People have many reasons why they don’t use a bank and instead hide their cash at home. Are you one of those who keeps their emergency savings under the mattress? If you are, we at WeGoRo want to warn you that keeping money stashed around the house is not always safe. Next time you plan to do so, remember the following information.
Burying your cash in the backyard is definitely not a good idea for three simple reasons:
Although hiding your dollars under the mattress has become a classic, don’t think that keeping your cash there is a good idea just because you sleep on it. When you’re not at home, it’ll be the first place for thieves to check.
Even if thieves don’t look for your savings in random shopping bags, they might need them to carry the stuff they stole. And you don’t want to give them another pleasant surprise, right?
Don’t put your emergency cash in your old wallets and handbags. Even if you don’t use them anymore, it doesn’t mean they are a good place to keep money.
You might think it’s a good idea to keep your money in the basket for dirty clothes, an object that no one would want to touch. However, thieves use those baskets to transport stolen objects, so sometimes a laundry basket is exactly what they need.
Another classic. Thieves watch the same movies as the rest of us, and they won’t hesitate to check such "sneaky" places even if it means breaking your most precious memories.
It doesn’t matter if it’s small or large, your safe is absolutely useless if the thieves can carry it. It’s a good idea to bolt your safe down so that it is difficult to move and carry: a wall, a floor, even a piece of furniture will do fine.
Neither drawers nor closed cabinets are safe to keep your money in. Thieves often have screwdrivers and crowbars with them, so closed pieces of furniture are among the places they check first.
If you feel like you have run out of places to hide your money, try the following suggestions: