Let's face it, a vacation can be a stressful event if you don't make plans and reservations in advance. You might want to leave your itinerary flexible so as not to stifle your spirit of adventure, but you don't want to experience stress when it comes to things like finding a place to stay, renting a car or having tickets for events you want to attend. In order for your vacation to be a pleasurable experience, you also need to make preparations around your home. You can't fully enjoy your vacation experience if you're worried about your home or pets.
There are a few simple steps you can take to help eliminate worries about your home and make your return a more pleasant experience. Before you leave for vacation, unplug as many electronics as possible. Remove food from the refrigerator that will spoil before you return. A thorough cleaning of your home prior to leaving will assure that you won't have a lengthy chore list when you get home. You should also mow the lawn before you leave.
You can help assure that your home and its contents remain safe while you're are away by stopping newspaper and mail delivery and putting lights on a timer. Install motion sensor lights outside your home. A security system is a great way to protect your home while you're on vacation and anytime you're away from home. Leave your car in the garage. Ask a neighbor to park in your driveway occasionally so that it appears there is activity going on and someone is home. Ask a neighbor to keep an eye on your home and to inform you or the proper authorities of any unusual activity.
Leaving pets behind can be stressful. When you're making those travel plans in advance, add "find luxury cat boarding facilities" to your list of things to do. A boarding facility that lets you customize your cat's meal plan and provide extra perks such as private play time, special treats and toys for your cat is ideal. If your cat is extra playful, a little laid back or a curious kitty that would love a room with a view, knowing that you have made boarding arrangements that match their personality will give you peace of mind while you're away.
It is well worth the investment of time and possibly some extra expense to make home and pet care preparations that will enable you to enjoy your vacation without worrying about things at home. Returning home from vacation to find a clean home and a satisfied cat is a bonus feature to your vacation.