Going away on vacation is one of the things you need to do to get rid of the stress. With new surroundings and away from anything that will remind you of work or anything, it will surely be helpful.
The problem at times is the hassle of finding places and planning than booking that it adds to your stress. That is why having an opportunity to have a vacation home is great. But just like your house, it will also need maintenance for it to last long.
But how will you do that especially when it will happen on a handful of times?
1. Keep It Clean
Keeping your house clean is one of the most important things for maintenance. Make sure to have it done once in a while or else, it will be a lot harder and time-consuming. You can have a schedule if you want to do it yourself. You can also hire some cleaners to do it, but supervising it will be better to make it something for your liking. Investing in some devices will also help. You can have some humidifiers or any other tools for helping the air clean. Then you should also watch out for its safety by always checking for wires and other things that may be hazardous. Do not forget the doors and windows may get warped and corroded from the sea air, so make sure that they are well tended to and lubricated with white lithium grease as necessary. If you have a garage at your vacation home, it’s also worth taking some measures to keep it from getting stuck after being exposed to the climate month after month.
2. Keep Watch
Even if you are far away, you can always check it out thanks to modern technology. You can install smart CCTV cameras around. With that, you can watch out if there are intruders or even with unwanted animals entering or bad weather made damage as long as you have wifi with your phone, laptop, and smart TV.
You can also invest in better security. Aside from keeping it watched, you can also install lights if ever intruders come, and you will be able to see them more clearly on cameras. You can also install some better locks that are hard to break. Security also covers fire and accidents, so make sure to have some fire extinguisher around, smoke detectors, and also first-aid kits in case of emergency. Another thing is a list of emergency contact numbers stuck in a refrigerator or bulletin board.
4. Good Use
You can also rent it out so that it will be useful. At times, things have to be used for it to last longer. It will surely hard for you to go to your vacation home oftentimes. But with having it rented out, your appliances and other items will be used. It is also a great way to earn some extra.
5. Have Help
It will be a hard job to maintain your vacation home by yourself. With that, you can hire someone or even have some partners that you could trust. You could either rotate in going there or have someone to live in it or with a home near it. That way, it will be less stressful and hassle for you.