9 Things to Do Before Going on Vacation

Last updated on March 28th, 2019 at 01:53 pm. Originally published on August 15th, 2015

When it’s time to get ready for a vacation it can be easy to get overwhelmed by all the details. And when that overwhelming feeling takes over, important things are often forgotten.

To keep the stress level low and make sure nothing is forgotten, take a look at this list of the common things people forget to do before setting out on their adventure. Keep these tasks in mind the next time you set out for a vacation.

1: Pay the Bills:

Before you leave, make sure that you pay all your bills. If this isn’t an option, schedule automatic payments. This will guarantee that you won’t be responsible for late fees upon your return.

2. Make Copies:

Make copies of all your important items like credit cards and personal identification. The copies will come in handy if you happen to lose any of these items while you are on your trip. If you don’t want to keep the copies on your person, scan them into your email . This will ensure that they are always within easy reach.

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3. Check on Appointments:

It is important that you keep both your work and personal calendar updated. If you have any commitments that are scheduled while you are gone, postpone or cancel them.

4. Hold the Mail:

If you have mail piling up in your mailbox, this lets strangers know that you are away from home. To prevent this issue, head over to the USPS website and request that they put your mail on hold.

5. Switch it Off:

Remember to unplug all your electronics before you leave your home. This will help you conserve energy and save money.

6. Check the List:

Create a list of all the items that you have to bring with you on your trip and make sure that you check it twice. Important items that should be listed include prescriptions, money, chargers, emergency contact number, etc.

7. Take out the Trash

Be sure to remove all the perishable items from your fridge. You must also take out the trash. Taking these steps ensure that you won’t have to deal with a nasty smelling surprise on your return.

8. Do the Laundry:

Washing the sheets before you leave is not something many of us consider. But there’s nothing like sleeping in a fresh bed when you return from your travels.

9. Pack Your Chargers:

Remember to pack your chargers so that you won’t have to buy new ones when you are on the road. Also, make sure that your electronics are fully charged before you leave. This will allow you to enjoy them on the way to your next destination.

Did I leave any important tips out? If so, leave a comment below. Happy RVing!

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