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Remember the Movie "Home alone"? Dont Let it Happen to You

By: Sarika Kabra

Planning to take a vacation? Be sure to take a few basic precautions before you leave for that essential peace of mind while you are enjoying yourself in a far-away land. There may be contingencies you may never have even thought of, and for all you know, it may well take place in your absence. It is when the owners are away that thieves, cats, mice, insects of all hues, who wouldn't dare to come in front of you, manage to find their way into your house and make their presence felt. Remember the movie 'Home Alone'?

The first and foremost thing you need to do is take an insurance policy. Even if you are brave enough not to keep your house normally insured (though rightfully, you should), do get hold of the insurance guy and get it done now. Don't worry about the extra cost - consider it to be a part of the holiday expenses and it'll appear miniscule. If you are already holding insurance, make sure it will remain valid till the time you come back. Also, check to confirm if it covers theft, and any unforeseen natural calamity that may just decide to strike while you are away.

The next is preventive maintenance. Cover all your furniture with sheets to prevent dust from piling up in your absence. And if you have exclusive stuff like or the special your husband gifted you on your anniversary, be doubly sure to cover it up well and tie down the covers to the legs. You wouldn't want that stray cat to scratch it all over in your absence, would you?

Now for those pesky insects. Get a good insecticide and spray well into all the corners of your home. Though you may feel that your special oak or is termite proof, it is better not to take a chance. I'm sure you wouldn't like the little white ants to try out your favorite piece of furniture for breakfast! More so when you are not around to take immediate corrective action.

Buy a set of good locks for the main door and the garage. Though their chief purpose is mainly to inform the thieves that you are away(locks are meant for ordinary folk), a good, solid one will have some deterrent effect.

Inform the local beat constable to keep a watch while you are away. Giving them details of your holiday will usually ensure he'll keep a watch for any untoward light that isn't supposed to be on in your absence. Telling the neighbors to keep an eye out isn't a bad idea either.

A last word - don't leave any valuables home despite the insurance. Leave your jewelry in a bank locker or at a relative's place if you are not carrying it along. Wouldn't want to chase the insurance if there's an easier way out, would you?

Enjoy your holiday! Go in peace - you will find your home in the same condition you left it!

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About The Author, Sarika Kabra


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