How to Leave The Worry of Home at Home When Travelling

How to Leave The Worry of Home at Home When Travelling

Travelling is amazing, whether for business or for pleasure. It gives you the opportunity to meet and interact with new people, learn about new cultures, and expand your world knowledge. However, no matter how far you wander from home or for the length of time, if you’re a homeowner, like us, you will always worry about your house back home to one degree or another. It’s normal to worry about a number of things. Whether it will be safe while you’re away. Whether people know that it’s empty. What happens if there is a break in or even a leak? Quite often our worry levels used to escalate the longer we were away. Maybe you are the same? Therefore, we have listed a few tips regarding how we leave the worry of home at home when we’re travelling. We hope they can help you too. 

Plan Well Ahead of Your Trip

People tend to focus more on where they are headed on holiday or travelling rather than putting things in place at home when in the planning phase of their trip. I’m sure we’re all the same – checking out flights, finding the best hotel and attraction deals, researching bars and restaurants etc. We even go to the extent of finding out what the weather will wherever we are heading, by adding it to our list of places on the Yahoo weather app. In the process, it is easy to forget about the house you are leaving behind. Once you arrive at your destination it can quickly become the main source of the worry. Therefore, it’s vital that you also plan how to keep your house safe and secure while you are away and that it’s done in advance so you can enjoy your holiday without worry.

Leave someone in charge

If you’re concerned about the safety of your home while you’re away, the first thing you need to do is make sure you lock your doors (an obvious thing, but something easily overlooked when excited/stressed/in a rush etc). Another recommendation we have is to ask a trusted family member or friend to house-sit. If that’s not possible you could ask them to at least check on your house a couple of times while you’re travelling. Burglars are less likely to attempt to break into a house if they can see someone if living there. Or at least if it looks like someone is. Therefore, an easy way of doing this is to get someone to put the lights on when it gets dark. Water your pants. Also, ask them to put the bin out on collection days etc.

Update your security

Another thing that you can do before travelling, especially when you know you will be gone for a long time, is to invest in home security. Therefore why not have that CCTV installed, change the door alarm, and have someone replace the windows or at least put locks on them. These are simple steps which will make your house a little more challenging to break into. In fact, these things will probably be deterrents in the first place. 

In addition to this, you can schedule updates about how things are going back home. If you have smart technology in the house, you can view up to date updates directly on your laptop, tablet or even smartphone. If you have left someone in charge, maybe call them regularly to find out if everything is okay.

There are loads of other ways you can prepare your property and deter people from trying to do damage to it or break in while you are away. However, in reality, if someone does want to get in, they will. Providing you have put some preventative measures in place and have a good level of insurance cover – you’ve done the most you can. Therefore, allowing you to relax and enjoy your experience when travelling without worry.



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