Hiding in Plain Sight
One way to protect valuable items is to lock them in a strongbox where thieves can’t get to them. Another way is to disguise them in a container that thieves won’t take any notice of.
‘When I first moved into the house, I thought it was a broken electrical socket,’ says Wendy, ‘but when I removed the hardware from it to paint, I discovered that it was a safe. There’s a box that hangs down inside the wall about 8 inches from the plate, and the bottom is angled to make it easy to slide the box in and out of the wall.’