Thanksgiving Pre-Departure Checklist for your Apartment or House for Rent from Elkins Apartments

Posted on November 19, 2015

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Are you leaving Bloomington for Thanksgiving? Elkins Apartments has a pre-departure checklist for your rental house, apartment, or townhouse!

We hope you have a fabulous, restful, not too filling, tastes great, kind of turkey day! Some tips to avoid major headaches at your home…


Pre-Thanksgiving Departure Checklist


1. Turn heat on.

Check to make sure that the heat is on!! Heat may be turned down to 65 degrees to conserve heating costs but Do NOT turn the heat off or your pipes may freeze and burst which can damage your residence or the property.checkmark Also, leave the cabinet doors in your bathrooms and kitchen open so that heat may circulate around your pipes.

2. Dump the Trash.

Throw all trash in and around your apartment into the dumpsters, or according to the city schedule if you have curbside service. Rodents and bugs love your leftovers, and you don’t want unwanted houseguests when you return.

3. Secure your pad.

Bloomington has increased break-ins and other problems during traditional student breaks. Secure all of your windows and doors. Hide, lock up, or take your valuables. You might also want to leave a light on in your apartment and you might have someone check your place a few times while you are gone.

4. Stop Papers and Mail.

Notify newspaper carriers to hold newspapers and the post office to hold all your mail until you return from vacation.

5. Get to Zero.

Make sure all accounts are current. No fun to come back to big late fees!

6. Renew your lease.

Seriously, what are you waiting for. Less stress dudes and dudettes!

Thanksgiving Office Hours

We will have regular hours M-W and will be closed Thursday and Friday. Consult the emergency procedures listed on your policies and procedures sheet with any emergency issues. All other business will resume as usual the Monday after the Thanksgiving break.

Follow these steps, otherwise you could end up mighty unhappy, like the disgruntled dude above… who in our opinion is not nearly as cute as the cows… Eat Mor Toorkee!

Staying home? We don’t yet have a checklist for that but…

Don’t burn the place down.

Start early, turkey takes a REALLY long time to cook.

And check out this great turkey recipe from the folks at the Food Network.

Thank you for being an Elkins Apartments Resident.

We know you have choices when it comes to your Bloomington apartments, townhouse, and houses for rent, and we very much appreciate you choose to stay with us in and around the Indiana University campus.

Don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do to help you!


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The turkey can run, but it cannot hide. Elkins Apartments has the above apartment and rental home Thanksgiving vacation checklist so you can avoid your own turkey day disaster.

PS. “Get your hands off my gibblets…