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8 Ways to Plan Ahead for Turkey Day

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One to Two Weeks Ahead

Devise a seating chart. If your house is the center of your family's Thanksgiving operations, then any order you can bring to the potential chaos will make your hosting duties easier. Make sure everybody knows where to sit around the dinner table, and avoid traffic jams. Consider making decorative name cards. In fact, you may have willing and eager volunteers around to do just that.

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