Grab Bag of Holding: Returning from Vacation Can Be Sucktastic


Grab Bag of Holding

I wish I could tell you that I have been on an amazing vacation and that’s why I haven’t been posting – but that would be a lie. In reality my life just got pretty crazy for awhile.


I thought I would write a bit about how I survive returning from a vacation.  I have noticed throughout the years that I end up getting depressed when I return from a vacation where the room looked like this:

(c) Comfort Inn

But my house looks like this:

(c) ourhumbleabodeblog


Because, let’s face it…packing looks like this:

(c) Unknown :(


So I have been trying really hard to follow these few ideals the past few years and have found that they work:

  1. Change the sheets on your own bed right before you leave and make the bed all pretty.
  2. Make your child pick up all their toys before they can head off to the airport with you on an exciting trip.
  3. Wash all the dishes in the sink.
  4. Vacuum the night before.
  5. If you have the time, catch up on laundry.
  6. Make sure you put away whatever you decided NOT to pack.
  7. Make sure your bed is free of any clutter.
  8. Spray a nicely scented room spray in your house before you leave.


It may not be like this when you get home:

(c) Four Seasons


But having a clean house to come home to that looks like this isn’t so shabby, either!

(c) Rhianna Ulrich 2008

(c) Rhianna Ulrich 2008

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About Rhianna

Rhianna is a 30 year old first time geek mom. She hopes to raise her daughter, Sierra, with a love of reading, science fiction, fantasy, computers, gaming, and a love of the outdoors. Rhianna likes a lot of different geek genres, but doesn’t consider herself a die-hard fan of any of them…more of a lover of most. She is the author of the mini-blog BAG OF HOLDING.

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