Typically, a home move is a simple affair. You move into your new house the same day the current owners move out, and the people moving into your current home move in as well. But, it doesn’t always work out that way.
Sometimes, you take possession of your new home before you’re able to move out of your current home. Perhaps you can’t move yet because of work or school, or for some other reason. In other circumstances, you may buy a new home and move in, but you are not ready to sell your old home, or there is a transition period before the new owners take ownership of it.
It may seem nice to own two homes for a period, but – as the saying goes – you cannot be in two places at once. A vacant home is a vulnerable home, so what’s the best policy? Here are a few tips you might want to consider in order to protect your vacant home.
Buy an Alarm System
Having an alarm system is a great deterrent to would be thieves and vandals. If you are selling your home, then an alarm system is an attractive selling point. If your new home does not have an alarm system, then you should install one as soon as you can.
Invest in Motion Sensing Lights
Burglars and other miscreants love the dark. If they think they can get away with something under the cover of darkness, then they will. Motion sensing lights are not expensive and will more than pay for themselves. They are extremely cheap to use, especially if you invest in LED or solar powered lighting.
Make New Friends or Seek the Help of Old Ones
There’s no better way to protect your old home or your new home if it is about to be vacant than getting someone to look out for it. If you are moving from an area then you probably know someone willing to keep an eye on your home before the new people move in.
If you are not quite ready to move into your new home, then you could ask the people you are buying it from to suggest a friendly neighbor who’d be willing to help.
If you’re considering a home move and need the services of a dependable and professional moving company, then please consider hiring our team at All Points Moving & Storage. From apartment moves to corporate moves, we can get the job done. Contact us now at (866) 421-9490 or use our online contact form.