How To Take Care Of Home When On Holiday

Posted on Feb 1 2016 - 2:54am by Charlie

So, you’re leaving town to go on a nice vacation and get some distance from the pressures and worries of life. But if you’re like me, you’re likely to take a whole new set of worries with you. A lot of these revolving around the safety of your home. Well, worry no more. This article is here to help you keep everything safe and looked after so you can enjoy your holiday in peace. It has the added benefit of making sure you’re not coming home to some sort of disaster.


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The family pet

Of course, if you love your pets as much as I do, this is probably what you’re considering before the rest of your home. Make sure you have your pets sorted long before you go. If you have a fish or a cat, it’s simple to just have someone sit them. If you have a dog, however, you will need help that’s a bit more hands on. Consider using the services of a business like A Leg Up. Dog day cares like these specialise not only in keeping your dog well fed and in a safe environment. They ensure that they’re taken walks and given the proper stimulation they need to keep them emotionally healthy, too.


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Secure your home

If your home is being left totally alone, even for only a few days, you will want to make sure it’s as safe as possible. It’s recommended that you invest in getting yourself set up with a home security system. Obviously, the more advanced a home security system you’re able to get, the better. The live-fed systems are usually connected to a team that alert you to danger straight away. You can even inform this team of when you’re leaving so they know to be on high alert when it comes to your property.


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Securing your valuables

Whether you have a home security system or not, it’s likely you have some possessions that you would like to make more of a priority than others. Perhaps a few bits and bobs of jewellery that you prize more than anything else you earn. These items can be particularly valuable, so their loss can be particularly devastating, too. Invest in locks and latches that can make taking these precious items all the more difficult. Secret compartments can be a great way to keep them well hidden from the eyes of anyone who might want to take them, too.


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Be smart about leaving your home

The truth is that the more obvious your absence is, the more likely your home is to be targeted. First, don’t make any public social media posts about going on vacation. You never know who might be trawling for this kind of information. Find at least one neighbour you can trust and let them know you won’t be home so they can keep an eye out. Depending on your area, police might also be a good choice to notify. Invest in light-timers, too. The truth is that most burglars, by nature of their job, are cowardly. If they sense a presence in their home, they’re more likely to move on and look for easier prey.

Protecting your home and your beloved pets shouldn’t be a worry for you when you’re on holiday. Just take the right precautions and make use of the right services and you’ll be lazing away on a beach without a care in the world.


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