Since I began writing the blog and offering stories and tips about organizing, I realized just how much I learned from my mom. There are things she always did, that I now do, and creating a travel checklist is one of them.
As the trip is being planned, everything goes into a “Travel” folder so I can easily find the info I need. This includes plane ticket info, house/hotel rental info, car rental info, tickets for events, and general things of interest to do. I have a paper file and a file on my computer.
One of things that make it hard to go away is leaving Lula (our pup) behind. Even though we have a great place to leave her, getting her packed up to go (with food) takes some time. She also has medication for thunder storms and fireworks. I have an information sheet that I give with all the food that explains what she gets when, some of her quirks, the vet info and my cell phone number. After the first time putting it all together, I saved it so I can adjust as needed, but the main info stays the same and makes the process much easier.