December and January are the busiest months of the year when it comes to holiday travel, with people flying all around the world to visit family and friends. While you don’t want to spend too much time worrying about what could go wrong, it’s always helpful to be prepared and aware of any potential problems that might arise. Here are eight things you should double-check before packing your bags for holiday travel this season, whether you’re heading across the country or around the world. You never know when this information will come in handy!
1) Charge your electronics
Make sure you charge all of your electronics and bring an extra battery pack in case one dies. Pack a power strip so that multiple electronics can be charged at the same time. Having a fully charged laptop is important for long flights or car trips- it will help entertain kids with games, movies, or shows and allow you to relax a bit and enjoy the ride.
2) Get some cash
When traveling abroad it is always a good idea to have some cash on hand in case of emergencies. Cash can also be very helpful on a trip when it comes to tipping, paying for parking, and other cash-only situations you might encounter.
3) Pack toiletries and medications
It is important to remember to check your toiletries and medications before traveling. If you run out of anything, it can be difficult or impossible to find what you need or get a medication refill when you reach your destination. This is also a good opportunity to make sure that nothing has passed its expiration date.
4) Notify your bank of upcoming travel
Notify your bank of upcoming travel before going on vacation and notify them of your return date. You should also ask if there are any transactions that need to be authorized while you’re away and discuss any other account activity with your bank representative.
5) Pack a water bottle
Whether you’re traveling the world or just to the next state over, be sure to pack a water bottle. Hydration is key to good health, so don’t forget to drink water before and during travel. However, make sure your bottle is empty if you’re headed to the airport. Once you’ve made it through airport security, you fill your bottle at a water fountain.
6) Check the weather at your destination
Before you pack, be sure to check the weather at your destination. This will help you pack appropriate clothing, shoes, and outerwear.
7) Don’t forget your passport
Check your passport before traveling to make sure it is up to date and that you have enough blank pages left. You don’t want to be stranded at the airport trying to get a new one issued.
8) Book a professional home cleaning with Simply Maid OK
A final thing to double-check is the condition of your home. Before you leave, schedule a professional cleaning with Simply Maid OK so that when you return, your home will be a fresh and relaxing space to return to.
Our services include residential cleaning services, move-in and move-out cleanings, and more. Our cleaning professionals will be able to answer any questions you may have about how we can help with your specific needs or concerns. We will leave you and your space feeling clean and refreshed. Call us at 1-918-770-6346 or email at info@SimplyMaidOK.com to schedule an appointment today!