11 Things to Never Do When You Leave for Vacation

5) Turn the Lights Off

While it is a reasonable concern to be worried about the electric bill, never turn your lights off before you go away on your next trip. Creating the illusion that someone is home may prevent unwanted burglary or damage to your home. As a safety precaution, it is important to leave a few lights on throughout the house, especially if a home security system with cameras is installed, in the case that someone attempts to break in. This will aid in visual clarity of the suspect on camera and providing safer grounds for returning home at night. If you have arranged for visitors to check on your home, leaving the lights on will help guide them in securing the premises each time they arrive and leave for the day. You can also put timers on some of your lights, so they are off during the day and on at night.