While holidays and vacations are wonderful, they require some preparation prior to leaving. By having simple organizational system in place for your home, you can ensure that it’s safe and in order while you are out on the beach relaxing. No matter how long you will be gone, use these organization tips to prepare your home for absence and your smooth return.
Organization Tips to Prepare Your Home for Vacation
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Clean up your house
Nothing is worse than coming back home from a wonderful vacation to a dirty home. So, make sure to clean your house before you leave. Do the dishes, vacuum or sweep floors, wipe down bathroom and kitchen counters and give toilets a quick clean. Also, be sure to make up beds with fresh sheets for a welcoming first night.
Stop the newspaper and mail delivery
Call up your news carrier and post office to put your mails and newspapers on hold so that they don’t pile up in front of your house while you are gone. When you are back, all you have to do is go in to pick it up and let them know to resume your delivery.
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Leave a few lights on
If you are going for a short trip, leave a few lights on throughout your house to make it look occupied. Whereas, for a longer vacation, consider investing in automatic timers that can turn lights on and off at regular intervals. Also, alert a trusted neighbor or home security service so that they can keep an eye. And of course, don’t forget to unplug unnecessary appliances when preparing your home for your absence.
Clean up the refrigerator
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You don’t want to come back home to a refrigerator filled with spoiled food. So make sure to toss or give away food items that will expire while you are gone. Also, before you leave stock your kitchen with coffee, cold cereal, and a package of shelf stable milk so that your first meal back is hassle free.
Use these organization tips before you leave for your next vacation. Not only will it ensure that your house is in order, it will help to smooth your transition back to the real world.
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