Keeping Your Packages and Deliveries Safe!

With the holidays around the corner, we know many of you will be receiving packages and other deliveries. Unfortunately, Chicago has seen its share of package snatchers, so we wanted to share a few tips to ensure your deliveries and holiday packages are safe:
When selecting shipping options, choose one that requires you to sign for delivery. In most cases, if you aren’t at home when a delivery is attempted, you can either pick up your packages in person or schedule a delivery for a time when you are able to receive it.
Track your delivery online. Check your package’s delivery status its estimated delivery time and try to be home when it arrives.
Leave a note asking the delivery service to leave the package with a trusted neighbor. With many people working remotely from home, it’s possible a neighbor could be home during the day to receive your delivery. This is a great option to ensure someone is there to receive it!
Have the package shipped to another location where someone is able to receive it. If possible, see if you can have it delivered to your work address (if your company permits) or to a friend that is home during daytime hours.
Ask the delivery service to hold your package for a customer pick-up. Some delivery services like UPS or FedEx allow you to pick up packages at their retail stores.
If for any reason you believe that your package was stolen, file a theft report immediately by calling 311. Also, consider contacting your credit card company if they offer a purchase-protection service that could reimburse you for your stolen purchases.
Following these few simple steps can ensure you receive your holiday packages and other deliveries safely and securely without any worry this holiday season!
All of PPM’s high rise buildings in the Gold Coast have receiving rooms that accept packages for residents and stores them in a secure location. Residents are conveniently notified of deliveries with a notice on their mailboxes.
If you’re looking for a great apartment in Chicago, book an appointment with us online or call (773) 570-3744.  One of our expert leasing agents will give you a tour of some of our 3,000 Chicago apartments in the neighborhood you’re interested in.  Or, if you cannot be there in person, we are happy to walk you through an online tour!

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