One of the biggest stresses about going away on holiday is leaving your house empty.
To rid yourself of this stress is easy, you only have to ask for help. As mums we are not always good at asking our friends for help, even though we wouldn’t be put out at all to help our friends, we just don’t like the asking part.
By asking for help, I mean asking a friend to drop into your house with a key and open a window, or put out some washing, or water the garden once or twice a week. Making your house still looked lived in takes away a lot of stress of the possibility of burglary and coming back to a disaster.
I have also had friends stay in my house while I’ve been away or, if my friends have had a lot of family visiting, I’ve offered my house up as somewhere for wider family to stay.
Holiday Tip – ask friends to help look after your home while you are away.