Vacation Checklist For Your Home

Get the most out of your vacation by making sure your home is safe and sound while you’re away. Here are a few handy steps you can take to help protect your home against break-ins, fire and weather damage.


  • Arrange for a house-sitter if possible
  • Unplug your electronics and appliances in case there’s a power surge
  • Have a neighbour or a family member collect your mail and keep an eye on your house
  • Install timers on your lights so it looks like you’re home
  • Shut and lock all your windows, skylights and doors
  • Install a security system or exterior motion-activated lights


  • Announcing your vacation dates to your social network
  • Leaving your GPS system in your car if you park at the airport
  • Leaving bikes or scooters lying around in your yard
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