The Monsoons have hit the Capital in full form and has brought with them long weekends like an icing on the cake! So what do we do? We plan the much awaited weekend getaways! But planning for trips like these is not easy as there are so many things to look after, especially your home. Before you leave for a vacation, you have to secure your home to protect it from any kind of damages and threats. Apart from checking locks of all the doors or giving keys to the neighbors, there are various other things that you need to pay attention to.
Follow this simple pre-travel to-do list and enjoy your vacation without worries –
1.Main Water Supply Should Be Turned OffThe main valve in your home which controls and supplies the overall flow of water should be turned off. It will prevent any kind of potential leakage or water loss.
2.Avoid Any Food WastageBefore leaving for the vacation, consume all the food items which are prone to get spoiled. If then also some leftovers are left, give them away to somebody, because you don’t want to come back to a house filled with the smell of rotten food.
3.Look After Your GardenTwo step guide to preserve your garden – 1. Water and 2. Mulch. Drench the entire garden with a large amount of water before you mulch the flowering plants. If you are neighbours are willing to do a favour, you can request them to water your garden while you are away.
4.Flush And Clean The ToiletsBefore leaving, flush the commodes of all the washrooms and sprinkle a small amount of baking soda inside the commode and also in the sink drains. This will prevent the stink of stagnant water when you return home.
5.Electrical Appliances Should Be UnpluggedEvery electrical appliance like computers, televisions, microwaves, air –conditioners etc.
present in home should be unplugged so that there is no mishap taking place. When unplugging the refrigerator, make sure it is completely empty.