Hey fellow travel enthusiasts! As you gear up for your next adventure, it's crucial to ensure your home is all set for your absence. Here are some pro tips to prep your space for a worry-free getaway:
Hold the Mail, Ace the Trip!
Before you jet off, remember to put your mail on hold. Nobody wants a mailbox overflowing with letters and packages, signaling an empty house. Head over to your local post office or hop online to schedule a hold – easy-peasy! This not only prevents mail theft but also maintains the illusion of an occupied home, keeping it off the radar of potential mischief-makers.
Secure and Notify: Your Home's Guardian Angel
Ensure your home security is in top-notch shape by notifying your monitoring service about your travel plans. Consider appointing someone local, a friend or neighbor, to keep an eye on things and be a contact for your monitoring service.. It's like having a guardian angel for your humble abode! Share your travel itinerary with them and provide spare keys if needed – an extra layer of security and peace of mind.
Pine Sol Magic in the Drains
Here's a gem of a tip: Before you bid adieu to your home, pour some Pine Sol down your drains. Trust me, this little trick keeps things fresh and ensures you return to a sweet-smelling sanctuary! The pine-scented goodness not only prevents stale, unpleasant odors but also helps keep those pesky bugs at bay.
Power down and Save
Don't forget to unplug electronic devices and appliances. Not only does this save energy, but it also reduces the risk of electrical issues. An eco-friendly and wallet-friendly move! Take it a step further by turning off the water heater. No need to keep it working hard when you're not around to enjoy the warm showers. You may want to leave a giant note on the fridge to remind yourself to turn it back on when you arrive back home.
Smart Thermostat for a Smart Home
Invest in a smart thermostat to regulate your home's temperature efficiently. Set it to an energy-saving mode for the duration of your trip, and you'll return to a cozy, cost-effective haven. Program it to gradually adjust the temperature before your return, ensuring you walk into the perfect climate without wasting energy while you're away. If you don't have a smart thermostat, remember to set your temp high enough (or low enough in the winter) that your central heat & air won't be running non-stop.
With these enhanced tips in your travel toolkit, your home will be prepped and ready for your return.
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