Going away on holiday offers the promise of a period of stress-free fun, so don’t ruin all that by returning home to find that all your prized plants have perished or worse still that you’ve been burgled.
Additionally, if travelling abroad there are important documents you must put at the top of your list, namely your passport, airline tickets and your wallet or purse. So, before leaving for home make sure that you compile a checklist and tick off items as you work your way through them; both items to take and things to do before you leave.
If you are a keen gardener or have prized indoor pot plants, or perhaps you have an aquarium stocked with fish, you will also need to arrange for those to be looked after in your absence. Ensure that the person responsible has a schedule for watering or feeding and if looking after fish or other pets knows who to contact if they become ill or if you need them to get out of the sun and into a holding tank.
Depending on the time of year that you depart on holiday, it would be worth cleaning out the fridge and even defrosting the freezer to get rid of any essentials. Unnecessarily running the refrigerator or freezer could lead to it becoming spoil emphasis and all points listed above.
If you have a lawn care profession, you will also need to take care of this prior to your departure. Ensure that you turn the lawn throughout the winter thoroughly, especially around August and November when it is at its height. During the rest of the year you should loll it around the house to remove dead grass and weeds. Ensure that youaundry the lawn daily. Also ensure that you remove pot remnants from the garden.
estate planning is one more time consuming task that you will need to pass off in order to pass off on to your future heirs. You will also need to make plans for your estate and ensure that there is a will, trust fund and a custodian to pass on your ancestral remainances to.
The steps to Estate Planning is explained as follows:
o Strike up a will.o Get a powers of attorney for your estate.o Determine who will be responsible for looking after your estate when you pass away.o icated properly.o Pass your Estate to the appropriate estates or trust funds depending on your situation.o Your heirs should contact you to discuss the different aspects of your estate and you should give them auating description of the type of Estate you have in mind.o Try and contact a funeral director to discuss funeral services as part of your estate planning.
In the passing, you should of course check out all the listed dogs and cats of your potential scenario. Some of these must be able to climb stairs, others may need a specially built patio door. You will also need to get rid of all fruit and vegetables from your kitchen.
A basic rule of thumb that should be followed is that your pets must be able to fulfill their own eating, drinking and defecation functions – this ensures that they remain happy and comfortable.
A well-fetched example of a pet is a dog that remains happy and playful when left to its own devices. A barking dog is a real blockhead and a nervous eater; if left to itself a pet will sooner or later develop an appetite and a wanderlust and head off in a direction of its own choosing.
When you pass on to your inheritance and your responsibilities, you might like to take the time to prepare a will.
Preparing a will gives you and your heirs the information you need to deal with potential Holmes’ Alyeska.
A will is a fundamental document and needs to be filled in full detail. It is especially important that it be signed in the presence of an authorised notary.
It must then be signed again by the parties to it (the first time), and aements written by the devisees. This is then followed by the divisions, and any information relevant to the parties. Where necessary tables are addend, and it is organised in such a way as to show the different parts of the will with their relevant information.
A good will involves as much closeness as possible: you must show every bit of your pet as often as possible, and even then it has to be done with love.
A dog for example, might have its own particular tummy feeding area, and you might even draw the line at the food bowl, leaving the dog to find its own favourite spot.
If it happens that you do not have a dog that you would be comfortable with, don’t be afraid to have a dog at home.