Whether you will be staying for just a couple of days or a couple of weeks, there are a few things you can do to make your vacation rental more comfortable and convenient, such as:
Buying the Majority of Your Food Beforehand
A great way to save yourself some time and effort while on vacation is to purchase most of your food before you check in to your vacation rental. Since you'll have access to a kitchen, you can bring along everything you need to create delicious meals at your convenience. Don't assume anything will be available in the kitchen, even salt or pepper.
Pack a box of spices, condiments, and dried goods like beans, oatmeal, and flour from home. Then stop at the store on your way to the vacation rental to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, and beverages so you don't have to worry about going to the store when you'd rather be lounging around or sightseeing.
Making Sure a Washer and Dryer Are Available
A washer and dryer may not seem like a necessity when booking your vacation rental—especially if you plan to bring along enough clothing to wear for the entire vacation without having to wash anything—but accidents happen and it can be easy to wear more clothing than usual during vacation due to all the different activities that are being experienced. Plus, it's never fun to get home from a vacation with a suitcase full of dirty clothes to wash.
Making sure that your vacation rental is equipped with a washer and dryer will make it easy to wash clothes after a spill or before heading home so you don't have to do it after vacation. You also won't have to go out of your way to visit a public laundromat in town to meet your unexpected washing needs.
Packing a Couple of Power Strips to Bring Along
In addition to packing your clothes and personal essentials, it's a good idea to pack a couple of power strips to use at your vacation rental. This will allow you to use your laptop, tablet, and smartphone in places where your power cords wouldn't reach from the walls otherwise. Power strips will allow you to plug in and easily use your electronics on places like the living room couch or outside on the porch.
The power strips may also come in handy in the kitchen or bathroom where you might want to plug more appliances in than the available outlets can accommodate. Power strips are easy to fold up and carry in a suitcase or bag too, so you shouldn't find traveling with them to be inconvenient.
There are a variety of power cord brands to choose from. Make sure you pick a high-quality brand, such as Americord Power Cords, to make sure you don't end up with a broken cord during your vacation.