At Harborside Village, our luxurious waterfront community can often feel like your personal oasis. However, we know that the summer is the perfect time to travel away from your community and hit the beach with your family members. Before you begin to pack your bags into your car and hit the road for vacation, you should always travel-proof your apartment home. That means keeping all of your doors and windows securely locked, turning off any electronic devices, unplugging kitchen appliances (Keurig coffee makers), and more. Read on to find out how you can travel-proof your apartment home to secure your belongings and keep your apartment home safe while you’re away.
Travel-Proof Your Apartment by Securing Your Doors & Windows
Anytime you head out for a vacation, it’s vital to secure your apartment to keep your belongings safely inside. You’ll want to secure your apartment patio doors (even if you’re living on the second floor) and make sure that every window is tightly closed and locked. While Harborside Village prides itself on being a safe, family-friendly community, it’s always important to secure your apartment home for the ultimate protection of your belongings while you’re away on vacation. Additionally, locking up your apartment home can keep humid drafts outside while maintaining a consistent temperature indoors.
Arrange Care for Your Pets
You’ll also want to arrange appropriate care for your pets while you’re away. Though Harborside Village is a pet-friendly community, we highly recommend arranging care for your pets through a family member who can house them while you’re on vacation or appropriate board & care. This can help ensure that your beloved Fido has company while you’re away, your apartment is continuously secured, and your pets are taken care of by a responsible individual.
Keep Your Thermostat Set to an Appropriate Temperature
Often, people will decide to turn off their thermostat to save money on bills while they’re on vacation. However, turning off your thermostat can be incredibly harmful to your apartment home and neighbors. You’ll want to ensure that your thermostat is set to an appropriate cooling temperature, between 75 to 77 degrees, while you’re on vacation this summer. This can help ensure that your apartment is comfortable to return home to and that your apartment doesn’t become too hot in the summer heat while you’re away.
Unplug Electronic Devices and Appliances
Lastly, it’s critical to unplug electronic devices and any kitchen appliances that are at risk for starting an electrical fire while you’re away. We highly recommend unplugging alarm clocks, Keurig coffee makers, toasters, crockpots, and any electrical device that will not be in use while you’re gone. This can help protect and secure your apartment home while you’re on vacation, and you can have additional peace of mind about the security of your apartment home.
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