Going away on vacation is supposed to leave you feeling relaxed, but it can sometimes be challenging to forget about all your responsibilities back home. You can leave behind your houseplants, for example, with relative ease, but it would still be terrible to return to find dead leaves in their place.
If you can’t count on a housesitter to keep your leafy friends watered, here’s a great tip for helping them thrive while you’re gone. Put a bucket of water near your plants, and run a length of yarn between each plant and the bucket. Insert one end of the string in the water and the other into the plant’s soil. The water will run through the yarn keeping your precious plants from getting thirsty.