Keeping the home fires burning - frequent business travel
February 19, 2011 6:27 PM Subscribe
I travel frequently for work (at least one week/month domestic, plus regular international trips of up to 10 days and other short haul domestic trips, which often results in being away every second week). I am well set up for what I need on the road, but would welcome tips and hacks for preparing my home for while I am away and having it set up for my return.
posted by AnnaRat to Travel & Transportation (15 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I am slowly working out all the things I need to get done before I leave - make sure the garbage is emptied, giving the plants a good soak. And some things to ease my transition home - like having long life milk so I can have a coffee without going to the shops. I talk myself to attending social functions when I'm home, even when tired, as I otherwise don't manage to catch up with people often.
I am gradually discovering other things - like I need to flush the kitchen drain well before I go or it smells when I get home.
I would also like to feel settled back home more quickly. I definitely need to work on unpacking my bags faster.
I live by myself, in an apartment (if that information is relevant to your answers).
What else should I add to my to-do lists or keep at home or organise so that that all is in good order when I return and I don't have such a transition period to "being home"?