College Advice

How to Maximize Your Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving break comes once a year and for college student everywhere its a welcome break before the leviathan known as finals rears its head. But with only three days off and a weekend, Thanksgiving comes and goes in the blink of an eye. It’s important to get the most out of your Thanksgiving before the holiday break ends for the year. Here’s a few tips to ensure that you get every last drop out of your break.


Leave Early

Numerous professors tend to schedule tests, quizzes, or other assignments to be completed within the few days prior to the break. But in the event that there’s nothing doing during those couple days, it doesn’t hurt to leave on Monday. If you’re one of the lucky few that can get away with missing two days of class, leaving during Saturday or Sunday could also be a good move to avoid the inevitable traffic.


Swap Your Clothes

Depending on where you go to school, the is a very distinct change in the weather. Swimwear, tanks, and shorts may not be a smart option anymore. Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to do a complete closet swap and change your clothes for the impending winter. Basically this is your chance to bring in every pair of sweatpants you want to wear for the next couple weeks until Christmas.


Get Some Sleep

After your friends from home, sleep should be the first thing that you catch up on. Assuming you get home on Tuesday evening, your family probably shouldn’t see you awake until at least noon on Wednesday. Getting some sleep will let you be more relaxed and allow your family to enjoy you without the cranky attitude.


Go Black Friday Shopping

Some of the best sales of the year occur during this one Friday of the year. You don’t have to be one of those people that lines up at Target at 10pm Thanksgiving night, but at least go out and take care of some amenity shopping while your parents are there to help you out. This would also be a good time to catch up with friends as you continuously try and avoid being trampled by other holiday shoppers.


Take Food Back

You’d be hard-pressed to find a Thanksgiving feast in which every bit of food has been devoured in the same night. More often than not, the leftovers are stored to be eaten across the next few days or even weeks. Why not use that to your advantage and bring some back with you. Not only would you have home cooked food available to you at school, but you’d have the best home cooked food of the year.


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