This To-Do list from ‘Helping’ will make sure your holiday is stress-free and your house all ready to welcome you back
When you are about to travel, apart from packing your suitcase, the other most important concern is how to make sure your home is well kept and safe while you are gone. This usually entails a pre-holiday clean-up and preparation. But there is more to a clean-up that just taking out the trash and doing the dishes.
Helpling.ae, the global platform for booking cleaning services takes a look at the essential pre-holiday to-dos that may not cross your mind when preparing to leave:
Unplug Electronics: Televisions, laptops, microwaves and all other electronics should be unplugged before traveling. Electronics draw power even when not in use. And for safety reasons, pull the plugs in case a power surge happens while you are away.
Keep the AC on but on a moderate temperature: Living in hot countries means that AC is a necessity. Although you will be away, the house still needs to remain cool to avoid turning to an oven. If heat builds up, it can affect all wooden furniture, cabinets and floorings. Excessive heat could cause wood to expand and doors to not close properly. Keep rooms at 25 – 26 degrees celsius to save energy yet keep the air flowing.
Plug all the drains: Summertime is also a time for creepy crawlers to come out of their hiding spots to avoid the heat in the ground. An empty house is a perfect time for pests to come out and play without anyone to squash them. Avoid pests coming out from the drains by plugging all the drains in sinks, showers and bathtubs.
Water your plants: If you do not have an in-ground sprinkler system (or a friendly neighbour) to help you water your plants, then consider using a soaker hose with a timer to keep your plants watered and healthy. For indoor plants, place the plants on wet towels and leave them in the bathtub or fill a tray with water and place the plant on the tray.
Overall clean up: The most obvious prep for the holidays is to clean-up your home properly before leaving. This includes cleaning out the trash from all the rooms in the house, washing all dishes, laundry and putting away everything. Nothing feels better than coming back to a clean and tidy home after a long holiday. Delegate to a convenient online platform for cleaning services such as www.helpling.ae so you can focus on the other to-dos in preparation for your holiday.
These check lists ticked, you can now enjoy your much deserved break in peace.