I don't know if you've personally experienced this in Oklahoma or not, but coming home to realize you've been robbed is one of the worst feelings you can experience.

It's violating and leaves a person feeling uncomfortably vulnerable, and what's worse is, there isn't much you can do to prevent it.


Sure, every alarm salesman will try to convince you that an alarm is the answer to protecting your stuff, but it's only a deterrent. It's a really good and effective deterrent, but when push comes to shove, if a criminal wants what's in your house, they'll stop at nothing to get it.

What is a proven solution?

For decades, the common belief has been a good hiding spot for your valuables. Truth be told, it's a genius thought. Keep your beloved stuff in places people wouldn't think to look, and they'll be safe forever, right?

Wrong. After decades of similar practices in every American home, criminals are keying in on the same common places we all hide our good stuff.


The old saying "If you want to keep something a secret, hide it in plain sight" is no longer valid either. Besides, that only works with parents, siblings, and significant others.

Truthfully, if you want to keep your stuff safe from prying eyes and sticky fingers, you can't beat a quality safe. No need to look at the fire ratings and buy into that jargon, every safe expert in the world will tell you a house fire will destroy even the best and most expensive safes on the market. Instead, buy something within your budget and purchase insurance on what you put inside.

All in all, if you can't swing a safe, you should stop hiding your valuables in these places.

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