If you want a relaxing vacation with as little stress as possible, make sure that you take care of a few things before you leave. These simple tasks and tactics will ensure you are not stressing about things back home, and that you are comfortable and ready for your time away.
Some ways to relax more and worry less during your time away from home are:
Pack properly. Don't spend your vacation ironing and trying to rid your clothes of wrinkles; use garment bags for effortless unpacking. There is no need to bring an iron or worry about wrinkling when you use these handy bags to keep your dressier attire, delicate garments, and favorite apparel pristine while getting to and from your destination.
Board your pets. If you are contemplating bringing pets on your vacation, do yourself a favor and board them at a reputable kennel or with a responsible friend. Even if your hotel is pet-friendly, there will be sights, attractions, and spots that are not; also, in the event of an accident, your pet won't be at risk of running away or becoming injured. Give your dog or cat their own holiday with a fun time at a high-end boarding facility or a favorite human's home!
Sync your security system. You will worry less about your home and property if you sync your security system with your smartphone. Depending on the system that you have, this will enable you to check devices, review footage, and adjust cameras when you are away.
Stay on social media. It is not always convenient to call home every day that you are on vacation to check on things or to touch base with people, yet it is how many keep in contact with loved ones to let them know they are safe while away. Instead, stick to social media for daily updates and messaging in the event of an emergency. Most vacationers check their social media pages to post photos or read updates, so this is a far less intrusive way to keep in touch when away.
Keep meds and prescriptions on your person. Carry prescriptions, extra meds, and such in your carry-on bags to ensure that you don't get separated during your journey and end up spending valuable vacation time in a doctor's office or emergency room.
Keep electronic documents. Make copies of all your documentation, like passports and IDs, and keep them on your smartphone. This can be a real lifesaver in the event your actual documents become misplaced, lost, or are stolen while away.
Naturally, there are occasions that will require your attention when you are away, but use these tips to minimize the impact that these worries have on your vacation. Enjoy your trip more and worry a lot less by implementing these strategies both before you leave, and while you are on the road!