One turkey + 5 side dishes + 2 desserts + 1 stove = chaos. Download this handy prep list and stay one step ahead.

By Melinda Page
Mikkel Vang

To keep organized, it's essential to create what caterers call a prep list, which lays out, in order, all the tasks that need to be done in the two days prior to your Thanksgiving dinner.

You can make your own prep list using Real Simple’s online worksheets. Download copies by clicking the icon below.

Download the Thanksgiving Prep List.