How To Prepare For A Christmas Away From Home

Getting ready to go away for a Christmas break is something that is worth getting excited about, especially if you are heading away outside of the country for a couple of weeks! When you are heading outside of the home for Christmas there is a lot more to worry about than simply heading away and locking the door! Here are just some of the things that you need to remember to do when heading away over the festive season.

Getting The Gifts Ready

If you are intending on going away then you need to make sure you have purchased all of your gifts and packages before you go. Not only will you need to buy everything but you will also have to make sure that you have written all of your cards, attached them to the gifts and sent them about. Even if you are going away it is great to make sure that people have all of their gifts ready for the day because opening them late just isn’t as fun!

Although this might mean that you have to do a fair bit of shopping earlier in December, it does mean that you won’t have to frantically have to worry about wrapping up all of the gifts on Christmas Eve! I remember last year that by the end of Christmas Eve (about 11.45) my hands were in agony from all of the labels I wrote, the last ones were pretty illegible!

Packing The Right Clothes

It is very easy to pack a load of jumpers when you are heading away around the Christmas time but make sure you do your research to see exactly what the climate is actually like around this time of the year. Sometimes people assume that it will be the same as the country they are from and it ends up being the complete opposite. Researching your destination is important no matter what time of year you are going!

Packing The Decorations Away

Although packing decorations away before Christmas might not sound like a very good idea, if you have outside lights and inflatable ornaments then you really need to think about putting them away. Keep the Christmas tree up inside but take the decorations down because they aren’t going to be on and they could potentially blow away in strong winds.

If you have a timer that you can use for all of the lights and you know for a fact that everything it tied down then you should be okay to leave them all up. Never leave them up without a timer because any criminal will be able to notice (after a few days) that nobody is home!

You need to make sure you consider all of this when you are heading away for Christmas!

 

Ryan works for 5 Star Retallack Resort. They specialise in dog friendly holidays and baby friendly breaks! 

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