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Here's How People Really Feel About Hosting Thanksgiving - Apartment Therapy

Here's How People Really Feel About Hosting Thanksgiving - Apartment Therapy
From The Kitchn - November 14, 2017

I love hosting and entertaining, especially around the holidaysI am the first to suggest throwing a party and I love to cook for people, so I will take any excuse to bake a pie and spend some time with friends. The one thing I hate about having guests over, though? Tidying the apartment first.

If you are feeling less-than-enthusiastic about the idea of hosting Thanksgiving in your home, you are not aloneespecially if it's the cleaning aspect that's turning you off to it. A recent study from SpareFoot found that 40 percent of Americansespecially millennials (59 percent) and people with kids (57 percent) have avoided hosting the holiday because of their clutter.

In fact, more than a third of people surveyed said they'd rather go to the DMV (yes, you read that right!) than organize their homes for Thanksgiving. And if you have ever spent half a day waiting in line at the DMVwhich, let's be honest, is most of usyou know that that's really saying something.

It's also important to note that millennials are not the only generation guilty of avoiding hosting because of their clutter concernsnearly half (41 percent) of Gen X-ers have also skipped having company for the same reason, and a quarter of Baby Boomers said the same.

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