Before you leave on your yearly summer vacation, you may put hours or days of preparation into the trip. Booking the tickets, getting a pet sitter, and finding the right hotel are just a few of the things you have to accomplish before you depart. However, one of the facets of vacationing that you may forget about is the security of your Everett apartment while you’re away.
While locking your door is an excellent first step in making sure your apartment is secure, there are some other things you may want to consider as you plan your vacation.
Make Arrangements for Your Mail Delivery
One of the most obvious signs that you’re not around and at home to prevent burglaries is a pile of newspapers outside your apartment or a mailbox that’s stuffed with mail. A quick call to your local newspaper to which you subscribe is easy, and most newspapers have automated systems online or via phone that will let you stop your paper delivery for a few weeks.
Consider a Visiting Pet Sitter
You may wish to board your pet for its safety while you’re away, but you may also wish to consider the services of a visiting pet sitter. You can arrange to have someone drop by once or twice a day for feedings, bathroom time, and to check on the status of your apartment in Everette. If someone is thinking of conducting some thievery in your apartment, he or she might reconsider if they see a pet sitter heading in and out of your apartment each day.
Tip: Although it’s best to keep the feeding times of your pets rather consistent, you may wish to ask your pet sitter to vary his or her visit by about an hour each day. Unpredictability is a huge deterrent to thieves.
Make Sure Your Automatic Lights are Random
You may use an automatic lighting system to turn on your lights at regular intervals while you’re at home, but you may also wish to switch things, so they’re a bit random while you’re away. An old fashioned automatic lighting system might not have the option, but new systems will often offer programming options to randomize when and where your lights come on each evening.
Don’t Broadcast Your Upcoming Vacation
If you’ve been planning a summer vacation all year, you’re probably quite excited about your trip, but it’s important to remember that thieves are excited about your trip, too. You can keep your vacation plans secure by keeping your social media profiles private and only alerting your Everett apartment community manager that you’ll be away.
The best way to make sure your impending absence isn’t knowledge that gets into the wrong hands is to remain quiet about your upcoming trip until after you return. Family members or a friend you might ask to check in on your apartment while you’re away are people you may wish to tell about your vacation before the event occurs.
Enjoy Life in Everett, Washington at Colby Creek
Are you searching for a new apartment in Everett? If you’d like to live in a friendly and beautifully updated apartment community, we invite you to contact us for a personalized tour. Our apartments will offer you just the respite you need when you want to come home after work and relax. Spend the summer with us by starting with a visit to Colby Creek.