ONE DAY TO GO!!!!! Whooooo hoooooo. Hopefully, by now there's very little left on your list and you are ready and raring to go. Let's just do a quick run-down on things to do the day before your trip.
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Things to do the day before your trip
- Check the time of your ferry/ tunnel. Make sure to also check how far in advance you need to check in
- Confirm the time of departure with family- check how long it will take to get to the port
- Empty bins. Ideally, ask a neighbour to put your bin out/ put it back so it's not stood outside for too long
- Empty fridge and throw/ donate perishables. I WISH there was an easy way to donate food like this to the homeless/ needy. Such a waste.
- Clean out your wallet of anything you won't need to take with you
- If going for a while, bring in outdoor furniture.
- Ensure sheds/ garages are locked
- Check and pay unpaid bills
- Reduce heating thermostat
- If necessary, set up an email responder
- Download movies, podcasts, music- anything you might want when you're away, try to download it now so you can save data
- Check washer/ dryer for forgotten clothes
- Wash up all dishes- don't leave anything in the dishwasher, EVEN if it's clean. Tried that once- came back to a very mouldy dishwasher. Urgh 🙁
- Unplug anything you don't want to turn on when you are away. Kettles, ovens, toasters, TVs- everything.
- Set timers for lamps if you want it to look like someone is home.
- Consider adding bleach/ baking soda to toilets to remove stagnant water smell
- If defrosting freezer, leave the door ajar and put down lots of towels
Things To Do the morning of your trip!
- Check ALL doors/ windows are locked
- Turn off power sockets
- CHARGE- phones, ipads, cameras sat navs, drones, radios, laptops- anything electrical. Then make sure anything you are not using is switched off to conserve battery.
- Glasses/ Sunglasses
- PASSPORT (inc. Pet passport)
- Driving Licence
Pretty much anything else can be sorted out along the way! Make a handy list of all this stuff (I keep mine on my phone) and that way you can run through it quickly just before you head out of the door. I also use this list to jot down stuff I remember throughout the day, like check the mail, cancel newspapers or milk and set my favourite programmes to record.
And that's it! That concludes our 21-day countdown for our Road Trip. I hope you enjoyed that and you found it useful. If you did- great! If you think there's anything I need to add, please let me know, because I've probably forgotten it myself!
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