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Thanksgiving, celebrated every fourth Thursday of November, is one of the biggest family holidays of the year. Loved ones gather to enjoy each other’s company while feasting on turkey and other Thanksgiving staples.

Is Your Home Ready for Thanksgiving Guests?

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Americans often welcome a number of guests in their home for Thanksgiving dinner. If you are hosting this year, you may have already started your preparations. You may be cooking up a storm, decorating your house or ensuring that you have enough seating to accommodate the dinner crowd.

If you have young children coming to dinner this year, make sure to childproof your home. The last thing you want is for anyone to get hurt. Electrical outlets must have protective covers to keep tiny fingers out. Electrical cords should be cleared to prevent tripping. Windows, doors, and stairs need to be childproofed as well.

You should make sure that your home is warm and comfortable for your dinner guests. In some cases, autumn may feel almost like winter, so you will want to make sure that your heating system is in good order. Check windows and doors for gaps that will let the cold drafts in. You should also ensure that your home is properly insulated for cooler weather. If your house is chronically drafty, you may need to upgrade insulation materials so that it is not as susceptible to the outside elements.

If you are not experienced in installing insulation, contact a professional. They can inspect your home prior to the Thanksgiving holiday and give recommendations for improvements. The professionals will have the proper installation machines and insulation accessories to make your home cozy and comfortable in the lead up to the holiday season.