How to Keep Your Lubbock Apartment Safe this Holiday Season
The holiday season is officially upon us. This can be a busy time of the year for many, especially those commuting between home and family. Unfortunately, unattended apartments are more susceptible to break-ins and theft around this time of year too. To keep your home and your belongings safe this winter, here are six helpful tips.
Lock It Down
This one may seem like a no-brainer to all of you who lock the front door every time without fail, but locking down means locking down. That goes for windows, backdoors, doggie doors and any other potential entrances to your home.
Avoid Giving Cues on Social Media
Look, your social media “friends” often include individuals you don’t know and have no real reason to trust. So, while you’re out of the house, be wary of checking-in and sharing your location with the world. That “nice guy” you met at the bar one time may not be such a good guy after all.
Leave The Light On
While you may be tempted to shut everything down for the sake of your bills, it may not be the smartest idea. Leaving the light on in the front room of your house is a visible way of saying someone may be home.
Have Someone Pick Up Your Mail
If you receive mail or newspapers at your doorstep, it is important to ask a neighbor to pick up your mail while away. Nothing shouts “Hey, I’m not home” more than a stack of mail gathered at your door. Ask a neighbor to collect your mail until you return home.
Hide Your Valuables
If worst comes to worst and someone does break into your unattended home, it is important that your valuables are stored away safely. Don’t store your things in obvious places. Consider going through each room and hiding your items in unexpected areas of the house, or leave your important items at a trusted friend’s house until your return.