6 Ways to Protect Your Home So You Can Relax on Vacation


With the number of break-ins increasing, it’s only natural to be worried about your home while you are on vacation. But fear not! Because there are many ways that you can protect your home so that you can get right back to relaxing. Sound interesting? Then keep on reading!

Ask someone to pick up your mail

One of the biggest things that can draw unwanted guests into your house is that your mail or newspapers start to accumulate on your front doorstep.

It might seem trivial, but it’s one thing that many intruders look out for, as they know the house is empty. Try asking a friend or neighbor to pick up any mail for you, and check on the house when needed. This way, you’re making your home look like less of a target. 

Install a home security system

If you’re so worried that you don’t think you’ll be able to relax on your vacation, try installing a home security system.

There are so many different types available, as these home alarm systems, that you can get rid of unwanted guests in no time. Some of them even link directly to your phone, so if anything happens, you’ll get notified straight away. 

Place warning signs near entrances

Another easy and inexpensive way to deter individuals away from your home is to place some fake warning signs near your entrances. Things like “Smile you are on camera” or “Beware of the dog” can be enough to scare criminals away as it isn’t worth the hassle. 

Clean up your garden before leaving

If you have a messy and overgrown garden, it can certainly be worthwhile cleaning it up before you leave for vacation.

The fewer places there are to hide, the less of a target your house will be. Pair a well-kept garden with motion sensor lighting, and anyone snooping around will stay clear.

Store valuables in a locked safe

In the case that someone does make it into your home, you should try and store all of your valuables somewhere safe before you go on vacation. This way, all of your essential items are protected. Check out these hidden safe ideas for inspiration, so that you can protect your valuables easily and efficiently. 

Don’t advertise on social media

And lastly, while it might be tempting to share your holiday pictures on social media while you are away, it might not be the best idea.

You might not realize it, but you are advertising an empty house all over the world. You may want to save those great posts for when you get back home!

And that’s it! Now you no longer have to worry about any unwanted guests entering your home, and can focus on spending time relaxing with your loved ones. Just make sure that you warn any of your friends that are visiting your house about your new systems! 

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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