Thanksgiving is all about family, food, and… tons of preparation. You’re so busy making everything perfect that you aren’t able to enjoy the holiday. If you’re tired of being exhausted every turkey day, lean on Thumbtack to get the work done for you. Here are 10 ways to make this the best Thanksgiving ever.
Hang the Holiday Lights
Nothing is more welcoming than a home lit by holiday lights. The only problem is the hours of untangling and replacing of broken bulbs—not to mention actually climbing on a ladder to hang them all. This year, bring in the pros to get the job done right. They’ll happily hang your holiday lights in time for your Thanksgiving feast, and come back after New Years to take it all down.
Hire Awesome Entertainment
Is this your year to host the ENTIRE extended family? Make the Thanksgiving reunion special with family-friendly entertainment. Bring in a magician to perform after the feast. For the gaggle of kids running around, hire a face painter. It’ll keep them busy—and make for darling family photos. Make the entertainment fun and personal—the sky’s the limit.
Set a Fancy Table
An event decorator can transform your daily dining room into an elegant space fit for a feast. Why not make this the year you dress in cocktail wear and dine off fine china? Or go with the metallic trend and let copper and rose gold accents shine in your table settings? Let yourself have a bit of luxury on the holiday.
Have the Meal – or Apps – Catered
You don’t even have to tell anybody. This could just be the year that you make the best. turkey. ever. It will be our secret. Not up to the ruse? Lighten the load by recruiting a caterer to deliver delicious pies and homemade breads, or cater a drinks and apps night with friends. Go ahead, make life easier.
Bring in Live Music
A soft Spanish guitar would be the perfect accompaniment to your impeccably prepared turkey dinner. Imagine it—candles, fall leaf centerpieces, and soothing music in the background. Sounds delicious.
Mount The TV
Nothing says Thanksgiving like all day football sessions. You’ve been meaning to mount that new flat screen for months—now’s the time. Call in a professional to get the job done right and come game day you’ll be loving the view from the couch, snacks in hand.
Hire a House / Pet Sitter
If you’re headed to Cousin Mary’s this Thanksgiving, no need to stress about the safety of your home. Hire a top-rated house sitter to safeguard your castle. If your pet is staying behind, enlist a dog or cat sitter to keep your furry friend fed, walked, and loved.
Knock Out That To-Do List
Embarrassed that guests have to lift the tank lid to flush the toilet? Or worried that the rickety garbage disposal will explode all over the kitchen? You’ve been meaning to call in a repair specialist for ages…Thanksgiving is the perfect time to just get it all done. Solve the leaking refrigerator, fix the broken garage door, replace the broken leg on the kitchen table. With just afew short clicks on Thumbtack, your home will be holiday ready!
Spruce the House
Think of the sanity you will save by offloading this task. No more arguing over who will dust the blinds so crabby Aunt Gladys has nothing to comment on. Even better? Having the pros come back after the guests have gone and putting your house to rights. You deserve it.
Relax Before The Big Day
Just the thought of 10 guests in your home for a week makes you want to panic. Start of the holiday refreshed. Find a fabulous massage therapist to destress you before you even start freaking out. Book a massage now and you’ll glide through the holidays as serene as can be.
Got another way you’re using Thumbtack for the holidays? Let us know in the comments.