You might already feel the excitement of going on a Samoa holiday trip with your family or your friends. You think about what activities you can do with your companions in order to fully enjoy your vacation. However, before you even think about what will happen in the future, you will need to secure your own home first. This way, you will still find your home and your belongings intact after your vacation. Here are some things that you can do in order to secure your home before you go on your Samoa holiday trip.
If you have a burglar alarm already installed in your house, you should make sure that it is still in good working condition. You also need to inform your alarm company that you will go for a vacation as well as update the contact information that you have provided to them. You can give a contact number that they can use to reach you for emergency cases. If you want to, you can also provide them with the contact number of person you trust who will check up on the house for you.
You must make sure that you will hide all of your valuables. You should not display them on areas that outsiders can easily see from the windows. To test this, you should try to take a peek from the outside and check whether you can still see such valuables or not. Aside from that, you should also make sure that you will dispose of any sign that is an indication that you own valuable items. You must not leave cartons or boxes for computers, laptops, flat screen televisions, and others, lying outside your house.
You should inspect the locks of all the doors and windows of your home. You need to see to it that these locks are in good working conditions, too. If not, then, you should repair them to restore them to their functioning states before you go on your Samoa holiday vacation. With regards to the spare keys to these locks, you should not leave them in common hiding places, such as under the doormat or flower pot.
If you have a subscription with a newspaper company to deliver the daily material to your house, you must inform them that you will go on vacation trip and ask them to put your subscription on hold. This way, the newspapers will not be left lying around outside your house where they may get wet or get thrown by other people. You might also need to do the same with your local post office, especially if you expect to receive a package on the same week that you will go out of town.
If your neighborhood has a watch group, then, you might want to inform them about your trip. You can ask them to check your property more often than usual. If a watch group is not available, then, you can ask a close friend or neighbor, or anyone who you can really trust, to watch over your house at certain times. You can also ask them to receive bills or packages that will be delivered to your house and you will just get them.