Last minute organizing 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 last-minute organization; it helps to spread out the tasks and makes the process a lot easier to manage.
Preparation And Delegation Is The Key
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.
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.
Timings and Thanksgiving
If you go to a lot of trouble preparing food then it makes sense to tell people the time that you would like them to arrive, tell them you are preparing the food. 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.
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 round 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 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 is possible to push yourself and get the tasks done but it is more fun and creates family memories if you encourage family members to help.