If you’ve already taken precautions to protect your home from burglary, why not go a little further and give your most precious belongings a security upgrade? That way, you can rest assured knowing your favorite diamond necklace and family heirlooms are safe and sound.
A safe. When you think of a safe, you may picture a bank vault with lots of levers and gears, but we’re not talking about that kind of safe. You can find a basic, sturdy home safe for $50-$60 dollars for storing things like jewelry, cash and important documents. Tip: Look for a safe that is UL certified for protection against water and fire damage as well as theft.
An envelope taped behind a painting. This one has been done in more than a few movies, but it’s still golden, especially if you have a lot of art on the walls. Just make sure your painting is hung properly so that it doesn’t stand out and give itself away.
A tampon box. There’s a good chance male thieves will be confused and embarrassed by its presence. Just make sure you leave enough “contents” in there so it looks legit and store it with your other toiletries. A tampon box behind a chest of drawers is a dead giveaway.
A bag of coffee. Tuck it away in the back of your pantry or cupboard for extra security. Only the most caffeine-addicted thieves will think to look there. Just make sure you put your valuables in a plastic bag first so they don't mess with the flavor of your brew!
Behind an outlet. Not a real outlet, mind you. But a special, secret-agent, 007-level wall safe that looks like an outlet. This affordable contraption is a subtle way to stash your valuables.