One Thing To Do Before You Leave For a Trip

Do this before you leave for a tripI spent last weekend celebrating a friend’s wedding in Costa Rica. It was an incredible trip full of sunshine, great people, and good food, but by the time I walked into my apartment late on Tuesday night I was exhausted. Four days of sun, late nights, and one very long day of travel had wiped me out.

Thankfully, before I left for my trip I had taken a few minutes to tidy up my room (which was in complete disarray after my late-night packing sesh, during which I had unearthed my s ummer clothes from the back of my closet, most of which ended up all over the place instead of in my suitcase) and make my bed.

To be clear, my room was not perfectly put back together, nor was my bed perfectly made. I had, however, pulled it together enough so that it looked neat and organized when I came home, which is one thing I’ve learned to do before leaving for a trip.

After a long day of navigating airpots and sitting on flights, there’s nothing more stressful than walking into an apartment that’s a mess. Trust me.

On the other hand, coming home to an organized space always makes me feel glad to be home and ready to take on whatever it is I have planned for the week.

What do you do before leaving for a trip? Are you planning any fun trips for the summer? 

Also >> If you’re planning a trip to Costa Rica and 10 wedding dos and donts.


  1. May 12, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    Amen! I’m getting ready for a busy travel season ahead and will def clean before I go! I’ll thank myself – and you for the tip- later! Xx

    • briellefriedman
      May 12, 2018 / 10:33 pm

      It makes such a big difference! 🤗 & thanks for reading Marisa! ❤️

  2. Sue
    May 13, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    I agree!!!I clean like a crazy person before I leave. My family thinks I’m nuts! It’s so nice to come home to a clean place and just have a load of laundry (if I didn’t do on vacation!) and grocery shopping to do. Nice to come home to clean sheets too! 🙂

    • briellefriedman
      May 13, 2018 / 9:48 pm

      It’s so nice!! Next time I’m going to make sure I have clean sheets too haha

  3. Sissie Friedman
    May 15, 2018 / 2:59 pm

    I like to clean up the bathroom, too, just in case the place is robbed while we’re away and the police come in!

    • briellefriedman
      May 15, 2018 / 3:59 pm

      Haha great tip! That’s definitely something I haven’t done in the past.

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