Is there anything more enjoyable than setting forth on an adventure, somewhere abroad, somewhere you’ve never been before? If we all had our way, we’d do a lot more than we currently do! And it’s not hard to see why -- life is rarely as enjoyable as when you’re with your loved ones, living a carefree existence. But of course, if you’re going to do that, you need to be carefree, and that can’t happen if you’re worrying about what’s going on back home, and specifically, what’s going on at your house. Below, we take a look at a few ways you can keep your property safe, which will give you one less thing to worry about when you’re travelling.


Stay Off Social Media

If you don’t post photos of your exotic getaway to Instagram or Facebook, did it even happen? It seems many a person decides to take a trip purely so they can show it off to other people! But if you’re going to share photos -- and why not? -- then it’s best to wait until you’re back home. While you might be hoping to make people back in the office jealous than you’re in the sunshine, you’ll also be advertising the fact that your home is sitting empty to the world. Criminals do take advantage of this fact!

Home Security

Of course, there are no guarantees that just because you haven’t hung a sign over your house saying “we’re away,” that your home will be left alone. You can never be sure when a criminal will attack your home, regardless of whether you’re in the country or not. While you can’t control that aspect, you can control how easy it is for them to succeed. An advanced home security will be an integral part of your defence against would-be criminals. If you’re looking at upgrading your system, take a look at They outline a few systems that come with a mobile app that’ll send you notifications when something untoward happens, allowing you to take action no matter how far away from home you are.

Hire a Homesitter

It’s not just criminals who can compromise your home when you’re away. This is a home, where any number of issues can happen! A good way to keep your home in tip-top condition is to have someone stay there while you’re away. There are plenty of housesitter websites that can connect you with reliable people. If you’re going on a more extended trip (say, a couple of months or more), you can also look at renting out your property. It’s an excellent way to keep it safe while also getting some rent money and topping up the travel fund.

Friends Dropping In

If all that sounds too complicated, or you’re only away for a week or so, have a friend or family member drop in every couple of days. They’ll be able to check that everything’s just as it should be, and also pick up the mail -- a pile-up of letters can be a sign that a family is away.

*collaborative post

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