How to Prepare for a Trip

  1. arrange for your pets, plants and lawn
  2. arrange to have your mail and newspaper held at the post office or collected by a friend
  3. empty the refrigerator and turn it to low (you'll be surprised by your low bill)
  4. leave a house key with a friend
  5. lock all doors, windows and car
  6. notify your neighbours of your absence and how to reach you
  7. reconfirm your airline ticket and other reservations
  8. set a light timer
  9. turn off your computer
  10. leave a copy of your id/passport with a close friend or relative
  11. tell your loved ones you love them and you're going to miss them