5 Thanksgiving hacks to make your life easier

These items will help your holiday run smoothly.

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1. A cooler - A cooler can help to free up space in the fridge. You can also brine your turkey in one, or line it with foil and use it as a warming drawer.

2. Aluminum foil - If you don't have a wire rack, you can roll aluminum foil into coils to hold your bird up, allowing even heat circulation.

3. Slow cooker - A slow cooker is great for keeping mashed potatoes warm while the rest of your stove is occupied.

4. A thermos - A thermos can save you space on the stove. Keep your gravy hot in it until it's time to eat, and decant in a gravy boat moments before serving.

5. Chicken broth - If your bird is overcooked or cooled past room temp, a drizzle of warm chicken broth can liven (and moisten) the turkey right up!

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