Things to do Before Leaving for Vacation

Things to do Before Leaving for Vacation

Before you leave for your vacation you might want to keep in mind taking care of these
important, yet sometimes forgotten tasks.

  • Put your mail and/or newspapers on hold. You can request a US mail hold at
  • Pay any bills that might be due while you are away, or set up automatic payments.
  • Call your bank and credit cards to let them know you are traveling. This will prevent your bank from putting a hold on your accounts thinking your cards are stolen when used in a different state or country.
  • Set up an automated e-mail response letting people know you are out of the office. 
  • Refill any prescriptions.
  • Download any apps, movies or shows for yourself or your children on your iPad or tablet.
  • Charge any portable electronics you are bringing with you.
  • Unplug electronics.
  • Set your thermostat around four to five degrees higher or lower than you normally do, depending on the season.
  • Check your destination high/low temperatures and pack accordingly.
  • Set up timers for your lights around your house. Turn on any motion detection lights.
  • Throw away perishable foods in your refrigerator or pantry.
  • Take out the trash.
  • Do the dishes or run the dishwasher.
  • Water any plants. If traveling for a longer amount of time have someone periodically water them for you.
  • Have pet care in place. Kennels have limited space especially around holidays, set up pet care as soon as you have your travel dates.
  • Wash your sheets and make the bed. Nothing says ‘welcome home’ more than a clean bed.

Most importantly, enjoy your vacation!!


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on Jun 12, 2017

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