All of us have had to suffer a
sometime or the other in our lives. It is not a pleasant thing to happen to anyone. I find it distressing to think that some stranger has been through my personal belongings, rifling through them to look for money or jewellery or other things that might be worth stealing.
What Will Stealing Maids Steal?
Well, for a maid who steals, nothing is taboo. I have heard stories and personally experienced about anything and everything being stolen by maids. But the most common things that maids ferret away are:
Clothes: though we may not think so, our clothes can be extremely tempting to our maids. A friend once saw her maid in the market wear one of her dresses. Needless to say, she was shocked and outraged.
Toys: Your children’s toys are also easy to steal. They are often lying around and most of the times we do not even miss them unless it is a favorite toy of your child. Toy stealing happens mainly if the maid has children at home.
Food: This is one of the most common things that maids steal. It is easily available and hard to determine with any certainty whether food has actually been stolen or just consumed.
Jewellery and Ornaments: These are more difficult to steal as most of us are very careful about where we keep our jewellery and also keep track of it. But despite our vigilance, a determined stealing maid will find a way to steal jewellery if the opportunity presents itself.
Money: This is another extremely common things that maids tend to steal. All of us have money lying around at specified places in the house, we are often not very careful about the smaller sums of money and this is easy for the maids to steal.
Footwear: Most organized homes have a shoe rack where the shoes are kept. Most people have multiple pairs of shoes. Some of these we only wear occasionally and that makes it harder for us to detect missing shoes and footwear.
Toiletries and Cosmetics: Whether it is your perfume, lipstick, shampoo or even a measly soap, a stealing maid will help herself to these if she can.
How to Catch Your Maid
One of the best things that technology has given us is to monitor our homes remotely. Having CCTV cameras installed is an option. With the advancing technology, these have become highly affordable and even ordinary people can install them in their homes. They come in bundle packs with a number of cameras and receiver. You can pick a set that is most suitable to your requirements and install them in areas where the stealing is likely to happen the most. You can record and even view live what is happening in your home. So, in essence, even if the stealing doesn’t happen in front of your eyes, you can still catch the thief and have proof of the theft.