Hopefully you are enjoying your summer and you are lucky enough to take trip somewhere fun! It’s handy to have a checklist of things to do or bring along so that you are better prepared.
- You never want to get caught at a check in counter with either the wrong reservation or none at all.
Check weather conditions for your destination.
-It will also help you determine what clothes to bring. Don't get caught in a storm without a raincoat, the sun without sun screen, or up a creek without a paddle.
Put mail delivery on hold.
-You won't enjoy the overstuffed mailbox upon return and neither will your postman.
Keep lights at home on timers and keep a stereo turned on.
Leave a car in the driveway if possible.
-It's a great way to deter theifs and other unwanted guests if they think someone is home.
Have a friend/neighbor keep an eye on your house
-Give the number of where you will be staying. Offer to do the same for them if they go away, a few neighborly actions can lead to a stronger friendship and mutually benefit both of you.
Make sure you have prescriptions filled ahead of time
-And keep a list of those prescriptions, doctor’s and pharmacy’s numbers on hand. It's important to stay on top of your meds and other needs, especially with a younger family member who may need it and not keep track of them.
Make sure pets are taken care of
-If your pets are staying home and you have a sitter, make sure they have your number and the vet’s number in case of an emergency and plenty of food. Your dog is a part of the family and although he couldn't come on the trip, he still should be taken well care of.
Bring cell phone charger.
-Having emergency numbers and housesitters is great unless they can't get in touch with you during a crisis.
This is just a list of suggestions and cannot absolutely guarantee you home safety, pet protection, or a fun vacation.