Who isn’t worried about the valuables in their home? After all, it is a tricky job to keep them safe and out of reach of any thief or wrongdoer (because if we are smart, then thieves are no less). Regardless of the fact how hard one tries, there is always a risk involved with our collected fortune. If we go by the studies, most burglars states that after cash, valuables top their list and they are on a constant look out for these prized possessions viz. jewelry, diamonds, watches, and alike.
Thus, it is pertinent that we do some brainstorming and hide our precious things in places that housebreakers can’t even think of. Don’t leave things to chance and be very careful about where you place your wealth. Outsmart the crooks when it comes to securing and hiding your treasure trove!
This post will guide you through the best and worst places to hide your stuff. Take a look;
Worst places to keep your valuables
The ‘worst places’ here refers to the ‘most-common’ or ‘obvious’ points that would be searched by any thief in the first place. When an intruder breaks-in, he kicks off his mission by hunting at these places only:
Under the mattress
You think that you are sleeping on them, thus, burglars can’t reach them. Well the bad news is – thieves mostly break-in when you are away! Plus, this commonplace is well known to both, experienced and inexperienced robbers. This means that cash under your mattress is at high risk. So, beware of putting in anything there!
Drawers and cabinets
Another common mistake that most people commit is to put their high-priced items in a drawer and lock it! Well, the safe-crackers are smart enough to carry screwdrivers, hammers, and other devices to break down any number of locks that may be there. In such cases, you stand at double loss – valuables gone & drawers broken.
This was a clever place to hide valuables until the movies made it not-so-clever! The cracksmen might have taken the idea from the same movie from where you have learned the trick. So, what worked in the movie Godfather might turn out to be a bad idea for you! So, toilet tanks are a big No!
Best Places to store your Treasure
The places where the likelihood that a thief would search is very less, those places are considered as the best places for storage:
The large and heavy safe-deposit boxes that can’t be moved easily are one of the best ways to protect the expensive things. Just ensure that these strong boxes are able to resist the tools that are generally carried by the thieves. A weighty case is not easy to move and the sturdy lock will elevate the security of goods to a whole new level. Thus, if you use them, the poor trespasser would be left with no other option than to go back home empty-handed!
Keeping your fortune hidden in things of daily use (such as boxes in the kitchen) is perhaps a good idea. Usually, an intruder wouldn’t have that much of time to check each and every drum in the kitchen. Keep the vessel filled with valuable things among other containers having items of daily use such as sugar or rice.
The criminals and would-be burglars entering your premises might not be that educated. Hence, the probability that they are not fond of books, and would stay away from bookshelves is pretty high. So, you got the right place where you can hide your diamond ring or important files. However, be sure to stock up your library with enough books so that it serves as a superb hide-away-place.
In addition to hiding the stuff cleverly in not so obvious places, it would be a good idea to take some security measures that will help in better protection of your dwelling and the valuables. You may also consider some foolproof options such as keeping most of your valuables in a bank locker and installing security systems at your place. It is a well-known fact that banks are the safest place to keep even the most expensive things and surveillance cameras are, of course, the great guardians!