welcome-backWhen vacation ends, remember that coming back home means that you have to check up on what you have left behind. Your house, your garden, and your pet--they all need to be attended to. To make things easy for you, check out the post-vacation checklist in the gallery below.

(First published in Good Housekeeping Magazine, Your Good House Guide, Good Way vs. Good Enough section as "Welcome Back!" in March 2010; adapted for use in Female Network. Photo by Mitchell Joyce via Flickr Creative Commons)

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