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5 Tips For Keeping Your Stuff Safe at Your Chico Apartment

Posted by Jenna Redman

August 09, 2017

How to stay safe in your Chico apartmentSigning the lease for a brand new apartment is the best feeling in the world. To be able to finally move all your things and place them exactly where you want them to go is a truly liberating feeling. You can go wherever you need and know that when you get back home, all your things will be exactly where you left them. 

What happens if you don’t feel like your valuables are safe in your apartment when you're gone?

We want you to not only feel safe inside your apartment, but also feel secure in the fact that when you leave and come back, your stuff is still there.

In order to help you feel secure when leaving your things in your apartment, we have created a list of five tips you can use to increase your apartment’s safety.

1. Creative Hiding Places

Don’t leave your valuables out in the open where everyone can see them, even if it’s just your roommates. Find places that you can hide your things so that they can’t easily be found by others. This includes taking valuables inside with you at night and not leaving your purse easily visible in your car. You could consider installing a safe in your closet or getting super creative and hollowing a book out to hide among all your other books.

2. Safe Deposit Box

Some things are just too valuable to keep lying around in your apartment, even if they are in your safe. Think about going to your bank and opening a safe deposit box so that you can know for sure that your valuables are secure. This way you don't have to constantly worry about it being stolen. 

3. Renter’s Insurance 

Renter’s insurance is a great way to add more security to your apartment because it protects your belongings in case of an emergency. The emergency can be caused by fire, theft, hail, lightening and more depending on the company you go with. Most renter’s insurance costs between $15-$30 a month. To see more information about why you should get renter’s insurance download our eBook that gives you all the basics!

4. Install a Security System 

You don’t have to install a giant camera with lots of wires and hook ups that cost you tons of money, although feel free to do so if you have the extra cash. You can start with a simple camera that attaches to your ceiling to give you peace of mind and usable security. There are plenty of other ways to enhance survelliance and security protection, such as hidden sensors, concealed camers etc, so do your research to find out what feels most comfortable and affordable. 

5. Report Anything Suspicious 

Always, always, always report any suspicious behavior to your manager. Even if you aren’t 100% sure and you're just worried, tell them. It's better to be safe in the long run rather than to be wishing you had said something earlier.

At Living in Chico we want you to feel as safe as possible while living in one of our apartments. Remember to always lock your doors when leaving and don’t put a spare key under your mat. Consider more creative ways to conceal your key that won't give burglars easy access to your Chico apartment. If you have any questions regarding how we deal with the safety of your apartment, feel free to contact your apartment manager.

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