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Things to do Before Going Away

>> Sep 22, 2011

If you are planning on going away as well as organising your trip you need to think about how to keep your home secure. If you are going on a long holiday you check the security of your home and make sure it is not easy to break in to. Having security doors will make your home harder to get into, as well as putting security screens on your windows.

Security doors and screens
You should have some sort of security doors or screens on your home anyway, but if you don't, now that you are planning a long trip you should think about it. Security doors will not only keep your home more secure they will give you the flexibility of keeping your front door open to let the breeze in during summer, but you can keep the security door locked so that your home is still safe. You can answer your front door without unlocking the security door, but still see and be able to talk to however is at the door. Security screens won't block your view out your window but will make them extremely hard to break in to.

Stop your mail
Contact your local post office and have them put a stop to your mail. They will hold your mail and once you are back you can go and collect it. This stops your letter box from overflowing with mail, an obvious sign that no one is home, and you don't have to rely on your neighbours to collect it. You might also want to put a 'No Junk Mail' sticker on your letter box so you don't end up with piles of junk mail, which is also a dead give away that the occupants of the house are away.

Inform your neighbours
Let your neighbours know you are going away and they will be able to keep an eye on your place for you. They might even park one of their cars in your driveway so it looks like someone is home. They might collect your mail for you and even run the lawn mower over your front nature strip and lawn while they are doing theirs, just so it still looks neat and tidy and like someone is still about.

Book the pets in the kennel
If you have any pets you will need to book them into a kennel. Depending on what time of the year it is you may find that kennels book out quickly so when you know what date you are going away contact the kennel and get it sorted out. If you don't like putting the dog in a kennel you may have someone who will look after your pet, or you can hire a dog walker who will come and feed your pets and even walk your dog.

It can be a good idea to keep your front garden tidy, especially if you are going away on a really long trip, which generally happens if someone is going overseas. They can mow the lawn, tidy the garden beds and stop fallen leaves from piling up. It will just keep the front of your house looking like somebody is home.

5 komentar:

Unknown September 22, 2011 at 3:22 PM  
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Anonymous September 22, 2011 at 8:56 PM  

Really useful tips to do on and off! Thanks u lina :)

kim September 22, 2011 at 9:54 PM  
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CahNdeso September 23, 2011 at 4:09 AM  

Very useful tips, it can be a good idea to keep my front garden tidy.
Thanks for shared, Lady

eden September 23, 2011 at 7:44 AM  

Great tips. thank you for sharing

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