Lastly, the checklist should be customized for your property. Just like in aviation, if you don\'t have a checklist for your specific property, you don\'t have a real checklist. Generic won\'t cut it. Do you have a second freezer? It should be documented. Multiple air conditioning units? Absolutely. Specialized lights, landscaping systems, plumbing systems or high_end vehicles need special checks and memory isn\'t what you want to rely on. If the service starts with a comprehensive checklist that is then tailored for your property, you are getting an expert. Make sure they record your special needs and add them to their list during the initial sign up interview. Checklists have saved many lives and airplanes in aviation. Applied to your snowbird home, they can do the same. But keep in mind these three key elements when you are interviewing home watch companies.
Decorations _ Your checklist has to contain information about the decorations you want, their quantities, delivery dates and exact positioning. Before you add this item to the checklist, try to imagine your party room and the way in which it is going to look. Are you going to make the decorations yourself or are you going to have them made for you? This information has to be included in the checklist, as well. Your checklist can also contain information about tableware, chairs and tables, appropriate music and activities. Anything that can help you get organized should make it to the final checklist. Use your checklist to monitor progress. It needs to focus on all of the party preparation steps. Customize the checklist and make sure that it corresponds to your needs and party planning progress. A carefully written checklist will streamline the process and make it much easier for you to get organized.