Winter Season Travel

Going on a Winter Getaway – What Do We Need To Do At Home Before Trip

Snow RemovalWe spend a lot of time just before vacation or weekend getaway preparations for the trip itself, sometimes we forget about points to address in your home.

Winter months before travel make arrangements for an individual to clear your driveway and walkways in case of snow.

Leaving snow unblemished for days resembles placing out an indicator that says, We’re Away.

Outside illuminations needs attention, timers or be light sensitive and consist of movement detectors which will deter unwanted visitors.

Fix Frozen Pipes

The cool temperature levels are additionally an essential consideration when setting the indoor thermostat to save electricity while you are away. A suggested safe setting of 60 degrees F to save power while providing a comfortable margin to stay clear of frozen pipes. When you return from your trip the furnace won’t be overtaxed to reheat the home.

Bugular Through Open WindowDon’t take it for granted that windows are secured merely due to the fact that they are closed in the winter season.

Around 30 percent of all robberies are with opened windows or doors.


Note home windows are left unlocked more often as compared to exterior doors.

So check all window, make sure they are locked and don’t forget the basement ones.

If you have a garage or out door shed, check that too.


Conduct a home inventory using an online service or smart phone app to easily capture pictures, video and information. The stored data could be a life saver if you need to file a insurance claim following a loss due to damage or burglary.


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Country life was always a factor when we looked for a place to live, so back in 2002 Heather and I quit our city jobs and purchased a small Country Resort on Halls Lake in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario Canada. We live on the resort grounds and enjoying helping people with their all season vacation and Family Reunion planning. Our Blog supports resort guests and visitors to the area by letting them know all the things happening in the Haliburton Highlands in order to get the most out of their vacation or weekend getaway. We'll be happy to help you find what your looking for in the Haliburton Highlands. May it be things to do, places to eat, family activities, sites to see, cottages for rent or sale, almost anything to do with the Haliburton Highlands.

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