Leaving on vacation? Don’t forget to do a few very important things before leaving. It can be the difference between returning home from a great vacation or returning home to a mess. Here is a checklist to make sure you have your bases covered when you leave for vacation!
-Turn your email responder on.
-Unplug coffee makers and computers.
-Turn off your water. (I’ve come home to a flooded basement before. ☹)
-Turn up the air conditioner (but don’t turn it off — you don’t want mildew to grow!)
-Close the curtains/blinds.
-Hold your mail/newspaper or have someone collect it for you.
-Let your credit card company know you will be using your card out of town.
-Clean out your wallet/purse so that you are only bringing what you need.
-Pay all your bills.
-Clean out the fridge of all your old food.
-Take out the trash.
-Consider hiding a key in case you need someone to get into your home for some reason.
-Make sure there are no wet clothes in the washing machine.
-Have someone to check on your home or have a house sitter stay.
-Sprinkle baking soda in the toilets and sink drain for freshness.
-Set timers for lights to come on.
Lastly, call or email Kidwell’s Kleaning and have a good cleaning done the day before you come home again! It feels so great to walk in from vacation to a spotless home! Or do what I do-I vacuum my way out of the house just before leaving for vacation! 🙂