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Protecting High-Value Gifts

11/30/2015 03:36AM ● Published by Family Features

(Family Features) Receiving an expensive gift can be quite a thrill, but that delight may be short-lived if you worry about the responsibility that comes with protecting a high-value gift from damage. With proper care and preventive measures, you can ensure extravagant gifts stay in good condition and maintain their worth for years to come.

One important aspect of keeping your new items in top shape is coverage through a service such as SIMPLR, which offers backup plans for everything from wear and tear to power surge damage to watch breakdowns and more.

Learn additional ways to give special care to some of the most common high-value gifts with these tips:

Jewelry

  • Store jewelry somewhere you won’t forget. These small items are easy to lose track of, so have a designated place to hold earrings, bracelets, necklaces or rings when you’re not wearing them.

  • While traveling, store valuable jewelry in a safe or even at the bank to prevent risk of theft. If traveling with expensive items, store them in your hotel room safe when leaving the room.

  • Colder weather can cause fingers to restrict, increasing your risk of losing precious rings. Visit a jeweler, such as Samuels Jewelers, to have your rings resized to ensure a perfect fit.

  • Repair broken clasps as soon as you notice them to prevent jewelry from falling off during wear.
  • To maintain a scratch-free watch face, store watches facing upward to prevent unwanted contact with rough surfaces.

Televisions

  • Use caution when mounting new TVs and other heavier items. Make sure you note weight limits, as overloading wall mounts can allow your new devices to come crashing down.
  • Today’s TVs have more smart features than ever. Read your setup manual or enlist the help of tech support to help you understand all of the advanced features and get the most out of the fun additions.

Portable Electronics

  • Avoid balancing laptops and tablets on small or low surfaces. Bumps from energetic pets or a clumsy family member can send devices to the floor, resulting in cracked screens or other damage.

  • Keep devices away from the dinner table if possible. Food and drinks can easily be spilled and often cause severe internal damage.

  • Always use a phone case, and make it a good one. Cases are much more than accessories; an effective case can save your phone from drops or spills, and some can even allow you to take your phone underwater or into snowy conditions.

  • Drones are the hot new gift and, as such, will have all of your friends wanting to try their hand at piloting your new device. Make sure friends are well aware of how to fly your drone before they take over the controls to prevent any damage from one bad flight.

Visit simplrplan.com for more details on plans to help protect the high-value gifts you give and receive.

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