Getting Ready for Thanksgiving Weekend

Family sitting at the table and celebrating holiday. Grandparents, mother, father and children. Traditional dinner.

Thanksgiving is the time of the year when you can spend time with friends and family, enjoy each other’s company, and share a delicious feast. However, similar to all holidays, it can be stressful and overwhelming if you are the one hosting a thanksgiving gathering for your friends and family. We at XYZ Storage want to help you prepare for this Thanksgiving weekend with some helpful tips so you can enjoy more time with your loved ones. 


Take this long weekend as an opportunity to disconnect from work and school to spend time with those that matter to you the most. This time of the year can be very stressful for many if you are writing exams for school or are working. That is why it is important to take a step back from your multiple responsibilities, whenever you can and enjoy Thanksgiving. This can do wonders for your mental health, and chances are you won’t ever regret taking the time and spending it with your loved ones. 

Schedule and Plan Ahead

Planning ahead to help set yourself up for success by ensuring that you have a list of everything you need to accomplish and when to accomplish it before the big day. Create a checklist of all the items you have to get at the grocery store, whether that is, fresh produce, the turkey, cranberries, or the ingredients for a delicious pumpkin or pecan pie! This way you can make sure that you do not forget anything and won’t have to scramble at the last minute hours before your guests plan on arriving at your home. 

Cleaning Your Home

If you plan on having guests come over this Thanksgiving weekend, you likely want to put your best foot forward, which also means making sure your home is in tip top shape. Take some time to make sure you cover all your bases including, the living room, bathrooms, dining room, kitchen, and front foyer. These are all areas where guests are going to spend the most time throughout the weekend. However, you cannot forget about the front and back yard if you also plan on entertaining in those areas.


Are you planning on having friends or family members stay over, at your home for an extended period around thanksgiving time, but lack space in your home? You might want to consider temporarily renting a storage unit and storing your belongings there. It can be an easy and convenient solution especially, if you are looking to declutter to help clear up space in your home. Are you interested in learning more? At XYZ Storage, we have plenty of customizable storage solutions to fit your storage needs. We have self-storage facilities located around Toronto and the GTA, which you can check out here. Feel free to drop-by as our XYZ Storage storage experts would be more than happy to help.

Thankful For You

A huge thank you to all of our XYZ Storage customers, partners, and community members for such a fantastic year. We are so incredibly grateful for each and every one of you. We want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving spent with friends and family!


published: 4 October 2022