So you are about to leave for a few days or weeks, what should be the last few things you do before you check your home is secure and appliance as unplugged? A few cleaning jobs that will mean your house doesn't smell when you return.
Give the final few dishes a wash, empty the dishwasher and put your things away. If you have a dishwasher leave the door slightly open
Empty the bins and put all rubbish in the outside bin. Give the inside bin a quick squirt of disinfectant such as Zoflora.
Throw out any perishable food and flowers (in the outside bin).
Wipe down the work surfaces.
Flush all toilets and out a toilet cleaner in them.
You are ready to leave your home smelling fresh for your return.