Take care of your laundry, clear the refrigerator, then switch off any appliances not in use. To cut costs, switch off the water heater when you're not home. There are a lot of things you must do prior to your trip, taking the time to do it and making the effort will help make it more enjoyable. The fifth item on this list is: Get some help It is essential to have someone to support you back at home when you go on vacation. Even if it is not your intention to desire someone staying at your house while you are absent, it's best to have someone that will check the house when you're gone. Have a trusted family member or family member to stop on a regular basis to take your mail (this is also addressed in the next section about security) Also, make sure you water your lawn, plants, and your yard, and then ensure that you're in good shape. You can offer support to older parents in helping the elderly find companion care when they are away. Make arrangements to guarantee the health of any pet you possess. Support at home while you travel will ensure your comfort and is one of the most important things you should do prior to departing on an excursion. You should ensure that your backup contact has your details about your flight, including the itinerary, your phone number, and emergency contacts, just in case. Preparing for the future is more effective than being inadequately prepared. Don't try to scramble through your travels to get help. Prior to your travels, you should make arrangements to meet with your support group. Sixth On the List: Security At Home There are a few things to consider prior to departing on your trip to make sure your home and belongings stay protected while you're gone. If you're planning on parking your car for a long time ensure that you take it to an auto accessory shop. They'll put in an alarm device.