How to Keep Your Home Safe While You

How to Keep Your Home Safe While You’re Away for Vacation

As you travel, not only do you need to mind your own safety while you’re on foreign land, but you also need to mind the safety of your home while you’re away enjoying your vacation.

After all, you wouldn’t want to ruin a memorable trip with some mortifying news that your house or apartment has been broken into. Value your home even more by making it a habit to always take precautions before you board a flight to your well-deserved holiday — it will keep your property and belongings safe and it will also give you some added peace of mind.

To start off, below is a helpful infographic that shows some great tips to remember!

Home Safety

    Get to know your neighbours. A great way to keep your home safe is to have your neighbours keep an eye on your house. Let them know you will be away. If possible, let them know who has a key to your place. Do NOT hide the keys in your mail box, plant pots, or under your door mat. Beter to leave a key with a neighbour you trust.
    If you park your car on the street during your holidays, try to not leave it in a low transit area.
    Do NOT talk about your upcoming trip in front of people you do not know.
    Notify the police if strange people are lurking around your home. Remember to take notes of actions and/or car details of those persons.
    You can always pack your luggage in your car the night before. If not, try to be as discreet as possible when loading your car.

How about you?

  • What do you think of these tips?
  • Would you like to add some more tips to take note of?

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  1. I am planning to tour around a new place for my birthday vacation, and I intend to take my sister with me. That is the reason why I loved the part where you mentioned the importance of not discussing the planned traveling in front of strangers. My sister has the tendency to announce things like that on a whim, so I will warn her as early as now. Thank you!

  2. Of the things that you said, what I liked was the idea of letting the neighbors know that we will be out of the house for a vacation so that they can watch the house for us. That shouldn't be a problem since my neighbors are nice people anyway. I will be sure to inform them as early as now and ask them whether it is alright or not. Thank you for the advice.

  3. Good Info-graphic presentation and great tips.

  4. Hello Aileen! These tips are getting. I always had an issue with getting too close to my neighbors. But when time came for me to travel I had no option but to befriend at least one. It proved beneficial when I went away and she kept an eye on my stuff. Just found your site and can't wait to read more ;)

  5. Nice tips especially the part about leaving keys with a trustworthy neighbor. I've got so many friends that think under the foot mat is a very good place for keys.

  6. Thanks for this Great tips. . . It will help me a lot.
    Nice work

    1. I'm happy to hear that!


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