3 Tips for Safely Storing Expensive or Valuable Items in Your Home

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In every home, there’s at least a few items of either personal or intrinsic value that you wouldn’t want to lose as a result of theft. Because of this, it’s important to know what you can do to best protect these items and keep them out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have access to them.

To show you how this can be done, here are three tips for safely storing expensive or valuable items in your home.

Conceal Your Safe

For most people, they’d instinctually say that the safest place to keep something is in a safe. However, if your safe is in public view or plain sight, your items might not actually be as safe as you’d like to think.

To add to this safety, Family Handyman recommends that you hide your safe somewhere like a wall or the floor of your home. By doing this, even if someone were to break into your home, they would have a difficult time locating your safe in order to find where you keep your expensive or valuable items. Plus, if you’re storing something like a firearm, having your safe hidden can ensure that everything within it is out of sight and out of mind for your kids or other guests within your home. 

Hidden in Plain Sight

If the items that you’re hiding don’t necessarily need to be kept under lock and key, you might want to be a little more creative when it comes to storing your treasures.

One thing you might want to consider is how you can store these items so they’re hidden in plain sight. To accomplish this, Holly Amaya, a contributor to Realtor.com, shares that you could try to do your own take on the classic of hiding items in a bookshelf. With a little craftiness, you can take a box and make it look as if it’s just a stack of books on your bookshelf. Then, when you have something valuable you need to put away, you can just stick it in that box and no one will be the wiser.

Make It Easy to Check On

For items that have deep value to you or things that you’re worried about and want to keep an eye on, you may want to find a way that you can safely store and protect these items while also making them easy to check on.

To help you with this, Gregory Han, a contributor to Apartment Therapy, suggests storing your valuables in places like your air vents, behind a painting or picture, or in a pantry, closet, or even your refrigerator. Then, whenever you feel the need to check on your belongings, you can do so easily and without much fuss.

If you’re needing to find somewhere in your home to store your valuables or expensive items, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you accomplish this.

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