Ready Your Apartment for Summer Getaways

We know you hate leaving your Arcadia Run apartment home, but summer is the time for vacations and getaways! However, there’s nothing worse than coming back home to piles of laundry or dirty dishes. Preparing your apartment for when you are gone will give you peace of mind while you’re gone, and provide an easier transition back to your daily routine. Eliminate the stress of leaving your apartment before vacation by reading some of our tried and true tips!


Empty the trash

This may seem like a no-brainer, but you would be surprised how many people, in their rush to get out the door, forget to empty the trash. Make sure to empty all trashcans, including in the bedroom and bathroom, and put in fresh trash bags. Not only will this eliminate any odors, but also it will be one less thing you have to worry about when you come home.

Clean out the fridge

No, that left over quesadilla from last night will not be good when you get home in a week. Check your fridge for any items that will not last longer than a few days and toss them. Save yourself the hassle (and gag reflex) and check all cartons of milk or creamer, and if they have an expiration date during or right after your vacation, dump them down the drain. The same goes for fruit or vegetables that might start to wilt or grow something while you’re gone.


A few days before you leave, do a load or two of sheets, towels, etc. This way you won’t have to worry about doing them when you’re trying to sort through that seemingly never ending mountain of laundry that comes at the end of a long trip. Plus, it’ll be nice to come home to your own bed with fresh sheets and pillowcases on it so you can get a good night’s sleep before going back to work or school.


Hopefully you’re going on a nice vacation where you’ll be able to unplug and unwind from the daily grind. Before you leave, you should also unplug any necessary appliances in your apartment home. Unplug smaller items such as chargers, coffee machines, electrical toothbrushes, etc.

Leave it to us

At Arcadia Run, we understand the importance of having a fun, relaxing vacation, and that means we will do our part to help you out! We will come water your plants for you, or even feed your cats! Contact us to learn more about how we can help you out this summer when you leave for a trip with our away services.


If you follow all these tips, you’ll be on your way to a stress-free vacation this summer! Learn more about all Arcadia Run has to offer at