Make sure that you hide your spare key in a good spot. Above doors or under doormats are much too common to hide them and potential criminals will check them first. You should hide it in your dog's collar.
Don't give the keys to your home to a professional cleaner unless you trust them completely. Anyone you give the keys to your home to should be unarguably honest. Go over their references and do some background research on the company they work for. If they work through a larger firm, you can check up on the company with your local Better Business Bureau.
Make sure to clear your yard of brush and dead wood in the summertime. As the summer heat rolls in, there is a higher chan