Keeping Your Sanity When Hosting Thanksgiving


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Every year we host a Thanksgiving dinner, inviting family only. Everyone comes to my house and each person brings a dish with them. Planning this event can often be hectic and the aftermath is a complete wreck at times. The to-do list includes many things such as invitations, deciding who is bringing what dishes, getting enough food and utensils, and making room for parking. In order to stay calm, we plan about a month in advance. By doing this, we contact everyone who is attending and make sure they know what is needed. For several instances, our scheme has not worked and we have had to make many adjustments. As usual, we all know that time can be an issue and things come up. Thus, we give a timeline as to what will work best for all. Most of my family doesn’t handle time management well and they never stay on schedule. This drives our household insane because we are the ones who organize and make all of the decisions. A lot of times, we do the same thing over and over. Furthermore, avoiding any confusion that might occur or making any new changes that could cause problems. In the end, after all is said and done, would have to be the worst part. The cleanup process is unbearable to deal with and we don’t get any help. Everyone always leaves and the house looks like a mess. Between cleaning the kitchen and picking up things around the house, it takes hours upon hours to get back in the shape it was. After planning this numerous times, we have learned how to divide the stress so it’s not just on us. I believe this strategy works best for anyone planning to host an event.

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Keeping Your Sanity When Hosting Thanksgiving