With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s worth discussing preparation and organization for the big holiday meal. Whenever possible, my family snakes doors-turned-makeshift-tables throughout the house and covers them in festive, mismatched linens and invites everyone we know to a huge feast. This requires, among other things, a little preparation and LOTS of butter. Now, if you’re planning on hosting this year’s shin-dig, Goodwill can help you go a long way with your planning.
Because Goodwill stocks such a variety of jars, bins, and storage containers, it’s a great idea to start a collection of the pretty ones, and maybe even get a label maker (or hone your calligraphy skills).
Use small jars and containers to keep spices fresh and airtight tubs for dry goods like lentils, beans, and pecans (for your family’s award winning pecan pie recipe). You might also get baskets for onions and potatoes and vintage ceramic pie plates for slices of citrus. You can also find carving sets and platters for the main bird. If you’re short on cups, plates, table linens, or silverware, Goodwill can also help fill out your stock for a bigger crowd. The best thing about buying from Goodwill is that your donations go toward funding job programs for people living with disabilities and other barriers. This is a great way to give thanks and give back to your community!
So let yourself indulge a little this year as you get ready for a great meal and time with family. Shop Goodwill for all the novelties and essentials you’ll need for your feast.