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With the big day still a few weeks down the road, now's the time to step back and remember what worked last year and what you want to change for this year's celebration.
Make a few plans, write a few lists, and then remember to delegate responsibilities. This slide show has a quick overview of the month. Click on the Thanksgiving Planner link below for a printable checklist.
Careful preparation is the key to a no-stress holiday. Take this time to check china, tableware, and other supplies. Plan indoor and outdoor holiday decorations.
One week to go so it's time to review your recipes (check out our Recipe Center for some ideas) and plan your cooking schedule.
Get major housecleaning out of the way now. Enlist the help of guests with children, asking them to bring games, movies, and toys to keep little ones occupied.
Prepping some food now will make T-Day that much smoother. Decorations should be up and a centerpiece delivered or made.
With 24 hours on the clock, you'll have time to prepare any make-ahead dishes, set the table and beverage station, and stock your guest room.
Get that turkey in the oven, delegate specific duties to family members or relatives, and enjoy the meal!