The growing popularity of the staycation means two things: families are budget conscious and that they don’t need to go to Disneyworld to have a great vacation. But don’t underestimate the organizational hazards of staycations. You may be at home, but taking a few extra steps to make sure everything is organized can make for a stress-free (or as much as possible) vacation. Here are three tips from Mandi at Simple Mom.
1. Keep Your Schedule Flexible Remember, it’s a vacation, so nobody wants to wake up super early or follow a strict itinerary. Also, when you plan your schedule, leave a lot of time between activities so nobody feels rushed going from place to place. 2. Get Chores Done Beforehand You’re still at home, which means there are a number of house chores to be done, but if you’re going to commit to this staycation, you’ll need to get as much done as possible ahead of time. Sure, the garbage will still be collected while you’re “on vacation,” but do your best to get as much out of the way as possible.
3. Plan Your Meals You can cut down on the stress of a staycation, and save a bit of money, but thinking ahead about what your family will be eating. Stock your fridge with all the groceries you’ll need, and freeze meals so you can just throw them in the oven when needed. And don’t be afraid to eat out. It’s a vacation, after all!