We have 60 days before we depart and we have been steadily checking off our to-do list….
I have been canceling small department store credit cards I will not need while overseas.
I have been readying a savings account for any surprises along the way.
We signed up for a credit card without foreign transaction fees that accumulates travel miles we’ll use in the future.
We have signed an agreement with a property management company that will help us secure a tenant for our home and look after it while on the other side of the world.
We continually clean our home over and over again (our kids destroy it) in preparation for prospective tenants who want to view the home.
We’ve been planting flowers, refinishing floors, cleaning vinyl siding, painting walls, dusting… YOU NAME IT.
I’ve made appointments to see my dentist, GP doctor, and dermatologist. We will visit a travel clinic for vaccinations.
We are selling our belongings daily on websites like Craigslist and online Facebook yard sales, as well as apps like LetGo and OfferUp.
I listed my car for sale on Auto-trader.
We’ve found homes for our pets, close friends who will keep our two animals while we are gone. We weighed our options of bringing them and realized it wasn’t possible.
I’ve been steadily giving away artwork I’ve accumulated from my years in art school, etc.
We will meet with a financial planner who will advise us the necessary steps to take to handle finances and taxes while abroad.