HOME (vacation) CHECKLIST

Prepare your home for vacation…

When you leave home for vacation, PREPARE YOUR HOME for your absence.

Here’s a list to help you prepare home for your vacation:


HOME (Vacation) PREPARATION CHECKLIST

KEYS

  • Provide keys to ‘house minder’ (family / friend)

Turn OFF

  • TELEPHONE ANSWERING machine
  • WATER turn off
  • ELECTRICAL unplug unnecessary devices
  • LOWER heating temperature
  • Turn ON
  • Auto timer lights

ARRANGE

  • FLYER/MAIL clearing from doorstep
  • Snow removal with extra gas
  • Sidewalk clearing
  • Stop newspaper delivery

SECURITY

  • clear mailbox, doorstep of packages, deliveries
  • Leave curtains and blinds in normal positions
  • Place wood dowels in window/door tracks to prevent opening
  • Update luggage tags with destination location/phone number
  • Keep your house and car keys in your ‘carry on’ luggage

MISC

  • Refresh bedsheets for your return
  • Frozen dinners in freezer for return

DOCS/CARDS

  • make copies of credit cards
  • copy PASSPORTS, INSURANCE COPIES
  • Confirm you passport expiry date is beyond your travel period
  • copies of medications/prescriptions
  • make copies of information you may need in case of emergency
    (car insurance, travel health insurance)

MEDICAL

  • make copies of med records, prescriptions
  • keep medications in their original containers

FAMILY

  • Provide family with contact PHONE NUMBER
  • Setup email contact address
  • Provide family with TRAVEL ITINERARY

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