4 Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Home

4 Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Home

Everyone wants to keep their valuables and important and original documents safe from theft and damage. There are two ways to do that, one is to rent a locker in a bank and the other is to get a house safe. While probably a bank locker can be considered more secure, however, it can be a recurring burden on your monthly or quarterly budget.

However, getting a house safe is a more feasible option as it is a onetime investment. So you need to consider it as an investment while selecting one.

What should you consider while selecting a home safe?

The purpose of having a home safe is concealment. Not everyone should be able to view or access it. So, first of all, you need to select a place which is hidden and only you know where it is. Usually, in cases of a break-in, the burglars don’t want to stay for longer time in the house in order to avoid getting caught. This is a fact shown by many surveys.


So by keeping a safe hidden in a cabinet or cupboard which is less obvious can be useful.  The other features or qualities you should consider while selecting a safe are as follows:

Fire Proof:

There are documents or valuables which are too important to risk being lost in case of fire. So select a safe which is fire proof. Although most of the safe out there is fire proof but the extent to which they can resist heat is different. Some are better at this than others.

Fire is a factor which cannot be pre-estimated or told. It is very hard to declare a building or an area to be prone to fire as the circumstances that lead to fire can be or cannot be natural. So if such an accident occurs to you or near you, then you would definitely want your valuable documents or items to be safe and sound.


There are some companies that are so sure of their safe to be fire proof that they give you a warranty that is covered by insurance. If you can you should opt for such safe so you are covered in that regard.

Water Proof:

Thieves are not the only ones to whom you can lose your valuables, nature can do that too. In the case of natural flood or flooding of the plumbing, your important things can be harmed, so you should consider it as a major factor in your selection.

There are areas which are prone to natural floods and these floods are recurring. If you live in such an area then you should definitely look for a waterproof safe. Water might not damage your jewels that much as it can harm or damage your documents and expensive electronic equipment. So if you plan to store your camera or external hard drives etc. in the safe then select a one which is waterproof.


Impact or shock Proof:

You need to know that your safe should also be impact or shock proof. In the case of storms or earthquakes, your safe can experience an impact like falling of a heavy object on it or falling down with a jerk. The safe should have the capability to resist any damage from the result of such event.

This can also happen if somebody is trying to break into your safe by throwing it from a height or using a hammer. If this is a case then definitely you should select a cabinet safe which is impact proof.


There are a number of different types of security mechanisms used in safe these days, some are just good old combination safe, some are digital code operated, while others are biometric fingerprint and electronic ones.


You need to identify the level of security you want and the budget you can spare for the purchase of the safe. Do remember, they don’t come cheap so better consider it as a long-term investment or a one-time buy before setting a budget.

If you consider the explained features in a safe, I am sure you will be able to select a house safe which befits your requirements and budget.

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Last Updated on July 18, 2019

10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home

10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home

Your house is more than just a building that you live in. It should be a home that makes you feel welcome as soon as you open the front door.

Making your house feel like a home is not something that simply happens on its own. You need to make some changes to a house when you move in, to give it that cozy, warm feeling that turns it into a true home. To help you speed the process, follow this guide to 10 small changes to make your house feel like a home.

1. Make the Windows Your Own

When you move into a home, they often come with boring Venetian blinds or less than attractive curtains.

One of the best ways you can instantly warm your home and make it showcase your style is to add some new window dressing. Adding beautiful curtains not only improves your home’s appearance, but it can also help to control the temperature.

2. Put up Some Art

If you have a lot of bare walls in your home, it will seem sterile no matter how beautiful your paint or wallpaper is.


Hanging art on the walls will instantly give it personality and make it feel like home.

3. Improve the Aroma

A house that is not filled with inviting smells will never feel like a home. There are loads of ways you can make your home smell nice. There are tons of air fresheners on the market you can use.

Incense and scented candles are a nice option as well. Don’t forget that baking in a home is also a great way to fill it with an aroma that instantly smells like home as soon as you open the front door.

4. Put out Lots of Pillows and Throws

A great way to make your home look warm and inviting is to place lots of pillows and throws out on the furniture. It is much better to have too many pillows than not enough.

There is nothing like the feeling of sinking into a cushiony pillow that feels like a cloud to make you feel like you are at home.


5. Instantly Class up Your Closet

If your closet is filled with wire or plastic hangers, it will never truly feel homey. To instantly make your closet feel classy, change out your old hangers for wooden ones.

Not only do they look great, but they are better for hanging your clothes as well.

6. Improve Your Air Quality

One of the most overlooked ways to make your house feel more like a home is to improve its air quality.

The easiest and best way to upgrade the air quality in your home is to change the old, dirty filters in your furnace regularly. Get some air filters delivered to your home so that you always have some on hand.

7. Fill it with Plants

Another way to improve the air quality in your home is to fill it with plants. You should have plants in every room of your home.


They help to improve the air quality and they look beautiful. As well as making your home appear homier, plants also help to boost your mood and lower your stress levels.

8. Change the Doorknobs

Most people don’t really give their doorknobs a second thought unless they are broken. That is a shame because changing your doorknobs is an easy way to add personality to your home.

Changing your old, boring doorknobs to new ones that are works of art will instantly brighten your home.

9. Upgrade Your Tub or Shower

There is nothing like luxuriating in a whirlpool bath or steam shower to make the cares of the day melt away. Your family deserves a bit of luxury when they are in their bathroom.

Install a new shower or tub today to make your bathroom worthy of a place in your home.


10. Fresh Cut Flowers

You can make any room in your house feel homier by placing a vase full of beautiful flowers in it. The gorgeous look and intoxicating aroma of fresh cut flowers will immediately brighten your day when you encounter them.

You don’t have to make all these changes at once. Try one or two a day though, and your house will feel like a home before you know it. The trick is to constantly keep adding these homey touches to make your home a place worthy of its name.

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