This article discusses ways to make cleanup easier during holiday gatherings. It suggests providing guests with obvious opportunities to clean up after themselves by positioning trash cans and recycle bins in plain sight. Setting the table ahead of time can help guests remember to reuse plates and utensils. Serving food buffet-style can also cut down on the number of serving platters to wash. Emptying the dishwasher before guests arrive can encourage them to put their dirty plates in it. Asking guests to bring their own Tupperware for leftovers can eliminate the need to pack up leftovers for everyone.