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Appliances1. Clear answering machine and voice mail. This will leave no trace of your activities.
2. Empty refrigerator. Avoid spoiled food left in the fridge for longer period.
3. Unplug appliances. It is best to unplug if at all possible.
Bills & Payments4. Pay any outstanding bills. Do this to avoid overdue payments.
Documents5. Leave copy of itinerary and travel documents with reachable relative
6. Take out garbage and items for recycling
Keys7. Leave house key with relative or trusted neighbour
8. Lock all doors and windows
Lights & Other Electricals9. Put lights on timers
10. Turn down thermostats
Mails & Emails11. Arrange with post office to hold your mails while you are away
12. Stop all deliveries.
13. Set up auto email response
Pets & Plants14. Arrange for care of pets, yards, plants and other living things
Security15. Notify alarm company of your absence
16. Store valuables in a safe place
17. Shut off water
18. Walk through the house to check for anything you may have missed