17 Former Burglars Give Advice on How to Hide Valuables at Home and Avoid a Burglary

    17 Former Burglars Give Advice on How to Hide Valuables at Home and Avoid a Burglary

    17 Former Burglars Give Advice on How to Hide Valuables at Home and Avoid a Burglary
    Tania
    2:09 AM EST, February 26, 2022, updated: 4:34 PM EST, February 28, 2022

    As it turns out, a thief does not become for life, and criminals who have abandoned their profession are able to willingly give advice. Of course, hiding under a pseudonym 😉 .

    Advice from former burglars

    You can find all sorts of things on reddit.com. A question asked by user AsleepFondant turned out to be a big hit. He asked former burglars to give advice and write where we should not hide valuable things at home. The response was really great. Not only thieves gave their advice, but also people who have been robbed or those who found the perfect hiding place for jewelry or money.

    extramile.thehartford
    extramile.thehartford

    #1 A good hiding place is a tampon box and a cat litter box.

    Pinterest.com
    Pinterest.com

    #2 Before leaving the house, also close the garage, tool house or shed located in the backyard. These places store tools that will allow burglars to get into your home.

    nsplash/Le'Ora Monroé
@leoramonroe
    nsplash/Le'Ora Monroé @leoramonroe

    #3 Valuable items can be hidden at the bottom of a flower pot with artificial flowers stuck in a florist sponge.

    nsplash/freddie marriage
    nsplash/freddie marriage

    #4 Few thieves will be tempted to rummage through a basket with piles of dirty clothes and towels.

    unsplash/Annie Spratt@anniespratt
    unsplash/Annie Spratt@anniespratt

    #5 Don't forget to lock your windows. Most burglars get into your home just by keeping your windows ajar.

    airandwaterexpert
    airandwaterexpert

    #6 When you buy new appliances or electronics, don't leave an empty cardboard box out in the open. It's a temptation for burglars.

    overingcompanies
    overingcompanies

    #7 Don't hide valuables in drawers, under the bed, in the freezer or bathroom cabinets. These places are mandatory for thieves to check.

    makefoodsafe.com
    makefoodsafe.com

    #8 Small items are worth hiding in an empty fire extinguisher. Who would want to steal it 😉 .

    ervicemasterbyrice
    ervicemasterbyrice

    #9 Never leave your car keys by the front door.

    metromile.com
    metromile.com

    #10 The closet is the most common place to hide jewelry. Don't make this mistake.

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    vitla-volka-design

    #11 Buy a safe and don't hide anything in it. Keep it as a diversion for thieves who won't miss the time to open the lock.

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    Pinterest.com

    #12 You should not hide valuable items near the front door (under the doormat, under the flower pot, and the doorframe).

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    unsplashed/Andrew Neel Hire

    #13 Acquire any erotic toy and hide jewelry in the box. It's unlikely anyone will be tempted to look into where you can find a used vibrator 😉 .

    BuzzFeed/Allison Jiang
    BuzzFeed/Allison Jiang

    #14 As a temporary storage for small jewelry, a tunnel in the shower curtain will work well. You can successfully hide a ring or bracelet there.

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    .rubi.com

    #15 Leave the clutter in the room. A thief who sees scattered clothes and general disorder will retreat from the room. Rummaging through things lying on the floor takes too much time.

    capturedclutter
    capturedclutter

    #16 Make holes in the walls, put valuables in them and mask them with power switches. No one will check which contact is real.

    asdevri.net
    asdevri.net

    #17 If you lock your drawers, it's a sign to thieves that something valuable is inside. You can be sure that they will be easily opened with a crowbar.

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Claudio Schwarz
    unsplash/ Claudio Schwarz

    Do you have your own secret stashes at home?

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