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Summer Means V.A.C.A.T.I.O.N.

New York summers are full of sunshine, activities, community events, and of course for many, summer vacations. So whether you are headed out of Williamsville for an extended weekend or for several weeks, we’ve got some tips in today’s Renaissance Place Apartments Blog post to make the whole process easier.

Doing the Paperwork

Before you leave, make photocopies of your driver’s license, passport, and credit cards. (Or at least take photos of them with your phone to have on hand in case of an emergency.)

Arrange to have your mail held, or to have someone pick it up for you. No need to advertise that no one is home.

Make copies of your prescriptions to take with you in the event you have a medical issue while you are away. Find and take your health insurance cards, too.

Plan an itinerary and leave a copy with a trusted friend or family member. Include contact information with your travel plan.

Remove items that are not necessary for your trip from your wallet; it saves a bit of space and ensures important things can’t be lost. Alternatively, create a new travel wallet and only include the items you want/need to take with you on your trip.

Preparing Your Apartment

Clean your apartment before you leave, paying special attention to taking out the trash, making sure the dishes are done, the dishwasher is empty and dry, and that there are no wet clothes in the washer.

If you have plants, make sure they are thoroughly watered. If you are going to be gone for an extended time, put them in the shower, water well, and close the curtain. Doing this will help the plants maintain the moisture.

Coming Home to the Renaissance Place Apartments

Leave something in the freezer that can be easily defrosted for dinner. Perhaps a frozen gourmet pizza and garlic bread, or even the fixins for a quick omelet. The last thing you want to do after arriving at home is cook a big meal for everyone.

Put clean linens on your bed before you head out. After a refreshing shower, there is nothing more heavenly than slipping between the clean sheets and sleeping in your own bed.

What are your vacation plans? Headed somewhere traditional, or are you trying new adventures? Be sure to tell us in the comments.