Moving: Keeping Your Eyes on Your Property at All Times
Home security must not be compromised even as you are preparing to move to a new house.
May people worry that they have so much to do and so many things to pack!
However it is in your own best interest not to incur any more costs in the process. After all, moving itself is already a costly event. We suggest that you donâ€™t push the expenses further by neglecting your possessions and losing one or more items due to negligence, forgetfulness, or theft.
Before You Begin
It is very important that you begin preparing around three months before the actual relocation.
Take stock of all your valuables. List all of them in a small notebook so that you have something that you can easily refer to. Once you have written down all the details â€“ quantity, type, and brief description of item â€“ proceed to planning how you will transport them.
In addition, you should check the interiors and exteriors of your residence for any security risks. This practical list should guide you in accomplishing this properly.
Also, notify your banks about your move and your new address. Ask them not to accept transaction processing requests without notifying you directly. Send a note to the post office as well and let them know you are changing addresses. Most of all, let your family and friends know about your transition and ask them to message you privately when they want to know more about your move. Having them discuss the matter openly on social networking accounts may trigger online prowlers near your old or new place to target you.
Create a packing sequence that enables you to put your things in storage boxes without creating much clutter or attracting too much attention from people outside your home so that you donâ€™t advertise the fact that you are moving â€“ which gives would-be thieves the impression everythingâ€™s loose and for the picking right now.
Having this plan also helps you monitor the progress of things and be confident about the whereabouts of all your things. Do make sure you communicate this scheme to your family as well so that they donâ€™t do anything that will compromise it.
If youâ€™re dealing with a lot of valuables, consider installing a CCTV camera in and out of your home to help you keep an eye on your possessions at all times.
During Packing and Moving
For jewellery, consider putting them in a rental safe at a bank for the meantime if they are significantly substantial in quantity or value. If you only have a few pieces, tuck them away in a very secure place that has a lock.
For valuable collections such as trading cards, china, paintings, or other similar items, plan on putting them in boxes that are labelled with general terms such as â€œtoysâ€ to avoid attracting undue attention.
Donâ€™t forget your sports gear, if you have any. They are also attractive to burglars, particularly those of reputable brands. You can gather all of them in a room secured with locked windows and doors while you are still packing the other items.
Keep checking your list and sequence as you proceed so that you donâ€™t get lost in the whole activity. This will come in handy on the day the movers come to take your things, as you will make your notes your reference in loading up your property into the truck or van. Make sure the removal company understands your needs and preferences before they handle your possessions.
When at you New Home
The new place should be ready to receive you and your personal effects. This means itâ€™s been cleaned beforehand and its electrical circuits and lighting fixtures are working. Have the more valuable items placed in a secure room in your new house. This way, they remain safe while you are unpacking the rest of the other boxes. Donâ€™t forget to write down where everything is located and account for all your cargo.
A surefire way of ensuring your property will stay intact and keep burglars away is by installing an alarm system and a number of CCTV cameras in and around your house.
Eversafe offers an array of security devices designed to help homeowners ensure that their homes are safe and sound.
Consult the professionals at Eversafe now to know how best to protect your assets. Take advantage of a FREE assessment by calling them now at (03) 900 10 900!