The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Celebrate National Moving Month with Master Lock + GIVEAWAY!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Celebrate National Moving Month with Master Lock + GIVEAWAY!



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

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. We bought a house last year so I know about moving. It is important when moving to know your neighborhood and take precautions.

Here are some great tips from Master Lock 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.

I know when we moved, we had to evaluate out security. Our parking is in the back off the alley and we have a detached garage as well. We had to make sure that it was secure and we use Master Lock products. Master Lock products are always a great buy because they are quality products that will keep your belongings secure. If you read my blog, you know I am a fan.



Thanks to Master Lock, I have a of Master Lock 8127TRI Keyed Cable Lock to giveaway to one reader. The keyed cable lock designed with braided steel to provide maximum strength and flexibility and protective vinyl coating to protect against scratches – best used for locking up bicycles. We use them to secure our patio furniture and grill. I love out cable lock.

If you want to win, enter below on the Rafflecopter widget below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

82 comments:

  1. My spouse has a bicycle and a motorcycle, and no way to secure either one. I've been toying with the idea of getting him locks for his birthday. But winning them would be even better! :-)

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  2. love to secure our bikes with these. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  3. We need to secure our bicycles.

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  4. These would be great for the family bikes.

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  5. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/598674510460678144

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  6. I need to secure my shed. Patricia

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  7. These would be great to lock up our bikes.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  8. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/599028098890407937

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  9. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/599388502116179968

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  10. My grandchildren's bikes. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

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  11. I tweeted giveaway. https://twitter.com/flipper211/status/599568298636750848 dwelchert at yahoo dot com

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  12. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/599750996047339520

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  13. This would be perfect for out bikes!

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  14. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/600109303534596097

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  15. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/600453008196009984

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  16. my grill. I live in a rough area

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  17. https://twitter.com/sandradavis07/status/600501682825523200

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  18. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/600820185424076801

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  20. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/601548545003429888

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  21. My sons kayak needs to be secured.

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  22. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/601900885762035713

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  24. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/602588668725952512

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  25. I need to secure my backyard gate.

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  26. We need to lock up a wheeler.

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  27. My son needs to secure his bicycle.

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  28. We need to secure our bikes when we stop for ice cream during our family bike rides

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  29. I've just started riding my mountain bike again... I like to ride it to local stores... I've been thinking a lock would be wise... just been rolling the dice lately

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  30. My sons bikes. Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  31. The gate to my rear yard needs to be secured.

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  32. I would like to secure my bikes. Brittney House

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  33. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/602922777067319296

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  34. I want to secure the kids bikes

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  35. I need to secure a new bike.

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  36. My bike!

    leia617 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  37. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/603348662232731650

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  38. i need to secure my shed with my lawn mower and dirt bikes

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  39. We need to secure the hubby's bike when he's out and about in the neighborhood.

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  40. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/603689979341045760

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  42. I would give it to my son for his bikes. He just got one stolen. :(

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  43. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/604377583963217920

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  44. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/604720432533671936

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  45. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/605082891903750144

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  46. I need to secure my kids bikes.

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  47. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/605446122392420352

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  48. Our shed where we keep our harvest

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  49. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/605879494151274496

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  50. This would make me feel better about leaving my bike outside! furrymaiden@gmail.com

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  51. My back fence, and my backyard shed . These would be great for that.

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  52. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/606225215694192641

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  53. It would be good to lock up my bike.

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  54. For my bike when my friend and I ride on the state's bike trails

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  55. My bike when I ride up to the local store

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  56. https://twitter.com/ddx155/status/606520074946641921

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  57. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/606583221384577024

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  58. I would give this to my son to secure his bicycle that he rides to school.

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  59. I'm not sure right now, but I'll think of something! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  60. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/606959794478555136

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  61. I need to secure my nice bicycle that I recently bought.I wouldn't want anyone to steal it.

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  62. Tweeted:https://twitter.com/Swtlilchick/status/606962351573770240

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  63. Thank You for the giveaway…we need to secure kid's bicycles, and BBQ grill, propane tanks !

    Rafflecopter: Bryan E

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  64. our bbq is supposed to be portable, but not without us!

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  65. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/607303913159671808

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  66. I'd like to secure our shed my husbands work box and my sons bike.

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  67. The Barbecue had already walked off once, so I wouldn't want it to happen again.

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