Traveling to new places is such a great opportunity for kids to have fun, see the world, and to spend time with the family. For parents, it’s a great way to break free from the routine of daily life and to make some lifelong memories.
That being said, vacation planning can be very stressful, especially in the lead up to the departure date. To help you plan and get ready for the big family vacation without stress this year, all you need to do is follow these simple steps:
Skip the Hassle with an All Inclusive Vacation
Planning the accommodation, flights, activities, food, walking tours, and more is stressful, and busy moms just don’t have time for all of that. Instead of burying yourself under planning work, skip all the hassle and instead choose from one of many all inclusive family vacations. Pick the option that appeals most to all of you and simply go! Everything will be taken care of, meaning all you need to do is get ready for your vacation.
Create a Checklist in Advance
Decide On What You Are All Going to Bring
It is best to do this in advance so that you can plan your travel wardrobe – a style prep must for any fashionable housewife – and so that you can also create a checklist. This way you can plan out outfits and actually narrow down what you’ll take with you. By picking out clothes for everyone that match well together and look great, your whole family can be stylish and pack light.
Tip: Remember to save your checklist somewhere you won’t lose it, like your phone!
Prepare Your Home for Your Departure
The second step to getting ready for a big family vacation is to prepare your home. Nothing can sour your trip quite like being worried and stressed about the fact that you forgot to do something at home, and might return to an empty property.
If You Have Houseplants
You can either ask a friend, family member, or neighbor if they can water your plants. Alternatively, you could either water them well beforehand (if you are only gone for a week or so) or you can buy an automatic watering system.
If You Have Pets
If you have pets, you will want to get someone to dog sit or, find a great kennel that cares for your pets as much as you care for them.
It is important to be very strict with your security. This could include installing a surveillance system, automatic sensor lights, removing the hidden key, securely locking your garage manually, and asking someone you trust to house sit in order to keep your family safe. It is also wise not to post photos of your family on vacation until you are home.
Prepping in advance makes it far easier to have everything ready to go on the day of your vacation. When you’ve prepped, you don’t have to stress about whether or not you have locked the back door. You know that your neighbor has a key to water your plants once a week, and that you have a security system installed and armed. You don’t have to worry about whether or not you’ve brought your bathing suit because you created a checklist in advance. You won’t have to worry about anything except having a great family vacation with the people you care about the most.