The Fast Formula for Getting Your Kitchen Back in Shape After ThanksgivingCleaning
Preparing for Thanksgiving is by no means a one-day affair. If you’re hosting, you’ve been getting your house and kitchen ready, and spent days making lists, shopping, and cooking. Once the feasting is over, the last thing you want to do is spend hours cleaning up—and you shouldn’t have to! Here’s our fail-proof, get-it-done method for getting your kitchen back in shape so you can relax.
Nov 22, 2018

Style Your Table

How to Style Your Thanksgiving TableProjects & Improvements
Put those leftover pumpkins to good use!
How to Create the Perfect Bouquet for Thanksgiving DinnerDesign Ideas
You'll never be on pumpkin pie duty again.
I Raided the Dollar Section to Fake This Fancy-Looking Dinner SetupLife
Fool your friends into thinking you spent a billion dollars with these ritzy-looking buys from Dollar Tree, Target, Trader Joe's, and Flying Tiger.
10 Easy (But Cool) Ways to Style Your Dining Table, According to DesignersDesign Ideas
You don't need to have a dinner party to create a gorgeous tablescape.

Clean Up

A Last-Minute Cleaning Checklist for ThanksgivingCleaning
Here’s a list of practical things to take care of so your mind and heart are free to enjoy what matters most. Do a quick clean of the guest room (dust and vacuum).
“Can This Go in the Dishwasher?” Your Guide to Post-Thanksgiving Dinner CleanupCleaning
As hard-working as that holiest of appliances is, it can't do it all. Or, rather, it shouldn't.
7 Things to Cut Your After-Thanksgiving Cleanup in HalfCleaning
Everyone adores getting together with family and friends over Thanksgiving to enjoy gorging on good food and great company, but cleanup is another story altogether. You almost need a holiday after the holiday to recover from the exhaustive process of returning things to their pre-Turkey Day state at home. First of all, remember you’re not alone. No, really… there will be people loitering all over your kitchen. Put them to work!
This Brilliant Hack Adds a Shelf’s Worth of Space to Your FridgeOrganizing
Thanksgiving is tough on your fridge space. That's why I'm particularly proud of this hack that I figured out, all by myself, a few years ago.

If You're Hosting...

How to Be a Good Thanksgiving Host to Guests with DisabilitiesProjects & Improvements
Here's how to host a Thanksgiving celebration that's accessible for all of your guests.
31 Things a Great Host Will Think About Before Having Overnight GuestsLife
While not every one of these think-ahead items applies to every home or every overnight guest scenario, these are some of the kinds of things a great host thinks about long before the doorbell rings.
Your Guests Should Never Have to Ask for These 4 ThingsOrganizing
No matter who your guests are and how often they’ve been to your house, it’s rare, probably impossible, for a guest to truly make themself at home in your home. As cliché as the phrase may be, as hosts we definitely want our guests to feel comfortable enough to rummage through the nightstand, for example. But we absolutely don’t want them to feel uncomfortable, either.
5 Ways to Create a Guest Room that Belongs in a Luxe HotelDesign Ideas
Your guests will think they're sleeping in a fancy suite—even if they're just on a sleeper sofa.

If You're The Guest

53 Ways to Be a Good Overnight or Party GuestLife
While there's no such thing as the perfect guest, doing some combination of these 53 things—or at least being mindful of them—will go a long way in making you a really good, grateful, and appreciated guest.
10 Hostess Gifts that Work Every Time (Promise!)Design Ideas
You're going to look so thoughtful when you show up with one of these creative gifts.
7 Easy, Low-Key Hotel Hacks from Twitter’s Smartest TravelersLife
You're going to want to see these before your next trip.
Every Thanksgiving Recipe You Need
From our food site, The Kitchn