Make sure you stock up on groceries before Mardi Gras if you live in New Orleans.
Our neighbors have been reiterating that to us for the past two weeks. So, if you haven’t done it already, go get enough food to last you through Tuesday. Grab some snacks and booze for any last minute Mardi Gras parties, as well. And don’t forget meds and/or pet food.
Then, don’t move your car. You will lose it if you live anywhere near a parade route (see them).
If you forget something and need to go to the store, check the hours before you go. Many have special hours for Mardi Gras.