If you have just moved house, you know all too well how stressful the whole process can be.
From the constant worry of wondering whether your old home will sell for the asking price, or sell at all, to moving over all your details for bills and other financial assets to your new address, to packing everything up and ensuring nothing is left behind, to saying goodbye to your old neighbours and old friends.
There is also the added stress of thinking about how your children – if you have any – will settle in your new home and neighbourhood and whether they will make new friends easily.
Yes, moving house is not as easy as it sounds. Lots of people can testify towards that. When you do eventually settle into your new home, there is always work to be done such as decorating, ensuring the home is planned out and fashioned in the way you want it, to buying new furniture and gadgets. There is also the added work of DIY, which can seem like a never ending task, whether they are outdoors and indoors.
However, after all this is done you can relax knowing that everything has been sorted out and you can fully enjoy your new home. Or can you? If the security of your home is on your mind, then you will also need to sort that out. Regardless of what type of neighbourhood you live in, there will always be the threat of burglaries or theft. It is up to you to negate that happening to you and your family, by adding security to you home.
Whether you choose to fix security cameras to the inside and outside or your home, or install door sensors to deter trespassers, buy an alarm, or simply add extra locks to your doors, these can all help to put your mind at ease.
With regards to your belongings, you should always ensure that the most valuable assets are hidden from view (you could do this by closing the curtains or blinds) and you could do this by locking them away in a part of the house away from prying eyes.
For example, if you have an expensive tool set, lock your sawzall, hammers, screwdrivers and other expensive bits and bobs in a cupboard in the spare room or even in a safe in the basement. With your car, always make sure it is locked and park it in the garage – which should always be locked when you are indoors.
If you have any valuable jewellery, ensure it is put in a place where it would be hard to guess or keep them in a bedside drawer or cabinet which has a locking device.
You have removed all the stresses of moving home, so it makes sense to put all your valuables away where it will be hard for any potential theft to affect them. If it means investing in some security measures, at least you know priceless items will have a deterrence.