So we found your perfect beach home, negotiated a great price, got you through the inspections, and got you through closing. You now own your perfect beach home and have spent the season thoroughly making memories. It’s time to pack it up and head back home to dream of next years beach adventures. So do you just shut the lights off and lock the front door and hope for the best? If this is your plan you may sadly walk in next season to a terrible mess at best or catastrophic damage at the worst. Spending the time properly closing up the beach home for the season will pay off ten fold when you return next season to the home you know and love.
This is your first vacation home and you are not sure where to start. We have found that having a checklist of things to do not only speeds up the process it also helps you methodically remember all the steps in closing up the beach home for the season. We have come up with this list of common things that you can do to build your list for closing up the beach home for the season. You can add to it as you see fit but we feel this gives a good general outline of what needs to be done. Let’s start with the outside:
Remove any food in the pantry that is not in a secure container. If mice get in there while you are away they will have a field day.
Following this checklist for closing up the beach house will help you to have a more care free experience when you return. In addition to these basic chores you can add some more customized services. Some things like find a reliable cleaning service to come in before you return, find an HVAC company to set you up on a yearly service plan, find a landscaping company to keep things trimmed, and hiring a house monitoring service will enhance your level of enjoyment. If you need any suggestions on any of these home ownership tips we are always here to help.