Important Things to Do Before Leaving on Vacation

Take care of these tasks around your home.

Are you planning on taking a vacation this summer? Then it’s important that you do not get too caught up in the excitement of things and forget to take care of your home. Here are some of the essential things that you should take care of before leaving for your trip.

Take Care of Your Mail

Before you leave for vacation, you should ask a trusted neighbor or friend to collect your mail while you are gone. Not only will this keep your mail safe, but it will also stop letters from piling up and alerting others to the fact that you home is uninhabited. If you cannot ask anyone to collect your mail, then you can request the post office to hold your mail for you.

Unplug Electronics

Did you know that plugged-in electronics and appliances still use electricity even if they are not turned on? This phenomenon is known as phantom plug load and it can account for up to a quarter of your electricity bill. The only way to prevent phantom plug load is by unplugging electronics and appliances. So, before you leave, take the time to unplug all non-essential electronics to save some money on your next electric bill.

Clean Out Your Fridge

No one wants to come home to a fridge full of rotting food or a kitchen overrun with rodents. This is why it’s so important to thoroughly clean your kitchen before leaving on your vacation. Consume or throw away any foods that will go bad while you are gone, and make sure that all open food items are sealed in air tight baggies or containers. This will prevent the smell from attracting rodents.

These are some of the important tasks that you should take care of before leaving on vacation.  Remember, another thing you need to do before leaving is making sure that your home is protected by the right home insurance coverages.  For assistance with your insurance, contact the professionals at Fullhart Insurance Agency.  Serving all of Waldport, Reedsport, Sisters, and Tigard, Oregon, and the surrounding areas we serve all your personal and commercial insurance needs.

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