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Although we know you'll love staying at UCF apartments, you will most likely need to leave your place for a few days or weeks for vacation, visiting family, or any number of reasons. Depending on the length of time you'll be gone, there are a few steps you can take to ensure you have a pleasant vacation while leaving your apartment secure and well-prepared for your absence. Residents with pets will have a few additional responsibilities when planning for vacations, like finding a sitter, pet-proofing the apartment, or boarding accommodations with the local vet. Luckily, there are several pet-friendly apartments in the area that will make a perfect new home for you and your furry—or scaly—best friend. Keep reading to discover some strategies for planning an extended absence in apartments near UCF.
Residents with pets will want to start with this task first! If you're leaving UCF apartments for two or three days, you may be able to leave your pet without a sitter. This entirely depends on your pet's personality and behavior patterns. Does your pet get stressed out when left alone, even for a few hours? If so, you may want someone to check in on your pet at least twice a day or maybe even spend the night in your apartment while you're gone. Some residents feel most comfortable having someone check on their pet even if the pet is well-behaved when left alone. If you have nearby family and friends, they may be able to help you out and care for your pet. You may also meet some great neighbors in UCF apartments that would be willing to pet-sit for you. However, you should always ensure that you feel comfortable and trust your pet-sitter to enter your home and take great care of your animals. An alternative option is leaving your pet at a friend's home instead or boarding them at a local vet's office near UCF apartments. You'll definitely have a range of fantastic vets to choose from in this area.
Residents without pets will still want to prepare and secure their apartment when leaving for an extended period. If you don't have any roommates, it may be a good idea turn off your air conditioning (or raise the temperature a little) to save money on bills while you're gone. Make sure all your major electronics are unplugged and all the lights are turned off. Try to time your grocery trips with the date of your trip so you don't purchase large amounts of food that will expire while you're gone. In addition, try not to leave any dirty dishes around the house or the sink to avoid potential pest issues. Many UCF apartments come with a dishwasher inside the unit, so it will be a breeze to run the dishwasher one last time on the day of your trip! Doing a final load of laundry will also be helpful for when you return and need backup clothes before you unpack all your items.
Following these few tips will help you leave your apartment in tip top shape before an extended vacation. If you're ready to look for affordable apartments near UCF, use our website to find the place of your dreams today!