Although there are a lot more technologically advanced security systems available these days, we’re going to look at some simple ways to keep your valuables safe by hiding them in areas of the home that a burglar would not necessarily look. When thinking about good places to hide your precious items, it’s good to remember that a burglar wants to be in and out of your home as quickly as they can, this means they are not going to look in areas that would take a long time to search but rather they will go to obvious, quick access areas.
Do you have a collection of books on a bookshelf at home? Think about using a hollowed-out book to store some smaller items. An intruder won’t want to spend the time going through books just to see if there are any hollowed-out ones.
What are some other areas a burglar wouldn’t want to search in the house? One area is underneath a garbage bag in a trash can. Even an intruder will not want to search through your garbage. Under a plant in a plant pot is another good place, just make sure your items are in protective covers or containers.
The garage is another good place for hiding valuables, especially if you have a lot of storage boxes. Think about it, who would want to spend time rifling through storage boxes marked “children’s clothes” or “old holiday decorations”?
If you have a wall safe in your home, this doesn’t necessarily mean that your valuables are safe inside it. It is relatively easy and quick for a burglar to cut it out of the wall and take the whole thing. Think of installing a floor safe instead which is a lot harder to remove.
We hope you find these suggestions practical for keeping your smaller items safe. However, it is a lot harder to hide larger items. With this in mind, make sure you have homeowners or renter's insurance to cover you for any loss of these items.