How To Get Chico Apartments Ready For Holiday Traveling

Posted by Living In Chico Team

December 08, 2017

Family_packing_gifts_into_carGoing out of town for the holidays? Now is a good time to educate yourself on how to make Chico apartments more secured while you're gone for an extended period of time.


  • Avoid updating your travel plans online (we know it's hard but they can stalk you on social media)
  • Ask a friend to watch a TV show in your apartment, or anything to give the illusion you're home
  • Ask a friend to check your mail and grab your newspaper on a daily basis
  • Keep a few of your lights on (or invest in a light timer if you're interested in saving money)
  • Ask your neighbor to park in your parking spot
  • Remove the spare key that you have hiding on your front porch
  • Have a pet? Ask a friend to house sit
  • Move any valuables out of sight


  • Spray for bugs (this includes ants and gnats)
  • Unplug your thermostat. If you have a wall heater, turn it off and blow out the flame
  • Unplug electronics and/or turn off electrical strips
  • Put all plants that require watering in your bathtub so whoever is watering them won’t forget a plant


  • Take out trash in all rooms (don’t forget the bathroom!)
  • Throw out food that will spoil in your refrigerator while you're gone
  • Have a cat? Clean the litter box before leaving
  • Make sure that you don’t have any clothes in your washer or dryer

It's always nice to go on a vacation and do some traveling. But when returning to Chico apartments, you want it to be in the same condition that you left it in. So take the time before you leave to get all of these things done to make getting back into the swing of things easier.

It's always important to keep the safety of your home in mind. From the small things like keeping up with maintance to the importance of getting to know your neighbors. For more tips and tricks download our Safety Tips today!

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Topics: Apartment Living, Safety, Holidays

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