How long can you leave a house empty?

How long can you leave a house empty?

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Set up this space with some cozy furniture and enjoy having a private mini-room where you can enjoy whatever activity you want. You can have a good afternoon of reading, sewing, painting, watching TV, playing pool, in short, you have a whole world of possibilities, it will just depend on which one you decide to turn into your favorite task and allocate it to this space. It can also become an area of the house to share with your closest friends.

Can you imagine watching a movie without interruptions from the person next to you? Then take advantage of this empty room and turn it into your personal cinema. There are many advantages you have to place one at home, you can watch the movie as many times as you want, pause it when you need it. Your pajamas and a good purchase of knick-knacks are all you will need to spend your Sundays at the movies without leaving home. Get a big TV or a projector for better viewing. Add some horns, so that the sound is as close as possible and that’s it.


Before the summer vacations, we work hard to plan all the details of our trips so that everything goes perfectly: transportation, lodging, luggage, interesting visits, etc. But, at the same time, the excitement of spending a few days away with the family leads us to neglect an important issue during the vacations, which is to leave the house empty.

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If we do not prepare our home for the vacations, on our return we may find unpleasant surprises such as bad smells, accumulated dirt, dry plants, ants, leaking supplies or even a burglary. To avoid any of these disturbances, we recommend that before packing your bags out the door and leaving your house empty, you take these tips into account:

Do a general cleaning: there is no better welcome than a clean house on our return from vacation. In addition, with a general cleaning you will avoid the appearance of ants and other insects that come attracted by the remains of food. Likewise, you will avoid the proliferation of bad smells.

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When spring arrives we start thinking about summer. At one time or another comes our day of rest, comes the first day of vacation or comes the day to go on a trip.    Precisely when we leave home for a few days, it is then that we have a thousand things to do and prepare. We have to think of everything and we wonder what we have to do to leave the house ready in our absence.

Flowers and plants need sunlight and you have to leave them in a suitable place for this, such as a balcony, a terrace, a patio or simply in the garden. To solve the water issue, the simplest option is the bottle trick: You take a plastic bottle, make a hole in the cap, fill it with water and put it upside down in the potting soil. This way, the plant will have moisture for a few days.

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The way to be 100% sure and stay calm, is to close the water and gas stopcocks at the entrance of your house or apartment. Turning off the main water tap can help to avoid consumption peaks, or more importantly, to avoid flooding inside the house and affecting the neighbors. The same happens with the gas faucet, if you close the one at the entrance to the house, you avoid problems due to a possible leak or breakdown in the service.


It seems like a no-brainer but it’s not. Check all the windows of your home before leaving because any poorly closed window or door can be the right space for burglars to get into your home.

It is important that the blinds are lowered but not completely, if we lower them completely the message from outside is very clear: people out of the house on vacation. It is a temptation for the lovers of the foreign thing, especially if they see that the days pass and the house continues in such a state. So, the blinds down but leaving spaces as if we were protecting ourselves from the heat can make them doubt whether we are inside or not.

Remember to turn everything off to save electricity consumption. Remember that the television, the wifi, and any type of device that remains on or in “stand by” is generating an electrical expense that you can save if you remember to turn off all the stand by of your house.

In any hardware store or department store you can buy timers to place them in the sockets of your house and program lamps or appliances to turn on by themselves, a radio is a good option, or even the television. The purpose of these timers is to turn on and off at specific times of the day or night. In this way, it gives the impression that the house has people in it and is a deterrent to burglars.

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