Focus on Home Security
It's all too easy to forget the practicalitiies with so much excitement in the air, but it's essential that you take a little time to make sure that your home is safe from thieves and prying eyes whilst your away by taking these simple steps:
Cancel milk / newspaper deliveries
Set TV, radio or light timers
Don’t brag unnecessarily about the fact you are going away
Avoid having your home address keenly displayed on your luggage
Make sure garages, sheds and windows are locked
Put the alarm on
Hide all valuables out of sight
Leave your keys and alarm code with a trustworthy individual
Be Sure to Care for your Home
There's nothing worse than returning from a trip away to a pile of mouldy dishes and a lawn that's knee high - so, to ensure you don’t return back to an untidy mess or unnecessarily high bills:
Cut the lawns before you go.
Eat/give away any food that will be out of date by the time you return.
Turn on the answerphone (but don’t say that you’re on holiday!)
Have a quick clean and vacuum clean before you leave.
Set the timers on the heating and water.
Help save the environment - remember to turn TV's, PC Monitors etc. off stand-by.
Arrange for someone to come in and water the plants.