Time to Get Ready for Turkey Day

Cooked turkey on a table

Halloween has come and gone, and now it’s time to get ready for Thanksgiving. Before you make a trip to your storage unit, pack up all of your Halloween decorations (read about how to best store your costumes and decorations here and make a list of the items you want to retrieve for your Thanksgiving celebration. Here’s our list:

  • The special china used only when family comes in from out of town
  • Turkey utensils:
    • Turkey fryer
    • Baster
    • Large pan
    • Carving knife
  • Extra casserole dishes for sides
  • Warmer or chafing dishes
  • Your special decorations:
    • Tablecloths
    • Table runners
    • Placemats
    • Your cloth napkins and napkin rings
    • Centerpieces
    • Your turkey-themed salt and pepper shakers, oven mitts, hand towels for the guest bathroom and other household decorations
  • The card table you’ll use for the kids table
  • Extra bedding and/or air mattress for after-meal naps and out-of-town visitors

With your master list, you can confidently conquer this storage trip–and this holiday–in one fell swoop. Happy Thanksgiving!