Hello, dolls! Hello, September! We’re traveling again..woohoo! After months of house hunting, packing, unpacking, house construction, and beautiful transitions we are finally able to go on a family trip. This is definitely the break that we needed after a long journey of being in a our new home and as much as I’ve been loving every weekend of making sure every corner of Trickling gets the love it deserve, I am looking forward to a weekend of being a new environment to create memories.
If you are like me who have been looking forward to traveling the last few months, you know how exciting it can be. However, the first few days right before you travel can be extremely hectic, stressful, and just overwhelming with all the simple or large tasks that need to get accomplished! To help you manage that stress and last-minute running around, there are a few things you can do to help yourself and your travel run smoother. Better yet, some of these tips will even help eliminate the stress when you finally get to your destination as well!
Printed Copies of Hotels/Tickets – There was a time when we didn’t rely on technology to help us check-in and out of our hotels or airline tickets when it comes time to travel. To be safe, have a printed copy of your accommodations as well as your plane, train, or bus ticket as a backup if you’re phone is not working or not able to scan. It may seem like something that won’t happen to you until it does and also purchasing a train ticket while the one you already purchased will be more expensive to do to save yourself the hassle and have an extra on hand.
Getting Updated Shots/Filled Prescriptions – If you are planning a move internationally, you’ll want to make sure that you are up to date with your shots. Plan a visit to your doctor to make sure any prescriptions that you need filled or discuss any other medical measures before you fly is key. Depending on where you are going, of course, you’ll need to receive the proper vaccinations as well. Once you have everything you need, make sure to travel safely with your medicine, have it properly labeled, and any paperwork that you need with you at all times.
Create A Survival/First Aid Kit – Don’t worry this doesn’t have to be anything super fancy but just things that are catered to helping you feel your best while you’re in the heart of moving. This can include earplugs, bandaids, Neosporin, a sleep mask, headphones, or any hand sanitizer you need to keep germs away from those long flights. If you are driving to your new location, pack plenty of snacks, water bottles, a first aid kit, extra blankets, a suitcase filled with a variety of clothing for layering, and an extra battery and plugs to keep your phones and devices charged.
Clean Sheets – This may not be something you’d think of but after two long flights that were delayed the only thing I was thinking about was my big comfortable bed to crawl into after a long day. I pack my sheets and strip the beds of any hotels I’m staying at to give me the comfort and peace of mind that I have clean sheets and not stepping into anything that hasn’t been washed or properly cleaned. It also brings a bit of comfort having them as well.
Packing Cubes- These have recently surfaced all across the internet as an easy way to keep all your items in certain spots in your suitcase! Being organized makes it easier to keep things in their spot as well as not having to sit on your suitcase to shut it. You’ll love them and all the variety of colors and designs to choose from too.
Keep Cash On Hand- Similar to having a copy of your important paperwork, sometimes your card may not work either. Have a few small bills with you just to be on the safe side depending on where you are traveling to. You can always exchange your cash for the proper currency too!
Ensure Backyard Safety: Now that the little things have been established, you can get help with the bigger items that need to be looked at such as the safety of your backyard. If you’ve been looking into getting a fence to keep your kids, animals and family safe look into Brazilian Wood Depot. They offer sturdy, beautiful and quality fences including Ipe, Brazilian Hardwood and Composite decks. The wood is second to none and will not only the the envy of your neighborhood but allow you to have a piece of mind while you’re gone.
xx, R <3