Sunday, 20 January 2013

18 Things to Remember Before Leaving your House for a Trip

There are important things to remember when you are going on a trip.  For frequent travellers,  this is a routine and will serve as a reminder.  For the benefit of you, our readers, who are starting to travel or first time travellers, make this checklist handy. You will never go wrong if you do this assignment before stepping out of your house for a journey.

There are other helpful travel tips I have compiled to help you out. Check it.

If there are other important things to do that you did not see here, please send me a message. Let's share it with our fellow travellers.


Appliances
1. 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 & Payments
4. Pay any outstanding bills. Do this to avoid overdue payments.


Documents
5. Leave copy of itinerary and travel documents with reachable relative


Garbage
6. Take out garbage and items for recycling

Keys
7. Leave house key with relative or trusted neighbour
8. Lock all doors and windows


Lights & Other Electricals
9. Put lights on timers
10. Turn down thermostats

Mails & Emails
11.  Arrange with post office to hold your mails while you are away
12. Stop all deliveries.  
13. Set up auto email response


Pets & Plants
14. Arrange for care of pets, yards, plants and other living things



Security 
15. Notify alarm company of your absence

Valuables
16. Store valuables in a safe place

Water
17. Shut off water

Final Checking 
18. Walk through the house to check for anything you may have missed

6 comments:

  1. ahh this is cool. Thank you for putting this together!

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    1. Thanks Nina for appreciating these reminders. This post aims to help our fellow travellers have a worry-free holiday.

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  2. I keep on forgetting to do these things before I leave for a trip. Thanks for the reminders! I'm going to print this one out! :)

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    1. Sounds good. It will help make our trip smooth and stress-free. Glad to hear from you.

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  3. The stuff above is really very important. Because we certainly often forget the problems above. If we can remember all of the above, of course, we will have more comfortable trip.

    Thank you for a very useful post.

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    1. Thanks Laurent for your kind words. I appreciate you putting emphasis on the importance of our post.

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