Planning a vacation is exciting, but don’t forget to prepare your home before you leave. A well-prepared home can save you from worrying about potential issues while you’re away. Here’s a handy checklist to help you have a stress free vacation preparation experience!

  1. Secure Your Home

Ensure all doors and windows are locked. If you have a security system, make sure it’s activated. Consider using timers to turn lights on and off to make it appear as if someone is home. 

  1. Take Care of Your Plants

If you have indoor plants, make sure they’re watered before you leave. For outdoor plants, consider setting up a drip irrigation system or asking a neighbor to water them. 

  1. Adjust Your Thermostat

Adjust your thermostat to a higher temperature to save energy, but don’t turn it off completely. A completely off air conditioner can lead to a humid and musty home. 

  1. Clean Your Home

Coming home to a clean house is a great feeling. Take out the trash, clean out the fridge, and do a general tidy up before you leave. 

  1. Arrange for Mail and Package Pickup

An overflowing mailbox is a clear sign that no one is home. Arrange for a neighbor to pick up your mail or request a mail hold from the post office. 

  1. Pool Maintenance

If you have a pool, consider hiring a pool service to maintain it while you’re away. This will ensure you come back to a clean and healthy pool. 


Preparing your home for a vacation can give you peace of mind and allow you to fully enjoy your time away. If you need help with home care services while you’re on vacation, don’t hesitate to reach out to the experts. 

At Green & Clean/Renfroe & Jackson, we offer a range of home care services designed to keep your home in top shape while you’re enjoying your vacation. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you prepare your home for a vacation.