Things to do before you go on vacation: The complete list


 As the summer holidays are the most anticipated time of the year, you need to do your best to rest well. That's why it's very important to take care of certain tasks. Find out what to do before you go on vacation to ensure peace of mind while you're away.

What are the things to do before you go on a trip? 

Can't wait to go on a trip? Preparing the house for the holidays is a very important step. The list below will help you organize everything before you go.

Cleaning the house

There's nothing worse than coming home from vacation and having to clean up. So cleaning your house before you leave is a trick that will save you time when you return. Remember to vacuum floors, remove dust and pet hair from surfaces and change sheets. Make sure your home is spotless so you don't have to do anything (other than unpacking your belongings) when you return.

Pet accommodation

Don't forget to arrange for your pets to stay with friends or family. Or, hire a pet sitter.

Mail collection

Ask your neighbor or a friend to collect your mail while you are away. Indeed, an overflowing mailbox only shouts "we are not here"! If you can put newspaper or magazine subscriptions on hold, that's a good idea too!

Cleaning the refrigerator

Don't forget to add this task to your to-do list before you go on a trip! You don't want to go home with expired milk or moldy leftover meals. Eat or give any food that may spoil while you're away.

Anti-waste tips for food

If you can't eat all the food in your fridge, consider preparing snacks for the ride or meals you can freeze. While sorting food from your refrigerator, prepare healthy meals using the food in it, and try to use everything you can so you don't waste food. In addition, this way, you will only have to thaw meals when you return to have a good meal with your family. That's pretty cool, isn't it?

Unplugging electronic devices

Don't forget to unplug electronics before you go on vacation. Save energy and money (and avoid fire hazards) by unplugging appliances that don't need to stay on while you're away like dryers, toasters, etc.

Watering plants

Do you have a beautiful garden or indoor plants that need attention regularly? They also need to be maintained while you are away. So ask someone to come and water your plants for you.

Things to do before going on holiday: How to have your house monitored during the holidays?

 Make sure someone you trust has a duplicate of your house keys in case there is a problem and you need someone to enter your home while you're on vacation or if you lose your own keys during this time. This can be a neighbor, friend, or family member.

How to prepare for your departure on vacation? 

Finally, don't forget to check your flight, hotel, rental car, etc. reservations to make sure everything will be okay. Be aware that you can also take a screenshot of the QR code and details about your flight to avoid an annoying delay in case you do not have a network or WiFi connection.