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Vacation Prep: A Checklist for Homeowners Before Leaving Town


Are you ready to go on vacation but feeling overwhelmed by the thought of all the things you need to take care of before going away? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! Here is a detailed checklist of everything you need to arrange at home before taking off for weeks or more. So print it out, check off tasks as you go, and rest easy knowing that your home is well taken care of in your absence. 

Clean Out Your Fridge & Cupboards

No one wants to come home to spoiled food! Make sure to clean out your fridge and cupboards before leaving home. If possible, try to avoid buying perishables close to when you leave — instead buy groceries ahead of time so they don’t sit around going bad while you’re away. And if you feel like your fridge is on its way out, you can always call National Appliance fridge repairs.

Take Out the Trash

As part of cleaning out your fridge and cupboards, make sure all trash is taken out and disposed of properly. This will help keep pests away while also keeping odours down in your absence.

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Unplug Appliances & Electronics

To save energy (and money!) unplug any appliances or electronics that won’t be used while you’re away. This includes TVs, computers, game systems, kitchen appliances like microwaves or coffee makers, lights that won’t be used… you get the idea! To be extra safe, consider unplugging anything with a digital display like clocks or thermostats too — this will prevent them from getting fried in the event of an electrical surge while you are gone.

Set Timers on Lights

Consider setting timers on lights throughout your house so that it looks lived-in even when no one is there — this can help deter burglars from breaking into your home while also helping make sure no one trips over items left in dark rooms if you have friends checking in on the place while you’re gone.

Secure Windows & Doors

Make sure all windows and doors are locked before leaving town — this way, you know that only authorised persons may enter your house while nobody’s home. Investing in a security system may also give added peace of mind when traveling for extended periods of time. 

With this checklist in hand, homeowners can now confidently venture out on their vacations without worrying about what they left behind at home

Armed with knowledge about how best to secure your home in your absence, now you can rest assured knowing your home is well taken care of until you return from your break. Good luck!