Pre-travel preparations

Pre-travel preparations
Pre-travel preparations

You tend to get a bit anxious the day before a significant trip, Whether it is land, sea or an air flight

You frantically dash about the house sorting stacks of mail, looking for your earphones, and dumping dirty clothing into the washing machine. Does this ring a bell?

Here is a more effective approach. Make absolutely sure that everything is taken care of the day before you go by using our pre-trip checklist to guide you.

House is the first item on the pre-trip checklist.

Refresh your houseplants/garden plants. Leave detailed directions for the home sitter or neighbour who will be checking on your pets if you have arranged for someone to look after them.

Examine the state of your yard. Is there a lock on the garden shed? Is there a place for everything? You don’t want to give potential burglars an opportunity to steal from you by keeping a ladder or tools out in the open.

Vacant the refrigerator. Consume or discard the leftovers and perishable items. If you are going to be gone for an extended period of time, you should probably clear out the refrigerator and turn off the power before you go.

In addition to that, check the pantry. The odor of rotting potatoes is quite repulsive. Before you depart, you should trash or compost any onions, potatoes, garlic, or other products that have been laying around for an excessive amount of time.

Pre-travel prep with luggage

The following tasks need to be done after you have everything packed up in your suitcases.

Take pictures of the items within. If anything were to happen to your belongings, you would have an easier time filing a claim for lost or delayed luggage thanks to this.

Check the identifiers and the tag on your suitcase. Have you labelled all of your luggage with the appropriate information? On the luggage carousel, are they simple to locate and identify?

Check each and every pocket. A TSA check might cause you to miss your flight if you have forgotten anything sharp in your carry-on, such as a pocket knife or even a corkscrew.

Get your checked luggage weighed. If it weighs more over 50 pounds, you can be subject to an additional charge.

Travel items check list

Check your medications. Do you have sufficient quantities of your prescription medicine to last the duration of your trip? If not, contact the pharmacist as soon as possible.

Check travel requirements for your destination. You need to find out in advance whether the nation you want to visit demands that you have a certain vaccine, visa, an entry tax, or a certain amount of blank pages in your passport before you may enter the country.

Make sure your passport is stored somewhere secure. You don’t want to be running around like a headless chicken trying to find it just before you leave. You should probably store it in the same location as your other last-minute necessities, such as your phone charger, sunglasses, and so on.

Get all of your travel information and paperwork printed out. Never put all of your faith on your phone or any other electronic gadget when it comes to figuring out directions, making reservations, or any other vital information! Batteries die, and devices are stolen.

Make sure that your passport, driver’s licence, and credit cards are scanned or photographed. In the event that you misplace the originals, this might make it easier for you to get replacements more promptly.

Read your travel insurance documentation. We are aware that reading through your policy is not exactly the most exciting activity, but it is of the utmost importance that you do so in order to get familiar with what is covered and what steps need to be taken in order to make a claim.If you haven’t done so previously, you should get travel insurance. Even if you are leaving the next day, it is possible that it is not too late to take precautions to safeguard both yourself and your vacation. You are able to obtain travel insurance at any point before the day of your trip; but, if you wait until the eleventh hour, your options for plans may be more restricted.

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