8 Secret Spots to Hide Valuables at Home
A friend of mine was recently burglarized. Their place was completely ransacked in the process and several valuables were stolen. Fortunately, a few of the most precious items were left unscathed because they were out of sight in a small storage safe disguised as book, hidden in a pile of other hardbound copies.
With the average burglar taking just 8 to 12 minutes inside a home or apartment, hiding away valuables in unexpected spots around the house can make the difference between losing something and losing everything of personal value.
Remember, one of the first rooms burglars will likely scour is the master bedroom, because it is generally where jewelry, cash and security safes are located. Other areas such as the living room and home office will be targeted next, for easy to carry home electronics. That leaves bathrooms, the kitchen, hallways, mudrooms, and the laundry room better spots for safekeeping duties.
Here are several spots where valuables can be stored in disguise: