Saturday, June 19, 2010

Taking A Vacation? Here Are Some Things To Do Before You Go...

It's summer, and for some people it's vacation time!  Before you pack up the car and head out, be sure that the home you leave behind is safe and secure.  Here are a few things to do before you head out....

How would you know if your freezer shut off for a few days during the vacation, then came back on, refreezing the meat and other foods?  Here's how....Take an frozen ice pop and prop it, standing up, against a rack inside the freezer.  If you come home and the pop is lying down or draped over the rack, you will know that it thawed during your vacation and re-froze.

Put some of your lights on an automatic timer.

Put a hold on the newspaper and mail.

Store your valuables somewhere besides the freezer, lingerie drawer or jewelry box.

Turn off and unplug your small electrical appliances.

To keep your plants watered, sit them in the tub in about an inch of water, assuming they have a drainage hole in the bottom of the planter.  Let them absorb the water, which will be enough to last a week or so.

Give a spare key to your trusted neighbor, along with your cell phone numbers.

Now, take off and have a great time on vacation!

Photo by Anna Cervova

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