Table Talk – 5 Things We Can Do To Make Thanksgiving Easier

Can you believe Thanksgiving is two weeks away?! In today’s video, I have a list of 5 things we can do now to make Thanksgiving easier on ourselves. What are we going to do to get ready?

 Table Talk Tips

1. Think about the table. How many guests will you be having, what tablecloth and napkins will you use? Will you order flowers or create a centerpiece?


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2. Clean all the silver and crystal, or better yet, consider using everyday dishes that go in the dishwasher!


3. Plan your meals/create a menu and make a shopping list, Have all recipes printed and inserted into plastic sleeves.



4. Clean out the pantry and refrigerator.  What staples do you have?  Enough Sugar, Flour, etc.  Refrigerator space is priceless for Thanksgiving.  Clean out all of the old condiments that are dated, you will be surprised how much room this creates.

5. Organize matching plastic containers and lids – there will be leftovers! Let’s make sure you have enough storage containers…buy new ones if needed and toss the ones you can’t find the lids for.

Here is a handy list – perfect to pin on Pinterest or print out for your organizational happiness!

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What plans do you have for Thanksgiving? Are you hosting or going some place else? Remember, Table Talk is a conversation, so please share a story below, or on Facebook!

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  • Susan says:

    I’m a big believer in planning. Thank you for these tips to make my Thanksgiving hosting my in-laws a bit easier for me.

  • Janis says:

    Love all your tips, especially the Table Talk ideas since Thanksgiving is all about having a great time with those you care about. Also, believe it or not, I have the same tom and hen turkey S&P shakers that you do and they’re one of my favorite table accessories to bring out for this holiday.

  • Cynthia L says:

    Monica, I think you tip of printing the recipes and putting them in a plastic sleeve is a great one. Number one, you won’t mess up a cook book, but it also makes it easy to copy a recipe a family member might want.

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