There’s a lot to do before heading out of town for the holidays – you have to make reservations, pack, tie up loose ends at work, get all your gifts in order…

In the hustle and bustle of it all, it’s not surprising that many homeowners often leave one very important item off of their pre-travel to-do list: preparing their home for their absence. After all, you’re in and out of your house all the time, so why should this be any different? Here’s one good reason for you: crime rates tend to spike during the holidays.

If you’re traveling this holiday season, use this checklist to keep your home safe while you’re gone (and make sure you check it twice).

Continue Reading