Trip Prep To Do List – June 2016

 In Pre-Trip

May is always super busy for us.  We have 4 family birthdays, mother’s day, and all the end of school year events, dances, parties, graduation ceremonies, etc.  Plus we squeezed in 2 quick trips to Disney and my husband went to Melbourne to help his parents move.  We got rid of the furniture from our guest room this month and donated it to a family friend.  We also cleaned the kids playroom and got rid of an alarming amount of toys. We had appointments for Drivers license renewals and for immunizations (see upcoming post on immunizations).


Fix up house for rent
Rent house – put on the market between Oct 2016 – Jan 2017
Rent storage unit
Move all items into storage
Get landlord home insurance
Cancel phone, internet, electric, water – when we move out
Setup FPL for renters
Setup water for renters
Sell unused stuff on Craigslist
Host garage sale
Donate stuff that’s not worth listing
Forward mail to service

Travel prep

Get passport pictures for everyone
Get new passports for everyone – We will do this in September
Renew Driver’s license – Keith and Nicole.  Done
Scan documents – Passports, all receipts for travel insurance claims, all travel confirmations, credit card contact numbers, birth certificates, marriage license
Purchase Travelers insurance and medical insurance – doing research now. If anyone has any tips, I’d love to hear them.
Get international driver’s license
Learn to drive a manual car
Book trains and ferries for first month (Ireland / England) Bookings open 90 days out
Book car for Ireland
Book Eurostar 6 months in advance for best rates
Buy all clothes / travel items needed
Buy luggage
Pack luggage
Pack backpacks
Order business cards for trip website and emails – Keith has been working on a design for these.


Apply for homeschooling
Withdraw kids from public school
sign up for Florida Virtual School – Quinn is taking typing now.
Meet with school board rep to discuss online schooling and documentation options
Get needed books for schools – looking for some suggestions here on workbooks.


Buy laptops for trip
Buy 2 external hard drives for backup
Setup Skype with family/friends
Teach parents how to use Skype / Whatsapp
Get 2 unlocked phones (one BB, one Apple) – Half done here
Setup Storage on cloud drive

Buy and create a medical kit
Vaccinations for everyone – yellow fever vaccinations are done.  See a post coming on this topic.
Eye exams for everyone
Get extra glasses for Keith and Nicole
Dental appointments for everyone
Final physicals for everyone


Open a new ATM account
Travel notices to CC companies
Change address on bills that will carry over
File taxes for FY 2016
Change paychecks for 401K contributions (Keith for 2017)
Return Camry on lease – Dec 2016
Sell Keith’s car – March 2017


Write letter of resignation – Nicole
Write letter of resignation – Keith


Going away party
Get extra keys made

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