Sunday, March 8, 2015

Pre-Trip Preparations

I always get anxious leading up to a trip, so I find that being ultra-organized eases the stress. Be sure to see the two videos below.  One shows a detailed look at my travel notebook and the other is a video that details my pre-trip preparations.

Here are the things I do:

1. Line up a pet sitter.
2. Get a pedicure.
3. Use self-tanner.
4. Get jewelry cleaned.
5. Put a vacation hold on newspaper delivery.
6. Put mail on hold.
7. Notify credit card companies that we're traveling.
8. Start using makeup out of travel bags 2–3 days in advance. (See video for the reason.)
9. Check-in for flight 24 hours in advance.
10. Print out pet care instructions and medications.
11. Give pet sitter a key and garage door opener.

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  1. Perfect post to read right before my next trip. Especially the reminder that I need to stop the mail. I almost forgot.

    1. So happy to hear it was helpful. Have a great trip!