Learn How to Pack Early When Traveling

Posted on 28 January 2018 (0)

How early is early? It is a question that comes up either a month or a week before your planned trip out of town. You may be a little too busy at times to even think about what to do next. But having the foresight to plan helps when you have your tasks laid out for the next 3 weeks. In anticipation of the workload to come, here are ways to set your mind into packing early.

  • Sort clothes in the middle of folding them.

One trick that some travelers discover is how planning a trip can be infused in folding clothes. Most of the time, the staff at the laundromat has folded the clothes neatly in a package. If ever they are already sorted out, it distinguishes the clothes from the tops and the bottoms apart from blazers and slacks. Once it is your turn to sort them out, you separate the clothes that you intend to put into the suitcase from the clothes that you put back in the closet.

  • Analyze extra features, if ever, of your suitcase or luggage.

  • It doesn’t matter if your suitcase has been with you for years or it is something you just bought less than a week ago. There are certain pockets or straps that you don’t initially notice because you were often in a hurry packing stuff up. Those features are found in your suitcase for a reason – it is for you to use them. Who would have thought that there is a separate compartment to put your underwear and socks all this time?

  • Checking the ride-sharing services found in the planned destination.

It has yet to be confirmed will be classified as a moving company since some of the travelers that use it within the United States are movers with just a couple of boxes to take with them when transferring into a new home. Also, you have to confirm it yourself if Uber and other ride-sharing services are already available in your planned destination in case you see yourself going out of the country. Otherwise, you would be commuting. It becomes a problem when you are not very familiar with local rates. This then takes us to our final point.

  • Anticipate any last minute changes that may arise.

Commuting is already one thing. Traversing the routes around the tourist destination you intend to go around and about is another. Because going solo does not always work when you easily get lost. Good thing there are travel troupes that offer shuttle services not only from the airport to the hotel and back but in areas around the block where your chosen hotel is located. So apart from having extra cash and some loose change for whatever may occur before, during and after the trip, you are loaded enough to survive.

If you insist, early packing happens at least 48 hours before the trip itself. Then again, it will not help much unless you know what to do within the given time frame from the packing to the time spent waiting at the airport’s check-in area. Enjoy the journey.

How to utilize time away from home?

Posted on 22 January 2018 (0)

Sometimes you need time away from home to unwind and recharge your energy. Scheduling in some get away time can also be a great time to hire cleaning services to get things nice and tidy for when you finally return home, you can find a clean, organized and fresh place to relax. Everyone loves a clean home! This is would be a perfect time to have carpet cleaning performed, where the carpets can dry in time without the need to tippytoe around the house. Some of these cleaners do it at their place ready to pick up once you’re back from your weekend getaway. It’s the kind of out-of-home service that works well when booked at a time that you’re out of town. Since it is not that complicated, the ways that it can be done should be enumerated.

Night-out with friends.

Drinking the night away is only recommended if spent with friends. Going solo is fine but having a place to sleep right after getting tipsy can lead to “issues”, among other things. Drinking out with friends though? If you pass out on the way out of the club, at least you have 1 friend or two sober enough to drive you home. Or all friends can sleep overnight at a commonplace. So come the morning after, you can return home, get cleaned and dressed up to pick up the carpets from the cleaners.

Night swimming at a beachfront tourist destination.

A little similar to the previous point except that you went out of your way to go to some beachfront property with friends to drink and party the night away. This time, you don’t have to worry about getting home late or an involuntary sleepover simply because you passed out on the way out of the club. You get to balance liquor intake with partying and dipping in the pool. If you need night out-of-town on a limited time frame, this is a one-weekend getaway to go. […]

Traveling for the Meantime

Posted on 20 November 2017 (0)

Everyone likes to travel. Not everyone likes to pack. Even after getting the laundry dried up for folding, deciding which items make it to the suitcase, to the hand-carry bag and the little pouch you just thought of putting your smartphone and other valuables is a chore. But sometimes, you need a little break out of home especially when your own home needs a cleanup.

Yes, sometimes you just have to get out of the house and try to kill time while other people had to clean your house. Because if there would be a time where you need to stay out of the house for the house cleaning services to get their job done right (and with less supervision), it becomes a good time to go around town. It becomes a viable reason to travel.

There is a reason why some folks would rather schedule some house renovations on that one weekend when they are not at home. Because with renovations come paint jobs that take forever to evaporate. Even when you’re outside the house, the compound where the newly painted walls reeked of the butane smell all the way to the lawn and, at times, to the sidewalk where you don’t plan to spend all day standing. Time will feel slower that way, dragging you doing practically anything to push some stuff done at a nearby cafe.

Sometimes it’s an opportunity to have the cleaning duties scheduled on a weekday – the same day as that of your working hours. But that still involves coming home to freshly painted walls. Even if the only part of the house was the roof, it will still smell strong enough to affect the way you sleep if you even manage to get some sleep with that unpleasant odor assaulting your senses.

So, planning in advance your weekend getaway to coordinate the house repairs and renovations projects in tow work not only for your home but for your health. Wandering up and about might as well be done somewhere with scenic sights to take selfies with. Most weekend getaways only last the night. So having that one night away from home might as well be that night when you are waiting for your house to breathe out all of that odor.

It also becomes an excuse to reconnect with an old roommate who might still be living on his own and waiting for you to share the pad again even just for the meantime. Not only is it cheaper since it’s an old roommate after all but a chance to reconnect with people that were once part of your life and plan to keep for the rest of your life. It’s what the smartphone usually is for. Since you trusted them before for sharing a room with you, you can trust them again for a nightcap while letting the home breathe for the meantime.

Finding time to move about and see what other cities and tourist attractions have for you while waiting for the paint dry and the odor evaporate means finding a reliable company with which you can trust with your home while away somewhere. There are a few companies that include roof cleaning services, provided to their respective clients.

While this is not a reason to go slack in terms of keeping your valuables in your custody while waiting for the cleaning jobs to get done and over with, this is also an opportunity to get in touch with a roof cleaning company (that also offers roof-painting jobs) that you can trust your home with. Get in touch with them the soonest time possible and see both aspects of your life improve – your travel experiences and your home.

How To Travel Light

Posted on 09 October 2017 (0)

The carry-on bag has become the go-to item when trying to travel light. Fewer items to pack, unload and pack – in that order – means more time to enjoy the journey itself. Sounds cliche. But the anticipation of the best weekend getaway is best to remember with less baggage. Literally.

There are some items that you don’t have to bring. When you have only one bag to use for that weekend trip, you need to maximize the space allotted for the essentials. This means less of the things you’d be using when one version ends up getting used more frequently.

Confused? Let the items below clarify what you should bring less of due to them being used more of.


Things to Bring on a Trip

Posted on 24 September 2017 (0)

Reminders have never been so in-demand as it is now when you are surrounded by distractions. From gadgets to social media, mobile app versions of to-do lists have served as ways to tell yourself that there are things needed to be in the travel bag before snoozing that task on your smartphone.

With millennials constantly living “in real time” having gadgets and trinkets to make that weekend getaway worthwhile have become a must. Like which accessories should never be separated from your smartphone pouch?

Listed below are some of the major items to take when traveling on a weekend.

  • The charger

Chargers lately have gone versatile. Knowing that some travelers have several devices taken to the trip, the manufacturers behind the best chargers made the cords fitting to most gadgets. This tip helps when you book a room with outlets for the said purpose. Otherwise, have the next accessory ready for the trip too.

  • The power bank

Most power banks sold online already comes with a cord that can fit whether your phone is by Apple or by Android. Portability is the main thing that made power banks reliable when stuck in the middle of an outdoor trek with no outlet whatsoever with which to plug that mobile phone charger. A power bank with multiple plugging slots is highly recommended so you can charge your smartphone and your digital camera at the same time.

  • The hat

Because of the sun. That’s why. A visor may help you by giving shade to your eyes along with your sunnies. Also, it secures the bun with which you put your hair in. That is in case you’re not set to keep your hair down for the trek. Hats also have a way of making your selfies look better. In group pictures, the stylish hats make you distinguishable compared to your other travel buddies. And with that in mind ….

  • The tripod

You can no longer use the excuse of being the default photographer among your travel buddies when you can set the timer on your camera phone. If you need a bigger group shot, putting your camera phone securely on a tripod with the timer settings in place give everyone an opportunity to be in the group pics. The last thing you then have to worry about would be random photobombers.

Note these items on your smartphone reminders the closer you get to the weekend. It always pays to be prepared for that trip to your favorite trekking site or similar weekend getaway that comes to mind. If you’re going to make that trip memorable, keep tab of the things that will store the memories of the said trip for keepsakes.

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