Schlosser Real Estate SUMMER RENTAL VACATION PREPARATION CHECKLIST
For Vacation Rentals Call: 732-793-7755
Suggestions: How to use this checklist
- PRINT LIST
- Scan the list and 'X' items that do not apply to you and your trip
- 'Dot' tasks/items that are 'in progess
- 'Check' when you have completed task.
Wallet and/or purse and cash (we often forget the most obvious things)
Credit cards and/or traveler's checks (plus list of numbers of both) Credit cards and/or traveler's checks (plus list of numbers of both)
Car and house keys (plus duplicate sets kept in different bags)
Eyeglasses and/or contact lenses (plus lens cleaner)
Medical insurance cards, list of phone numbers
Prescriptions and other medications
Itineraries, tickets and reservation confirmations
Maps and directions
Camera, film, digital camera memory cards, batteries
Pick up trash / Remove trash from home before departure
Buy travelers checks
Tune-up car, check tires, battery, major fluids, brakes etc...
Replace expired prescriptions and medication and replace expired sun block, most SPF lotions lose potency over years time
Replenish Toiletries kit
Hold incoming mail and newspapers
Notify neighbors of your vacation and give phone # for emergencies
Mow your lawn just before you leave
If you're leaving your car, leave it
parked in the driveway
Lock all windows and doors before you
Unplug small appliances
Turn off AC/Heat
Make arrangements for any pets you have
Complete change of clothes for each person per day (think cool, comfortable clothing) — though if you are renting a place with laundry facilities, you may be able to get away with less
Lightweight sweater or jacket and long pants for cooler evenings
Swimsuits (two per person, so you'll always have a dry one)
Beach towels (again two per person is ideal)
Beach cover-ups or roomy T-shirts (to throw on over swimsuit when you've had enough sun)
Baseball caps or wide-brim hats (to protect faces from sun)
Sunglasses with UV protection for adults
Sandals (rubber, plastic or waterproof are best)
Family size Beach Blanket
FIRST AID KIT:
FOR THE BABY
2 outfits per day, sleeping clothes
Baby formula, Bibs
Zippered plastic bags
Baby food and spoon
FOR OLDER KIDS
1 outfit per day, 2 extra tops
2 swimsuits per child
1 nice outfit
1 out-of-season outfit
2 towels per child
Beach toys, Frisbee, paddle ball *usually available upon arrival
Travel Games, Books
Crayon, Clip Board
Cooler with drinks and snacks
NICE TO HAVE ITEMS:
Folding beach chairs, Umbrella
Books / Books on Tape
Cell phone and battery charger
upon arrival to your destination...
Make sure the pull-cord loops on older window blinds and drapes have been eliminated or secured. Cut the loop of the pull cord just above the tassel to result in two cords, or keep the loop taut with a tie-down device that fastens the cord to the floor or wall.
Hand-test the hot water temperature. A child can suffer third-degree burns in a matter of seconds if exposed to water above 120 degrees F. Most rental homes do not have anti-scald devices or renter access to the water heater thermostat. Hand-test the water upon arrival to avoid accidental scalding in the bath or shower.
Examine bunk beds for proper installation and support of the mattresses. Bunk bed guardrails, like crib slats, need to be close enough together to avoid head entrapment. Avoid allowing children under the age of 6 to sleep in the top bunk.
Place all household cleaners and other potentially dangerous chemicals in a locked cabinet or closet.
Inspect the rental crib to make certain it is sturdy, properly assembled and in good condition.