Social media platforms were created to help people to quickly connect with one another and to share their opinions and experiences with their friends and family. There is no doubt that social networks are a great tool for fast and easy communication but sometimes this same tool can backfire at us. Oversharing personal information when moving home may not seem like a big deal to you but it is. The details related to your relocation have no place on your social media profile unless you want to attract the attention of:
- Untrustworthy movers
- Uninvited guests
There are certain things about your move that you should never post about online. Here are some of the basic social media don’ts for people who are moving home.
Don’t upload photos of your items
Moving house is a major life event and that is why some people post pictures of it on their social media pages to capture it and share it with their nears and dears. However, such photos may often contain clues for the thieves. For example, they may show that you have a big collection of paintings or an expensive home theatre system. This is all the information that burglars need to put your new home on their list of targets. Now you will probably say that all of your social profiles are well protected and are hidden from the public eye. But even if your online posts are private, someone may decide to take advantage of the information you are giving them. If you have the habit of adding friends of friends or even strangers to your online contacts list, you be tipping a potential thief with valuable details. One never knows! Also, there are many removal companies who are only looking to scam you and using your social media posts for their benefit is a favourite trick of theirs. Therefore, be careful when searching for a moving home company. Read customer reviews and hire a properly licensed and fully insured team of domestic movers in London.
Don’t share the address of your new home
There is nothing wrong about wanting to share a photo of your brand-new home with your friends. But when you do that, make sure that there is no mailbox or a street name in the frame of the image. If your friends find out your new address they may show up at your doorstep uninvited. Normally that may not be a big problem for you but if you are yet to unpack and to arrange the furniture in the rooms, it will be.
Don’t discuss the details of your moving date
Once again, that will attract burglars. By knowing the exact day and hour of your move, they will be able to better plan their strike. Plus, insurance companies have become quite inventive in their efforts to refuse a refund and they too may go through your social media activity to see whether they can blame the robbery on your own indiscretion.
Lastly, don’t disclose the value of your new home online. You will leave the impression that you are bragging and no one likes that.