Keep your holiday packages safe!

    Keep your holiday packages safe!

    Dec 11, 2021

    It's holiday season which means the packages are flying on people's porches! It's not uncommon to see our delivery driver out on a Sunday afternoon making drop offs to neighbors. I always wave, but believe it or not they aren't as cheerful as I am...perhaps because they are plowing through the bad weather on what could be their day off lol

    Every year we hear stories of packages being stolen from porches of homes and even doorbell video of the thieves grabbing the box ! Without creating elaborate booby-traps that actually captures the criminal - here are 5 steps you can take to keep your packages safe this holiday season!

    ADD A DECORATIVE BOX FOR DELIVERIES

    These can easily be found on a search or Amazon website. They are getting pretty elaborate and some of the boxes can even match your house!

    DELIVER TO WORK

    Make sure that there is going to be someone available to receive if you work at a small business or are currently working remotely. If there is someone responsible for the mail, make sure to give them a heads up!

    ASK A NEIGHBOR

    Enlisting the help of a neighbor can be one of the best ways to go if you have an expensive delivery coming to the door. Ask them to move the package to the back of the house or send you a text message when the delivery has been made. Use judgement on neighbor selection!

    SHIP TO STORE

    This option does require you leaving the house, however if you plan to get multiple items from the same store this may be a good route to go.

    GO OLD SCHOOL - POST OFFICE

    If you frequently receive packages at your home throughout the year, consider a PO Box at the local post office. You can make weekly stop ins to get whatever has been delivered. Again, this is another route that does require departure from your home!

    Happy Holidays to all our friends tuning into our Toledo Real Estate blog! Thank you for all of your support this year and we look forward to bringing you even more real estate information in the Toledo area in 2022.

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