Family Vacation: Hotel Checkout Checklist
It's time to pack the kids into the car and say see-ya to your siesta. Before you checkout, check off this list:
Check that you packed EVERYTHING. No, really. Look under the bed, in all the drawers and in the shower.
Check all of the outlets so you don't leave behind your phone or laptop charger.
Call the front desk to arrange for a taxi or airport shuttle. Most hotels have complimentary shuttles. (Check with the front desk.)
Pack everything for the ride in a handy tote you can keep with you—include snacks, CDs, DVDs and a few small toys.
Triple-check that you have all of your travel documents—passports, airline tickets, whatnot. Put them in a safe but easily accessible location.
If you're traveling by plane, call the airline to check on flight status.