"'Bad morning boss?' 'They usually follow good nights, Dwight.'"
So now that we're home from Jacksonville, we're settling back in. In a conscious effort to be kind to our future selves, here are some of the things we've done to make the post-vacation transition as smooth and stress-free as possible:
1.) Before we left, I made sure that any bills due before our return were either paid or scheduled to be paid.
2.) We cleaned almost the whole house before we left for Florida. The basement/Husband Hideout was a bit of a mess, but the rest of the house was fairly tidy, with beds made, laundry and dishes clean and put away, and everything mostly in its place. There's still clutter from stuff we have to get rid of in the living room, but it's manageable and organized.
3.) We did our vacation laundry before coming home. We were lucky enough to have a washer and dryer in our rented apartment, so I washed, dried, and folded everything the night before we left. All we had to do when we got home was put it away.
4.) We made our to-do list for the next few days before we left Florida so we wouldn't have to try to organize our thoughts after a thirteen hour drive.
What do you do to make the post-vacation letdown a bit more bearable?