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4 Things To Do Before Your Next Road Trip

I don’t know about you, but I am just aching for a vacation right now. We have been cooped up for so long that nothing sounds better to me! There is no better feeling than leaving for a vacation and knowing you have some upcoming time to relax – especially in these stressful times. We can’t do a vacation now, but as soon as it’s all clear, I’ll be down the road with my husband to relax and enjoy fun times ahead.

While leaving for your trip should be exciting and relaxing, preparing for a trip can also sometimes leave you with some anxiety. Preparing for your trip often includes much more than one might think – asking off of work, planning your schedule and adventures, finding care for pets, kids, and plants, planning for retrieval of mail or package deliveries – it never seems to end! Organization can really help with all of these tasks while you’re planning your getaway. Here are some tips to save you time and stress and let you get to the fun part of traveling!

Your Responsibilities
By responsibilities, I’m talking about your kids and your pets, really. Make sure that you have a solid plan for your pets and kids. Is someone coming over to watch your cat or dog? Are the kids being watched by a babysitter or will they be visiting the grandparents for a stay? Figure out your plan, and then make sure that they have everything that they need for the duration of your stay, which might include food, medicine, toys, and treats for the pets. Also, make sure that you write down any pertinent information about your pets and/or your children. Make sure you also include emergency contacts like your vet and doctor. This will ensure that your time away is smooth for you and your other loved ones. If you are traveling with your children, make sure you have all of the proper documentation for them, so that you do not run into any issues at security, or the gate. If you are traveling with an infant on your lap, make sure you let the airline know. You will need to give them your child’s name and their DOB.

Service Your Vehicle
Going on a road trip? One thing that you need to do before you go is make sure that your car is safe. If you have a Mercedes, you have to check out MBT OF ATLANTA Mercedes Master Techs (MBT of Atlanta). MBT of Atlanta is conveniently located on Buford Highway in Norcross, GA (very close to Doraville!). They are committed to providing you with the highest level of service and truly care about your Mercedes + your experience with them in hopes that you will always choose them for your maintenance and repair needs. If you need a Mercedes engine repair Atlanta,or just basic servicing, they are the best of the best – and honest too, which is really important when it comes to finding a great mechanic. 

The best part? Their services are affordable! They say, “Why pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars to diagnose and repair your Mercedes Benz? With Mercedes Benz Techs of Atlanta you get highly professional Mercedes technicians that provide an outstanding service at an affordable rate backed up by our unsurpassed guarantee. We are trained not only to replace parts but rather diagnose the source of the fault and repair it right the first time using our STAR Diagnostics tool. All of our work comes with a full labor and parts unconditional warranty. If for whatever reason the part fails you can bring it back for a replacement at no cost to you, no questions asked.”

When your car has an issue, you want to bring it to someone who knows what they are doing, especially when you are headed on a road trip! MBT of Atlanta specializes in Mercedes cars. This means that they will know more and do better work compared to another business that works on ALL car types. MBT of Atlanta only works on Mercedes, so they are specialized! You wouldn’t go to a dentist for a heart problem, right? Same premise here! Serving all of Metro-Atlanta, MBT of Atlanta will provide you with the best service for your Mercedes, so check them out today!

Home Mail
If you’re going to be gone for an extended period of time, putting your mail on hold would probably be the best idea. USPS makes it super easy to hold mail, and it can be done online very quickly – it is so easy to sign up. If your friend or neighbor doesn’t mind collecting your mail while you’re gone, that’s always an option too. When it comes to your plants, make sure they are taken care of. Either have a neighborhood kid water them for you, or figure out another plan, to make sure they stay alive while you are gone.

Don’t Forget About Your Old Food
I don’t know about you, but I absolutely hate coming home to a fridge that smells like rotten meat and spoiled milk. This is why I always clean out my fridge before I leave on a trip, making sure that there is nothing old that will attract bugs, or smell up my house. Throw away all perishables, or at least those things that will likely spoil while you’re away and you will be good to go to stock your clean fridge when you get back! 

There are quite a few things to do before your next road trip, but these are just a few. I hope they help!

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