More Tips for Military Families – #164

Staying Safe – Tip #164

When your family member is away training, on exercise, deployed or you are away visiting family and friends there are some things that you can do to ensure your safety, your family’s and that you have a house that has all of your belongings inside it.  🙂 Extended absences of family members can make you and your house prime targets.

Safety Tips:

* Let trusted neighbours and friends know that you are going to be away

* Invest in an alarm system, if affordable.  Make sure you also provide the company with additional contact information

* Put a hold on mail and ask someone to check that junk flyers and mail are not piling up too

* Hire someone you trust to cut your grass or remove snow regular and work out a pay schedule in advance

* Don’t keep your emergency house key in an obvious spot – it is better to leave it with a trust neighbour (one thing a neighbour and I did was switch keys and hide each others in the flower pot, this way they would try the key in the door and it wouldn’t work!)

For more information about our tips, books or resources, go to: http://www.whileyouwereaway.org

To submit a tip of your own write to: Megan@whileyouwereaway.org

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