The importance of making a holiday checklist

The importance of making a holiday checklist

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Creating a holiday checklist will help to make sure that you don’t forget any essential items when packing your suitcase. If you’re preparing to go away on a beach holiday you’ll need to remember a towel, sunhat, sandals and sunglasses. It can be easy to forget some important items if you’re not careful and it may be expensive and time consuming to buy these once you arrive at your destination, although some items can be purchased at the airport before departure. If you are staying in a small village or remote destination it may not be so easy to buy replacements, and a language barrier can make obtaining some items difficult. Frequent travellers understand just how important a holiday check list can be.

Key documents to take with you

It’s a good idea to put all your important documents in a wallet or folder, where they are safe but easily accessible during the journey (99) If you arrive at the airport without your passport then you won’t be allowed on the plane and your holiday will have got off to the worst possible start. Other important documents include tickets, boarding passes and health card. Make sure that these items are on your holiday checklist. If you are on medication for a chronic condition such as diabetes or asthma then it is vital to remember to take supplies with you.

Self-catering holidays

For a self catering holiday travellers may wish to take some basic food supplies and cleaning materials with them, especially if they are travelling by car. If flying, it’s important to consider the weight when packing your bags. If your bag is over the weight limit, you will need to pay an excess charge or leave some items behind at the airport. Make sure you check your baggage allowance each time you fly as this will vary between airlines. Some items such as liquids will need to go in the hold baggage.

Using the checkandpack app

Start making your checklist for holiday several days before you are due to go away. This will give you plenty of time to stock up on essential items such as suntan lotion and insect repellent. The checkandpack app helps you make a checklist for holiday in just a few moments. Simply enter the destination and type of holiday, follow the on-screen directions and the program will create a holiday checklist for you, emailed straight to your inbox.

Then there will be no more excuses for leaving anything at home!

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