Packing for a long vacation takes a surprising amount of energy and having to account for several wardrobe changes can be admittedly overwhelming. Remembering the bikini that makes you feel best is a must-do but there are a few other tasks that should be on your prevacation checklist. . . . and guess what? They don't take nearly as long as thoughtfully stuffing your suitcase.
- Set up automatic payment for your bills. You don't want to be greeted with late-payment fees or increased rates due to missed payments when you arrive home from your vacation. Schedule auto payments online to avoid any harmful mistakes.
- Sort through your wallet. Remove any items that you won't need for your trip like your social security card or extra credit cards. Carrying everything with you means keeping track of them, and if you're a victim of tourist theft those are more cards you'll have to cancel. For happier traveling, simply place them in a secure place before you leave.
- Make copies of important items. Some people prefer scanning images of their passport and credit cards and then emailing the files to themselves, but others don't feel secure having these on their computers. Whichever method you prefer, make copies of important items in case something is stolen.