Preparing for a vacation is also a small and pleasant adventure. And New Year's holidays are a special case. I would like to have time to complete all the cases before departure. Indeed, for the majority, this holiday is an occasion to take stock and set new goals. If you want to keep everything under control - this article is for you. We tried to pick up not the most obvious tips for preparing for the holidays.
Tip # 1: restock your supplies
Everything that you are going to take with you, of course, needs to be bought in advance, put in order. Add the bottom products to the list. For example, toilet paper or toothpaste - upon arrival you will not need to rush to the store.
Tip # 2: think about safety
If there is no alarm, the Internet advises you to find friends who will imitate your stay in the apartment: hang linen on the balcony or turn on / off the light, empty the mailbox.
But friends will surely have more fun things to do. A really interesting solution is to hang a simulated video camera. There are models that are very believable, even with movement. They will definitely scare the inexperienced, and the professionals are unlikely to be stopped by the light in the window that turns on once a day. As an option - anti-vandal or armored padlocks.
Tip # 3: leave information
What should not be neglected for sure: tell all your loved ones where and for how long you are going with details, all phone numbers and addresses. Leave them the keys to the apartment - in the event of a fire, the Ministry of Emergency Situations will, of course, knock the doors down, but they are unlikely to be put in place. And in case of flooding, friends will be able to quickly solve the problem.
Tip # 4: prolong the cleaning result
Remove the decorative change from the shelves into the boxes - it will be easier to remove dust after you return. Alternatively, cover everything with plastic or old sheets, then dust will not accumulate at all. Only remove carefully later, so as not to shake everything to the floor.
Tip # 5: fill your freezer
Empty the refrigerator, but do not turn it off - on arrival you will not want to run to the store. Have a pizza or a can of ice cream waiting for you. The rest of the electrician mercilessly deny power.
Tip # 6: a fragrant sillage
Spread scented candles or sachets around the apartment. And you will not find the uninhabited smell on your return! If you left the refrigerator empty, put half a lemon in it - it will leave a pleasant smell. And you can pour soda into the sink and toilet - in case there is a sewer smell.
Tip # 7: take care of the colors
If there is no one to water the flowers while you are away, use gauze strips. One end in a pot, the other in a bottle of water. Or buy an automatic sprinkler.
Tip # 8: make room for the new
Pick out the things you haven't used this year. And sell it! Arrange a garage sale, for example. Let the apartment clean up a little before the New Year. And extra money on vacation is not superfluous.
Tip # 9: general cleaning
It makes no sense to direct a total marafet on every trip, but before the New Year holidays, it is pleasant in itself. Change the light bulbs or wash the windows, in general, do something that you have not been able to get your hands on all year.
Tip # 10: don't pay for utility bills
Save documents that prove you have been away for more than five days (tickets, hotel reservations, or vacation application). With them, you can contact the management company. And then you will not pay utility bills for the period while you were not at home. If your vacation was long, then the savings are significant! Just hurry up. The application must be submitted no later than a month after the return.