The holiday season has arrived once more. With Christmas just around the corner, the malls are crowded, the highways are congested, and many of us are making arrangements to visit family or loved ones over the holidays.
Let us not forget that among all the activities, this is also a time when many people take advantage of this, resulting in numerous house invasions. This busy time of year also increases the risk of household mishaps and other little accidents that are easily missed or forgotten.
If you’re leaving your condo unattended during the holidays, here are a few reminders and ideas to add to your holiday checklist to help you relax and enjoy your vacation.
Clear Your Space
Nobody likes to return home to a cluttered house after a trip! While you’re gone, eat or throw out any food that will go bad, run your garbage disposal, take out the trash, and do your laundry. This will ensure that you don’t return to an odorous flat or heaps of garments. You will be grateful in the future.
Check Your Car
If you’re not bringing your car with you and want to leave it at your apartment, make a checklist to ensure it’s in good working order before you go. Remove any valuables from your vehicle, double-check that all windows are closed, and lock the doors. To prevent interfering with other people and automobiles, move it to an area of the parking lot that is somewhat out of the way.
Keep your valuables hidden
You have provided protection for your condo or apartment area by paying additional dues. However, as a precaution, keep things that you won’t be able to bring with you in a hidden location. This is true of jewelry, electronic devices, and other small goods that may be readily hidden and shuffled away.
Disconnect plugs and switch off the water and power
When you turn off your water supply, you won’t come home to a waterworld if a pipe bursts while you’re out. Likewise, shutting off your electricity’s main plug provides an added layer of security in case you miss something while rushing.
Bills should be paid in advance, and mail should be held
Make sure any expenses that may become due while you’re away are paid ahead of time so you don’t have to worry about them while you’re away. Also, contact your local post office and request a free hold on your mail. When you return from your trip, you may pick up your mail at the post office instead of dealing with a clogged mailbox.
Make your vacation arrangements known to the condo administrator
The advantage of apartment and condominium living is that there is virtually always someone on the grounds. When you leave and return, let your condo admin know so they know there will be no activity in your unit and may be alerted if someone searches for you or tries to access your apartment.
Purchase none perishables
Doesn’t it appear to be simple? However, with all of the parties, take-homes, and customary pabalot, it’s easy to forget not to buy perishables during this time of year. When you arrive home, you don’t want to be attacked by rotten food odors, nor do you want to let ants, roaches, and other pests into your house. Avoid buying fresh fruit and anything that may spoil in a week (or more if you’ll be gone longer). If you have any fresh food, it would be a good idea to give it away or donate it to others who are less fortunate.
Remove all biodegradable garbage in your area
Anything biodegradable must be removed before you leave, just like perishables. A basic cleaning before you go is a good idea if you have the time.
Wet or dirty clothing should not be left
Dirty clothes are another cause of unpleasant odors (the wet ones will come at you with a fury if you leave them unattended). Bring all of your clothing to your favorite laundry and request that they hold them until you return.
Clean out the refrigerator
After a lengthy journey, I’m sure you don’t want to return home smelling like rotten food. Before you depart, go through your refrigerator and clean it out, tossing out any bad or expired goods.
Always check the bathroom and toilet
A bad stench can linger throughout your condo apartment, or worse, your neighbors may notice the stink. You may get rid of the foul odors by using a deodorizer or odor eliminator. If you don’t have them on hand, a tiny quantity of baking soda can be sprinkled on top to keep it at bay.
Always consider the weather condition
During the wet season, we occasionally leave our apartment. If this happens to you, disconnect all devices and appliances immediately. Keep all of your important documents and extensions off the ground. If you relocate it somewhere else where it won’t get wet due to high winds and rain, that will assist.
Give a close neighbor your contact information
Although we recommend informing the administrative office, it’s safer to be safe and leave your contact information with a close neighbor. This way, even if the administrative officers aren’t accessible after office hours, you’ll have someone to check up on your unit.
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