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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 chargers because they are constantly drawing in power.

5. Chargers

Unplug chargers because they are constantly drawing in power.
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Remember to turn the lights off when you're heading off on holiday in the early hours of the morning or late at night.

6. Lights

Remember to turn the lights off when you're heading off on holiday in the early hours of the morning or late at night.
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Don't switch off the fridge freezer.  You wouldn't want to come home to a fridge full of rotting food and a puddle of water.

7. Fridge-freezer

Don't switch off the fridge freezer. You wouldn't want to come home to a fridge full of rotting food and a puddle of water.
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If you want to record your favourite TV programmes while you're away, don't switch off your set top box.

8. TV box

If you want to record your favourite TV programmes while you're away, don't switch off your set top box.
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