Thanksgiving is one of the most special times of year to enjoy time with family, eat delicious food, and give thanks for all you have. The key to having a successful Thanksgiving is to make sure you’re organized. Here are some tips to help you prepare.
Decorate your home a few weeks before Thanksgiving. Not only will you get to enjoy them all month, but it’ll be one less thing you have to think about. Cleaning your home a week before the big day will reduce your stress the week of Thanksgiving. It’s a good idea to make sure you have enough dishes, utensils, cups, napkins, and seating a couple of weeks before. You may also want to clean out your refrigerator and freezer a week before, so you have enough room for leftovers. Stocking up on containers for leftovers is a great idea, especially if you plan to give some away to your guests. If you can make some dishes ahead of time and freeze them, do so. It’ll save you time. You’ll want to grocery shop a few days before Thanksgiving, so you don’t feel rushed the day before. On the night before, make sure your kitchen is ready for a day of cooking. Make sure the turkey is ready to bake, and anything that needs to be thawed is placed in the refrigerator.
It can be stressful planning a Thanksgiving meal, but with a little organization, you can get it done without too much stress. Just remember, it’s a time to give thanks, so don’t get too caught up in the details, just reflect on what you have to be thankful for.