10 Tips to Make This Thanksgiving the Best One Yet

Host Thanksgiving like a pro with these time-saving and stress-cutting ideas.

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Thanksgiving Hacks for Hosts
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Thanksgiving just might be the best day of the year. Sitting around with friends and family with delectable dishes and desserts as far as the eye can see — it doesn't get better than that!

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Jalynn Baker

However, for the host, Thanksgiving can be a disaster. Luckily, this list of our top 10 turkey day tips is sure to make your day of feasting one to be thankful for. From hacks like bulk potato washing in the dishwasher (yes, really) to the secret to peeling garlic with ease, we've got you covered with 10 terrific time savers.

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