House Checklist Before Vacation
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Today, following the arrival of summer that brings with him associations of sandy beaches and caressing sun - Quite reminiscent of an enjoyable vacation - we will discuss the must-do tasks in your house before going on vacation - House Checklist Before Vacation.
Vacation is not just about the destination you are traveling to but also the home you leave behind. You must take some essential actions in your home before you go (Certainly if it's for a long time).
This article will review the most important actions every person should take within their home before going on vacation.
These actions are related to a wide variety of aspects - Aesthetic/health/safety, and more.
We promise to keep it interesting...
As always, later in the article, there will be a refreshing infographic presentation and a video summarizing its content for you.
'House checklist before vacation.'
1. Keep It Fresh.
As you are probably well aware, cleanliness and hygiene are among the most significant factors in any four-wall space, not just your home.
Therefore, you should pay close attention to maintaining your home at a high level in terms of cleanliness and hygiene during your absence.
Now, let's dive in a bit.
First and foremost is the matter of food.
Although each has its own particular rate, In the end, almost all nutrients tend to rot, And as we all know, the results at the end of the rottenness procedure are pretty unpleasant, both in the visual and smell aspects.
Therefore, as part of preparing your home for an extended departure, you must ensure not to leave (or improperly store) types of food that could rot, making you want to throw up the second you open the door upon your home return.
We highly recommend thoroughly cleaning - focusing on the food storage areas - before vacationing. This way, you will avoid unpleasant scenarios of food rotting - patiently wait for your return.
By the way, here, too, early preparation is critical.
Ensure to plan your food shopping wisely - so you do not need to throw away food that clearly should not be within your home during your absence (One that rots quickly).
For example, buying five kg of apples two days before your trip would be pretty silly. You might as well throw your money in the trash.
Moreover, it goes without saying that 'rot preventing' does not only concern food products. You must thoroughly clean your entire house before you leave. The last thing you want is to return to a dirty and smelly home.
This excellent article will cover most of the reasons responsible for your house stench and how to overcome them. Please do yourself a favor and read it.
By the way, We totally support the popular claim that a clean and good-smelling home - greeting you upon return from vacation - can ease the automatic adjustment difficulties that will probably arise when coming back to your (dull?) routine.
Maintaining cleanliness and freshness is one of the crucial principles of your house checklist before vacation.
2. Keep It Protected.
As is well known, much evidence argues in favor of technological protection measures' big contribution to the safety of any home environment.
Before you go on vacation, equip your home with technological means such as cameras and sensors, which will help you protect it from a distance. You can find a good and affordable list of these here and here.
The Human Factor.
Despite all the (excellent) technological innovations in the field of 'smart homes,' there is still no perfect substitute for human interaction (until AI takes over everything here, And the robots will eat us all for an intergalactic dinner). Therefore, our first tip is to ensure a close friend or family member visits your home at least once a day in your absence, even if it's just for a few minutes. You will be surprised to hear how much the short presence of a person within your house can make potential burglars think twice before they act.
Take measures to maintain security
You must use the two tools mentioned above wisely and in an integrated manner.
There are issues for which the solution is more human, and others need more technological treatment. It would be best if you managed this dose wisely.
Doing so will help you efficiently complete your house checklist before vacation.
3. Keep It Safe.
After discussing the issues of security and aesthetics, let's talk a bit about safety.
Contrary to what you might think, there is a fundamental difference between 'Security' and 'Safety.'
While security is primarily concerned with threats from an external human source with intentional malicious intent, safety concerns hazards that originate mainly from 'Innocent' technical failures.
The variety of domestic safety hazards you may face, and their consequences during your absence is nothing less than enormous. It may contain faults related to electricity/gas leaks/collapse, Etc.
As a matter of fact - And take our word for it, we don't want to stress you out - Still, suppose you leave your home for an extended vacation without any preliminary actions concerning safety. In that case, it's not unreasonable to fear that upon returning home from vacation, you will find your home burst into flames due to an electrical device caused by a dangerous short circuit or a gas leak (which could have been avoided by a simple safety check before departure) caused irreparable damage.
Contrary to the severe consequences safety hazards can cause, the actions required to prevent them are pretty simple and easy to implement.
We at Sweet Blog call this preliminary action a "Safety Routine."
This safety routine includes a simple variety of actions that will improve the safety level within your home during your absence.
The safety routine is basically just a careful and slow walk alongside another person (to multiply points of view) in all parts of the physical space of your home. Peacefully proactively observing and trying to find safety hazards.
Doing so will cover almost any safety hazards in your absence - Any electrical device you may have left on. Any faucet (water/gas, doesn't matter) that may leak. Any window that remains open and may lead to the entry of pests and more.
The guiding principle is a thorough and careful observation that will reduce those safety hazards to a minimum.
Make sure nothing leaks/is dangerous!
As most of you know, due to life's unexpected circumstances, sometimes, all that is required to prevent a severe problem is an effortless step. There is no better example than our 'Safety Routine.'
We hope you found this article - 'House Checklist Before Vacation -' helpful. And if you have any more questions on the matter, please feel free to reach out.
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