Tips for Making Thanksgiving Clean-Up a Little Easier

Funny, isn't it, how everyone's always eager to help with getting the Thanksgiving meal on the table but cleaning up afterwards? Not so much. After dinner, most of the guests escape into the family room to watch football or one of the many Thanksgiving day specials. Here are our favorite tips to help those few brave souls left dealing with the aftermath to find their spot on the couch that much faster!

Line pans with foil: After boxing up the leftovers, rip the foil from the pan and toss it. That pan will only need a quick rinse before finding its way back into the cupboard.
Cook your turkey in a bag: Not only will this help your turkey stay moist and cook more evenly, clean up is a breeze!
Triple line your trash cans: So that you'll quickly have a clean empty bin when the first bag is removed. (In fact, I found this tip so useful last Thanksgiving that I've been using it year round!)

MORE CLEAN-UP TIPS ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
How To Clean Up After A Party (Even If You Don't Have A Dishwasher)
How To Clean Up Spilled Wax
How To Clean Up After A House Party (Hungover That Is)

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