By the time this is published, I'll be in the air!! :)
Not only have I prepared myself for the long haul flight ahead, but I've also had to think ahead about what essentials to have in place when we get home, at about 6am, where exhaustion will be a given and home comforts will be the only remedy.
When coming back home from a trip that has involved a long haul flight, I recommend preparing your home as follows so you can just flop when you get in!
1. Fresh bedding
|My bed SO doesn't look like this! :P|
If you can, make your bed with clean sheets the day before or the morning of your departure. Getting into a nice clean bed when you return is just what you'll be needing! You don't want to get into scuzzy old sheets with tea stains on them! :) Ditto clean towels.
2. Stock the freezer
|My freezer is not this neat or organised either! ;)|
Have a loaf of bread in the freezer, and maybe one or two frozen meals, depending on what time you get in. At least if you have some bread in the freezer you can make yourself some toast when you get in. I love the smell of toast cooking, it breathes some life back into your cold, empty house!
3. White no sugar
4. Loo rolls
Make sure you have enough toilet paper in the house - don't leave with only a few squares left on the roll! If you can't remember if you have enough or not, grab a stash of tissues on the plane :)
These tips should at least get you through the first day, until you feel human enough to resurface and head out into civilisation and brave the hordes at your local Sainsbury's......or start unpacking :P
What are your tips for an easy, stress-free homecoming?
Happy and safe travels if you're heading somewhere this holiday season! See you when I hit Oz! :)