Thanksgiving is one of the busiest days of the year. It also marks the start of the busy season of holiday parties and family gatherings.

Here at Denver Carpet and Flooring, we wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving. While we can’t help you with the cooking and house cleaning, we can give you some handy tips on how to get your home ready for the big day.

Here are some steps you should take to get your house ready for thanksgiving.

Prepare the kitchen

During the holidays, the kitchen will be the command central. This is where most of the action will take place, so you want to make sure that it’s ready.

We recommend that you clear the kitchen counters so you have enough space for preparing the foods. This is especially important if a friend or a family member will be helping you cook. You may also want to install a hanging pot rack. This can help clear up space and make sure that your pots and pans are readily accessible. A well laid out kitchen will make everything easier.


With everything you’ve got going on, you may not have time to tackle every room in your home. If you’re crunched for time, direct your attention to areas your guests will see– living room, dining room, kitchen and most importantly, the bathroom.

Protect your floor

Hardwood is a beautiful material. It adds beauty and warmth to your home. While it is one of the most durable flooring materials available, it tends to scratch easily. With so many people coming over, your floors are likely to get scratched. This is especially true if some of your guests are wearing high heeled shoes. Accidents may also happen despite your best effort.

Give your floors an extra layer of protection by placing area rugs in high traffic areas such as hallways, living room, dining room and kitchen. This will protect your flooring from scratches and spills.

By taking this step, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your flooring is protected from damage. Plus, it will ensure long-term enjoyment of your flooring investment.