The Benefits Of Taking A Photo Of Your Stove Before You Go On A Trip

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Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always been a worrier. Even though I know I’ve locked the door, turned off the lights, and turned off the stove, I have to check multiple more times. Even afterwards, I’ll sometimes call someone to go and check that I’ve actually done these things. Sound familiar? If you do similar things before leaving the house, join the club. And if you’re looking for a little peace of mind, here’s an awesome tip for you.

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When you’re leaving the house – whether it’s just for the weekend or for a two-week tropical getaway – take a picture of your stove. That way, you can refer back to the picture when you’re away from the house and stressing about the stove being left on. The picture should clearly show the stove dials set to “off.” Although it may sound silly, this tip is super effective for worry warts like myself.

Practice this same method by taking photos of your closed garage door, unplugged hair straightener, lights switched to off, and anything else that might stress you out when you’re away from home. Instead of panicking and calling a friend, family member, or neighbor to go check on something you think you’ve forgotten to do, you can simply refer back to your photos.

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If you absolutely cannot relate to the stress of leaving something on or forgetting to do something, you’re one of the lucky ones! It’s certainly not fun to be away from home and be stressing about something that’s no longer within your control. I’ve had so many of these moments, and they really take away from being present and trying to enjoy wherever I am. So for all you people out there who are on the same page as me, I hope this easy yet effective tip can bring you some relief!