When jetting off on holiday, a well deserved break or just more work, it is perfectly natural, practical even, to map out every part of your trip to make sure that you stay safe and everything goes as it should.
However, there is one thing that people often neglect to do when they are planning everything else, and that is to take care of their home and prepare for it to be empty.
It sounds obvious, but if you don’t make plans for it then you are basically leaving it open to thieves and burglars
Tips for Staying Safe
Firstly, be quiet about your plans. Instead of telling anybody that listens that you are going away, and advertising the fact on your social networks, wait until you return until you start bragging about what a great time you had. Knowing that your home is going to be empty, and when, may be too much temptation for some criminals to bear. The same goes for posting photos of your kids gifts on Christmas eve, and wondering why everything has been stolen when you go downstairs in the morning.
Steps you Can Take
You could have a neighbour check on your house to make sure everything is okay. If you have pets then you are likely to do this anyway, but it may be worthwhile having a neighbour pop in twice a day to open or close the curtains, and switch on the hall light at night. This gives the impression that the house is being lived in.
Have your mail redirected. If you are going away for a good while, then having your post pile up on the doormat is a flashing neon sign that you are not at home. Ask Royal mail to hold onto your post, or redirect it to your local office, until you return.
No Win No Fee Lawyers in Medway
If something happens to you while you are away, and you get hurt, or you are hurt when you return home, because of the actions of somebody else, you could be able to make a personal injury compensation claim, with the help of no win no fee lawyers in Medway.
To see if you have a valid compensation claim, all you have to do is call Accident Advice Helpline.
Our free to call helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so that you can call us at any time of day or night. So, how about now, just dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line.
Date Published: 25th August 2014
Author: David Brown