If you’re like most folks, the first stop of your Myrtle Beach vacation is to check into your accommodations and the second stop is a trip to Wal-Mart or other retailer to pick up the things you meant to bring but left at home. (That’s why Saturday nights at Myrtle Beach Wal-Marts are busy busy busy!) And while Myrtle Beach prices are reasonable, it’s always a hassle not to mention added expense to make special trips to the store to purchase something you already have at home.
At the top of many “forgot and left at home lists” are sunglasses, sunscreen and hats. And while many condos provide basic towel service in your rooms, you’ll likely want to bring your own oversized beach towels and chairs for the beach.
Other items you might want to remember to include:
- Shoes – Sandals, walking shoes, flip-flops
- Toiletries – Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, hairdryer, shampoo, etc.
- Personal items like medications and prescriptions, eyeglasses and contacts
- Electronics – Music players, camera and accessories, laptop and tablets, cell phone and charger
- Cash – It’s always good if you don’t want to waste time tracking down an ATM
- A tote bag for towels and beach items
- Extra plastic storage bags for seashells and other knickknacks
- If driving, Myrtle Beach and state roadmaps and guidebooks
- Medical insurance card and list of important phone numbers
- Beach toys – Frisbee, beach ball, paddleball, buckets and shovels, kite, etc.
- Of course, there are all sorts of other items you might want to take as well, including games, books, beach cooler, First Aid kit, flashlight, pillows, alarm clock, travel journal, binoculars, and travel iron.
In addition to a “what to take” list, most vacationers also create a “what to do before we leave list.” Some of the items usually found on that list include:
- Carry out trash
- Mow lawn
- Make arrangements for pets
- Put a hold on mail and newspapers
- Make sure medications and prescriptions are current
- Empty refrigerator of food that might spoil
- Let neighbors know of plans and leave contact information with them
- Lock windows and doors, unplug small appliances and turn down air conditioning or heat
- Check car tires, fluids, brakes and schedule a tune-up if needed