Thursday, May 05, 2016

A National Moving Month Giveaway from Master Lock ~ a $140 Value!

May and June are graduation months, when many students are finishing up high school or college and, even more dramatically, moving on to bigger and better things! I barely remember my high school graduation because I was so nervous about making the valedictorian speech, but I definitely remember the excitement of heading up to college and moving into a dorm. Since that time, I’ve had two boys graduate from high school and college, so we’ve done our share of moving into dorms and apartments. I recall numerous trips to the store to pick up more and more things that we had forgotten to get initially, such as picture-hanging supplies and wastebaskets!

Something else that many people forget about when moving are safety and security products. Fortunately, Master Lock has a huge variety of items to help people feel more secure and protected in their new homes. Check out these terrific products:

Master Lock BCCO0615 Door Lock with Single Cylinder Deadbolt

If you’re moving into an older home, a new door knob with a deadbolt is a must-have since older models may not work as well anymore.

Master Lock 8300D Bike Lock

This is the perfect product for the student who will be taking his bike up to college. Locking it up securely is so important to deter theft.

Master Lock 4400D Indoor Bluetooth Smart Padlock

This product is so cool because you can actually open the lock using your smartphone! No more need to remember a combination. It’s the perfect accessory for your gym locker or any other indoor item.

Master Lock 4401DLH Outdoor Bluetooth Smart Padlock

Like the product above, you can open this padlock with your smartphone, but it’s specially designed to withstand outdoor use so you can lock up your lawn and pool tools in the shed to keep them from being stolen.

Sentry Safe H0100 Small Privacy Lock Chest

College students can keep their small valuables away from prying roommates, and this product offers protection from fire and water damage.

GIVEAWAY

Since May happens to be National Moving Month, as well as a time when many are celebrating graduations, Master Lock would like to give a lucky winner the following three products (the first three featured above):
  1. Master Lock BCCO0615 Door Lock
  2. Master Lock 8300D Bike Lock
  3. Master Lock 4400D Indoor Bluetooth Smart Padlock
This prize pack is worth over $140! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on May 31, 2016.

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Disclosure: As a member of the Master Lock Live Secure Safety Squad, I receive products and compensation as a thank-you for sharing valuable information with my readers.

82 comments:

  1. Give yourself time to get it all cleaned and aired out before you need to be settled! It is so much easier to do without your things in the way. Plus you never know what germs/messes were left behind!

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  2. The best tip I have would be to change all of your locks on your doors.

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  3. I actually just moved out of an apartment and, finally, into a house. My biggest pieces of advice is to pack a bag of things you'll need right away, get to know the area you're moving to, and make sure all entries (windows, doors, 2nd floor holes, anything!) are securely locked (or have a way to at least make it harder to get into)!!

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  4. I would say that anyone moving to someplace new should change all their door locks as you never know who has keys out there.

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  5. Being a real estate agent there is 1 thing I always tell my clients...change the locks. People may give you 2 keys at the settlement table but over the years you have no idea how many people they have actually given copies to. In 17 years of selling houses, I've never seen someone come in a give 6-8 sets of keys.

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  6. make sure to bring a good microwave

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  7. Wow! My *best* tip?! That's hard to know for sure. However, one thing I'd say is this: try to get rid of as many things as possible before you move. Once you get started packing and then actually moving, you will be surprised at how much STUFF you really have. And, the less you have, the easier your move will be.

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  8. My best tip for moving into a new home is to always get the locks changed before you completely move in. You never know who had keys before you.

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  9. Always change the locks when you move to a new home.

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  10. Take your time unpacking - don't try to do it all in one day

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  11. I would love all of these for my new house!

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  12. use a smudge stick to cleanse the new area.

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  13. Laura8:52 PM

    My best tip for someone who is moving to a new home would be to change the locks and make an extra key!

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  14. Besides the obvious (changing the locks!), my best tip is: go through everything, and toss or donate things you know you're not going to need. The less you have to take with you, the easier the move will be. I found this out the hard way!!!!

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  15. Make a checklist for daily packing and stick to it.

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  16. If you get a new house you should always change the all the locks.

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  17. My best tip is to spring clean and get rid of eerything you dont need before moving
    crazyweirdo33@yahoo.com

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  18. Anonymous8:09 AM

    Always change the locks when you move into a new home!

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  19. Clearly mark all your boxes with which room the contents belong. Saves a lot of time and confusion when unpacking.

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  20. Jennifer Rogers10:01 AM

    Change locks, Give an extra key to someone you trust!
    j1man1r66@etex.net
    Jennifer Rogers

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  21. Don't put your hide-a-key under the mat or on the sill.

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  22. My tip is to stay organized when packing your stuff so its easier to unpack everything.

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  23. If moving into a new home then make friends with your neighbors. They will help when suspicious activity happens when you are away

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  24. I always take lots of pictures before I move in. Any little damage at all should be documented so that you can protect yourself later.

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  25. check out the neighborhood during the day and at night

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  26. My best piece of advice is throw junk away!!
    People tend to keep things they don't really need - it's all clutter and it makes your house messy.
    I purge all the time - throw stuff away or donate it - and also just don't buy stuff you don't need just because it's "cute" :)

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  27. Always change locks especially if a rental people make lots of extra keys no telling who has then when moving into a new home

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  28. Don't let the little things drive you crazy - it will all come together and you'll feel at home in no time.

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  29. embrace change! it's part of life ;)

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  30. My best tip for moving into a new home is to get all the locks changed. Also, put the things that you'll need first into an easily accessible container.

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  31. Don't stress about making everything perfect as soon as you move in.

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  32. The first thing we did when we bought our house was change all the locks. The people we bought our house from were extraordinarily nice, but you don't know who they gave keys to. We had someone we trusted with a key had it stolen when we were notified, we changed all the locks again.

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  33. My best tip for moving to a new place is to get involved in the free community events. It's a great way to explore a new place and meet new people.

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  34. Pack everything in different categories, so while you're unpacking it's much easier to find a certain item.

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  35. Invest in renters insurance which can protect you if your home is broken into or another fellow student causes damages (i.e. fire)

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  36. change all the locks out.

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  37. My best tip is to stay alert around new and unfamiliar surroundings. Brittney House

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  38. Set up a cleaning schedule for yourself so you can get a little bit done every day.

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  39. Make a lot of lists!! Being able to check things off gives you a feeling of accomplishment, and a list helps you not overlook anything.

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  40. For people moving into a home, find out where the water shut off is, and don't forget to change your furnace filters.

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  41. If you think you no longer need it, toss it, donate it, or sell it. No need to move things just to have them in storage at your new home!

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  42. When you are packing things up be sure to label everything that's in the box. You'll be thankful that you did when you go to move.

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  43. My best tip is to sort through everything and only take the must haves, life is always easier with less clutter!

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  44. I would change all the locsk right away

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  45. Familiarize yourself with the space and surrounding areas (neighborhood, etc.) and get to know the neighbors right away :)

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  46. The first thing I would do when moving into a new place is to change the entry locks,

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  47. Take advantage of any safety services in your new area.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  48. My best tip would be to start packing early and label all your boxes well.

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  49. Get rid of everything you don't need BEFORE you move!!

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  50. It takes time to move into a new home, so take it slow and know that it will all come together.

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  51. stay organized and don't over pack for college!

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  52. Try not to get stressed out,acept help from ur new neighbors. Have a BBQ with ur new neighbors get to know everyone

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  53. Make new friends. Be aware of your surroundings.

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  54. I would change all the locks as soon as I get there!

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  55. Keep valuable paperwork, jewelry, family heirlooms, etc. separate from your moving boxes and make a plan for transporting them by hand.

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  56. get a safe and put extra keys in it.

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  57. when you move put things away and get organized right away. if you don't do it then you might take a long time to get it done.

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  58. I would recommend changing your locks if you move to a house previously occupied by someone else. For college purchase a large locker box with a lock to secure your valuables. No one likes to think people steal but some do; better be safe than sorry.

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  59. Anonymous10:14 AM

    It's smart to have a yard sale before you move to get rid of unwanted junk. Also make sure to change locks when you move in somewhere. You never know who still has the keys to that house.

    Kristin Goodson
    marleykristin@hotmail.com

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  60. If it is possible, leave your stuff in containers when you move. If it's still untouched in the containers in year or 6 months, you probably don't need it.

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  61. Get rid of stuff you don't really love, the less you have, the less you have to pack and unpack

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  62. Best tip for moving is to mark all the boxes .

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  63. Protect your stuff, don't give someone the opportunity

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  64. Change your locks!!

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  65. The best tip is: change your locks.

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  66. Change locks on the doors so they're all new.

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  67. When packing, organize things by room so it's easy to unpack.

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  68. My tip is to make a list and start early.

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  69. If possible move in stages...Let old place and new place lease overlap 1 month it then gives you the time to change over utilities etc., spring clean old/new place, and pack/unpack each room on your own schedule.

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  70. Kristi C7:56 AM

    My best tip for moving into a dorm room is don't overpack. You do not have to take everything all at once. Space is limited.

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  71. Know that change is hard but it is worth it!

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  72. It's very important that you keep any identification like your passport or birth certificate safe and a locked box is best for your dorm room. It also gives you a place to store any expensive jewelry and cash.

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  73. If you hire a moving company be sure you have a bag packed with your essentials and take the bag with you. Sometimes moving vans arrive late and you need certain things right away.

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  74. When we moved the first thing we did was change the locks on our new doors.

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  75. always change the locks! and dont forget to lock windows when leaving town

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  76. Utilize as much storage as you can and don't spend a fortune buying everything new.

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  77. Make lists, plan and know what you are doing before you do it.

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  78. best tip is you can never be to secure. Dont always trust.

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  79. change the locks in your new home

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  80. my tip is to make checklists and stay organized

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  81. I told my college freshman goddaughter not to keep cash in her dormroom; also tether her laptop to her desk with a cable / lock !

    Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

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