Savings and Preparations For Thanksgiving Day

 

You probably haven’t thought about the fact that you will have people in your home this holiday season.

Lot’s of people.

How many guests will you be receiving?

In the United States, Thanksgiving is a huge holiday filled with people and of course food.

More than 50 million people commute to a loved ones home on this day.

It takes about 5 hours to cook the average turkey. And it takes about 12 hours to defrost one.

We consume nearly 4,500 calories eating our turkey dinner on average.

And the average American thinks it is more important to make sure there are leftovers in the fridge than to eat the actual meal.

Over 46 million turkeys are cooked every year. That means 46 millions ovens are on, smoke detectors buzzing, and pot holders placed on tables.

We spend a lot of time and energy on this day!

And you are the one hosting the big meal. You may need some help!

Feel organized, safe and protected.

You may be a homeowner and choose to up your homeowners insurance for the holiday season.

This is one way to protect yourself from the liabilities of having people over to your house.

 

How To Prepare For Hosting Thanksgiving

 

From a logistical point of view, you will want to make sure first and foremost that your assets are protected.

Whether you are having family over or dear friends, anything is bound to happen.

Just imagine your 7 year old nephew running down the stairs and hitting his head on the banister.

Or maybe a game of football in the backyard gets a little out of hand. Having a good homeowners insurance policy is key for preparing for the holidays.

You can also add extra storm coverage or liability insurance for the winter months.

 

What is homeowners insurance?

What is covered by homeowners insurance?

 

Renters

If you rent a home and are expecting guests over for the holiday’s, try renters insurance. 

Renters insurance is a great way to protect your house and assets in any case.

When gathering a lot of people into one space, especially if you don’t own the space, you will want that extra added protection.

You can purchase this for as little as $20 a month!

 

Saving Money On This Big Day

 

You may want to go all out for your thanksgiving feast, and you should! But here are some tips on how to do it with style and thrift!

Billions of dollars are spent every year on thanksgiving day and the holiday season.

how to save even more…

Don’t Pay Full Price

Did a light bulb just go off in your head?

Full price during the holidays is a scam to say the least.

Organize Your Home

 

Here is one of the biggest secrets to having a wonderful and successful holiday party or gathering at your home: be organized.

Before you budget, and before you head out to find the best deal on homeowners insurance, get a pen and a piece of paper.

Write down a to do list for you and your family. Make steps for them to follow and tell everyone that this is a household event.

One person should not be stuck with all of the work!

This list may include:

More tips…

 

Take Pride In Your Day By…Relaxing

 

Steps to relaxing while hosting a party:

  1. Do this breathing exersize: breath in for 5 seconds, hold it for 5 seconds, breath out slowly for 5 seconds. Close your eyes and focus on your breath.
  2. Light you favorite candles.
  3. Stay hydrated. You will be consuming a lot of salts and sugars during Thanksgiving. Drink water!
  4. Allow people to help you. The day doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.
  5. If you have animals, give them a special treat or bone and send them outside. There is nothing more annoying than a begging dog in the kitchen or a cat on the countertop.
  6. Wear a pretty apron. Make sure you have time to take care of yourself. If you have a fancy outfit you plan on wearing, put it on as soon as you start your food. You want to feel good and look good as well.
  7. Set timers. Make sure you set timers for all of your food. When you are cooking multiple things at once, it’s easy to get distracted.
  8. Set the tone with your family of how you want the day to go. If you want people to sit at a certain time, you are the host, don’t let others dictate how your meal will go.
  9. Last but not least, remember to verbalize your feelings on this day. It is a day to give thanks and be grateful. State how you feel and make others feel warm and welcomed in your home. There is no better feeling than the love and togetherness of family and friends.

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