3 Things Not to Forget on Your Way Out The Door For Christmas

It’s that time again! Everyone is preparing to go over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house. Let’s hope and pray the reindeer miss her this time. We will walk into sweet Christmas smells, smiles on little faces, and Grandpa sleeping in his favorite recliner through the football game.

Remembering to bring the kids pajamas, all the presents, and everything else that goes with the holiday travel season might be a hectic process, but it’s one you will probably succeed in. If you’re feeling confident in your organisational capabilities, you could even pack a Christmas Eve box for the kids to open the night before the big day. This could include everything from kids silk sleepwear to hot chocolate sachets to a Christmas film. It doesn’t have to be big, you’ve got to hide it from them in the car, but it’ll give them that little surprise to get the excitement building and create a truly magical atmosphere. However, there are some things you may not consider to be part of your normal list. Here are a few.

Extra Power Source

Have you ever been out of town and all of a sudden you notice your phone is about to die? Who hasn’t?! Most of us would simply plug our phone or other electronics into the charger in the wall or the car, depending on where we are, and forget about it for a while.

Then, we come back and occasionally we find our device not charged. There are those times we just forgot to make sure the charger was plugged into the wall, but the majority of the time, lack of a full charge will point to a faulty charger. A malfunction like that couldn’t come at a worse time.

There are pictures to take, family to call and wish a Merry Christmas to, and the annual game of Guess the Music Artist to cheat on with the help of Google. We need our phones. Make sure to take an extra power source.

Boredom Backups

If you have children or grandchildren and have ever taken them on a trip with you, you understand what it can take to keep them entertained. Long drives, lots of family members, gifts they just don’t like, and just being tired can all come together to create a very chaotic situation.

Not to mention, there are usually moments you will need to step outside for some fresh air, as well. In these situations, it’s a great idea to have a backup plan. Bring some of the kids’ favorite toys. If you have older children, a little while in their headphones won’t kill anyone. Bring something for yourself, as well.

A good book is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Holidays for a short time. It’s possible you are the type to sit in the rocking chair on the porch and stare at the sky. That will do the trick, too.

Lawyers Phone Number

Unfortunately, anytime we head out the door to travel, there is always the possibility of an accident. As horrible as that thought may be, especially during the Holidays, it’s one we must remain prepared for.

In the instance you encounter another vehicle or lose control of yours while you’re out, it’s a great idea to be carrying your attorney’s number with you. This way, they have the earliest possible access to the details they will need to create to best case for you.

A Christmas vacation is supposed to be mostly void of worry and stress. Don’t forget to pack the things that can see to it.

Krissy Georgiadis

Written by Krissy Georgiadis

Law graduate and wanderlust sufferer. I like rum and beaches.