In the mad rush to get to the airport, don’t forget to double-check doors and windows are locked, and set your alarm. If you were to suffer a break-in while you were on holiday and you hadn’t secured your home properly, your insurance may be invalid. Make sure you cancel any milk or grocery deliveries too – not only are they a waste of money but left lying around they advertise your home as being empty.
To help save unnecessary bills whilst you’re away, turn off appliances (except your fridge/freezer) and turn off your heating and hot water if required. Remember to store barbecues and garden furniture in a shed or garage. If anything is stolen that you didn’t lock away, you might find your insurance claim rejected.
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