How to Prevent Theft During Moving
Moving often results in having your valuables and belongings in several places at once, including your new home, old home, or multiple vehicles. You also have several people that are in and out of your home, so it remains imperative to keep your home and belongings secure during a move.
This will help to ensure that nothing gets stolen, so you can focus on setting into your new home.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR OLD PROPERTY
Vacant homes are appealing to crooks. When you move out of your current residence while it is still on the market, make certain to maintain the property. Continue with the landscaping until the home is sold. That should protect against criminals from trespassing. The important thing is to make the property seem like it is still occupied.
Additionally, ask your neighbors to watch your home. If they see any suspicious activity, they'll notify law enforcement for you.
BRING YOUR VALUABLES WITH YOU
Important documents, expensive jewelry, and other essential items will need to keep with you during the moving process. This will guarantee that your valuables do not go missing.
Do you keep your belongings in a safe? Make sure that the safe stays with you at all times. Portable safes can easily be stolen.
LABEL BOXES NOT ITEMS
We recommend that you label boxes with the room that they are going. Never label items you don't want to be stolen. This will prevent the temptation of theft.
Make an inventory list of all of your items so you can cross check to see if anything is missing.
LOCK YOUR DOORS
Try to keep only a few doors open while the movers are moving. This way you can control who is entering your home and when. Any doors that are not being used will need to be left locked to prevent break-ins.
After you moved into your new home, change the exterior door locks.
INVEST IN A HOME SECURITY SYSTEM
A home security system will prevent intruders and theft during the moving process. Many home security companies will allow you to take your home security system with you to the new place or get a new one installed at your new residence. We suggest consulting with your home security company first.
A home security system will give you peace of mind knowing that your home is protected.
The moving process is challenging and stressful, but with these tips, you can feel comfortable knowing that your belongings and new home are safe and secure.
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