The holiday season is upon us, meaning friends and family will gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, one of our nation’s most time-honored traditions. It’s a day of thanks, of giving, and receiving. A day to take a moment to be with the ones we love without the stresses of work or many other life challenges. It’s a time to remember those less fortunate and hope that the sentiment of giving is bestowed upon everybody. As you plan your holiday time, please take a moment to think of others outside your immediate circle. Perhaps that’s a neighbor or friend of a friend who may need a little extra help.
Giving and helping others within your community should be a year-round event, but holidays like Thanksgiving help us remember the less fortunate.
Travel experts have coined “revenge travel” this holiday season. All stops are lifted now, and tens of millions of people will pack to travel “over the river and through the woods” to visit with family and friends. This means more people will be traveling to make up for time lost over the past couple of years due to the pandemic. Take note of the following for those who plan to travel this Thanksgiving.
If you plan to travel, here are a few guidelines that are still good practice to keep you and your family safe from the flu or other viruses – nobody wants to be sick for the holidays, so practicing good hygiene is just smart.
- Frequently wash your hands: it’s the number one hygiene tip. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds before reaching for that drumstick.
- Keep your mouth clean: brush your teeth at least twice daily for two minutes and follow up with mouthwash. Just think of all kisses you’ll be giving and getting from extended family.
- Don’t touch your face: keep your hands away from your face (mouth and nose especially). Kind of hard to do with that drumstick but hey, you’ve already cleaned your hands, so dive into the turkey leg if you get one.
For those hosting this year’s family and friends Thanksgiving gathering, Anago understands the heavy lift involved, especially what you’ll go through to clean the house before and after your guests sit down at the table. One solid piece of advice: Be Prepared and Get your Cleaning Regimen Ready! Check these points:
- Walk through your house as a visitor – look for imperfections – dust on the ceiling fan, pet hair in the vents, etc.
- Clean out the refrigerator to make extra room and take inventory.
- Clean your countertops and appliances
- Clean the toilets
- Remember that cleaning is an outside job as well – make sure you clean the walkways and especially the exterior door handles unless you want to serve bacteria for dessert.
All of us at Anago wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!