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A Quick Home Checklist Before Going on Vacation

Alexis VanTilburg

Alexis VanTilburg is delighted to share her knowledge of marketing and social media at ALANTE Real Estate!  Alexis was introduced to marketing after ...

Alexis VanTilburg is delighted to share her knowledge of marketing and social media at ALANTE Real Estate!  Alexis was introduced to marketing after ...

May 17 2 minutes read

If you're planning on escaping the last of the cold weather, we're here to help you prepare with a checklist to ensure your home is well cared for during your absence 😎

1. Set Timers for your lighting

Setting these timers for a few choice lights will give the appearance that you're still there even while you're away! 

2. Turn off the Water to Dishwashers/Clothes Washer

Since it's still cold out and New England is unpredictable, it's better to err on the side of caution!

3. Unplug Appliances

Unplug your washer and dryer, coffee maker, TV, and other appliances. This will save electricity and reduce damage should their be a power surge.

4. Stage your Blinds & Window Shades

Adjust window shades and blinds to a semi-open position and park a car in your driveway, again trying to maintain the feel that someone is at home.

5. Clean Out Your Refrigerator

Make life a bit easier upon your return home and discard of all perishable items!

6. Enlist the Help of Your Neighbors

Leave a copy of your itinerary, cellphone numbers and a house key with a trust worthy relative or neighbor.  Arrange for your trash or recycle cans to be set out for collection and then returned to your garage. 

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