31 Lifehacks for Thanksgiving Entertaining

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful, to say the least. I’ve done it a couple times, and sometimes it feels like no matter how hard I prep and plan, ultimately the meal always seems to get on the table a little late, and even with a game plan prepped down to the minute, something either takes way longer to cook than planned, or way less time. I once had planned to cook a turkey for 4 hours, and for whatever reason it was done in 2.5. Um…seriously?

There’s the cooking, the space issues, the time you forgot to thaw the turkey…and the cleaning up!  How’s a person supposed to host Thanksgiving dinner and actually stay sane and enjoy the holiday themselves?


All you need is a little help, and a whole host of smart tips to make Thanksgiving easier…and I’ve got them here for you. Here are the best lifehacks for Thanksgiving out there—each and every one should hopefully make hosting Thanksgiving dinner a breeze.

Check them out in the slideshow.

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