You’re heading off on a lovely holiday and the last thing you want to worry about is the house you’re leaving behind. Corgi HomePlan have put together a few important tips to keep your home safe and give you peace of mind.
Don’t leave your house looking empty
There are obvious tell-tale signs that a house is unoccupied, so make sure you don’t fall into the trap. There are simple measures you can put into place before you head off to fool potential burglars.
Leave your blinds and curtains open. If your curtains are drawn during the day, this is an obvious sign that no one is home. If you have a trusted neighbour, ask them to pop into your house in the evening and morning to open and close your curtains.
Ask your neighbour to also remove any post that is stacking up at the door. Alternatively you could sign up to Royal Mail’s Keepsafe service, which safely holds your post for anywhere between 14 to 66 days.
Invest in a light timer that comes on automatically in the evening. Make sure the lamp is out of view from the window – a big giveaway if someone was looking through your window.