Between packing, setting your itinerary and running last-minute errands, there’s a lot to do to prepare for your vacation. But, don’t forget, making your home safe is something that should also be a top priority.
Check out these five ways of how you can make your home safe:
- Staging: If your friends or family are unable to visit your home while you’re away, there are a few things you can do to make it look like your home is being lived in. Set a few lights in the house on a timer, the living room and your bedroom would be ideal. Don’t tidy up your front lawn too much either. If you generally have a sprinkler or decorations out – leave them be.
- Hold the mail: Contact your local post-office and have them hold your mail for you while you’re away. An overflow of letters and newspapers in your mailbox or front door will seem suspicious.
- Don’t overshare: You’re probably super excited about your vacation and want to share the wonderful news via social media. But, it may not be the safest idea. You never know who is reading your posts.
- Lawn maintenance: If you’re someone who has a flawless lawn with fresh-cut grass, then consider hiring someone to do the landscaping while you’re away. If your lawn starts to look neglected, it will serve as a sign that no one is at the house.
- Check the windows: This one may seem like a no-brainer, but sometimes the smallest details are the ones that get overlooked. Make sure that the windows are closed, and most importantly locked. It will prevent even the tiniest critters from sneaking in to your home.