05 July . 2017
6 Ways to Prepare Your Home for a Vacation
Your vacation has arrived, your bags are packed and you’re getting ready to head out of town. Before you and your family jump in the car or board a plane, take a few necessary steps to prepare your home prior to your next trip.
No Mysterious Smells – Clean out your refrigerator and pantry, throwing out any food and goods that will expire while you’re gone.
You’ve Got Mail – Depending on the length of your vacation, consider placing a hold on your mail and newspaper delivery or have a trusted neighbor collect them for you.
Anyone Home? – To make it appear as if someone is home at night, set up automatic timers for your interior and exterior lights to turn on at a specified time.
Prepare Your Pets – If Fido is staying behind on your next vacation, set your fur babies up with a pet sitter or boarding service, or drop them off with someone you trust. Be sure you give your pet sitter your vet’s contact information, just in case.
Lock it Down – Secure your home by double and triple checking that all doors and windows are closed fully and locked.
Set It and Forget It – Reduce energy usage by setting the thermostat to run minimally while you’re on vacation.
Do your due diligence ahead of time and enjoy a stress-free vacation knowing your home is safe and sound.
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