One of the joys of the empty nest is the freedom to travel, or to divide your time between seasonal residences. In the early days of the empty nest, some folks may even leave the family home for months at a time while they try out new locations and adventures.
This kind of flexibility is great, but there are added responsibilities when you are leaving a home uninhabited for any stretch of time.
I went looking for a good checklist and it turns out the most comprehensive one I could find is from Truck Camper Magazine (in the newbie corner.. how cute is that) with their list of 30 Ways to Prepare for a Long Term Trip…everything from the “Dog Bowl and Chain Trick” to avoiding a stinky garbage disposal, these guys have thought through everything!
As you head out on a late summer trip or relaxing empty nest travel, definitely plan ahead to protect your home and your belongings. If you need help, let us know, because we can refer a trusted business partner to help make the arrangements or check on your home while you’re gone.