According to the article, bringing your own apron is a sign that you're ready to help in the kitchen, and bringing your own take-home containers proves you're thoughtful. Now your host doesn't have to track down their own containers.
As for the stain remover, "your host will be thrilled that they won’t have to get out of their seat to whip up a makeshift stain solution," NYT says.
But people online weren't as receptive to the tips as intended.
"This is some real “1990s sitcom behavior that is not appropriate in real life” s***," Ben wrote.
"If you ever do this as a guest at my house, I will throw you out of my house," Josh tweeted.
\u201cAll three of these \u201cthings to bring to thanksgiving dinner\u201d are stupid.\n\nBringing your own Tupperware is presumptive and insulting. You think I don\u2019t know how much food to cook? \n\nAnd if I were to offer you leftovers, ziplock will do. If not, I\u2019ll just thrown it in the trash.\u201d