I am leaving Jacksonville apartments for the holidays, do you have any tips to give me some peace of mind?

It may not seem like it, but preparing your place before you go away for a while can be extremely beneficial. If you are a resident of Jacksonville apartments that is leaving, there are some things that you might want to consider doing before you lock the door behind you.

Food can be your worst enemy when it comes to leaving Jacksonville apartments for the holidays. Be sure to empty your fridge of any leftovers before you leave for the holiday. That tuna casserole you made last week is definitely not going to be appetizing by the time you return! Also, don't forget to thoroughly run your garbage disposal to clear the drain of any bits of food you dumped during the fridge clean out. One of our favorite Jacksonville apartments garbage disposal tips is to put a lemon peel and some ice in the disposal, turn on the water, and run the disposal until it grinds up the lemon and ice. You'll be left with a clean, pleasant smelling sink!

When you leave Jacksonville apartments for home, you do not need your electronics to be running. Make sure that any power strips for your media center and computers are off in the apartment.

In addition, your air conditioning does not have to be running while no one is in the unit, so turn it off. Central air conditioning contributes a lot to the electricity bill, and should be turned off when not in use.

First off, make sure that all possible entrances in Jacksonville apartments are locked, including windows. If you have your own key for your room, make sure that it is locked as well.

Also, if your apartment unit has an alarm system, make sure that it is set by the last person who leaves the unit. Even if you do not tend to set the alarm at all, the holidays are great time to make use of one.

Whether you live in Arlington or Springfield, a little preparation can go a long way in making your return to Jacksonville apartments after the holidays a pleasant one.

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