VIA| Burglary accounts for about a quarter of all property crimes according to FBI data from 2010. Plus there were more than 2.2 million burglaries in 2010 alone!
Although statistics point to a decrease in robberies, with numbers that high, it’s a good idea to protect your home and your valuables.
We’ve got a list of tricks to help you do just that. Scroll down for some creative ideas to beef up home security.
If you accidentally vacuum up a piece of jewelry, you’re first reaction is panic. But what if you used your vacuum to store your valuables? Open up the door and you can stash important documents inside.
You can hide valuables in a snack jar. Just put your jewels in a bag and surround it with rice or popcorn kernels. It looks cool and no burglar will suspect anything.
VHS tapes are obsolete. But they make a great hiding place. Hollow one out and put some valuables inside. No thief wants to steal your boring old movies.
An old mayo jar is the best hiding place. Empty one out and spray paint the inside white. Now you’ve got a great place to stash cash and other items.
Take a tile off the wall of your kitchen or bathroom. Then cut a hole in your drywall and secure a box to the back of the tile. Now you have a little safe thieves will never find.
It’s easy to make a fake book. Use mod podge to seal the pages together. Then just cut out a chunk in the middle. But don’t pick your favorite tome for this life hack.
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