The big wedding day is fast approaching. Wedding gifts are arriving and you are storing them in a spare bedroom. There are so many and you’re chomping at the bit to open them, but you’ve already decided to store all the wedding gifts there and wait to open them after the wedding. That way it can be a family event!
We want to ensure a great wedding day with as few disturbances as possible. The last thing you want is a home invasion targeted at stealing the valuable gifts. Here’s how you can protect them, your home and the whole event.
- Don't stack all the gifts where someone can see them from a window. Put them in closets, throw blankets over them, or close the window blinds/curtains. Wedding gifts in plain sight are just like holiday gifts in plain sight—they are extremely tempting to a thief.
- After the wedding, don't make a production of bringing the gifts inside. Pull the vehicle into the garage, close the door and then move the gifts. You don't want to make it a parade of gifts that beckons a thief to come take them.
- After the gifts have been opened, don't put all the boxes out with the trash. Even if the gifts are no longer in your house, a thief might think they are and those gifts are an invitation to come into your house. Instead, take the trash to a public dumpster.
- Call your independent insurance agent at least a month before the wedding and discuss how many and the types of gifts you anticipate storing. Be sure you have enough homeowners insurance to cover the extra items in your house. Ask your agent how to document them since they are currently wrapped boxes.
Protect your assets today. Call Peachstate Insurance at (770) 938-4311 for more information on Atlanta home insurance.