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'The Chew': Time-Saving Thanksgiving Shortcuts

Thanksgiving preparations and decorating often take all day -- but they don't have to. Try to get the most out of Thanksgiving day (and cut out some of that stress!) with these time-saving shortcuts that won't compromise quality.

For example, beautify your table with items you have around the house like aluminum cans and flowers. And cut time out of dessert preparation with time-saving tips in the video above.

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MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE -- Season 87 -- Pictured: Pillsbury Doughboy balloon -- (Photo by: Eric Leibowitz/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE -- Season 87 -- Pictured: Papa Smurf balloon -- (Photo by: Eric Leibowitz/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE -- Season 87 -- Pictured: Adventure Time balloon -- (Photo by: Eric Leibowitz/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE -- Season 87 -- Pictured: How To Train Your Dragon balloon -- (Photo by: Eric Leibowitz/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE -- Season 87 -- Pictured: The Wizard Of Oz balloon -- (Photo by: Eric Leibowitz/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE -- Season 87 -- Pictured: Lindt float -- (Photo by: Eric Leibowitz/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE -- Season 87 -- Pictured: Paul Frank balloon -- (Photo by: Eric Leibowitz/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE -- Season 87 -- Pictured: Snoopy and Woodstock balloon -- (Photo by: Eric Leibowitz/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE -- Season 87 -- Pictured: Sonic the hedgehog balloon -- (Photo by: Eric Leibowitz/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE -- Season 87 -- Pictured: Diary of a Wimpy Kid balloon -- (Photo by: Eric Leibowitz/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] Spiderman floats down 6th Ave in the 2013 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: The Wizard of Oz balloon floats over the streets during the 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 28, 2013 on November 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: A giant Uncle Sam balloon floats over the streets during the 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 28, 2013 on November 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: General view of atmosphere at the 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 28, 2013 on November 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Lindt Chocolate float during the 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 28, 2013 on November 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: A clown rides a bicycle float during the 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 28, 2013 on November 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: The Elf on the Shelf balloon floats over the streets during the 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 28, 2013 on November 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: General view of atmosphere at the 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 28, 2013 on November 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: The Papa Smurf balloon floats over the streets during the 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 28, 2013 on November 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: General view of atmosphere at the 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 28, 2013 on November 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: General View of atmosphere at the 87th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on November 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Atmosphere at the 87th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Atmosphere at the 87th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
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