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How To Get Your Home in Order Before a Vacation

Whether you’re going out of town for a couple of days or an extended vacation, you’re going to worry about your home and property...

Whether you’re going out of town for a couple of days or an extended vacation, you’re going to worry about your home and property while you’re gone. However, if you take a few precautions, you’ll soon be relaxing in the fresh air at your vacation resort, getting a relaxing spa treatment at Woodhouse Day Spa, or concentrating on that business trip without worrying about things at home.

You deserve to unwind and escape. Whether that’s a staycation in the comfort of your own home or a spa treatment, with a complete massage included. The last thing you want to have to worry about is if your property is protected when you’re on vacation, if you forgot to stop your mail delivery, or if the contractor got your message about postponing your renovations on your new house or fixing the roof. In this article, you’ll find a few tips to help you prepare your home for your vacation, so you have a relaxing time when you’re away.

Postpone renovations.

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Nine times out of ten, you’re going to know that you have to be away from your home in advance. However, if something comes up for a business trip, and you’re in the middle of renovating your home, you need to make sure that you postpone your home renovations. Whether you’re having your roof repaired, new floors put in, or appliances updated and replaced, it’s important to reschedule before you leave for your sake and the sake of the contractor.

Make plans for the care of plants and pets.

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While no pet parent wants to leave their pet behind, there are times that you’re not going to be able to take them with you. In those cases, you need to make arrangements for your pets to be taken care of. You can consider a kennel for your pets or even have a pet sitter come in and take care of them. Another living thing in your home that needs looking after when you’re gone is your plants. Make arrangements for friends or family to come water your plants until you return.

Clean.

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One thing you don’t want to come home to after a long vacation is a fridge full of sour and molded food. Make sure that you take the time to clean out the fridge before you leave on your travels. Clean out the fridge and pantry, wash up all the dirty clothes, and make sure that you take the garbage out before you leave that morning. You don’t want to come home to a house that smells like trash at the end of the weekend. Taking care of your cleaning before you leave for vacation will make you feel better and ensure your home is nice, clean, and smelling fresh when you return.

Unplug your electronics.

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Many homeowners don’t know that electronics plugged in are responsible for almost 10% of energy costs. Make sure to unplug computers, TVs, coffee makers, toasters, and any other electronics before leaving. Not only does unplugging your electronics help conserve energy while you’re gone, but it also protects your electronics and your home in case a violent lightning storm comes through as well. The last thing you need is to come home only to find out that you lost your home in a fire due to plugged-in electronics and a thunderstorm.

These are just a few of the ways to get your home in order before you go on vacation. Follow the tips above, and you’ll soon be relaxing in a retreat or on the beach of your choice without a worry in the world and peace of mind that your home is protected.

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