3 Things You Can Do Now For a
Stress-Free Thanksgiving

November 12, 2014 - Comments

It’s easy to get overwhelmed thinking about everything you need to do for Thanksgiving. But with Wunderlist here to help keep you organized, wrangling your Thanksgiving meal onto the table is about to get a whole lot easier. Read on to see how you can use Wunderlist to prepare a stress-free Thanksgiving dinner.

Plan Your Menu

Whether you’re cooking up family favorites or trying something new, it’s essential to start by creating a Thanksgiving Menu list. To make cooking each dish easier, be sure to add all your recipes to the list. What about Grandma’s pot pie recipe written on paper, you ask? It’s as easy as snapping a photo and attaching it to the Item using Files.

If you still haven’t decided what you’ll be cooking, now is a great time to use the Add to Wunderlist browser extension for Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Whenever you come across a great recipe on your favorite foodie blogs, simply click the ‘Add to Wunderlist’ button to save it directly to your Thanksgiving Menu list. Later on, you can go through everything and cherry-pick the recipes you like best.

Pro Tip: Now that you’ve got your Thanksgiving Menu list sorted, double-check all the recipes for ingredients that might not get along with your loved ones and guests (think allergies, dietary restrictions, etc.).

Make-ahead

The key to every good dinner party is a cheerful host. So to avoid any last-minute stress this Thanksgiving, sort out which dishes you can prepare now and freeze for later. If you’re unsure of just what you can prepare ahead of time, we’ve rounded up 9 yummy recipes that you can add to your Wunderlist right now.

Divide and Conquer

Whether it’s buying the groceries or sharing the cooking responsibilities, it’s time to let Wunderlist help you divide and conquer. For starters, make sure you share your list with family or friends. Once that’s done you can start delegating by Assigning individual to-dos to each person.

Since there’s so many dishes that make up a great Thanksgiving meal, you can take organization one step further. When adding all the ingredients to your grocery list, include a #tag for the dish it belongs to, for instance “10 Granny Smiths #ApplePie”. Later on, you’ll be able to tap on the hashtag to filter your list specifically for that dish. It’s a simple but effective way to track whether all the ingredients you need have been bought.

So there you have it! Three easy ways to help keep that twinkle in your eye and a spring in your step this Thanksgiving. But before we sign off, everyone here at Wunderlist HQ wants to wish you and your loved ones a very happy Thanksgiving! To make sure you don’t miss out on more great holiday and productivity tips, sign up for our Newsletter and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Google+.

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