Did you spend during the January sales? Many people wait all year until after the holidays to make their more expensive purchases, taking advantage of the large discounts often offered by retailers at this time. This may be a great way to save money as long as you make sure your new possessions are adequately covered by your Wisconsin home insurance. Without protection, a severe winter storm or flood could wipe out everything, including any items you may have just bought.
As well as protecting your purchases financially, it is a good idea to make sure your home security is up to date. It is not unheard of for thieves to target shoppers after the January sales so try to avoid leaving boxes in your recycling bins and high end items such as televisions within easy view of windows.
Installing additional security systems such as burglar alarms and deadbolts on your door may also help to deter potential thieves. Increasing your home security could also have other benefits. Many insurance providers offer discounts to homeowners who take a proactive approach to their home security, helping to reduce their risk of becoming victims of theft. Speak to one of our Wisconsin home insurance agents to find out more.