Suppose you are about to go on a vacation and not sure how to plan your entire trip. Well, planning for the trip is really important but before you head to the station or to the airport, there are several things that you must keep in mind. These last-minute preparations will make your departure as well as your return both safe and less stressful. So, here we have come up with a few things to do before you set off for a vacation:
Always carry a photograph of your passport along with you. This can act as proof of identity and will also help you in emergency conditions. You can also carry your Aadhar Card and PAN card along with you. Click pictures of these personal details on your mobile phone as well.
Let the banks know that you will be travelling. This will protect your credit cards and debit cards from getting flagged. In case anything gets stolen, you will also find it easier to block your cards.
Always keep some cash in hand. You do not know whether the place that you will be visiting has proper ATM service or not you might. Also, not be able to use your card at certain places. That is why it is always a really good idea to carry a sufficient amount of cash along with you for emergency situations.
Keep all your flight and train ticket handy. It is also a safer option to download soft copies of your tickets on your mobile phone. This will keep you protected from all kinds of unwanted situations. You can also generate an electronic boarding pass for your flight.
Always sync and backup your laptops, mobile phones and tablets. Keep all your necessary devices fully charged. You should also carry your chargers and power banks along with you. This will make sure that you have your devices with you wherever you go.
Take out all the excess food items from the refrigerator and dispose of them properly. You should also lower the temperature settings of your fridge and you should also make it a point to take out all the garbage from your house. You can also add few drops of vinegar or lemon juice to the garbage to keep the odour away.
Unplug all the unused electrical equipment from the socket before you leave your house. This will protect them from any kind of electrical damage. It will also help you to save energy costs.
Ask a neighbour or friend to stop by your house occasionally. If you have a very trustworthy person living in your neighbourhood, then you can also leave a spare set of keys with him and her. In case the person notices any kind of suspicious activities, they should notify the police immediately.
Closely observe the changes in the weather conditions of your destination. This will help you to understand what kind of clothes you should carry. You will also get to know whether you require a raincoat or an umbrella.
And these were some of the things that you will have to keep in mind before starting your vacation. In case you have to add any other point to the checklist, do let us know of it.