This planner starts with a two weeks before and breaks down various tasks that should be completed within each time frame: one week before, the Monday before, and so on. It is enormously helpful even if you aren’t quite that…organized. I know my own weaknesses and I know that I won’t do all of these things, but I still admire the detail. I highly recommend taking a look – I think it could inspire you to make your own planner.
This is a very nice blank printable that you can fill out yourself. The blog entry describes the intention of each section and is very helpful. It has sections for each course of a meal, area for shopping list of things you can buy a head, one for perishables to get the day before, and so on.
This lovely list will help you spread the tasks surrounding both/all of the holidays out a bit so that you can actually catch your breath and spend some time with family! What a concept!
That is a great printable for you, if you are in doubt as to how much food you need for your crowd.
A Girl and A Glue Gun has some terrific ideas listed – with credit given to other locations that she found some of the crafts. One of the cutest is “Roll a Turkey” – you roll dice and for each number, draw a specific part of the turkey. Kids should LOVE this one!
Buzzfeed is quite a source of fun, merriment, and…who knew, Thanksgiving tips. Here is a fantastic list of 17 Life-Saving Thanksgiving Tips. I had never seen a number of these and think they sound like they would make a big difference.
Car Hacks, Tricks, and Tips provides all of the above for those families traveling by car over the holidays. Some of these ideas (like silicone cupcake molds in drink holders to make cleaning easier) are all-season and things that I had never thought of; I highly recommend taking a look at the list.
Erin, from My Frugal Home, has a very handy list of how long specific Thanksgiving leftovers stay good. That is enormously helpful. I’m going to go print my copy now and put it on the refrigerator!
Country Living Magazine is a source for a lot of helpful ideas, recipes and the like. Thanksgiving is no different from the rest of the year. Go take a look at these! Tips from Country Living!
Smart Savvy Living has 10 tips to keep your Thanksgiving organized and help you stress less. Some are obvious – make lists – but if you follow these, it WILL decrease the stress and help you have a more enjoyable holiday with the people you care most about. Isn’t that the true point?
I hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving!