Planning a new trip is always fun and exciting, especially if it’s a great family vacation. But getting through the vacation can be a trial, especially if you’re visiting a new place or the trip is a last-minute option.
One user is adamant about cleaning their house before they travel on the pretext that if they die, at least their house won’t be a disaster. “The one time I will leave my house a mess will be the time Murphy’s Law occurs, I die, and people will see my messy home!”
Another conscientious traveler likes to prep a meal and freeze it for when you come home. “Make a simple meal and freeze it. After all the eating out, some homemade soup, or whatever you find comfortable, is great to heat up and enjoy.”
“On our next trip, I’m adding to do laundry BEFORE leaving to return home so the suitcases will just get unpacked and put away, and that’ll be all we have to do. Well, see how that goes. Sounds nice to be home, and everything’s clean, though.”
Another option one poster listed is getting groceries dropped to make things easier. “Getting grocery delivery for first thing the next morning after you get home makes things so much easier,” they advise.
Another experienced travel guru suggests bringing extra plug-in options with you. “I bring a travel power cube with four outlets and 3 USB slots to use at the airport. So if the outlets are in use, I can plug in, and there’s room for seven devices.”