13 Things to Do Before You Go On Spring Break

Headed somewhere warm for spring break? Before you back out of the driveway, make sure you’ve done these 13 things to secure your home:

 

  1. Stop the mail and newspaper
  2. Arrange for pet care
  3. Water the plants or arrange for someone else to do this
  4. Make copies of your credit cards and passports so you can cancel them if they’re lost or stolen
  5. Notify your alarm company of your travel arrangements
  6. Let a trusted neighbor or friend know you’ll be gone
  7. Turn down the water heater
  8. Adjust the thermostat
  9. Put a light or two on an automatic timer so it looks like someone’s home
  10. Turn off your water
  11. Unplug your electronics
  12. Lock your windows and doors
  13. Have fun!

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