Yesterday it dawned on me that I hadn't thought about some of the tasks I usually do to get ready for our trips. I've been so organized with buying plane tickets, arranging the dog boarding and reserving a rental car for the three trips we have scheduled this quarter that I hadn't thought about the smaller things.
Well I checked two things off of the list yesterday and thought it would be helpful to list what we (I mostly) do to get ready.
Put mail delivery on hold
Put newspaper delivery on hold
Notify neighbors and family
Do laundry day before
Check weather forecast and pack appropriate clothing
Pack medications and toiletries
Charge all electronic devices and pack cords
Make sure have enough cash
Make sure have enough books and movies downloaded
Use up food in frig or throw out
Make sure there is something in freezer to have for dinner when get back
Put out trash for collection or bag securely
Pack dog's treats and equipment (food is provided in boarding)
Write check for boarding and contact and return information to leave
Take dog to boarding evening before leave (she stays with her former foster family - lucky dog)
Pack lunches and snacks for flight
Anything you would add to the list?
Oops, I thought of one more. Put library book requests on hold so they don't show up and expire while gone.
And 3 more things for the list. Set thermostat appropriately, lower water heater temperature, water plants.