When going on a vacation people plan a lot of things from the itinerary to the accommodations and stuff to bring. The focus is usually on the things needed DURING the vacation AT the vacation site itself. What people usually overlook is planning about the place that will be left behind – the house.
For a worry-free vacation you need to not only ensure that everything during your vacation will go smoothly but that the house you leave will also be safe. Many a vacation has been marred by a worried mom who can’t remember whether some appliance was left on or whether a prize plant will die due to lack of water. Below are some things you should remember to ensure that everything at home is in order while you go on your vacation.
Get a pet/plant sitter – If you have pets or plants that need taking care off get one in advance. Your pet/plan sitter can also act as a house sitter although you can opt for professional services from dog kennels and other like services. Finding a plant sitter is easier
if you have a potted plant but if it is in your garden you will need someone you can trust with your own home.
Appliance Checklist – Make a checklist of all your electronic and gas appliances, including the lights. The last thing you should do before locking your doors is to look at that checklist to ensure that all the plugs have been pulled and everything is turned off.
Security Measures – Double check the windows and locks and make sure the alarms are turned on. Ask a trusted neighbor or friend to check on the house every now and then.