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6 Actions to Complete Before Going on Vacation

By Features Desk

Friday, October 25, 2019.

You will likely have many tasks to tick off your list when planning a trip at home or abroad. For example, you might need to purchase clothing, organize flights, arrange airport parking and update your passport.

It can, therefore, be easy to forget to undertake various vital tasks within the home, which you might realize you needed to do once you’re on the plane or lounging on a beach. To ensure you enjoy a stress-free break, here are six actions to complete before going on vacation.

  1. Ask a Loved One to Check Your Home

A full mailbox or old newspapers on your lawn could indicate to others that you’re not home, which can be a security risk. To ensure your home isn’t targeted by trespassers, you should ask a loved one to check your home from time to time while you’re enjoying your getaway. They also could step inside your property to water your plants, turn your lights on or off, and check there are no household issues that need to be repaired.

  1. Pay Your Bills

A beautiful destination could make you feel a million miles away from your everyday life. So much so that you might forget to pay an outstanding bill, which could be detrimental to your finances and credit score. It is crucial to pay all upcoming bills prior to your break away, so you can relax in the knowledge that you won’t receive a late payment fee when you return home.

  1. Clean Your Refrigerator

It is wise to review your refrigerator before you set off for an airport or embark on a road trip. The last thing you will want is to return home to the overwhelming scent of out-of-date meat or sour milk. Ensure you throw away any produce or leftovers that could go off during your break – and make sure you take out the trash, too!

  1. Purchase Your Lottery Ticket

If you play the same numbers on a lottery draw every week, you could end up kicking yourself if they should win, and you have forgotten to purchase a ticket. It is wise to visit LottoGo to bet on the jackpot for the likes of the Mega Millions, Powerball, Euro Jackpot, or the Irish Lotto, to name only a few.

  1. Unplug Electrical Items

Don’t spend your vacation worrying about your home and unplug various electrical items. In addition to wasting your money and consuming unnecessary energy, leaving different gadgets plugged in could be a fire hazard. So, unplug all devices and appliances you will not need during your break, such as a:

  • Tumble dryer

  • Toaster

  • Crockpot

  • Phone charger

  • TV

  1. Inform Your Bank About Your Travel Plans

While some banks no longer require account holders to update them on their travel plans, others might freeze your card if you fail to confirm you are traveling overseas. Give your bank a call before your vacation, so you won’t be stranded at a destination with no money.

Six Actions to Complete Before Going on Vacation

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