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Smart Organization: 4 Items You Should be Locking up in Your Home

Every home has items that should be kept in a secure area. These items may either be a danger to occupants in the home or may simply be too important to be left out in the open. Below are four important items that you should secure within your home to ensure a safe living environment.

Prescription Medication

If you have children, then it is important to keep prescription medication in a safe area. This is especially so if you have narcotic prescription medication. These medications can be kept in a “pill safe” that can be secured with a key or with a keypad. Be sure to keep the safe itself out of site since these boxes are portable and can be easily stolen.


Sadly, young children fall victim to unsecured firearms because they think they are toys. If you have a firearm in your home, then it is critical that the weapon is locked away and secured. There are a number of weapons safes of all shapes and sizes available. For instance, you can find a handgun safe small enough to secure a snub nose revolver and a tall safe large enough to secure a Kel-Tec Sub-2000 9mm rifle. Be sure to check the size of the safe to ensure that you can properly store all of your firearms.


If you have cash and jewelry in your home, then you will want to make sure that it is in a safe place. You can get a conventional safe and secure it to the foundation of your home. In the case of a break-in, you can be sure that your most valuable items will be secured. Also, many safes are fireproof. Therefore, your valuables will also be protected in case of any fire damage to your home.

Important Documents

There is nothing more frustrating than looking for important documents when you need them. Also, the time and cost of replacing those documents can be overwhelming. Therefore, take your passports, social security cards, birth certificates, insurance policies, and other important documents and secure them in a safe. When you need those documents, then you will know exactly where they are located.

Keeping Your Most Valuable Items Safe

By securing these four important items in your home, you will ensure that your residence is a safer environment for you and your family. Carefully list everything that you need to secure before purchasing the safe or safes to lock up your most important items.

Tim Esterdahl

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