If you own a holiday home and if you are planning on returning to it as soon as the cold winter months are over with, then lucky, lucky you!
If you haven’t been to your holiday home in a while, either due to work or other commitments, or if your holiday home has not been visited all winter long, then perhaps the old house could use a little love before you use it again.
If you’re lucky enough to have someone help you, then we have prepared a list of things you should probably check on before the beginning of your holiday.
Spring cleaning the house.
Have the person looking after your house or helping you clean it up start with a deep cleaning of the house. This means the curtains, cushions and other fabrics that don’t get removed have to be washed. Organize it so that everything is hung and put just a few days before you plan on arriving. The kitchen and bathrooms have to be given special attention too.
The garden and the pool.
If your holiday home has either of these, you should get professional help in cleaning it. Make sure that your gardener takes extra care to clear the garden of harmful objects that might hurt your children’s (or your own) feet. It’s the same with the pool. Having it professionally cleaned reduces the risk of dirt and germs.
While you might not have any control over the weather, you do have control of how cold or hot your house will be. If you’ve installed evaporative coolers, chances are they haven’t been used all winter and maybe even longer. Evaporative cooling repairs in Melbourne can be done before hand if necessary.
Arrange for your evaporative cooling repairs, or even a simple cleaning out, to be done by professionals.
Just like your cooler, other electrical appliances also may need to be repaired and checked on. Though some might only need a change of battery, there’s a chance that there might be a few additional repairs that take time. Check if the TV, fridge, lights, WIFI and even smoke alarms and security alarms are up to standard. This not only will save you trips to the local supermarkets; it may also prevent small accidents from turning disastrous.
Stock your fridge.
This almost needn’t be mentioned. But if you don’t have a live in care-taker in the house, this is most often over looked. Have someone stock the kitchen and fridges for you so that you don’t have to leave the house the day you arrive in search of food.
First aid box.
And last, get the first aid box of your holiday house checked. There might be many medicines that need to be thrown out or replaced. These could be poisonous in case children manage to get their hands on it. Make sure that at least the most vital first aid necessities are stocked and ready for you.