Social Media: What Shouldn’t You Post Regarding Your Move
We have become a truly connected society. Every day, tens of millions of people visit social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and others to inform their friends and family about their lives. This is such a great way to keep everyone in touch, and engaged, but it can also provide too much information to the wrong people. If you are hiring a moving company in Morganton NC, do you really want your move announced on social media for the whole world to see? At Tru-Pak Moving Systems, we want you and your family to be completely safe when deciding to move. That is why we highly recommend you review the following suggestions about, what not to do, on social media sites when you’re moving.
Announcing Your Move Date
Moving can be a very exciting experience, and wanting to let friends and family know, is all part of the process. But one must avoid posting the dates online when your move is taking place. Posting all the details online about the mover, date, time, etc. might give thieves the opportunity to impersonate the moving company representative and steal your belongings. Depending on the mover you choose, some having limited name or affiliation exposure makes that impersonation quite easy. We recommend that you contact family and friends privately if you need to let them know about your move.
Posting Home Addresses
Tru-Pak Moving also recommends you never post your old or new address anywhere online. No one wants to inform strangers where you live or about a vacant home that might be available. You never want an unwelcome visitor or maybe an intruder to come to your front door. Always send out a private message, email to friends, and family with your new home address on it. If you decide to host a going-away party, email, or mail invitations to those you are inviting to your party but never post it online.
Posting Pictures of Your New Home
Everyone is usually proud of their new home purchase, but be careful posting pictures that can reveal too much about it online. Also, make sure you hide the address and any street signs that can inform someone of its location. If you do post pictures, try and limit the number of photos you post. Potential thieves can see a lot from a photo of a family, their belongings, possessions, number, and ages of kids, etc. If you have not officially closed on the house yet, don’t post photos until the closing has taken place.
Posting Negative Comments
In life, many things happen, and some of them contribute to the actions we take. Maybe you moved from one house to another because of a neighbor. Maybe your house was robbed and you were unhappy in your old neighborhood. You might even have bought a new house because of financial reasons in this uncertain climate. Regardless of the reason, you should probably not use social media to post any negative comments. Negativity has a strange way of coming back to people that could involve your job, social status, or even affect friendships. It also might not be the right thing to do especially if you want to remain positive. With your new move, you are starting fresh so there is no need to bring up unnecessary drama into the picture when none is really called for.
Posting the Price of your New Home or Sale of the Old
Never post or discuss online what you paid for your new house or what you sold your current home for. These are personal financial facts that should not be shared and really it is no one’s business as to the amounts you spent or gained. This proprietary knowledge about household income is better kept private. If a friend or family member wants to know what your house sold for and the profit you made, keep it between the two of you and no one else. But certainly, never post or disclose your financial status to anyone who might benefit from it.
Choose your Moving Company in Morganton Wisely
Hopefully, these tried and true tips from one of North Carolina’s moving experts can help keep your move private, while still giving you the ability to share the excitement of moving to a new home. Remember it is important to hire a reputable moving company in Morganton NC, one that can help make your move more enjoyable and less stressful. The professionals at Tru-Pak Moving Systems have been helping residents of Morganton move for over 60 years. Tru-Pak Moving Systems is a licensed, bonded, and insured independent agent for United Van Lines. Call us today for a free moving estimate at 800-659-1233 ext. 210