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What to do the day before a big trip to prepare

What to do the day before a big trip to prepare

What to do the day before a big trip to prepare


If you’re planning a big trip, it can be daunting to think about all the things you need to do beforehand. But if you put it ahead of time, everything will go much smoother. So when you get there, you can have more time for fun! So here’s what I recommend doing the day before a big trip to prepare:

Do necessary cleaning around the house.

  • Clean the bathroom.
  • Make sure you have enough toilet paper.
  • Wash the dishes and clean up the kitchen before you leave for your big trip (or even if it’s not a big trip). If you’re traveling by car, it’s best to wash dishes immediately after eating to avoid having food particles left behind on plates and bowls that could potentially contaminate them during transportation in case of an accident or spillage. Also, don’t forget about dusting! Dusting is important even though most people think it doesn’t matter much but I’m going out on a limb here so please listen carefully: when dusting something like furniture or electronics, use a feather duster instead of a vacuum cleaner because they’re easier on sensitive surfaces such as wood furniture etcetera—and also save yourself money by washing out all those filters after every use instead of buying new ones every few months just so they can do their job properly again someday soon when there isn’t any need yet except maybe once every couple weeks depending upon how often someone uses them daily/monthly…


  • Pack.
  • Check the weather and pack accordingly. If you’re thinking of traveling somewhere in the summer, be sure to pack sun protection like a hat and sunglasses, as well as a light jacket or shirt that can be worn over your clothes if it gets too warm outside. You may also want to bring along a raincoat if there’s going to be any chance of precipitation during your trip—and don’t forget an umbrella!
  • Pack for all possible activities: hiking trails, mountain biking trails; beach/snorkeling equipment (if applicable); skydiving equipment (if applicable); etcetera…
  • Do some research about what kind of first aid kit would best suit your needs before packing one up yourself so that there won’t be any surprises later on when needed

Finish up last-minute things you need to do before you leave.

  • Check the weather. If you’re planning on traveling during a storm, be sure to double-check that your flight is still on for departure time—and if not, make sure it’s rescheduled.
  • Check your flight status. If you have any doubts about whether or not there will be delays or cancellations due to bad weather conditions, check with your airline ahead of time so they can let everyone know what they do know (and don’t).
  • Check your hotel reservation and car rental reservation(s). The last thing anyone wants is for their trip plans to fall apart at the last minute due to something outside of their control like an unforeseeable issue with air traffic control systems or a breakdown in communication between two parties involved in making arrangements for transportation between destination points!

Go over the directions one last time.

  • Go over the directions one last time. This is a great time to double-check that you have all of your information and are ready for the trip. Make sure you know where you’re going and how to get there, as well as where to turn off at each exit or stoplight. If there are any hazards or traffic issues on your route, make sure they’re noted in your notes so that if something happens (like a road closure or detour), it will be easy for someone else working in an office somewhere else in town who isn’t familiar with these roads and can’t figure out what’s happening just by looking at what’s written down on paper!

Give your pets extra TLC.

If you have pets, make sure they’re in good spirits. Feed them if they haven’t had food for a while and give them treats to keep them happy. Let them play with their toys. So they don’t feel left out when you’re away for long periods of time. And let them sleep in your bed—it will make it easier for everyone when morning comes around!

Get some rest and relax.

You’ve been working hard all week, so it’s time to take a break. Go somewhere relaxing and unwind for a few minutes—maybe even sleep in! When you wake up, make sure that your body is well-rested before hitting the road. Consider taking a bath or shower; this will help relieve tension and stress while also helping you feel refreshed. If you’re out of town on business, take an afternoon walk around the city or neighborhood where you’ll be staying. It’s always nice to explore!

If reading isn’t an option at this point in your trip prep process, then watching TV might be more soothing than anything else. Because it won’t require any thought-provoking conversation with friends or family members who don’t understand why they can’t just go back home right now. Instead, everything will just happen naturally over time without having any ulterior motives.


Here’s the takeaway:

  • You can always go back to your hotel room and relax, but if you’re really looking to get out and see the sights, this is a good time to do so.
  • Once you’re done with your trip and want more adventures, there are plenty of things that await you around Bend!


We hope that this to-do list, the day before a big trip will help you prepare for your home. It also helps you to get ready for your journey. Remember, don’t forget about any errands or appointments you have to take care of! We know that it can be easy to forget about these things when we are busy planning our trip. But you need to remember that it is important to stay organized so nothing falls through the cracks. If something unexpected comes up during your travels, at least you’ll know what steps need taking next time around (hopefully!).

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