As Locksmiths serving Chapel Hill, NC and surrounding areas, we are well aware that investing in the right locks and safes is the best way to secure your valuables, but there’s always more that you can do. More than getting the perfect safe or our other commercial services there are many DIY tactics you can take to protect your most precious items. Here are 3 ideas to get you started.

1. Make a Book Safe

There’s nothing like a good, old-fashioned book safe. Hollow out a book, store your valuables in it, and stick it on a shelf. No criminal is going to go through all of your books, they’re going to steal what’s easiest. Don’t make it easy for them. For tips on how to make a book safe, check out this handy tutorial from The Art of Manliness. In addition, it’s a great idea to attach a padlock.

2. Try Outlet Storage

Did you know that you could make a safe in the outlets of your home? This is a perfect, compact way to add some storage into the walls of your home. No one will ever know there was a safe there. Follow these simple steps via Lifehacker to get started.

3. Create Some Curtain Pockets

It may seem obvious, but try hiding important valuables in your curtains. Of course, while jewelry, spare cash and other valuables might be better off in a safe, there are some important items that can be stored in your curtains. Sew pockets in your curtains to hide spare keys or important flat items. Start by getting a small piece of fabric the same color as your curtain, needle and thread and scissors. Next sew a standard pocket on the back of the curtain. Need tips to sew pockets? Check out this great tutorial via Craftsy.

Need More Safe Tips From Our Locksmiths?

More than these security projects, the best way to protect your home is with the right locks. At A1 Lock and Safe, we’re a full-service locksmith company with services for residential properties, commercial buildings, and vehicles in Chapel Hill, NC and surrounding areas. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to get started.