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Things to Do 1 Week Before a Trip

1 week before trip

Are you ready for that vacation? Don’t leave everything to the last minute. Travel smart by making sure you do these things at least a week before your trip!

1. Make sure all bills are paid for

1 week before trip

Is the water bill paid? What about your electricity, cable, internet, phone and credit card bills? Take note especially if you’re leaving for a few weeks. Trust me, you don’t wanna see late fees when you get back! 

Additional tip: When you call your credit card company, don’t forget to inform them that you’ll be going out of the country. This way, they won’t have to call you long distance just to confirm if that was really you who made a transaction from France, or Hawaii, or wherever it is you’re vacationing from!

2. Go over your packing list already

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Clothes, check! Diapers, check! Camera, check! Make sure you haven’t run out on anything. No last minute rushing to the mall to get that sunblock you forgot to buy! I personally start packing a week before the trip but I know some people will say that’s too much (haha!) so I’m recommending you AT LEAST go over the list instead.

Don’t forget to double check your first-aid travel kit and go over the expiration dates of the medicines. No use bringing expired meds!

3. Slowly finish perishable food in the refrigerator!

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Don’t go buying any more perishable food a few days before your trip as they will most probably spoil by the time you get back. A good excuse to stuff your face full. You’re welcome.

4. Confirm all travel reservations

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Double-check with the hotels if everything is in order. If you made special requests (extra bed or early check-in, for example,) it won’t hurt to remind them. Don’t forget to double-check your flight details as well as there could be last minute changes you might have missed.

5. Make an extra effort to stay in tip-top shape

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Nothing ruins a trip more than getting sick on the road so I make sure to take extra steps in keeping myself healthy and ready whenever I have upcoming trips. I lessen eating sweets (sugar cripples your immune system hours after you take them in, did you know that?) and I avoid going to crowded places.

More importantly, I take double doses of my vitamins and supplements. I also make sure to take my colostrum supplements like IgCo Milk (which has colostrum) because Colostrum really helps in building up the immune system. To all moms, remember how they say your colostrum is like magic milk for your newborn? Well, apparently, colostrum from cows also works wonders for us! Guess who I learned this from? Luke’s pediatrician! Haha.

BONUS TIP:

And if you’re getting vaccines or shots, make sure you ask how long it will take to take effect. Some flu shots for example take two weeks so you’ll have to get them at least two weeks before you leave!

Do you have other tips you wanna share? Leave them in the comments below!

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27 Comments

  • Reply
    Kris
    August 25, 2017 at 1:45 am

    These are some lovely tips! I love traveling!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      August 25, 2017 at 9:29 am

      Thanks Kris! I looove traveling as well, as you can tell! Hehe.

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    Kara Aragon
    August 26, 2017 at 12:23 am

    Great list. I always plan to pack ahead of time, but I always end up doing it last min.

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      August 26, 2017 at 9:15 am

      You’re like my husband! Hehe.

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    DEMELER
    August 26, 2017 at 2:05 am

    such good tips! I always forget to empty my fridge oops!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      August 26, 2017 at 9:15 am

      Remember next time! Hehe.

  • Reply
    Cindy Elena @iamcindyelena
    August 26, 2017 at 5:38 am

    These are actually very helpfull tips! On my last trip I forgott to empy my fridge, you can imagine that disaster!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      August 26, 2017 at 9:14 am

      Hi Cindy oh no! Next time don’t forget! Hehe.

  • Reply
    Yvonne
    August 26, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Thanks so much for all this useful information especially about letting the credit card company know that you will be away.

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      August 28, 2017 at 8:22 am

      Something most people usually forget!

  • Reply
    Colleen
    August 27, 2017 at 1:11 am

    These are all so smart!! I need to do these next time (bookmarking this post!! haha).

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      August 28, 2017 at 8:22 am

      Haha thanks Colleen!

  • Reply
    Nancy
    August 27, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    I agree with your list of things to do before going on a trip! Paying a bill is definitely important because late fees are not fun to deal with. Probably a day before, empty the trash as well so flies are not swarming around it when you’re back. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      August 28, 2017 at 8:23 am

      Hi Nancy great tip! Yes that’s definitely one more thing to remember!

  • Reply
    Violette
    August 28, 2017 at 4:08 am

    These are great tips! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      August 28, 2017 at 8:23 am

      Thanks Violette!

  • Reply
    Camila
    August 28, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Creating a budget is always important because you don’t want to spend all of your money!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      August 28, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      Haha true, one other thing to plan before a trip!

  • Reply
    Alyssa
    August 28, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    These are really great tips! I live with my parents so I may not have a problem with the food, but I will surely take care of my personal bills before leaving. I do hate getting interest 😀 And I didn’t know flu shot takes 2 weeks! I forgot to ask that.

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      August 28, 2017 at 11:56 pm

      Hey Alyssa, it might depend on the flu shot! Better to ask your doctor!

  • Reply
    Sheena Sy Gonzales
    August 28, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    Keep them in mind for your next trip! :)

  • Reply
    Talina
    September 2, 2017 at 5:40 am

    These tips are so useful and fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      September 2, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      Glad you found it useful Talina!

  • Reply
    Kim
    September 12, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Great tips! I like to try and empty the fridge (especially of leftovers) before I leave on a long trip!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      September 12, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      Thanks Kim yes that’s really a must!!

  • Reply
    Angelica Jugueta
    September 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    I have a bad habit of packing the last minute and most of the time, I end up leaving things like my tripod, adapter etc. I should really consider having a list a week before. Thanks for the tip Sheena! :)

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      September 19, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      Definitely make a list!! Welcome! 😉

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