For those living in housing apartments in Pretoria, going away can be a source of anxiety because you spend your whole vacation worrying about whether your things are safe, whether your plants are dying, or whether you left the oven on.

To help you have peace of mind and truly enjoy your much-deserved getaway, here is a simple checklist that you can use to make sure everything is in order before you leave.

Unplug Everything

Before you leave, unplug all your devices, including your TV, gaming console, chargers, lamps, microwave, toaster, computer, and anything else that requires power. The only thing that should be left plugged in and running is your refrigerator.

Turn Off the Geyser and Oven

To be extra safe, it is a good idea to turn your stove/oven off as well by flipping the switch at the wall and/or at the DB board. You should also turn off the geyser at the board since there’s no point in heating water and wasting electricity while you’re away.

Close All The Windows

Ensure your apartment windows are firmly closed and properly latched before leaving. Doing so not only protects your apartment from potential intruders but will also protect it from the elements while you’re gone. 

Throw Out All Perishables

Before you leave, make sure all perishables are either consumed, donated, or thrown away. The last thing you want to come back to is an apartment filled with rotting food and maggots, cockroaches, or rats.

Take Out the Trash

Similar to the previous point, ensure your apartment has no trash left inside to fester and attract pests while you’re away. Be sure to take the trash out before you leave.

Arrange an Emergency Contact

Lastly, notify a trusted neighbour of your vacation so they can keep an eye out for any issues that may arise while you’re gone and either intervene on your behalf or alert you if necessary. Give them a key to have access if needed in an emergency.

Vacationing is great, but you need a good home to return to. Here at Live Easy, we have safe and comfortable housing apartments in Pretoria that you can call home. Contact us now to find out more or to apply today.