Friday, May 16, 2008

Getting organized

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Well, I'm taking some time off now. I feel I really deserve this since I put such hard work into my Fast Draft.

Now I'm hard at work trying to get ready. I don't know about you, but there a few things I absolutely must do in order to prepare for a trip.
(If I mentioned these before, just humor me.)

1) Wash all the sheets. (I like to come home to fresh clean sheets)

2) Run and then empty the dishwasher. (I don't want any thing around that could possibly smell up the house)

3) Empty the trash and recyclables. (see reason #2)

4) Do laundry. (I'm going to have to do laundry when I get back, so I like to have a low load waiting)

5) Throw out all food that might spoil in the refrigerator

6) Leave out fresh towels in the bathroom

7) Clean the toilets. (I don't really know why I have to do this. But it probably goes along with the whole "fresh" problem I seem to have)


What about you? Do you go through any "must do" rituals when you leave for a trip?

8 comments:

Chicki said...

I do everything except the toilets! We also tell the neighbors to keep an eye on the house.

Where are you going now, girl?

Stephanie said...

1. Must make sure we get all children. :o)

HA! I'm not organized do much of anything for a trip. I usually do a deep clean when I get back since all the laundry and unpacking will be waiting for me anyway. I'm a procrastinator.

Ellen said...

I put out the garbage, tell the neighbors I'm leaving so they can park one of their cars in my driveway, stop paper delivery, turn off AC/heater.

Caryn said...

You are so nice to yourself! Me? I'm too busy deciding what to pack and getting things wrapped up at home, work, etc. to do the extra stuff. Sure would be nice to come home to a clean house sometime, though, instead of the results of my last-minute packing frenzy. (I have to pack at the last minute, or I'll just keep thinking of extraneous stuff to add to my bag "just in case".)

Chelle Sandell said...

We're usually running around at the last second taking care of details...but the trash and dishes are a must! I live with 2 boys and a hubby...toilets get wiped with clorox wipes daily and cleaned very often. LOL!

Chelle Sandell said...

We're usually running around at the last second taking care of details...but the trash and dishes are a must! I live with 2 boys and a hubby...toilets get wiped with clorox wipes daily and cleaned very often. LOL!

Lesley said...

I usually do everything and then sit there and glare at my husband until he packs his bags. He likes to do things at the last minute and I like everything done early, early. I'm surprised we haven't killed each other yet. LOL

Have a good trip!

Fionn J. said...

:) I mostly just leave. That's all. Just pack up some clothes and leave.

...oh, but I have to check the coffee machine. Once we left for an overnight trip and returned to find the pot almost half-molten to the machine. Yikes!

Hope you enjoy your trip!