Our DNA Miracles Home Solutions Fruit + Veggie Wash is the perfect sudsy bath for your root vegetables before cooking them. Fill your sink with enough water, pour ¼ cup of our Fruit + Veggie Wash into the water and add veggies. For root vegetables like potatoes, turnips and squash, place them into the water and scrub each gently, then rinse. For everything else a quick dip in the sink is all they need! Just remember, the more you get done ahead of time, like chopping veggies and putting together dishes like casseroles and salads, the less time you spend cooking on Thanksgiving.
Prepping your house days ahead of family coming in from out of town, can be simple with the right tools. Don’t overwork yourself. Our DNA Miracles Home Solutions Nursery + Playroom cleaner is the absolute best when you need a fast acting, yet gentle cleaner. A quick spray over everything, including your kitchen appliances, windows and tables, gently removes dirt, dust and grime. Your house will be sparkling in no time and your guests will feel at home.
Our next tip is all about setting the table. This can feel like a daunting task but it can be simple and fun! Whether it be fall décor, a winter wonderland or Christmas decorations, it’s important to decorate in advance so you aren’t running around last minute. Small touches can elevate the mood of your gathering. Start with picking a table cloth. Next set out flowers or place small pumpkins down the middle of the table. One of our favorite décor tricks – grab a couple bags of fresh cranberries from the store, pour into glass vases (short or tall) and add candles or flowers. These little touches are sure to impress!
We can’t forget about our little miracles in the midst of preparation for Thanksgiving. It’s so important to make sure they have enough to do while everyone is busy. They are going to be excited about their holiday break from school, but it’s a long time until dinner. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is always a fun way to start the day. Keep them occupied with simple activities like printable Thanksgiving coloring and activity sheets. Our simple homemade Gingerbread Playdough is always a go to! Just set out little rolling pins and cookie cutters, for endless fun!
Lastly, a big dinner can result in spills and stains. Don’t worry. Make up a bottle of our DNA Miracles Spot + Stain Remover and have it on hand, ready for when Great Grandma drops cranberry sauce on her gorgeous sparkly sweater or when the kids accidentally spill their sparkling juice! And let’s not forget about dishes. When everyone is done with dinner, fill up your sink with hot water, mix in some of our DNA Miracles Bottle + Dish Soap, walk away and let them soak. They don’t need to be done right away and your guests didn’t come over to watch you wash dishes!
In all, we want you to enjoy the day! It’s hard not to get caught up in the events leading up to dinner but make sure you take some time to slow down, enjoy your loved ones and most importantly, to be thankful.
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