Getting Ready For A Holiday Checklist

It is now just over a week until I jet of on holiday for my birthday, at the start of this week I was going to cancel going, but holiday is back on and although I have been counting it down, it has just hit me how near it is.

I am sitting here thinking about what I need to do, think it is going to be a busy week,

  • Ironing – As all our summer clothes have been in hiding for months, I decided to sort through and wash them all, so they are all nice and fresh to wear.  Only problem is I now have an ironing pile the size of Mount Everest that I keep looking at and thinking I will do that later.
  • Shopping – I still need to buy swimwear and not found anything I like yet, and some summer clothes, and new flip flops.  I also need to get all the toiletries for the holiday.  Luckily I am going shopping with my Mum on Monday for a bit of Mum and Daughter time, and if C feels up to it will take her with us as well.
  • Hair – Luckily I have my hair booked in for the day before we go, to be coloured and cut so that is one thing I just need to remember to go to, will also get my eyes done while out.
  • Get My Body Holiday Ready – according to my lovely husband, my skin is so pale I will dazzle everyone, and has suggested going for a spray tan.  I have never been to a spray tan place before.  Although he just needs to look at the sun and goes a lovely bronzed colour, he said he will come with me for support.  Then there is all the other preparations us girls need to do.
  • Nails – Luckily I have good nails so they just need polishing, with hopefully a new nail colour I will find on Monday.
  • Suitcases – We have just realised one of our cases is broken, so need to get a new one.
  • Travel Documents – Luckily everything is together, but I have to check 100 times, even before we walk out the door, and on the way to the airport.
  • Travel Money – This is easy enough and can get at anytime, but still something on my list.
  • Shopping for C, and the animals – As they are staying home with my Mum, I still need to make sure they are all stocked up, so need to do a normal shop.
  • Write Down C’s Medication and times – Although we house share with my parents, and my Mum is great in caring for C, and C knows what medication to have.  I have introduced some supplements as well. Plus she is on extra medication following earlier this week.  So will make sure I go through everything fully with her.

Can you think of anything I may have missed, I think the hardest task I have is my ironing.

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36 thoughts on “Getting Ready For A Holiday Checklist

  1. Love this list mine would stop at prepare my body for holiday eek! Don’t think my body will ever be ready!! Have a fab time 😊

    1. admin

      Mine wont be either but I am going to be 50 on the day we go so who cares haha x

  2. There’s always so much to do but it’s so worth it once you’re there. Hope you have a great time

    1. admin

      I know, it is always the week before you start to panic that you have everything, but need this holiday so much right now x

  3. This is a great checklist for travel preparation. I’m usually not so organized and run around frantically.. I for sure need to start making a list.

    1. admin

      I will still be rushing about next Saturday, and probably doing my ironing mountain.

  4. I’m off on holiday in a few weeks and your list has just jogged my memory that I need to get a spray tan booked in! I’m super pale too and don’t tan or burn really so I love getting a spray tan before a holiday.

    1. admin

      This will be my first ever spray tan, but I am so white I will blind people x

  5. Natasha

    Gel nails are great for holidays as they last so long and don’t chip 🙂

    I always feel like I forget something whenever I go away!

    1. admin

      I always do my own nails, I always feel like I have forgotten something as well x

  6. This is a great checklist for any holiday-goer. I really wish i was going away this year. xx

    1. admin

      I need to at least try to be prepared, we haven’t had a holiday in a while due to C’s illness x

  7. I always make a holiday list before I go on holiday! I never feel completely prepared. Mine is always huge and I always seem to take more than I actually need

    1. admin

      I always take more than I need, I drive my husband mad x

  8. This is a great checklist for the holiday! I like to fix my hair and nails before I travel places x

    1. admin

      Thank you, have managed to tick some bits off the list, not the ironing yet though x

  9. Great list! My mummy always spends ages getting herself ready for holiday! More time getting beach ready than packing suitcases! 😉

    1. admin

      I do as well, it takes a lot for us Mums to prepare ourselves for holidays x

  10. This is a very handy list, I am actually going on holiday tomorrow and I need to start ironing my clothes. I will get my nails done at the nail spa tomorrow morning, before my train. 🙂

    1. admin

      I have just stood and finished my mountain of ironing, I can now relax a lot more, I hope you have a lovely holiday x

  11. hannah

    This is a great list as getting ready can be stressful

    1. admin

      It is stressful, everyone else seems to have an easy time as it is me who sorts everything out x

  12. Great list having a list for what u need to do before going away is so handy.

    1. admin

      Thank you, I can now very smugly say the ironing mountain is no more 🙂

  13. I’m super pale too so a sunless tanning cream is always something I make full use of before we go away.

    1. admin

      I am surprised how many people do a tan of some kind before they go away x

  14. Shopping is my favourite thing to do before a holiday, stock up on the essential clothes which we don’t get a chance to wear here! x

    1. admin

      I love the shopping as well, although stressing about an online order that hasn’t arrived

  15. Lol it did make me laugh, your husband has the cheek to suggest you need a tan haha isn’t that what holidays are for anyway 😛 But regardless really hope you have a good time x

    1. admin

      I know lol, I am not like him who just needs to look at the sun to tanx

  16. For travel documents I ensure I have one printed copy plus one on my phone, I prefer to have the one of the phone but you know its safer to have backup somewhere

    1. admin

      We do the same, my husband has it on his phone x

  17. Great to have a holiday checklist like this…even better when someone has done an article like this with one all ready 🙂 x

    1. admin

      Haha hope it helps x

  18. danasia fantastic

    I’m currently in the process of trying to find swimsuits for my trip to Mexico next month! It’s such a tedious task!

    1. admin

      It has been difficult and thanks to Yodel messing up had to start looking again, but hopefully will all be here in time for Saturday x

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