What Should Go in Your Home Safe

The safest place to store your valuables may be in your home.

Whenever homeowners ask themselves where is the safest place to store valuables, many understandably say in a security box in the bank. After all, banks have the best 24-hour security and alarm systems. What is safer than that?

However, for certain items, a bank may not be the best place. You may need copies of documents that you require immediate access to, and bank safe deposit boxes are only accessible during the branch’s operating hours. If you need your passport number pronto, it’s best to keep it your home’s safe. As well as your passport, here are the following items that you should keep in your personal safe, rather than at the bank.

Property insurance policies. You’ll need this information right away if your house suffers damage and you need to know how to file a claim.

List of family doctors, prescription medications, and contact information for pharmacies. If an emergency occurs, you can’t wait until the bank is open to know health information of family members.

Original birth certificates, passports, copies of IDs. Tracking down a birth certificate when you don’t have it on hand can be a lengthy and frustrating process! Keep these items in your safe so that when you need them, they’re within reach.

Safe deposit box keys. If you store valuables in a bank safe deposit box, you’ll want to keep the keys in your home safe.

A copy of all wills and wills in which you’re the designated executor. It’s essential to have access to these as safe deposit boxes are typically sealed upon notification of the box owner’s death.

Valuables. Keep high-value possessions, such as jewelry, coins, and cash, in your home’s safe, as you may need to access items from time to time.

Spare keys and titles to all vehicles. It helps to know where the copies are in case you need them in a pinch.

With your home’s fireproof box full of important documents and items, now is the time to update your homeowners insurance. Find out how to stay on top of your coverage by talking to the professionals at Martplan Insurance Agency. We serve homeowners in La Habra, California and neighboring cities!