As a newbie homeowner, you should know that there are certain things that you can store at home, and then there are things that are better off being stored outside the house.
Don’t worry; we will get into the depth of it in a while. Let us cover some basics first. As a newbie homeowner, you will want to prioritize the safety of your property, your valuables, and your loved ones.
For instance, when it comes to storing important documents, you will want to opt for climate controlled storage and enjoy mental peace that even if a burglary occurs at your house, at least your crucial documents will be safe.
Here are some other ways you can keep things safe in your house:
Keep Things in Your Garage
If your garage is too small to store everything, you can avail yourself of additional storage and ensure that nothing is left outside for potential burglars to steal. As a rule of thumb, you should keep all valuables stored safely inside the garage before leaving the house and before you sleep.
Also, make sure to lock your garage. Don’t make the mistake of displaying your expensive high-quality tools for people to see, including your garden tools and DIY tools. Ensure everything is neatly stored inside the garage and the house.
Keep Your Lawn in Order
If you want to keep prying eyes outside your property, you will want to roll up your sleeves and build a fence around the house. By installing a fence around the house, you can have two benefits.
Firstly, you will be successfully marking your property and ensuring that no outsider can potentially trespass on your property. Also, you can keep potential burglars off your property.
If you want to take things a notch higher, you can also keep a dog – burglars are scared of dogs, and the mere barking of your dog will make them think twice about entering your property.
If you are wondering why we asked you to take care of your lawn, the underlying reason is that potential burglars see an unkempt lawn as a potential tell-tale sign that no one is at home, and they can easily break into a house.
So, you will want to keep your lawn in the best state possible – if you have a busy lifestyle and don’t have the time to look after your lawn, you can always hire a professional to do the needful for you.
Hide Your Valuables
You wouldn’t only want to keep your valuables hidden from plain sight on your lawn – but – when it comes to the interior of your house, you will want to keep your valuables, such as jewelry, money, passport, and so on, in a safe.
Believe it or not, a safe can be useful for keeping such valuables safe. However, you will want to be mindful of where you are installing the safe. A great place for the safe is underneath the sink in the bathroom.