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July 4th Hosting Tips

July 4th Hosting Tips

Celebrating July 4th at Home? Leave Cleanup Alone

The Fourth of July, Independence Day in the United States, is THE major mid-summer holiday. Typically, many businesses close in order to let their employees enjoy the day.

If the Fourth falls on a Monday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, employees may be treated to a long weekend, which means they can load up the boat and swimming accouterments and head out of town, often to their favorite lake up north.

This year, 2017, July Fourth falls on a Tuesday, which makes it more difficult to leave home to celebrate. If you can’t take Monday off to make it a super-long weekend, you won’t have enough time to travel to a far-flung locale and make it back in time for work on Wednesday.

Why not make your Fourth of July holiday a stay-cation?

Celebrate Your Fourth of July Stay-cation with Fireworks

If you’re having a holiday stay-cation, you ought to treat it as a proper vacation. That means planning to do something special and ignoring the day-to-day work of running a household.

Of course, you and the family will likely want to attend a local fireworks display. Lake Calhoun and Lake Minnetonka both feature exciting firework events that also provide a lake shore experience. Grab the swimsuits, flippers, snorkels, fishing gear and picnic basket, and make an entire day of it.

If you’re looking for a more historic location to watch fireworks, try the Stone Arch Bridge or Mill City Museum along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. A number of other Twin Cities area communities, such as Apple Valley, Eagan, Richfield and Bloomington, feature Fourth of July fireworks as well. (For more info on fireworks locations, check out this link.

Other Things to Enjoy During Your Holiday Stay-cation

While waiting for fireworks, which usually don’t start until 10 p.m., you’ll want to expand your holiday stay-cation throughout the day. If you’re not into hanging out on a beach, perhaps you’ll want to take in the extra holiday events, such as parades, musical entertainment, and fun runs in places like Eden Prairie, Excelsior, and Edina.

Or, maybe you’d prefer to celebrate your Fourth of July stay-cation at home before the sky is lit with fireworks. Even if you’re chilling at home, be kind to yourself and use your stay-cation to do the things you enjoy. (It’s not a vacation if you’re spending it doing housework!)

Instead of laboring away to get ready for the 4th, call in the house cleaning professionals at Tidy Touch to make your home sparkle before the big day. We will vacuum, dust, scrub and mop, creating a spic-and-span space in which you can rest easy and enjoy the day’s celebratory atmosphere. And isn’t that what a holiday stay-cation should be about?

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