By living large in a small house
By creating a timeline you can spread the work over days and even weeks.
Take inventory of what you will need for eating and serving your meal
Wash and polish everything in advance
Be sure to buy your main dish with plenty of time for thawing
Make ahead dishes are prefect for Thanksgiving. You might also consider assigning side dishes for guests to bring.
Plan and purchase what you need for refreshments ahead of time.