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10+ Hacks To Make Thanksgiving A Breeze

Thanksgiving is such a great time of the year. It's the time to be thankful for everything good in your life. It's also a special time to spend precious moments with family from near and far.

It also means making food, setting up decorations and all that stuff that can be so time-consuming, but not if you have these nifty hacks. You'll thank me later, you'll see.

1. Meal Prep Like A Pro

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Take a tip from none other than Martha Stewart when you chop all your veggies ahead of time and store them in containers. Yipee!

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2. Set Up A Buffet Table

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Speaking of food, forget serving individual plates. Just set everything up like a buffet and let people serve themselves. Make them work too, hee, hee.

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3. Set The Table The Night Before

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Don't worry about running around on Thanksgiving day. Take your china out the night before and get the table ready to go.

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4. Use Cheet Sheets

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If you're not sure how to set up the table properly, I've got you covered. Use this handy infographic for both formal and informal table settings.

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5. Set Up A Drink Station

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Similar to the buffet dinner idea, don't play bartender all night. Let people make their own drinks and make one for yourself too.

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6. Get A Tiered Oven Rack

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Wanna cook multiple things in the oven at the same time? No problem. This super cool tiered oven rack will do the trick.

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7. Use A Slow Cooker To Keep Things Warm

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If you're running out of space on your stove keep things like mashed potatoes warming up while people come back for seconds.

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8. Wash Veggies In The Dishwasher

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If you need to make a big batch of food try washing all the veggies in the dishwasher instead. That's so genius.

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9. Use A Pumpkin As A Flower Vase

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If you're looking for a unique and festive decor, hollow out a pumpkin and use it as a flower vase. So pretty.

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10. Protect Your Wood Table With Newspapers

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If you're worried about ruining your beautiful wood table just line it with newspapers under the tablecloth. No more mess!

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11. Keep Things Warm In A Cooler

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Wrap your dishes made in casseroles in foil wrap and stack them in the cooler. The insulation will keep them warm.

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12. Cook Stuffing In A Muffin Tin

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This way you'll have individual servings that are both super easy and delicious with a crispy finish. I bet everyone will love it.

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13. Create Last-Minute Decorations

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You can do this simply by using things like apples, gourds, and pinecones to make your Thanksgiving table look festive with very little effort.

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See Thanksgiving doesn't always have to be so hard.

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There are tons of great ideas to make this day go a lot smoother for you. Then you can just enjoy.

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