Start prepping now to make your Thanksgiving Dinner a little less stressful.
In the next few days you need to:
>Write out your guest list.
>Plan your menu.
>Touch base with people to find out how many are actually coming. Assign them each something to bring. Even if it’s pop, wine, napkins, can of whipped cream, coffee, whatever. Every little bit helps.
>Make 2 shopping lists.
The first list is dry goods, canned goods, etc. Stuff that can be bought ahead of time.
The second list will be fresh items, the things that need to be bought just a day or two before.
Don’t forget that if you buy a frozen Turkey, you have to let it thaw in the fridge for about 3 days. Plan accordingly. I usually buy mine the Sunday or Monday before.
>Buy the items on the first list now – especially anything on sale 😉
>Order any other special order stuff. Desserts, etc.
>Do all of the heavy laundry this week. Tablecloths, napkins, etc.
Make sure the sheets and plenty of towels are ready. Even if you don’t anticipate out of town guests, this is a good move anyway. You never know when people may end up staying. It gets late. Too much drinking. Bad weather….
>Start doing a thorough cleaning. If you follow the Clean Freak System keeping your house clean is a breeze. There’s probably not a lot that needs to be done outside of your normal cleaning schedule. You just need to do a couple extra things to prepare for possible overnight guests. If you don’t yet have the system, you can get it here – http://HowtoCleanHouseFast.com . It will make your life a whole lot easier!
>Do you have enough silverware? Drinking glasses? Chairs? Get what you need now.
There-now. You’re off to a good start. Don’t you feel better already?