Printable Thanksgiving Checklist

I know, I know. It’s not even Halloween yet, but the month of November is quickly approaching, and Thanksgiving is 5 short weeks away.  I love the whole holiday season, but it’s also the most busy, with so many fun things to do and see, and I want to do them all!!  So…I’m a list girl. I love making lists, checking things off, and staying organized. I accomplish so much more when I have a list, and forget much less.  We have really good friends coming to stay with us for Thanksgiving, and we couldn’t be more THRILLED!  We are going to have the best time, and I can’t wait to see them. It does mean preparation ahead of time though, not only with getting the house ready, but preparing food ahead of time so we can make the most of our time together.  Thus…the Thanksgiving checklist.

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I started the checklist four weeks out, so I could include things like looking for the best deals on food items, deep cleaning guest bedrooms and bathrooms, and researching places we want to take them while they’re here. Other things on my list? Washing sheets & towels, food preparation, making place cards & decor shopping lists, games & entertainment for kids, putting together guest baskets, and more.

Whether you’re having guests, going to someone else’s house, or hosting Thanksgiving for your own little family, there’s always something to do ahead of time!

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 If you’d like your own Thanksgiving Checklist, just download the file below, and print onto white paper or cardstock. You can use a clipboard, slide it into a binder, throw it up on your fridge, or put it inside a frame and use a sharpie. Whatever you like!


If you’re looking forward to Christmas you can also check out {An Organized Christmas}, with printable budget forms, checklists, and more!

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  1. Hey Kierste, I am a regular reader of your blog and love it. I love your craft and organizational ideas, and let’s not forget about the recipes!! I don’t know how you do it all! I was wondering if you would ever consider doing a post on what your weekly schedule is like and how you manage to get everything done. I’m a list maker myself and thrive on having a weekly schedule. I am always eager to learn from others who seem like they have a better handle on it than me!! LOL

    1. Thank you so much, Tammy! I definitely don’t do it all, but I do have a system to help me manage everything I need to get done! I’ve been meaning to do a post like this, so this was a good push in that direction! I really appreciate your kind comments, and thanks so much for reading!!! xo

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