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Keeping Your Home Prepared, Secure, and Fresh During a Trip

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Today, we want to focus on your precious possessions in your apartment. If you’re planning on traveling during the 2018 fall season, it’s important to make sure your home in The Estates Woodland is prepared. Before leaving Magnolia, Texas, take these precautions so you won’t have to stress:

— Empty the fridge of any foods that may spoil or mold while you are gone. You do not want to be greeted with rotten milk when you come home.

— Think ahead for when you return from your trip. Most likely you’ll have work or school or other responsibilities the next day, so do what you can to take care of things and work ahead of deadlines. All your efforts will make things easier for yourself.

— Making your bed can kind of be a pain, but there is nothing nicer than returning home to a neat and tidy bedroom.

— Make sure you’ll have something clean to wear when you get home that way you won’t be stuck doing laundry and you can rest after your trip.

— Keeping your toiletries in one bag can be helpful not just while traveling, but upon return as well. You can simply look in one bag for your shampoo or toothbrush, instead of multiple places.

— Pay attention to security issues. Lock up valuables while you are gone. Arrange for a trusted friend to water plants or check on pets while you are away. Close and lock all windows. Putting lights on a timer may be helpful as well. Don’t let mail or packages pile up if you don’t want people to know you are gone. Lock your car if you are leaving it and remove valuables from there as well.

We hope these tips are helpful to you as we head into the holidays. Stay safe this year. Thanks for reading!


Disclaimer: The Estates Woodland is not located in or part of The Woodlands® development. The Woodlands® is a registered trademark of The Woodlands Land Development Company, LP.