Going home for Christmas? Here’s how to shut down

09 Dec 2019
By Unite Students, Staff writer at The Common Room

Time for you to take a well-deserved break. And if that means going home for Christmas, there are just a few things to remember before you leave.

It’s time for you to take a well-deserved break.

Here's your six-point shutdown checklist.

1) Lock your bedroom door

Your flat door locks itself but your bedroom door doesn't. Keep your private space private and lock the door on your way out.

2) Lock your windows and close your curtains

Make sure your room's just as you left it when you get back. Close the windows and draw the curtains for security. You don't want anything climbing or flying in.

3) Take the rubbish out

Our housekeepers don't empty the bins when they clean the kitchen, and a bin full of rubbish will smell terrible by the time you're back. Do a quick sweep of your fridge too, and dispose of anything that’ll go bad whilst you’re away.

4) Switch off the lights

Help the environment by switching all your lights off – and don't forget your LED tea lights.

5) Unplug your appliances

Most electrical items carry on using energy even after you've switched them off. Unplug everything – except the fridge/freezer and oven of course.

6) Wash your bedding

Absolutely nothing beats the feeling of coming home to a freshly-made bed. Get a final wash done before you go and avoid the rush for the machines when everyone's back.

If you've got any questions, just ask your reception team – they're there to help you out.

Have a relaxing break.

It’s time for you to take a well-deserved break.
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