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Summertime is one of the most popular times of the year for travels. Many families pack it up and head south for their annual summer vacation.
However, this could be a great time for Murphy's Law to pay you a visit.
Below are some of the proper steps to take as a homeowner so your house is in better hands while you are away.
Checklist: How to Prepare Your House for Vacation
1. Put lamps on timers
Leaving the house dark all week may not be a good idea. If you haven't already, consider buying a couple timers for the lights in your house and have them set to automatically turn on at…