Preparing & Protecting Your Home When You Travel

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When taking the time out of everyday life to travel, we are often leaving something behind for a while. This may be family members, friends, or perhaps it is your home and pets. Of course, we can give our family members and friends a big hug and share a meal with them before we leave, but how are you preparing and protecting your home when you travel?

Preparing your home for travel is more than just giving it a good clean and tidy before your leave. Its about helping you to prevent from returning home to damage or putting your personal property at risk. For this reason, a good combination of preparation and foresight before you leave can really help. Yet if tasks are to be effective and worthwhile, they mustn’t cost a fortune to implement, nor must they be inconvenient to your travel plans themselves. 

With the advice below, you’ll find that security measures, property management, and social preparations can help you in the best possible way. So, without further ado, let’s get started with this welcoming advice!

protecting your home when you travel

Protect Your Valuables

Protecting the valuables in your home is likely very important to you. However, when you’re away from your home, you cannot be 100% certain that it will not be broken into. Even if you have the best protective measures set up – there’s always a chance that something untoward might happen.  So, if you are travelling for a long period of time, why not consider taking some of your items to Keepsafe Storage for the best possible protection? These facilities are monitored around the clock and you can ensure your items are stored safely and correctly. This can help you limit the potential damage if the worst should ever happen – and keep your essential valuables safe.

Touch Base With Your Neighbors 

It can also be worthwhile to protect your home via social means. For instance, you may find that protecting your home when you travel is aided by asking your neighbors to keep watch.  You could ask them to park their vehicle on your driveway, water your plants, collect the mail and have a quick look around for anything suspicious. Little favors like this, will keep your mind at ease whilst you’re enjoying a grand adventure. There is nothing more valuable than having a good neighbor that you can rely on – so ensure your return the favor!

Redirect Mail

Nothing says ‘I’m not home‘ like an over spilling mail box.  If you are travelling for a long period of time, it is worthwhile considering redirecting your mail and opting to receive bills etc. via email.  This will ensure that you do not miss any important notices as well as protecting your home when your travel from any unnecessary attention.

Double-Check Everything Before You Leave

It’s important to take the time to double-check everything properly before you leave. This way you don’t have to ask yourself ‘did I leave the window ajar?’ or ‘did I store that item properly?’ whilst trying to enjoy yourself abroad. You could decide to make an inventory or to-do list to ensure everything is taken care of before you leave. Is the fuse-box off? Do you have enough pet food for your beloved animals? Have you given your family or neighbors all of the support numbers they may need if they are required to contact someone whilst you are travelling? A completed to-do list will provide comfort that you have actioned everything necessary before setting off.

With this advice, we hope you can more easily prepared for protecting your home when you travel. With a little bit of foresight and planning, you can jet off on your adventures knowing that your home and belongings are safe whilst you are away.

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