Whitcomb L. Judson, the inventor of the zipper, originally intended his invention to save people the trouble of buttoning and unbuttoning their shoes every day. He named it the Clasp locker and unlocker for shoes. .. More >>
This may seem unusual as you will not even be in your home for the time you are gone. But speaking from experience, there is not a lot worse than coming home from vacation to a disaster of a house. Make sure you clean your home before leaving to prevent stress when coming back to reality.