Home Arrival/Departure Preparation

  • Prepare Home or Office for Arrival
  • Close House or Office on Departure

You need to do many things before going on a trip, including buying the tickets to packing the bags. Because of this, it can be easy to forget to take care of all of the details that you should regarding making your home ready for your absence. Here’s a handy checklist of things that your home needs while you’re away.

  • Pets: Is someone going to come feed them or will you be dropping them off somewhere? Make sure that you’ve made arrangements in advance. Also make sure that the pet sitter has the vet’s number, that there’s enough food while you’re gone and that any medications are bought and prepared before you leave.
  • Mail: Make sure that you’ve got someone up to pick up your mail on a regular basis while you’re away. If you’re going to be gone for a long trip and don’t have someone, you might want to ask the post office to forward your mail or hold it until your return.
  • Newspaper: Cancel your subscription if you’re going to be on a long vacation.
  • Plants: What kind of care will your plants need while you’re away? Who is doing it and what materials do you need to buy them before you go?
  • Electricity: You want to make sure that all of your appliances are properly turned off and/or unplugged. The heater or AC should be off so you’re not paying the bill while you’re gone.
  • Security: If you have an alarm, double-check that it works and set it properly. Lock all doors and windows. Consider putting lights on timers so the house looks lived in.
  • Leave it to us, we will take care of everything. Just call up and hand over the keys or fill this form
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