Bring a Picture of Your Stove when you Travel
When I'm about to leave for vacation, I double check that all the doors and windows are locked, the iron is unplugged, and the stove is off.
Still, inevitably, I'll be thousands of miles from home, wake up in the middle of the night, and know without a doubt that I left a burner on and my house is doomed.
If you share this common fear, here's a simple hack that will give you peace of mind.
Instead of wondering days later if you left the oven on, take a photo of the knobs in the off position before you leave. And not just the stove. Also the the deadbolt turned the right direction, the thermostat on the right setting, the iron unplugged, etc. That gallery of images will give you peace of mind wherever you are in the world.