At NJW, your Columbus, Ohio general contractors, we wanted to share some great Thanksgiving entertaining tips to make your life just a bit easier!

Thanksgiving is a time of year to come together in a collective spirit of gratitude! But along with all the fun comes a lot of work! Here’s how to celebrate Thanksgiving in style and ease!

Here’s your first tip… Plan out your Thanksgiving table early! Put all the tableware from plates to flatware to glasses in dish pans and stash them somewhere easy to find. Just think how easy it will be to pull everything out and set your Thanksgiving table! Set your table several days before Thanksgiving!

Tip 2: If someone asks to help… SAY YES!!!!! Many hands make light work! Work and chat and nibble and have fun!

Tip 3: Serve Thanksgiving buffet style. You can decorate the table without worrying where platters and bowls will go. If you are serving a big meal with a lot of dishes think about buffet style! Coordinate your buffet with some of the same elements that are on your table.

Tip 4: Have dessert set up on the buffet in another room. Drinks can be set up in the foyer and the Thanksgiving buffet in the kitchen. Use your house to set up different stations. This works amazingly well!

Tip 5: The Thanksgiving table is a wonderful place to learn the history of your family. Let the older generations tell stories and answer questions. It’s important to engage everyone around your Thanksgiving table!

Now for some very practical advice: MAKE A LIST AND CHECK IT TWICE! This is advice we at NJW like to follow on our job sites…be prepared and start checking off your list, it will make any project go better!

We may not be the best cooks but we do have the experience and knowledge to take on your current home remodeling project! Contact us today!

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