Holidays are a time to relax and unwind. So here are a few tips to help you relax on holiday by ensuring your home is left safe and secure and keep to help keep you and your family safe whilst you are there.
Before you go.
Lock up and double lock the doors.
Hide any keys you keep in the house especially your car keys
Do the obvious fridge emptying and turning off all unused appliance.
Set your light switch timer to make your home look occupied.
Ask a neighbour to park a car in your driveway
Going by plane.
Take pictures of your passport on your phone
Take a picture of the back of your credit cards so you have to contact number of your credit card provider in case you loose them
If your like me and don’t recall peoples mobile numbers any more it is a good idea to write down key contact numbers for people back home in case you loose your phone
Keep paper copies of your tickets in a separate location to your passports.
When your there
Ward off jet lag by eating less on the plane and changing your clock as soon as you get on the plane – Being alert when you arrive will keep you safe
I always try to eat some local yogurt as soon as I arrive. Not sure of the science but they say the local live bacteria helps avoid tummy trouble.
Don’t keep all your valuables in one place. I always keep a money belt for my really important valuables. That is my passports, one credit card and some cash. Do this once you clear customs.
Taxis. Never put your stuff in the boot while the driver is sat in the driver’s seat. Ask him to give you a hand.