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Turn to this 11-point checklist for your home before you switch off for the holidays

The bags are packed and you're ready to go on a much-needed holiday in the sun.

But before you go, find out which household items should be turned off and which should be left on to avoid the risk of fire or damage. The travel experts at My Baggage have compiled a checklist. READ THIS: What to take for a long-haul flight.

Unplug all appliances on standby such as televisions as they will continue to drain energy when you're not using them.

1. TV

Unplug all appliances on standby such as televisions as they will continue to drain energy when you're not using them.
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Unplug kitchen appliances to save electricity and reduce the risk of fire in your home.

2. Kitchen appliances

Unplug kitchen appliances to save electricity and reduce the risk of fire in your home.
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Switch your water off at the stopcock as water leaks can cause lots of damage and expense and you don't want to return home to a nasty shock.

3. Water

Switch your water off at the stopcock as water leaks can cause lots of damage and expense and you don't want to return home to a nasty shock.
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Switch off modems and routers. Not only will this save power but will stop any hackers getting into your WiFi too.

4. Wireless and routers

Switch off modems and routers. Not only will this save power but will stop any hackers getting into your WiFi too.
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