Yay for January vacations and leaving the cold weather behind for a few weeks!
Something most people forget when they are planning a vacation is "Who is going to check the house while I am gone"?
Don't forget to have someone check on an empty house for insurance proposes! Also its a good idea to check with your insurance company to see what their policy is on having a vacant house while away and how often it needs to be check & do they need dates and times recorded in order for your insurance to still be valid in case of a malfunction?
Your home is a huge investment! Keep it protected especially while you are away...Have a great vacation!