Do you want to know how to organize those last minute Thanksgiving items? It isn’t as bad as you might think as long as you can plan and prepare, it can go more smoothly than you might imagine.
It is just so important to ensure that you have noted down what you need to do and who is responsible for the task.
Delegation is the key to any last-minute organization; it helps to spread out the tasks and makes the process a lot easier to manage.
Preparation And Delegation For The Thanksgiving Menu
You can’t plan too much or get too much help to get any of your last-minute preparation you need to organize and complete before Thanksgiving.
It is important that you write down all the jobs that you would like completed and look for willing volunteers to help.
If there are any foods that can be prepared in advance for your meal, then getting these into your plans and getting them completed will save time when you are ready for the items.
Ensure that you are aware of any dietary requirements for your guests before you purchase your food or even plan your menu, you will want to ensure that you have food that everyone likes!
I’ve been to a wedding before and I couldn’t eat a thing! It’s not fun!
It is a great time to encourage children to do chores around the home and to help with the preparation.
It is about making memories with them and they will remember the fun items more than when they sat and watched television whilst you rushed around getting jobs completed.
It doesn’t matter if things aren’t completed to perfection, or not cleaned to the highest standard, but letting children help with some chores can make them feel good and help to keep them entertained too.
Creating a simple checklist for each family member so they know in advance what they need to do and by when!
There are so many areas that you can plan to ensure the day goes without a hitch, what you can’t do is expect your guests to understand all your house rules! Just for the day try and relax a few of the rules so you all can have fun!
If you’ve gone to a lot of trouble preparing food then it makes sense to tell people the time that you would like them to arrive!
If you want them to bring certain items with them it is important that you ask in advance, even if it is to borrow a saucepan or serving dish. This ensures your guests aren’t rushing looking for items and making themselves late because you forgot to ask in advance.
If you plan to have overnight guests, it’s a great idea to plan where they will sleep and the extra food you will need in advance!
Don’t forget to add the extra cleaning into your cleaning schedule, this prevents a last minute dash to get everything clean and tidy before they arrive!
Creating That Thanksgiving Shopping List
Getting things on paper, or on your phone in a list form is a great way to help you remember all the little things!
Instead of saying ‘I must remember’ write it down and then you will remember!
Creating a budget for all your Thanksgiving supplies is essential to ensure that you aren’t spending more than you have!
Writing things down helps you to plan and prepare things in advance, it’s a great way to see if you’ve enough time to tackle the task or if you need to make adjustments!
Always write out a timings schedule of when you need to put things into the oven and how long they need to cook.
This makes the cooking less stressful and you are more able to enjoy the company of your friends and family.
Don’t Forget The Activities On Thanksgiving
If you are having children coming around then it is a great idea that you have things for them to do too. Provide a few games to keep them entertained.
You might want to have some adult games prepared or just see where the conversation goes.
Planning And Preparation
Getting the food and your home ready for your guests is important and there is nothing wrong with getting everyone involved. However, it is important that you don’t forget the clothes that you plan to wear and when you need to get changed.
If you are purchasing new clothes for family members before the day ensure they have time to try on to make sure they fit and if there are any problems that you have time to take things back and get them exchanged in time.
Therefore, it is possible to pull together those last-minute items for Thanksgiving as long as you’re prepared to create lists of the tasks involved and have help from family members.
It’s possible to push yourself and get the tasks done but it is more fun for you if you encourage family members to help, so you get to join in on the fun!
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