11 Things to Never Do When You Leave for Vacation

10) Leave Dirty Dishes Out

Just like forgetting about your trash, never leave dirty dishes out. This will attract insects such as flies and cockroaches as well as pesky rodents like mice. No one wants to come home to a plate of maggots and rat droppings. Make sure your dishes are clean and put away to avoid moldy sink water and potential for expensive home fumigation or pest removal. Leaving dirty dishes out is both unsanitary and unattractive to any guests who might be stopping by to check on your home while you are away. Take a few minutes to go through every room and make sure you’re not leaving anything out like dishes, cups or uneaten food. It’s also a good idea to run the vacuum around before you go.