Away at the Spring Break? Here’s how to set off safely

20 Mar 2020
By Unite Students, Staff writer at The Common Room

It’s time to get some hard-earned rest. And if that means leaving us during the spring break, do these things before you go to protect your stuff, space and the planet.

Here's your six-point shutdown checklist.

1) Lock your bedroom door

Your flat door should lock itself, but your bedroom door might not. Keep your private space private and make sure the doors are shut and locked on your way out.

2) Close your windows and curtains

Make sure your room is 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. That sounds weird but you know what we mean - birds, insects, cats, etc.

3) Take the rubbish and recycling out

A bin full of rubbish and old recycling will smell terrible by the time you're back. Grab a flatmate and take it all out before you go home.

4) Switch off the lights

Help the environment by switching all your lights off – and don't forget any 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

Nothing beats the feeling of coming home to a freshly-made bed. Get a 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 will be happy to help you out.

Have a relaxing break.

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Staff writer at The Common Room