So this Herlihy Group blogger had now become a robbery statistic! My husband and I have owned different homes for the past 29 years and 2016 is the first time we have ever experienced a home burglary.
There are no words to describe the “creepiness” of this event. So as not to share all of the crime details with the world, let’s just say the place was a mess. Picture every draw and every closet in your home being tossed. That is the quick summary of what we saw when we arrived home from work one night last week. We are very thankful that we were not home and no one was in the house when we did get home for the night.
I never thought this would happen to our home! Now that this has occurred I have made a few notes about things I would do differently that I think are worth sharing.
- Take pictures of each room in your house so that you remember what was there. When they ask you “What is missing?” it becomes quite an exercise. Pictures would have helped.
- Do not store valuables where thieves will look. I will never keep any jewelry in our bedroom again.
- Take picture of your valuables. It is difficult to remember the details of each item when you are asked to describe it.
- Check your insurance coverage for any items that are valued at more than $3000. You may want to schedule additional coverage on these specific things.
- Review all of your jewelry and KNOW that is it is all stolen, (like mine was), there is a limited amount of jewelry coverage on your policy. Many people do not realize this!
Collections, art work, oriental rugs, jewelry, furs, silver, business property, musical instruments, watches, all may need additional insurance coverage if you would like them ALL to be insured with no limitations.
We can not control what happens to our stuff, but we can control what we decide we want covered by insurance. If you have any questions on your stuff, please let us know.
And yes we will be adding a home alarm system to our house.