Everyone needs a break from time to time. A vacation allows us the opportunity to relax, reflect, and just have fun. There is no work, no worries, and no one to bring you down, at least for a weekend. Let’s face it. Vacation is an awesome time away with family or friends, but it can wear you out.
When everything’s said and done, you want to look forward to coming home. No one wants to come home and be overwhelmed with house and yard work, and a mailbox full of bills. Here are few things you can do to make sure coming home from your trip is worth looking forward to.
Clean Your House
Cleaning your house is your absolute favorite thing in the world to do, right? (I can hear the nervous laughter already.) Ok. So, tidying up is not your favorite past time. However, if you take the time to do a thorough cleansing of your home before you go on vacation, when you return, you will be able to come into a fresh smelling, spotless home where you can just crash. Returning to the reality of life doesn’t have to happen as soon as you get home. You just need to be willing to spend the time to prepare.
Set Up Lawn Care
How many times have you driven by a house that has a yard that could easily be the butt of a “you might be a redneck” joke? Regular lawn maintenance is necessary for the overall health of your grass and the overall appearance of your yard. However, while you are away, it is a good idea to hire a lawn care service.
This will assure that your grass, trees, and flower beds get the attention you need even while you are away. Especially if you plan to be away for a week or longer. Make sure to hire a company with a proven track record and that they understand you will be absent while they are working.
Pay Up The Bills
One of the responsibilities of living in the world of adults is making sure our bills are not only paid, but paid on time. One of the reasons we go on vacation is to destress. We look forward to escaping the adult world, if only for a week or two.
Make sure to take the time to save up a little extra for the bills. Pay them up before you depart to Neverland and when you return, the stress of losing more money to bills won’t hamper your homecoming.
Vacation time is like the wizard at the end of the yellow brick road, adventurous, mysterious, and it holds long-awaited answers at the end of a hard journey. However, in the end, there is simply no place like home.