When I started to travel more frequently, I had no plan. I was just going from trip to trip with no strategy for packing my clothing, makeup or hair necessities. This was becoming a problem because I was showing up in a new city with no concelar or no head tie. Not. A. Good. Start. To. A. Trip. I also did not understand the full importance of having a plan when leaving the comfort of your home and heading to other countries.
Leaving for the airport is my favorite part of travelling. There is just so much excitement when heading to the airport. Heading to the airport to visit a country or to head home ignites a very nigh energy in me. The excitement to explore another country is enthralling and returning home to tell my experience with my suitcase full of trinkets is delightful. I also love hanging and eating in the airport lounge but that is for another post.
After all my travel experiences, I have realized the importance of not only preparing myself for a trip, but my home. I have come home too many times to dying plants, a smelly fridge and dirty dishes. Talk about frustration and yucky moments.
One day it just clicked… “ I should create a checklist of things to do at home prior to heading to the airport”. This is important because depending on how long you are leaving home, it may have an impact of your home.
I really think your home grieves when you leave. Ha! I know kinda weird but I really think it does. Preparing your home for vacay or a trip, makes it more secure, clean and fresh for when your return.
Because home prep is often overlooked prior to heading to the airport, I prepared a helpful checklist.
Before leaving home:
What do you do to prepare your home for your vacation or trip?