A Travel Checklist
As part of planning for your trip, don’t forget about:
- Making arrangements for your children and pets, if they are staying home.
- Setting a timer on some interior lights so that there is an appearance of someone being home.
- Turning off/unplugging all extraneous appliances.
- Arranging for a neighbor to grab the mail, or have a hold placed on it at the local post office.
- Adjusting the thermostat so that the A/C or furnace is not cycling as often in an empty home.
- Cleaning out the fridge, if the trip will be lengthy.
- Turning a tank water heater to the vacation setting, so the heater won’t be running while no one is home to use hot water.
- Taking out all of the trash, and asking a neighbor to set it curbside on the appropriate day. Nothing is worse than coming home to a funky house, and I’ve unfortunately done it on a few occasions. Yuck!
- Having a friend stop by the house to check the house, and drive your car(s), if you’ll be gone for an extended period of time.
- Sharing your travel itinerary with select family and friends, so that if something is amiss they will be able to alert authorities.
Disclosure/Disclaimer: My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Infographic was provided by Dropcam. I was not compensated for sharing this infographic, but felt it may be of help to my readers. This list is not fully inclusive, and individuals should complete their own due diligence.