Things To Remember Before Leaving Your Home This Long Weekend

For a hassle-free vacay, be reminded to do these tasks.

Updated on August 05, 2019 14:08 pm

Stephanie Yee

Things To Remember Before Leaving Your Home This Long Weekend

Have you already prepared your home before the long weekend comes? If you are planning to spend time off with your family during these days, you need to consider doing these things first before heading out for any trip:

1. Unplug all electronics and appliances.

Unplugging them ALL will not only save you some energy cost, but it can also save your home from accidents that might happen while you are gone.

2. Turn off all your water sources.

While you’re away, conserve water in your home by turning off all your faucets, even your dishwasher, water heater, washing machines, and toilets.

3. Clean the fridge.

You’ll be out for the whole weekend and what better way to prep your home than to clean the fridge. Unless you are trying to grow the next penicillin or antibiotic, you should give any food that might spoil while you are on vacation to your friends or neighbours. Or, consume them before you go.

4. Sprinkle some baking soda.

Baking soda is the holy grail of home cleaning and deodorising. Sprinkle a little bit in toilet bowls, sink drains, and tubs to avoid coming home to the unpleasant smell of stagnant water.

5. Clean your bathroom.

Trust us on this one! There is nothing like coming home to a clean and pleasant-smelling bathroom after going out for days! Also, you’d want to avoid grime and moist buildup in your bathroom, right?

6. Water your plant.

Going away for a few days also means leaving your plants unwatered. Indoor plants might not need much since they can live without much water, yet you need to make sure that they won’t wilt while you’re out. Give them a little watering before you head out and ensure that they are well taken care of.

7. Take out the trash.

This is a no-brainer. Of course, you don't want pests lurking in your home while you’re away, right? So before you go, take out the trash and throw away everything that might decompose and become bait for insects and rats.

8. Ask your trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your house.

Consider having someone keep an eye on your house while you are gone. Make sure that these people know how to get in touch with you if needed.

9. Install security features.

If you have ample time and budget, you might want to consider adding security features in your home. Have timers and motion detectors on your lights aside from a CCTV camera installed. These features will not only come handy when you are on a vacation, but this can help you secure your home on a daily basis.

10. Double and triple check everything.

Have you already locked your windows, cabinets, and all doors? Have it checked a couple of times just to make sure that your home is secured. You might also want to consider closing the blinds and curtains to keep your home from eagle-eyed burglars. Put away and hide everything that can be easily pawned as well as valuables.

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