One big part of getting ready for Thanksgiving is making sure you have all of the ingredients and supplies you will need. Once you get organized for Thanksgiving by finalizing and confirming your plans, you can start to make a Thanksgiving shopping list.
If you’re planning on spending Thanksgiving outside the home, this will be an easy task. You might need to make or purchase a hostess gift, or you might be bringing a dish to share.
If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner in your home, your shopping list will obviously be more massive. After you’ve planned your menu, you can put together a Thanksgiving shopping list. That way, you can watch for good deals on items on your list.
To make your shopping a little easier, you might want to break down your shopping list into categories:
Possible Shopping List Categories:
- Canned Goods
- Sauces and Dressings
- Baking Goods
- Household Items (cleaning supplies, guest soaps, etc.)
- Linens and Dining Supplies (extra plates, napkins, silverware, etc.)
By planning ahead now, you can shop for your Thanksgiving supplies little by little if you’d like to. That would prevent you from doing a big shop at the grocery store when it’s already crowded with other customers who are also trying to get ready for Thanksgiving!
Are you hosting Thanksgiving at your home? What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish?
During October, Organizing Moms will feature 31 things you can do to prepare for the holidays. Preparing for the holidays can be a lot of fun, and it can help you get things done in advance so you can enjoy the holidays more.
However, if you do try to do all of the things in this series in real-time, you might drive yourself crazy. If you want to follow along and complete the tasks, that’s completely fine, but no pressure. This is supposed to be fun, and help you prepare. If you want to skip some things, skip them!
A better approach would be to read along with the series, and use the things that you think would be helpful to you. Bookmark the Preparing for the Holidays page so you can reference it later.
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