Leaving the House Checklist, v13
Have used the Tour/Travel Planning Checklist
(Use this link or 2 clicks on Previous Checklist at page top)
Before the Gate (apriori), Many Items Repeated from the Tour/Travel Planning Checklist [ ] Passport(s), Visas [ ] Schedule, Itinerary, [ ] Hardcopy, Receipts, Deposits, Reservations, Flight Tickets, Documents, Vehicle reservations, download copy/transfer to data memory device [ ] Phone, iPod, Notebook, Pad, camera (data storage) and appropriate [ ] charging systems, batteries, (applicable) cables Note (Double Check): packing the correct cable(s) especially the data transfer cable(s) [ ] Driver License, International, [ ] AAA Member Card (lots of discounts, even in countries without coverage), Insurance Card [ ] Update/Obtain Enough Prescription and OTC Medications [ ] Cash, Appropriate Denominations [ ] Assemble/buy Presents/Gifts if Desired [ ] Bank Cards, inform bank of travel plans/countries to visit [ ] Make Month/Period Payment Arrangements, Pre-Pay Utilities, Auto Pay, Pre-Write Payment Checks and Post the Mail Date for Someone to Mail for appropriate billing cycle, or make arrangements for someone to do this task for you [ ] Arrange or Pre-Arrange Monthly or Cycle Billing Payments: Pre Pay or Over Pay Utility bill if you are going to be away over a [ ] Important Documents: Known, Specified, Secured [ ] Send Schedule (Daily Lodging, Address, Their Phone #, Your Phone #, Country Codes) [ ] Mail Stop, Neighbor Pickup [ ] News Paper Stop, Neighbor Pickup, [ ] Trash / Waste Arrangements [ ] Notify: Neighbor, Family, Police, Local Authorities, Security Monitor Agency, Office [ ] Inform Someone of Late/Expected Delivery/Shipment/Freight [ ] Assemble or Create Address Labels for Mail and Post Cards House/Home [ ] Plants and Animals, [ ] Make Arrangement Before Trip: [ ] Food & Water Care, Setup & Do [ ] Clean Up [ ] Intrusion Alert: [ ] Devices / Alarm(s) Set [ ] Keys Secure [ ] Utility / Appliance Settings: [ ] Temperature Settings as Desired - hot water heater, house water boiler, house thermostat(s) [ ] Electrical Appliances Off / Unplugged [ ] Exterior Hoses (Wrap, Disconnect) [ ] Coffee Pot Off / Unplugged [ ] Water, as desired (running, on, off) [ ] Activate any home/cell/mobile phone travel plans or features [ ] Inspect: [ ] House Closed/Locked [ ] Windows (closed, locked, as desired), Doors (locked, bolted), wood slide stops in place [ ] Answer Machine Set as Desired / Unplugged [ ] Email, Out of Office Auto Reply turned on (work/home) [ ] Computers shut down/off/unplugged/UPS off/as desired [ ] House Exterior, Check [ ] Ornaments, as desired [ ] Hoses, wrapped/stored/set as desired [ ] Water, off/timer(s) set [ ] Grill/Equipment secured [ ] Gates closed/as desired [ ] Vehicles: [ ] Non Travel Vehicle: Locked, Garage Door Openers removed from outdoor vehicles, valuables out of site [ ] Travel/Airport Vehicle: Toll Change or Electronic Toll Device on Dashboard (if not mounted), no valuables left in site [ ] Fuel topped off [ ] Valuables Stored Safely: [ ] Travel Wallet/Purse set up, Regular Wallet/Purse stowed [ ] Jewelry, Art [ ] Guns, Weapons [ ] Check Books (maybe validate check quantity/number) [ ] Safe(s), valuables stored/re-stored, safe closed and locked, keys, combination [ ]
Last Minute ThingsThese Item(s) May Be Checked Off Already
But may be needed while everything else is packed.
Learn to use common assembly areas, like:
[ ] Wallet, Checkbook [ ] Pillows (sleeping and throw) [ ] Medications (keep easy to find while traveling), [ ] Remember to Take scheduled Meds [ ] Coats, Jackets, Rain Coats [ ] Shaver, Shaving or Traveling Kit, Electric Cords [ ] Toothbrush, Toothpaste [ ] Comb, Brush [ ] Travel / Alarm Clock [ ] Jewelry [ ] Exercise Outfit/Regelia [ ] Electrical Converters (voltage &/or plug) [ ] Travel Meal &/or Snacks [ ] Books / Reading Materials (Business, Travel, Language, Pleasure) [ ] Hair Dryer [ ] Beverage, Coffee, Creamer, Mug(s) [ ] Hand Lotion [ ] Bike Gear, Helmets, Gloves, Bottle, Mirror, Shades, Shirts, Pants [ ] Rain Gear: Umbrella, Jackets, Pants, Cover, [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
The Physical Departure
[ ] Visually insure that the garage door closes and stays closed Issue: Sometimes something like a toy or even snow can keep a garage door from closing completely and newer garage doors will automatically reverse direction. Issue: Many of us change from our normal routines for vacation or travel trip departures. One such change is facing the travel vehicle in a driveway away from the residence for easy loading purposes - Remember to actually close the garage doors in the excitement of departure. [ ] Issue: Some government frequencies and combinations can disrupt some garage door controls. Issue - Garage Door Security: There are many ways, from unplugging the opener, locking with a key, to actually placing locked vice grips on the rail next to a door wheel. [ ] Property Gates as desired [ ]
Caution: Items Most Often Forgotten or Lost While TravelingIn most cases they are left in wash rooms or toilet rooms;
Train yourself to double check every shower/bath/toilet/
change-room facility before departing!