Monday, May 11, 2015

National Moving Month with Keyed Cable Lock Trio #Giveaway #MasterLockProtects

Disclosure: I received a product to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


One lucky winner is going to get the Keyed Cable Lock Trio Pictured Above
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Doesn't it seem like so many things have a day or month designated to them these days? I think that's awesome...a great way to give a brand or product recognition, and have a little fun too by rounding up various celebrations and giveaways to help celebrate. Well, moving is no exception, and it's got a month all of of its own...this one (May). ;)

In honor of National Moving Month, and as a part of Master Lock's ongoing commitment to keep consumers safe through all life stages, Master Lock is sharing safety precautions and useful products for moving and settling into a new residence.

A short while back you might remember me writing about my nephew's baby who was in NICU. Baby is home and doing great! My sister-in-law (baby's grandma) just signed a contract on a new home. She's moving closer to baby girl (smart lady), so I'll definitley be sharing these tips with her! My son and his wife just moved from one state to another too (they're unpacking boxes as we 'speak') so I'll be sharing this with them too! If you're moving, or you know someone who is


More than 35 million people move each year* and look forward to turning their new house into a home. But before your new residence becomes home sweet home, ensuring your move is safe and your new house is prepped with basic safety measures is of the utmost importance. In honor of National Moving Month, Master Lock is providing consumers with necessary safety precautions and useful products for moving and settling into a new residence.

“Moving into a new home can undoubtedly be a stressful experience,” said Rebecca Smith, vice president, marketing for Master Lock. “Our goal is to help new homeowners make their move as organized and safe as possible by providing them with the necessary tools to do so.”

Master Lock recommends these five safety measures when moving and adjusting to your new residence:

·         Secure All Valuables: Whether you’re moving your own belongings or have hired movers, it is important to pack all valuables in enclosed, secured containers. For fragile or breakable items, use an added layer of protection, such as bubble wrap or shredded newspaper. In the midst of moving mayhem, remember to lock your trailer with a Master Lock 379DAT Universal Trailer Coupler Lock that resists picking and prying when not in use or in between trips to avoid possible theft.

·         Inventory Personal Belongings: Label your boxes by room, number or color-code, and create a list of the items in each box. This will keep your personal possessions organized for when you begin the unpacking process. When you arrive at your new home, make sure to check each list to ensure all your belongings made it safely and securely. Investing in a Sentry Safe SFW123TTC Extra Large Digital Alarm Fire Safe will assure your most important valuables remain safeguarded and protected as you settle into your home. While you may have heavy foot traffic between movers, cable providers and other vendors setting up your new space, this Sentry Safe Extra Large Digital Alarm Fire Safe’s loud alarm will quickly alert you if there is suspected tampering.       

·         Install New Exterior Locks: Less than half (47 percent) of U.S. and Canadian residents changed or rekeyed the locks on their new home.** As a major safety precaution, you should change all the exterior locks on your new home either before or when you move in. Previous tenants, realtors and other unsuspected people may have keys to the current locks. Replacing these old locks with new ones, such as the Master Lock BCCO0615 Entry Door Lock with Single Cylinder Deadbolt, will provide additional security with peace of mind, and ensure you are the only person who has access to your home.

·         Change of Address: Before officially moving into your new home, make sure to visit your local post office or visit usps.com to fill out a change-of-address form. To avoid unintentionally giving strangers access to personal information, such as billing statements, credit card offers and insurance information, change your address before your move.

·         Explore Your Neighborhood: Once you’ve settled in, make sure to familiarize yourself with your new neighborhood. Take a bike ride to meet your neighbors, locate the police and fire stations and find your local park district. Don’t forget to lock up with the Master Lock 8127TRI Keyed Cable Lock while exploring your new surroundings.

For more moving safety tips and products, visit the Master Lock website or connect with Master Lock on social via FacebookTwitterPinterest or YouTube.

About Master Lock
The Master Lock Company is recognized around the world as the authentic, enduring name in padlocks and security products. Master Lock Company offers a broad range of innovative security and safety solutions for consumer, commercial, and industrial end-users. Master Lock Company LLC is an operating unit of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., a leading consumer brands company. Headquartered in Deerfield, Ill., Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), is included in the S&P MidCap 400 Index. For more information about Master Lock visit www.masterlock.com.

*According to the U.S. Department of Transportation

**According to a March 2015 Safety and Security Survey of more than 1,500 U.S. and Canadian residents conducted by Master Lock via SurveyMonkey.

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93 comments:

Helene Bludman said...

These are all good precautions to keep in mind. Sometimes in the chaos of a move you forget to secure all your valuables.

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

This is a great giveaway. You can use locking cables for everything from bikes to dumpsters.

Masshole Mommy said...

Those are all great tips. I don't plan on moving until after my kids have moved out LOL :-)

Dawn said...

My husband uses locking cables to keep the raccoons out of our garbage cans. They're really great.

indah nuria Savitri said...

extra safety is what we need..it certainly comes handy at home..

Melissa Pezza said...

Everyone in the house has one of these for our bike rides. I love them. They're really durable, and the lock is great!

Pat Hatt said...

Moved 16 times at my sea, got the moving down

Dinner then Dessert said...

This is great, would love to win it for our inexcusably expensive double stroller!

Kim PhilanthropicHR said...

Oh, I need one of these to keep my son's bike locked up. Someone stole his scooter already.

Elephant's Child said...

Moving? Shudder.
Glad that the baby is doing better.

Pam said...

Master Lock has so many great products. My husband would love this lock cable.

RANE said...

I had no idea there was such a thing as "Moving Month". These are all great tips .. so many belongings get stolen or broken during a move. Its always good to make sure things are secured

Marcie W. said...

Moving is always such a pain so I appreciate anything that will help simplify the process. Safety is important and overlooked all too often.

Crystal Green said...

These are some good tips to keep in mind. I'm glad you gave us these important reminders.

Binky said...

You definitely should change your locks as soon as possible.

Choya Porter said...

Great tips and right on time as I am moving at the end of the month. Thank you for sharing.

Jeanine said...

We will be moving soon and I'm really not looking forward to it! These would be great!

Kristen said...

these are great tips. It's a great idea to stay on top of this stuff :)

Stacey- Travel Blogger said...

I love Master Lock! I have used their products for years.

Saidah Washington said...

We bought out kids bikes and they should be able to ride to the local gym soon. They're going to need locks like these.

Rebecca Bryant said...

Safety is key in anything you do.

DeDa Studios said...

Master Locks are the best. The only brand my hubby will buy.

Theresa Mahoney said...

These are great locks. We aren't moving any time soon, but I can think of many things I can use them for around the house!

Chanelle Kim said...

These are great moving tips. Master locks are always so sturdy and reliable!

menopausal mama said...

Glad to hear the baby is doing better. The locks look good, too!

Rochkirstin Santos said...

In this generation, having a guard to watch for your residence is not enough. Being reminded of these tips from Master Lock is important. Meeting with new neighbors and making new friends is also good so they can tell you quickly if there is something weird happening outside.

Maria Long said...

It is so sad you need to lock up your stuff when you move. Can't trust anyone so sad

Milena said...

My husband is always using these! He locks up his bike in the city, tools etc!

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

This can be useful for lots of things.. perfect for our security purposes on tools and such.

Mama to 5 said...

Definitely a great brand for keeping your bikes or belongs secure. I like all the colors they come in.

Rebecca Brosemer said...

I am going to share these great tips with my sister that is moving next month!! Thanks!!

peg42 said...

My son is going off to college this fall and these would really come in handy. Thanks so much.

Deb Clem-Buckert said...

We haven't moved in years and don't plan to soon because it's such a pain. These locks are a great idea!

Stephanie W. said...

Master lock makes great quality locks! I could use a new one for my bike!

Christy Maurer said...

These locks would be good for our ladders! I'm not planning on moving...too much packing lol.

Tammy Woodall said...

A family member is moving to a town where most people use bikes for transportation, so he is becoming a bike rider himself. These Cable Locks would be the perfect addition to his new bike.

Chrystal Mahan said...

We need to get a few of these for our bikes. We'd like to be able to take them out more this year.

AleeCassan said...

These always come in handy around the farm!

Amanda Love said...

We are actually moving this month as well, this is a great giveaway and we all know Master Lock makes amazing locks.

Carly said...

I love the colors of these keyed cables. I could use one or two of these for our family.

Colette S said...

This is very useful!

Donna said...

This would be a great giveaway for me to win for my husband! :)

Anonymous said...

I really need one of these for keeping my bicycle secure.

Ann Fantom said...

These cable locks would be great when we go on family bike rides and stop for ice cream

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~ Noelle said...

This would be great for many people I know.

Luminous Angel said...

We are moving soon and could really use these! ;)

A Day in Candiland said...

These are really great locks, we have them. We don't use them too much, since the bikes rarely leave the garage.

Sharon Ruggieri said...

Glad the baby is doing well! Great tips and I can't tell you how many locks we go through in a year, kids losing them, they get broken....blah blah blah. I love master lock

Censie Sawyer said...

These look like a great locks. Perfect for summer bike rides!

Steph said...

Great tips! I don't know why I haven't thought about taking an inventory on our personal belongings!

Penelope said...

We've moved a couple of times ourselves (maybe 3 or 4 times) so this is helpful.

Ann B said...

These are great moving tips. We just moved last summer. I will share this post with my friend. She is getting ready to move this summer.

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I would love this for our bikes. We live in a high traffic area and I would love to feel secure that our bikes are safe. Brittney House

Wendy said...

This would definitely help me feel more at ease since we don't have a fence!

Amanda Simkin said...

This looks great for the new bikes that we just purchased for the summer. I appreciate anything that makes me feel safe and secure.

Amanda
www.queenofthelandoftwigsnberries.com

Beth@FrugalFroggie said...

I haven't moved in about 12 years. I have been fortunate so far that I haven't had my stuff stolen.

Marti Tabora said...

I haven't moved in many years, but these are all great tips and these cable locks are so hand to have around.

Michelle Varga said...

Those are some great reminders! It's so important to make sure things are secured well.

Megan Chamberlin said...

These are great tips to keep in mind during the chaos of moving - and congrats on the baby coming home! :)

Demetra Overton said...

These are all great tips for moving. These locks would be the perfect for keeping things secure.

Krystal Butherus said...

I could see that those would come in handy. I need to try these tips next time we move!

Theresa Pickett said...

Thanks for the giveaway! These really are great for moving. You always want to keep the moving truck secure, especially is you stop overnight.

Bonnie Gowen said...

MasterLock is a really great company. I believe we have used their products before. Great giveaway!

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

Such a great giveaway! Every home needs a Keyed cable to lock things.

Ricci said...

Great giveaway! Those could come in handy for lots of things!!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Great tips for those who are moving her husband just moved.

Trisha Grimes said...

I had no idea that a National Moving Month existed! Those keyed cable locks are great for locking up bicycles! That's what my nephew uses his for!

Cherri Megasko said...

I can't believe I've never heard of these before. We're getting ready to go on an epic road trip with our RV, and some of our things will be stored on a trailer we'll be pulling. These will be perfect to keep it all secured.

Kelly Hutchinson said...

I love Master Lock products because they are so well made, I know my property is safe when I use them. We live in a not so great area of town, so we have to lock up the kids toys at night.

Annemarie said...

A master lock sounds awesome, this is something I haven't had before. But I really could use one, I will look more into it!

Kerri said...

I could definitely use this. Going to enter now. We have bikes and so many other things that we could use these for,

Chubskulit Rose said...

I wish I have this when we were constatly moving still (military moves and all), they looks heavy duty too!

Erin said...

These are all great tips! After spending a lot of time moving around, I'm glad that we're finally settled down!

Tracey said...

These are great tips. It is always important to take extra precautions.

Raijean of Swa-Rai.com said...

Master Lock is the only brand of locks I use... I need to stock up this summer.

Lynndee said...

I think those locks are must-haves in homes and not just for those who are moving. Hubby could use some for his belongings in his tool shed.

Simply Being Mommy said...

We use locks for everything. In fact, I think we have these same locks that we use when we ride our bikes to the park.

Krystal Butherus said...

You never know when you're going to need one! This is important to have!

LifeAsAConvert said...

I need one of these. I am always so worried that my children's bikes are going to get stolen.

Gabriel Bregg said...

Great list - one other tip I'd add to securing your house besides a good deadbolt and changing the locks is to replace the hinge screws with a longer screws that go deeper into the frame.

Fiona said...

These locks look so sturdy and perfect for keeping things safe. I've seen people use Masterlock to tie up their bikes in the city.

Janeane Davis said...

I have never heard of National Moving Month before today. Masterlock has a good reputation as being a quality company with great products.

kyl neusch said...

change your locks as soon as possible

Kim Pinch said...

We have moved several times and the tip about labeling boxes is very valuable. It pays to spend the extra time when packing. We also change the locks and garage door openers soon as we move in, I couldn't sleep if we didn't.

Ken Ohl said...

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Denise S. said...

This would come in very handy. Thanks for the chance.

Debbie said...

My daughter is moving this summer so these are timely tips!

Leela said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Daniel M said...

sure could use for my bike - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Erica C. said...

I could really use this!

Katherines Corner said...

I need a new lock for my bike :-) xo

Breanne said...

Thanks for the moving tips

Brian E. said...

Thank You for the giveaway…great tips, especially "Inventory Personal Belongings"; could use an additional lock for my bike...someone stole a wheel last year !

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