An average burglar does not take more than 12 minutes to ransack a house and robbing away your valuables, as many as he can. While installing home security products is always recommended, implementing practical ideas is also useful. Concealing your valuable items in unpredictable spots in your house can leave at least some of your precious items unscathed, should there be a major intrusion in the security of your house.
Burglars always target the master bedroom to rob the most valuable things in your home. And, more often than not, they do succeed. Let’s face it. We all love storing our jewelry, liquid cash and other precious things in our bedrooms.
Then comes the living room. This space is often loaded with expensive electronic gadgets. So, clearly, the less prominent places for burglars include mudrooms, laundry room, kitchen and hallways.
Here are some tips on how you can store away your valuable items from intruders.
It does not take to be an artist to have some wall arts on our walls, does it? Every house has one or two wall paintings. You can use the spots where you hang paintings to conceal items. Consider making secret shelves behind paintings.
Old Vacuum Cleaner
If you have already gotten rid of your old, bulky vacuum cleaner, you can easily get one at a yard sale for a few bucks. You can use the large compartment as a safe.
Some houses have air vent storage units running throughout the length of walls. Burglars will never think of searching the long vents for precious jewelry. Consider concealing your valuable items in these units.
Most of our daily items come in cans or jars. Instead of disposing the cans after using them, you can clean them and use them as compartments to safe-keep your small valuables. These days, you can also find locks and safes that resemble such jars and cans. They can come really handy in securing the things that are dear to you.
We all are aware of the closet lights that help us search for small items in our closets. These lights can actually prove to be more useful rather than just providing light.