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How to Prepare Your Home for a Vacation

Kiki Wongo has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FreeandCleanLiving #CollectiveBias

Planning an exciting trip to your favorite tropical destinations? Perhaps you're finally going to that weekend getaway at your friend's parent's time share. No matter where you go, it's absolutely essential to ensure your house is prepped, secure, and ready for your time away from home. However, for those of you who are just getting into "travel mode," it may not be as easy as it seems. That's why we've got the low-down on how to prepare your home for a vacation to help keep your house safe and secure while you're on holiday!

Make Your House Look Like Someone Is There

Leaving your house empty is an invitation for burglars or unwanted guests to snoop about. Make sure you keep your house look like someone is living there. Here is a list of ways to do so:

  1. Stop mail or newspapers from being deleivered
  2. Set up your house with timed lights or always leave the main house light on
  3. Keep a motion sensor flood light in the front and back of your house
  4. Maintain your landscape upkeep while you are gone

Prep Your Electronics and Plumbing

When you're gone out of town, the last thing you want to do is rack up a high electric bill. Be sure to unplug any unused electronics while you're gone. Also, be sure to turn off your AC/Heater if it is on a set timer. To be extra cautious, you can turn off your water valves in case a leak happens while you're gone.

Keep Your Cats Happy and Safe with Purina® Tidy Cats® Free & Clean™ Litter

For those of you who own cats, you may know that cats are relatively self-sufficient creatures, aside from the love and snugs that they require from you. However, when you leave on vacation, you want to make sure they are prepped for your journey away from home.

That's why I ALWAYS use New TIDY CATS® Free & Clean™ Unscented Clumping Litter for my kitties when I travel. Not only does it work like a charm while keeping ammonia odors away for up to 2 weeks, it also is extremely easy to manage. Plus, it is unscented and free of harmful fragrances and dyes that no kitty or kitty owner wants to mess with. 

Not only do I love Tidy Cats® Free & Clean™ litter, my picky cats love it too! Also, the litter itself is 99.9% dust-free, making it much more manageable when pouring in and out of the box. Let's face it, nobody likes the icky dust cloud that poofs up out of the litter box when maintaining, and Tidy Cats litter prevents that!

So, what are you waiting for? See how incredible Tidy Cats® Free & Clean™ litter is for yourself by purchasing it at your local Target store. There was also a sale at target, so make sure to check for savings! Check out the link here for more information!

You always want to make sure there is about 3-4 inches of little in the box before you leave. Be sure to ask a friend or hire a cat sitting service to come and scoop it once every two days while you're gone!


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