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Don't Be a Monster! 3 Things Good People Do for Friendsgiving Cleanup. - Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn

Don't Be a Monster! 3 Things Good People Do for Friendsgiving Cleanup. - Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
From The Kitchn - November 3, 2017

Friendsgiving is the best! All the delicious food and festivities of regular Thanksgivingwith more wine, better music, and fewer questions about why you are still single!

If you are a Friendsgiving guest, you already know to bring at least one side and a bottle of wine. But do not stop there: The best guests are ones who do not just show up, eat, and leave, but make an effort to help with cleanup so your host is not stuck doing hours of work later. Here are three things all good, non-monstery people do for Friendsgiving cleanup.

1. Clear the table.

Your mom's probably been drilling this into your head for decades, and it holds true now: Clear your plate! Bring it to the kitchen, scrape off any debris, and stack it in the sink, on the counter, or in the dishwasher. Then once you have taken care of yourself, survey the table to see what's left: Grab the salt and pepper and put it away, bring the big serving pieces into the kitchen so it's easy to pack up appetizers, put those empty bottles of wine in the recycling, and start collecting emptied drinkware. Even if your host is doing the actual cleaning of the items, making the trip from the table to the kitchen will save her a big chunk of time.

2. Tidy the living room.

3. Ask what you can do.

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