Thanksgiving is a special occasion where family and friends from different parts of the country come together and bond over a feast of epic proportions. It is without a doubt one of the biggest social gatherings of the year. A lot of people are looking forward to this occasion every year.

But with so many people coming over to your house, your flooring may suffer. How to do you keep your flooring clean during your Thanksgiving feast? Here are a few tips.

Wipe spills right away

Spills are inevitable, especially when children are involved. Some adults may also accidentally spill some wine on the floor, especially when they’ve had too many drinks. This can leave a permanent stain on your carpet, so you need to act fast.

Get your cleaning supplies ready and carefully blot on the stain. Never scrub the carpet or it may soak through the carpet.

Monitor where people eat

If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner for a big group, chances are, not everyone can eat on the dining table. In this case, some visitors will have to find a place where they can eat comfortably. That’s understandable. But if some guests eat in the different rooms, you are likely to find some gravy dripping or food crumbs in different parts of the house. Have a designated area where your guests can eat.

Ask guests to take off their shoes

Asking people to remove their shoes before entering the house may seem like a strange request, but it can benefit you and your floor. We know that you have made an effort to clean the house and the floor before Thanksgiving, so you want it to stay that way. By asking them to take off their shoes, you can maintain the cleanliness of your floor and reduce the chances of scratches as well.

Some homeowners provide slippers for their guests. But if you have a lot of guests, it might be a good idea to ask them to bring their own slippers.