Food & Lifestyle
Updated: November 11, 2020
Thanksgiving Life Hacks
Thanksgiving can be a hectic holiday. Cooking all the meals, managing the family and making sure your house is guest-ready can make you want to run and hide. It’s so easy to get caught up in all the busyness and preparations and miss out on what’s most important; spending quality time with Family and Friends.
Since cleaning your house is probably the last thing you want to add to the list, we came up with this list of 10 Thanksgiving cleaning tips and hacks that will hopefully help you get your house fresh for Thanksgiving without losing your sanity.
#1 Gravy Stain Remover
Need to get gravy or sauce stains off your carpet? Start by scraping up the excess gravy and sprinkle baking soda, cornstarch, or anything else absorbent on the stain. Let stand for 10-15 mins, then vacuum it up!
#2 Quick Cold Beer
Get warm beer cold in an instant by wrapping it in a wet paper towel and placing it in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
#3 Hit the Floor
If you only have time to thoroughly clean one surface, sweep and mop / polish hardwood and other smooth floors to make your whole home look spotless.
#4 Emergency Stain Kit
Prepare an emergency carpet stain kit that includes a mixture of one part vinegar to one part water and microfiber cloths for blotting.
#5 Greasy Dish Fix
If you have a lot of greasy dishes, mix in a few spoonful’s of white vinegar into the water you soak the dishes in to help cut grease.
#6 Turkey Flavor Saver
Keep the best flavors in your turkey by deep cleaning your oven naturally with one part vinegar, two parts liquid soap, six parts baking soda, and water to make a paste to dissolve the grime on the inside of your oven.
#7 DoitYourself Wood Polish
Save money and time by making your own wood polish using water, liquid castile soap, and essential oils. Your guests will be impressed with your shiny dining room table!
#8 DoitYourself Sink Shiner
A few drops of baby oil on a soft cloth will turn dull sink fixtures into perfect mirrors.
We hope these little tips and tricks can help you have an easy, stress-free Thanksgiving!
Tricks and Tips courtesy of Made in Oahu