Preparing for Travel


Every time we go away for the weekend, I find myself with a laundry list of chores to do in the minutes before we have to leave for the airport. Given this, I’m sure you can imagine how I felt as I was trying to prepare for our two-week long vacation to Thailand.

As we were gearing up to go, I made yet another lengthy list for myself of all house chores that needed to be done. But instead of just tossing it out once our taxi arrived, I decided to hang onto it. This way, I don’t have to rack my brain each time we prepare to leave the city, state, or country, because I have my list all ready to go.

Here are the household chores I always complete before leaving on vacation:

  • Water all the plants and move them to a sunny space in the house
  • Clean out the refrigerator and throw all out perishables
  • Take out the trash
  • Close all windows
  • Put away all dishes
  • Check mailbox
  • Change sheets (nothing beats coming home to a freshly clean bed)
  • Do the laundry (same logic here)


What other chores do you make sure to check off before leaving for vacation? Share in the comments!

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