Thursday, November 6, 2014

Travels: Leaving Home

When leaving home for an extended time period do you hope your home will be safe and secure? Or, do you take some precautions while you're off vising the countryside of Italy?

Some people hire house sitters to stay in their homes, take care of the plants, feed and walk the dog, pick up the mail, and keep an eye on things. Great idea, especially if you are gone for an extended period of time.

You could notify the neighbors you're going to be gone for a lengthy time. You may even give them the name of your house sitter.

Only gone for a week-end? Do you close your curtains or turn on lights at a certain time each day? You may want to think about a timer. 

Ask your neighbor to pick up the paper, even if it's only a couple of days. No sense leaving it on the driveway to announce no one is home.

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