These Smaller Safes Can Be a Valuable Addition to Your Home


When many people think of buying a safe for their home, they think of a traditional style of safe that is large and bulky. While this type of safe is certainly useful, you can also consider going the alternate route of finding something smaller β€” and that blends into its surroundings. There are a number of small safes on the market that are effective for securely holding cash, jewelry, and other valuables. While these safes might technically be small enough for a thief to carry away, their chief benefit is that they're nearly impossible to spot in your home. It can be a good idea to buy multiple small safes to stash throughout your home. If you talk to your friends and they also have a need for a safe, you can potentially buy in bulk to get a wholesale rate.

Flower Pot Safe

If you're the type of person who keeps potted plants throughout his or her home, a flower pot safe is a perfect addition. As its name indicates, this type of safe is designed to look like a flower pot. The bottom of the pot is a solid receptacle that can hold small valuables, but the upper half of the pot is open so that it can be filled with dirt and an actual living plant. Few burglars who gain entrance to a home will be focusing on the potted plants, meaning that this safe has a high chance of being overlooked in the event of a break-in.

Pillow Safe

Many companies make hollowed-out pillows that are designed to hold your valuables. These safes are ideal because you can hide them in plain sight, either on your bed, sofa or a chair. Many such safes are long and tube-like, giving you the ability to keep larger items in their inner compartment. Pillow safes are also available in many different colors, meaning that you'll have no difficulty finding one that suits the look of your room. Just make sure to position your pillow safe in an area in which a burglar wouldn't touch it, as its weight might give its true use away.

Candle Safe

A large pillar-style candle with a hollowed-out interior is another type of safe available to buy and ideal for hiding your valuables. This type of safe is large enough to fill with rolled-up cash, jewelry and other small valuables. You can place your candle safe in a common area such as the living room, your bedroom or your bathroom, and it is unlikely to arouse suspicion in any of these locations. Like pillow safes, you can get a candle safe in the right color to match your decor.


8 November 2016

Protecting Your Tween While Home Alone

Letting your tween stay home alone for the first time may be an exciting experience for them, but it likely makes you a little worried. To give yourself some peace of mind and to help protect your tween while home alone, it’s a good idea to create a safety kit and store it in a safe place that can be accessed from outside of the house, like in a locked box in the garage, that can be used in case of emergencies. The kit should include first-aid items, emergency phone numbers, and even a prepaid cell phone. You should also have your locksmith change all of the locks for a fresh start and make two copies of the new keys for your tween – one to keep with them at all times, and one to hide outside in case the first is lost.