Tuesday, 04 December 2018 20:23

All my bags are packed, and I’m ready to go

We are staying home this December but we used to go away every year at Christmas while our girls were growing up. We had a cottage at the sea, and would spend the holidays there.

In the early days we would need to do a big shop here before we left, and ensure we had everything we needed. I had lists (I love my lists) to make it easier to organise and ensure we didn’t forget anything.

Packing list, shopping list, ‘things to take with us’ list, and the ‘what to do before we go’ list! Probably the most important list was my PRE-holiday checklist if we didn’t have people staying in our home while we were away.

So, this is my pre-holiday checklist:

  • Trim lawn and tidy garden just before you go
  • Leave keys and contact details with someone nearby
  • Check all taps to ensure no dripping
  • Ask someone to collect post
  • Cancel newspaper
  • Switch off geyser
  • Unplug all electronic equipment
  • Empty bins
  • Clear out fridge and freezer and leave clean
  • Set timers for lights if you can
  • Ask a neighbour to pop in and open windows and curtains periodically

All your lists are ticked, your bags are packed, and you are ready to go! Relax and have a great holiday!

Do you have any more suggestions? It would be great to improve on the list!

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