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Photo: Alex Tihonovs (Shutterstock) The second week in November is a weird one. Thanksgiving looms, but it’s still too early to shop for perishables. You could probably do absolutely nothing to prepare this week and be totally fine, but it’s a great time to set yourself up for stellar success. If you haven’t planned your menu, shopped for non-perishables, ensured you have enough dishes and serveware, or ordered your turkey, you should go ahead and do all of that . If you have all of that under control, you’re in for a pretty chill week. Here are a few things you can do two weeks before Turkey Day to make the holiday as stress-free as possible. Do a quick purge If your fridge, freezer, and pantry are anything like mine, they’re probably not ready to handle a full Thanksgiving feast’s worth of ingredients and leftovers. Open your fridge, take everything out (put perishables in cooler if this is going to take a while), and wipe down the inside with an all-purpose cleaner. If the shelves and drawers are gunky, pull them out and wash them with hot soapy water in the sink. Dry them and return them to their proper places. Next, turn your attention to the food. Toss anything that’s expired or moldy, and put anything that’s on the verge of “going bad” in a triage box . Write “EAT ME FIRST” on the box so you actually eat it. If you have any food that’s good, but […]