Remember to Lock Your Door
If you don’t answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally, I hit the jackpot and walk right in. (Speaking of crime and disaster, you won’t believe how unlucky these homeowners were.)
They Check Under the Mattress
Burglars will make a beeline to the room with the most valuables. “The good stop is always going to be in the master bedroom,” says Chris McGoey, CPP, CSP, CAM, president of . “That’s where you have your clothes, your jewelry, your extra cash, your weapons, your prescriptions—anything of value.” Hiding things under the mattress is one of the oldest tricks in the book, so a thief will likely check there for hidden treasures, he says. Don’t miss these 20 secret hiding places that burglars won’t think to look.
They Make a Beeline to the Bedroom Closet
A thief might rummage through your entire closet—pockets and all—looking for cash or other valuables. If you do decide to store valuables in your closet, leave them in a box purposely mislabeled with a boring name (think: “college textbooks 1980” or “baby clothes”) to keep sticky fingers out, suggests McGoey. Don’t miss these 12 awesome closet storage hacks.