How to Keep Valuables Safe at Home

Keeping your valuables safe does not have to be a difficult task. There are many different resources and methods that you can use to make sure that all your important belongings stay safe and sound.

Here are a few ways to keep your valuable property safe at home.

Keeping Documents Safe

Some important personal documents can be difficult and expensive to replace. These might include original birth certificates, Social Security cards, passports, wills, and documents such as titles to a car. Some people might put these documents in a safe deposit box at a bank, but that could make them difficult to access when it is most convenient for you.

A good solution is to purchase a home safe or secure storage cabinet for these documents. When purchasing a home safe, you will want to consider getting one that is waterproof, fire-proof, and burglar-proof. Storing a household inventory in your safe is also recommended, along with a list of all your important financial accounts. Once you have a home safe, avoid keeping it out in the open. Having your valuables in clear view is a good way to attract potential burglars to your home. A potential thief may not be able to open your safe, but that does not mean they will not try to take it to someone who can.

Keeping Jewelry Safe

Keeping your jewelry in a jewelry box is not always the best choice when it comes to making sure that it remains safe. Even if you have one with a lock and key, jewelry boxes can usually be broken into. A good solution is to keep your expensive jewelry in your home safe and to keep a personal jewelry inventory. If you have a large, insured collection, it may be nearly impossible to recount from memory every piece of jewelry you own. In case of fire, flood, or burglary, your insurance company will need proof of what you had to reimburse you or replace it. That’s why it is important to have a dedicated personal jewelry inventory.

If you do not have a home safe and you are wanting a simpler way to keep your jewelry secure, you will want to consider finding some creative hiding spots in your home.

Hiding Spots

There are plenty of creative hiding spots in your home that will keep your valuables safe and out of sight. These hiding spots can be easily accessible for your convenience or can be completely tucked away in a location that only you would think to look at.

One good hiding spot in your home is your air vents. The air vent register can easily be taken off with a screwdriver. Once it is removed, simply put your valuables in a plastic bag or envelope, seal it up, and tape it inside your air vent. Then all you need to do it put the air vent register back on and your valuables are completely hidden. You can also hide your valuables by putting them behind artwork, taping them underneath a cabinet drawer, or by hallowing out some old books. Get creative with your hiding spots. The more personalized, the better!

Those are just a few simple ways to keep your valuable items safe in your home. Your friends here at Laura’s Locksmith and Security Store encourage you to try these tips out for yourself to keep all your important items safe!