What Are Tips to Prepare for Thanksgiving?

How can I prepare for Thanksgiving this here? If this is a question you are asking, proper planning is critical if you want this holiday to be easygoing.

The thought of buying and preparing all the food can become overwhelming if you are hosting Thanksgiving at your home. But, it doesn’t have to be.

Continue reading for some helpful tips to ensure you are prepared.

Tips to Prepare for Thanksgiving

If you are wondering how to prep for Thanksgiving beforehand, here are some tips you can follow.

Write Down How Many Guests Will Be Attending

Before you do anything else, you should probably start with a guest list. This will help give you an idea of how much food you need to buy and prepare.

Be sure that you include those who you may have never thought of in the past. Thanksgiving is a time to get together with family and friends.

But due to the ongoing pandemic, many people may still feel uneasy about being around too many people. Your guest list may not look the same, but try to include as many people as you would love to spend this holiday with.

Create a Grocery List

Once you have a general idea about the foods you will be making this Thanksgiving, it is time to create your grocery list. This gives you a lot of time to shop and be on the lookout for sales at the store to help you save some extra money.

Begin purchasing certain items that you can safely store until it’s time for the holiday. Also, if you have people who have special dietary requirements, now is the time to inquire and start shopping for those special items.

Clear out the Freezer

The best thing to do is prep your meals in advance and freeze those you can. The only way you can do this though is by making some extra room in your freezer.

Certain foods such as rolls and pie crusts can be pre-made and frozen early. This gives you fewer things to prepare when Thanksgiving comes. All you need to do is pull them out of your freezer and unthaw them or throw them in the oven.

Organize Seating

Do you have enough room for everyone to gather and eat? If not, now is the time to think about organizing seating.

If you don’t have enough seating, you may want to consider buying foldable chairs and tables that can easily be stored for later use. Or maybe you want to have separate seating for the children.

Prepare Your Home

You may have guests planning on staying overnight at your home the night of Thanksgiving (or longer), especially if they are coming from out of town. Clean your home and tidy up the guest rooms.

Thorough cleaning takes a lot of time, especially if you have a big home. Starting several weeks prior to Thanksgiving will relieve some stress.

These tips should help your planning go easier and be a Thanksgiving to remember.

You can shop for all your Thanksgiving foods at Horner’s Midtown Market. 

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