May 26, 2024

Menards Offers Travel Advice

( With the Fourth of July weekend being one of the busiest travel holidays of the year Menards is offering some travel safety tips.

Plan your accommodations in advance

  •  Do research on any hotels you will be staying at using websites
  •  Make and confirm reservations
  •  Consider downloading a travel guide

Choose your transportation wisely

  • Travel in a vehicle that is in good condition
  • Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle that includes a backup battery for your cell phone, first aid kit, non-perishable foods, blankets, a flashlight,
    jumper cables and a tire gauge

Create an itinerary and leave it with a friend or family member.

  • Include when you are leaving and coming back and anywhere you will be
  • Try to check in with your emergency contact daily
  • Bring necessary documents such as driver’s license, passport and a credit
    or debit card
  • Have a list of important phone numbers available such as medical

Secure your home

  • Unplug everything except the refrigerator or freezer
  • Install timers on lights to make it look like someone is there
  • Put motion detectors on your outside lights
  • Install a programmable thermostat to regulate the temperature
  • Keep valuables secured in a safe deposit box

Above all, keep yourself healthy by filling prescriptions in advance, eating right
and getting some appropriate exercise.