Friday, July 25, 2014

A little reminder // Balik Kampung checklists

Every year I made this Balik Kampung checklists as reminder for me and others to make sure everything is in order before heading out the door.  Eid is just around the corner and most of us are heading home this weekend. Right here in Malaysia most of us will 'balik kampung" or travelling back to our hometown to be with our parents and immediate family. If not well plan we might end up stuck in horrific traffic jam.

So before we pack our bags and hit the road, here are a few things that you should cross off your checklist. Some of these are the repeats one from last year and some of them are new.

Balik Kampung Checklists

#1. Check all electrical outlets around the house. Switch off all non essential equipments

#2. Pack early especially if you are packing for three. Make sure you bring all the things that you need during your Eid celebration

#3. Inform your neighbour of your trip and your estimated date of absence

#4. Make sure there is no stagnant water in your home

#5. Clean your sink 

#6. Throw away all the garbage either the one in the kitchen, bathrooms and any other places you have a dustbin

#7. Make sure your car is in tip top condition. Send your car for a routine service if you haven't done so

#8.  Turn off your wifi. You don't need them

#9. Make sure that there's no outstanding job that requires your attention. Clear up everything before going for a long leave.

#10. Throw away all unfinished food. Don't left them in a fridge. In a week the food will not be eatable and you are going to throw them away eventually

#12. Fill up your car tank at least a day before your trip. This will safe you time and hassle on the actual travelling day

#13. Plan your trip well to make sure that the time you start your journey the traffic is light, The best time would be early in the morning before 8:00 am.

#14. If you travel with small children make sure that you have a go to bag for his needs like diaper, a bottle of milk, cookies and toys to keep him entertain in case your travel take longer than expected

#15. Doa before you start your engine, so that your trip will go smoothly without any unwanted incident

#16. SMILE and bring a POSITIVE attitude with you. Expect the unexpected and just enjoy the ride and the journey

I hope that you have a pleasant trip going back home.

Be safe, be kind and be courtesy. 

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