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There’s only 2 weeks until the big day, which means it’s time to wind down and relax for Christmas. But if you’re heading home or visiting friends or family over the festive break, there are a few things to remember to do before you leave your accommodation…

1. Empty the fridge
Have a quick peek in the fridge and double check you’ve left nothing in there that is likely to go off whilst you’re away. No one wants to come home to soured milk and gone off food.

2. Take out the rubbish
Once you’ve emptied the fridge and tidied up your room and kitchen area, be sure to empty the bins and take them to the bin store. After all, a bin full of rubbish that’s been sat in your room for a couple of weeks will not smell pleasant when you return in the New Year.

3. Close windows and doors
For security reasons, close the windows in your room and ensure your door is properly shut and locked behind you on your way out. Having them closed will also prevent any unwanted bugs or insects flying in and will help to conserve energy in the building.

4. Unplug your appliances
Even if you’ve turned your TV to standby and aren’t using your toaster, make sure you unplug any appliances as electrical items such as these can still use energy even if they’re switched off.

5. Turn off the lights
As you leave your room, remember to do your bit for the environment and switch off all of your lights – don’t forget the bathroom light!

We wish you a relaxing break and time off from university, and if there’s anything we can help with or you’d like to find out more about living with us at The Hub, please contact our friendly reception team and they’ll be happy to help.