Taking a long trip or vacation can work wonders for helping to recharge your batteries and giving you renewed interest and motivation in life. But before you head to the airport, gas station, or train depot, you’re going to want to make sure you’ve prepared your home for your absence. Not only will coming home to a clean and safe home after your long trip help you feel more relaxed and welcome, but it will also let your mind rest easier all throughout your trip. To help you in this area of preparing for your trip, here are three tips for readying your home before taking a long trip.
Take Care of Your Food
Many travelers remember to do things like unloading the washing machine and locking the doors before they head off on a trip, but things like food in the kitchen often gets forgotten. If this happens to you, you could be coming home to some science experiments in the fridge and some questionable smells wafting all throughout the house. To avoid this, HGTV recommends emptying out your fridge, cabinets, and pantry of any food that will go bad in the time you’re gone. Also, it’s a good idea to clean out both your refrigerator and microwave to get rid of any spills or dropped food that could be unsightly upon your return. [Read more…]