Coming back from a lovely holiday only to find that your home has been broken into must be awful.
I was chatting to a friend recently who had this experience many years ago and he said that for about the next 6 years his wife refused to go on a holiday.
An article appeared in the Shropshire Star on Saturday with some excellent advice from their local police force. ( http://bit.ly/ru4ztj )
I will quote just a short section:
If you’re going away – whether overnight or on a longer holiday – you should also ask yourself if your home looks lived in.
Let a neighbour or friend know that you’re going away and arrange for them to check on your house to collect mail, open/close curtains, park on your drive, etc.
Use timer switches to turn lights on during the evenings and also remember to cancel any milk and newspaper deliveries.
Yes indeed that is really good advice as sadly there are people who watch for empty houses. They know the holiday period offers easy pickings and they are more than willing to take advantage of your absence to line their own pockets.
Do remember that there is an even safer way of protecting your home while you are away.
How? By having someone reliable living there. That way the home is not left empty and the burglars will move on to easier options.
Through Christian House Sitters we can help you find someone suitable and remember it will not cost you anything!
Have a look at our website or contact me for more information.
God bless you,
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