The 10 Household Things To Check Before You Leave For A Holiday

The 10 Household Things to Check Before You Leave for a Vacation

Leaving for a holiday is often a stressful time as you run around the house and get everything ready. Before you hit the road, it's worth running through Apartment Therapy's checklist of 10 things you need to check before you leave the house.

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While you'll need your own list of stuff for the trip itself, Apartment Therapy's checklist covers everything you want to check to make sure you don't come home to a bunch of fruit flies, rotting vegetables or other grossness:

  1. Clean out the fridge.
  2. Refrigerate produce.
  3. Take out the trash.
  4. Wipe down surfaces.
  5. Make the bed and change the sheets.
  6. Water plants and move them to cool areas, or setup a self watering system.
  7. Stock up on ready made meals and coffee.
  8. Hold you mail or ask a neighbour to get it.
  9. Turn off thermostats.
  10. Toss fresh flowers.

It's mostly common sense stuff, but it's still good to think about the above list before you hit the road. Nobody wants to come home to rotting lettuce. Oh, and don't forget to make sure you turned off that stove.

Before You Leave Home: A Pre-Trip Checklist [Apartment Therapy]


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